Kitchen Before and After: A 60s Studio Gets Glam
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → Kitchen Before & After: A 1960s Studio Kitchen Gets a Budget Glam Makeover
May 30, 2014
6 Smart Kitchen Cleaning Tips
May 30, 2014
Kerra’s Picture-Perfect Perch
Name: Kerra Michele Huerta Location: Dupont Circle, Washington, DC Size: 600 square feet Years lived in: 2 years; Rented Kerra Michele Huerta is the brains behind the event and interior design business and blog Apartment Envy, based in Washington, DC. She prides herself on the ability to bring a certain flair to small spaces, and nowhere is this more apparent than in her own 600 square feet in Dupont Circle.
May 30, 2014
Before & After: A Dresser Gets Dressed Up With Découpage
Nicole took advantage of a road trip to try a new thrift store, and she scored this cute, little dresser. Since it cost her “practically nothing,” it was the perfect chance to try a little decor experiment. She chose Benjamin Moore Tropicana Cabana and Snowfall White to give this piece some contrast, and we’re loving that cute pop of pattern she picked to decorate the drawers.
May 30, 2014
How to Choose the Best Beers for a Party
(Image credit: Casey Barber) From The Kitchn → Tips for Choosing the Best Beers for a Party, Plus 5 Favorite Picks
May 30, 2014
Why We Love Black & Marble Kitchens
May 30, 2014
An IKEA Hack In the Kitchen
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → This Kitchen Island Is An IKEA Hack. Can You Guess How The Owner Made It?
May 29, 2014
Before & After: An End Table Gets a Royal Transformation
Mary picked up this dark stained end table at Habitat Restore for $25 and gave it a very unexpected style update. See what we mean… We love how, with a few small changes, Mary completely altered the look and feel of this little table. She began by removing the (many) tack heads and handle, and filling and sanding the holes. Then she chose Glidden Duo paint and primer in Rich Navy.
May 29, 2014
Hungry? Make These Breakfast Tacos Right Now
(Image credit: Coco Morante) From The Kitchn → Recipe: Breakfast Tacos
May 29, 2014
20 DIY Projects Under $10
May 29, 2014
The Best Way to Clean the Refrigerator
(Image credit: Gina Eykemans) From The Kitchn → How To Clean the Refrigerator
May 28, 2014
Before & After: Builder-Grade Basics Get Beautiful
When Griffin bought this new home back in 2010, it was builder-grade beige as far as the eye could see. Over the course of four years, she transformed the blah space into a room that accommodates toddler play by day, and family sit down dinners by night. Griffin chose a Danish Modern dining set to up the Mid-Century appeal, while practical baskets in the buffet conceal toy storage clutter.
May 27, 2014
Pregnant? You Can Still Eat This Cheese
(Image credit: Leela Cyd) From The Kitchn → Yes, Pregnant Women Can Eat Good Cheese: Pregnancy-Safe Cheese Ideas for a Baby Shower
May 27, 2014
Kitchen Before & After: A Kitchen Makeover For Only $90
From Apartment Therapy → Kitchen Before & After: A Kitchen Makeover For Only $90
May 27, 2014
Here’s How To Set Up The Best Salad Bar
(Image credit: Leela Cyd) From The Kitchn → 4 Tips for Setting Up a Salad Bar Buffet for a Party
May 27, 2014
Kitchen Inspiration: Lacquer Trays
From The Kitchn → Who Needs a Bar Cart?
May 26, 2014
Before & After: A Knockout Dresser Gets Even Better
Reeves is back and rockin another amazing makeover. She was drawn to this Craigslist dresser because of its claw feet and birds eye maple wood, and, in her capable hands, it got a even better. What a pretty pop! It really highlights that unique wood grain. Nice choice. Says Reeves: The finish on the drawers and top needed to be redone, but I could not cover it up in paint. I only painted the frame of the dresser and left the top and drawers natural! See more at the Weathered Door.
May 26, 2014
A Perfect Weekend Sangria Recipe
(Image credit: Maureen Petrosky) From The Kitchn → Recipe: Strawberry & Limoncello Rosé Sangria
May 26, 2014
Luis and Alex’s Mid-Century Modern House
Name: Luis and Alex Location: West Seattle. Seattle, WA My wife Alex and I bought this charming 1950s mid-century house last year in a quiet 50s neighborhood in West Seattle, about 20 minutes from downtown. It’s a really tiny two bedroom, one bathroom bungalow around 900 square feet (before we finished the basement). Before we moved in we re-did the kitchen. We opened up the wall to the dining room to allow much needed daylight to flood the room.
