The refresh of this little shelf shows off the power of small changes. Odile recently moved to a new home and while searching for new furniture came across this piece at a local thrift shop for 40 bucks. 40 minutes (and one long journey with a borrowed cart) later, Odile had it safely home.
Colder weather is coming and indoor plants take on new meaning — they are the only bits of green that some of us will have to cling to in the coming months. Luckily, creative people everywhere are showing us ways to store — nay, show off — our beautiful plants. So get your fiddle leaf fig, succulent, or whatever the plant du jour may be, and learn how to make one of the following styles.
Holly had the perfectly nice fireplace shown above in her new place, but she had a vision of how the room could be really something special and decided to make it a reality. It involved a bit of demo and the building of a bunch of built-ins but it was worth it - the "after" looks great. Check out the step-by-step process:
As everyone who's ever tried to say organized knows, having a tidy, uncluttered home takes more than just a big "I'm-a organize all the things!" binge every now and then. Getting (and staying) organized is more about developing attitudes and habits that help you keep clutter under control every day, and not just once a month or twice a year. We dug into our video archives for some of our best ideas for things you can do to get organized — and stay that way for good.
Priyanka's kitchen was just fine. Not the prettiest, that's for sure. And it was a little...beige looking. When she was ready to renovate, Priyanka knew exactly what she wanted. Take a peek at what she decided to do with it:
Nick and his wife settled into a basement apartment in San Francisco that simply didn't make the most of the space available. Light was an issue and so was flow. They decided to add a closet to the space and ended up gutting their entire home and starting over...and the results are amazing. Check it out...
My enthusiasm for measuring things is something of a joke around my house. At any moment I might jump up, grab my tape measure, and start measuring walls, windows, furniture, trim, etc. You name it, and I've probably measured it several times over.
As every parent of school-age children knows, they come home with a lot of paper!! Whether it's the tenuous-but-determined pencil scratches of the letter M or the (very detailed) drop-off and pick-up instructions, these papers will pile up — and very fast — without a plan for managing them. Here's how I try to stay on top of all the papers that follow my preschooler and my kindergartener home.
Lots of old houses have these maddening, inexplicable gaps between the top of the kitchen cabinets and the ceiling. What do you do with that awkward extra space? You could stuff it full of cookbooks or fake plants, or you could steal this genius solution from Mandi Johnson of A Beautiful Mess.