Julia Cho

Before & After: Toy Box
It takes a little imagination sometimes when you see a tired little piece like this at a garage sale or flea market. But Carrie at Fine & Handy had the vision and turned it into a sweet piece for her daughter:A little pink paint, new knobs for the sliding doors, and two adorable painted birds transform the old toy box. The end result is wonderful and makes us want to run out and scavenge for a unique piece of furniture like this one.For more on the before and after, head to Fine & Handy.
May 23, 2011
How to Host a Great Kids’ Party in a Small Apartment
Last month we dove into parties and this month we’re all about small spaces. So, what do you do when you want to throw a birthday party in a small, maybe one bedroom, apartment? Well, we’ve done it ourselves, and it is possible. Here’s how:First, NYC-based Mommy Poppins has a great list of 10 tips to keep in mind if you decide to host a birthday party in your small home.
May 11, 2011
Potty Training and Wall to Wall Carpets
So many parents adhere to the “just let them run around without a diaper” potty training method, but if you’re a renter and happen to have wall to wall carpeting, this idea doesn’t sound pleasant.Well, it isn’t.
May 4, 2011
DIY Laundry Detergent
We were surprised to see how simple it is to make your own laundry detergent. No, you don’t have to make your own, but hey- this is even a good recipe to keep on hand in case you run out of detergent and need to do your laundry in a hurry.Here’s Amanda Soule’s recipe:Homemade Laundry Powder(Makes approximately 5 cups)2 cups (finely) grated castile soap*1 cup borax1 cup baking soda1 cup soda ash (washing soda)Read her full post for the details on how she makes it here.
May 26, 2010
“H” is for Harper’s Room
Name: HarperAge: 18 monthsLocation: Gig Harbor, Wa. “Choose things that you love, and it will come together,” says Harper’s mom. And this room certainly has come together- not in a forced, overly planned way, but in an organic way with lots of special touches from mom and dad.
May 7, 2010
Good Questions: Good Dresser for a Changing Table?
A friend of ours is on the hunt for a dresser that will double as the changing table when her baby is born. I’m looking for something simple and affordable- something that will easily work as a dresser as they grow. But it has to be a comfortable height for changing. Any suggestions? Well, it’s a great idea to use a regular dresser for changing, especially if you’re limited in space. A good height would be about 36″ tall.
May 8, 2008
Good Questions: A Crib for a Small Space
Maura sent us this question: Any ideas on where to find a crib for a really tight space? Everything i’ve seen is 54-59 inches wide, and we just don’t have that much space. Thanks!Well, let’s see…DaVinci makes a line of mini cribs including the Emily Mini Crib and the Annabelle Mini Crib, which even converts to a twin bed.If it’s in your budget, you might also consider the Stokke Sleepi Mini. It starts out as an oval shaped bassinet with a width of only 26.
Dec 20, 2007