May 25, 2014
Before & After: A DIY Project-Packed Split Entry Makeover
When Amanda moved into her second house, she knew the dark and dated split entry needed to be brightened up — a dark door, peach-hued walls and a tall wall with nothing on it just didn’t fit her style. From Amanda: To brighten up the space, we installed a tongue and groove accent wall (to cover the heavy knock down texture) and painted it white. A new larger glass French door let light pour.
May 25, 2014
Jess & Mikaylah’s Simple and Sweet East Austin Cottage
Name: Musician Jess Williamson, Mikaylah Bowman (co-owner of local Austin bookstore Farewell Books) and Frankie Dog Location: East Austin, Texas Size: Two bedrooms, one bath Years lived in: Renting, 1.5 years There’s a soft, quiet peacefulness to a home that embraces a “work with what you’ve got” attitude.
May 25, 2014
Before & After: A Sturdy Settee Gets a Makeover for a Patio!
On the hunt for something that would fit perfectly in their covered patio area, Lauren found this interesting loveseat on Craigslist for just $30. Sturdy, it had potential, and Lauren took it home to add her own personality to it. From Lauren: The wood on this seat was fully refinished and repaired before it was adorned with this native-inspired wooly fabric. The upper back rest was finished with a soft suede-like fabric and finished off with matching tufted buttons.
May 24, 2014
How to Use More Healthy Spirulina
(Image credit: Kelli Foster) From The Kitchn → Here’s the Lowdown on Spirulina and Why It Makes a Great Smoothie Add-In
May 23, 2014
Tips for Having Fun When You Are Low on Cash
Being strapped for cash doesn’t mean that you have to stay at home, glum and bored. While shopping, dinners, cinema visits, or trips are some of our most common (and costly) entertainments, there are plenty of other options for having fun, provided that you’re willing to put a bit of ingenuity and vim into the process. The first and most obvious option is to check out the free events in your neighborhood or town.
May 23, 2014
Before & After: A Mid-C Table Gets Mad Men Worthy
Angela loves the clean lines of Mid-Century Modern — it’s a perfect fit for her Mid-Century-era home and always well built. When she found this table at a thrift store, she called it “insanely heavy.” Even so, she dragged it home. What a handsome piece. The white accents really show off the gleamy wood. Great job. From Angela: I started by sanding the entire thing and staining the drawers and base using General Finishes Java Gel Stain.
May 23, 2014
Ben Franklin’s 13 Tips for Happiness
May 23, 2014
Kitchen Cleaning Lessons: A Greasy Range Hood Filter
(Image credit: Cambria Bold) From The Kitchn → How To Clean a Greasy Range Hood Filter
May 22, 2014
Before & After: The Million Hour Chair
Charlotte says, “I check in with Craig (and his list) on a daily basis. When I came across a pair of matching wooden arm chairs, I pounced. I talked the seller down to $75 each, and brought them home for a facelift.” Charlotte decided on red spray paint to complement a similar red coffee table in her space. She says, “A million hours later, all the nail heads and staples were out and I was ready to spray.
May 22, 2014
Before & After: Empty Storefront Gets a “Brite” Makeover
Every city has its share of empty storefronts. In Boston, online ticketing platform Eventbrite has turned one such space into a pop-up location for 15 events in ten days. Sara Steele-Rogers, Eventbrite’s Boston marketing manager, transformed a vacant South End shop into Brite Space, a collection of pop-ups aimed to inspire the imagination and bring the city together through local, unique experiences.
May 21, 2014
A Party Plan for a Grown-Up Baby Shower
(Image credit: Leela Cyd) From The Kitchn → A Grown-Up Baby Shower: The Party Plan
May 21, 2014
A DIY Kitchen Makeover
From Apartment Therapy → A DIY Kitchen Makeover
May 21, 2014
Allison’s Silver Lake Charmer With a View
Name: Allison Pierce, Musician. (Shared w/ her roommate, Lizzy Sanford) Location: Silver Lake; Los Angeles, California Size: 2 Bedroom + 1 Bath Years lived in: 2 years; Rented When a few snapshots of Allison’s apartment landed in my inbox, I knew it was an incredible space. Overlooking Silver Lake, this two bedroom home has a wonderful, dreamy quality, and ample space to living comfortably.
May 21, 2014
15 Removable Kitchen Backsplashes
May 21, 2014
The Natural Order of Things: How To Design Your Home, One Step at a Time
The other day, I was speaking to a friend who laid a design quandary at my feet. She needed a few new items for her apartment and, since every choice she made would affect the others, she was feeling stuck on where to start — the design version of “the chicken or the egg”. Anyone who’s decorated a home, or even a room, knows that the choices you make early on can influence those further down the line.
May 20, 2014
Do These 4 Things to Get Ready for Grilling Season
(Image credit: Nick Evans) From The Kitchn → 4 Things You Should Do to Prepare Your Grill for Grilling Season
May 20, 2014
Before & After: A Cute Chest Gets a Major Dose of Class
Reeves snagged this Drexel campaign chest from a thrift store store last year. Its laminate top and damaged drawers needed some work, but after avoiding the project for a year, she finally got around to addressing this little chest. We give it an A+ color choice. That deep, bold black really makes the original hardware shine. Great job. From Reeves: I removed the hardware, sanded the piece (and the drawers so they fit), and then primed the top with an oil based primer meant for laminate.
May 20, 2014
Kitchen Improvement: We Love This Kind of Paint for Kitchen Cabinets
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → The Best Kind of Paint for Painting Kitchen Cabinets
May 20, 2014
Tips To Help You Stick to a Grocery Shopping Budget
From Apartment Therapy → Tips To Help You Stick to a Grocery Shopping Budget “Through my time being a self-sufficient adult, I’ve learned a few things that can help keep food spending in check. Read on for my list of tips and tricks, and share your own in the comments below.
May 19, 2014
Before & After: Second Time’s The Charm Coffee Table Makeover
Ellen’s had this coffee table for 12 years. It was her first piece of “grown up” furniture so it’s quite sentimental. In fact, she fondly referred to it as “the giant coaster,” because of the custom glass covering the inlaid detail on top. But recently, the orange-toned finish was starting to annoy her, so she tried re-staining it with a black varnish and did “an atrociously bad job of it.
May 19, 2014
Farmers Market Shopping & Etiquette Tips
(Image credit: Apartment Therapy) From The Kitchn → 10 Etiquette & Shopping Tips to Help You Enjoy the Farmers Market
May 19, 2014
9 Cheap, Chic IKEA Classics
May 19, 2014
Charlie’s Former Factory Loft
Name: Charlie Man Location: Toronto, Ontario My home is a one bedroom, 775 square foot loft that was converted from an old scientific instrument factory, originally built in the 1920s. I’ve always loved converted lofts because of the charm and character inherent in older buildings. The original wood ceiling is definitely my favorite thing about my apartment.
May 18, 2014
Before & After: From Plain to Simple & Scandinavian-Inspired Tripod Side Table
What do you do when you find a sad little tripod table with potential for free by a garbage can? If you’re Amanda, you take it home with you, give its top a sweet makeover and sit back to enjoy your transformed handiwork. From Amanda: I came home the other day to find this rather sad little table sitting by my garbage can. She wasn’t much to look at while she was sitting forlornly by my garbage cans.
May 18, 2014
Before & After: Jolie’s Bland to Glam Bathroom Makeover
Do you suffer from a bland bathroom? You might find some inspiration in the ideas that Jolie added to her standard-looking, not-very-interesting bathroom. She made this boring room turn glam with some DIY projects and vision. From Jolie: I wanted to feel like I was stepping into a high end hotel bathroom in the morning so I decided I would decorate it with glam wallpaper and gold accents.
May 17, 2014
Before & After: A 1950s Kitchen Gets a Modern DIY Makeover
When Kelly and her husband moved into a 1950s fixer-upper in late 2012, they knew their kitchen — with original (in Kelly’s words, grime-encrusted) pine cabinets, aluminum-wrapped laminate counters and linoleum floors mixed with asbestos — would need some aesthetic upgrading. They even started working on this room two hours after closing on the house! From Kelly: To say that it was a labor of love is an understatement.
May 17, 2014
10 Sources for Good, Cheap Rugs on a Budget — and Many Are on Major Sale
Beautiful and affordable rugs aren't hard to find if you know where to look.
May 16, 2014