5 Ways to Warm Up a Cold Entryway
Maybe the front door is drafty or the floor isn’t insulated. Maybe there’s a big window that’s always cold to the touch. Maybe you enter through a dark and damp basement. For whatever reason, your entryway is always freezing cold this time of year. As a renter, there are a few things you can do to warm up this high-traffic space in your home.
Feb 24, 2019
How To Reupholster A Seat Pad
Whether you want to change up the overall look of a chair or recover worn or outdated fabric, understanding how to execute minor upholstery techniques can save you big money. Fabric Upholstery batting Staple gun Pliers or Tack lifter Remove the seat pad from the chair (save all hardware in a bag so you can reuse it later!) and begin to strip away the old fabric. If the upholstery batting is in good shape, you might want to leave it on.
Feb 24, 2019
7 Things to Do Now to Prepare Your Home for Winter
It’s almost November, and the cold — really cold — weather will be here before you can snap your fingers. Get a jump on winter by taking care of a few things in and around the house now, while it’s still bearable temperature-wise, and you aren’t knee deep in snow and ice. Here are seven things to make for an easier transition into the cold… 1.
Feb 24, 2019
How To Repair and Prep Cracked and Crumbling Walls for Painting
Repairing small cracks and holes in your walls is an essential home improvement skill. It’s quick and easy to do on your own, once you know how. We’ve gathered together a few good tips and photos to show you how its done; check it out, gather your supplies and give it a try…you can do it! Light weight spackle or non-shrink joint compoundPutty knifeFine grit sanding block 1. Sand around the crack or use a putty knife to remove any loose paint or drywall. 2.
Feb 24, 2019
You Can Do It: Pick a Project to Cross Off Your List
Day 5: Wednesday, January 8 Assignment: Choose a Project from Your List to Complete this Month Ah, remember Day One of the Cure? We were all so innocent then. No marathon floor scrubbings under our collective belt yet. On that fateful first day, you walked through your home and made your list, prioritizing projects to tackle in 2014 that will improve your home. Then, at the start of this week, you spent a little time meditatively musing about your vision for what your home can (and will!) be.
Feb 24, 2019
The First Step: Create a Project List
Date: Thursday, January 2 Today’s Assignment: Create a Project List Congratulations! You are about to take the first step toward your “new” cleaner and more organized home. I promise that the effort you put in over the next few weeks will make a big, positive difference to your life overall. I also know that, on this first day, you are going to be tempted to dive in and do too much, too soon, but try and trust the process and just take it one step at a time.
Feb 24, 2019
How To Spray Paint Like a Pro
Spray paint is an easy and affordable way to spruce up something you already have or transform a cheap craigslist find. You can spray paint pretty much anything; but a seemingly simple spray paint project can quickly go south if done poorly. Drips, crackling and uneven coverage are all common problems that can be avoided if you take your time and know what you’re doing. Here are some general tips for making your next spray paint project a success.
Feb 23, 2019
Don’t Make These 6 Common Cordless Drill Mistakes
If you only own one household tool, it’s probably a cordless drill. They’re pretty essential for even the most basic home improvement projects. But it’s not just a matter of grabbing one and getting to work. Drills may seem straightforward, but there are actually a lot of ways to mess up. Here are some common mistakes to watch out for.
Feb 23, 2019
Before and After: We Did Not See This Kitchen Paint Job Coming
But we're so glad it happened.
Feb 22, 2019
Before and After: This Painted Bathroom Became Fantastically Unique After One Just Week
This bathroom definitely had a look going on: lots of wood, plenty of lace, and baroque lights hung from chain swags. But after one week of hard work, the room is now a pink powerhouse packed full of handmade touches. Racheal Jackson—@banyanbridges on Instagram—did every single bit of this outstanding renovation, laying tile, installing a new sink and faucet, painting, creating a concrete countertop, and refacing the vanity doors and drawers.
Feb 14, 2019
What HGTV Never Told You About ‘Fixer Upper’
Here's what they didn't want you to know about the show.
Feb 10, 2019
5 Things You Should Never Do with Interior Paint
Painting is one of the easiest home improvements out there, and most people—whether renters or homeowners—have picked up a brush at some point in their lives. It’s also an easy project to jump into without asking questions first or thinking about the right ways to do things. Instead of wasting your time and money, here are five things you should positively, never, ever do with your interior paint. But what does one DO with all that paint? We’ll save that for another day.
Feb 9, 2019
Before and After: This Bathroom Just Got a Mind-Bending Paint Job
This bathroom was pretty nice, with a pleasantly neutral palette, big windows, and all the fixtures and finishes appearing to be in fine shape. But now, thanks to a mind-bending paint job, it is bright, poppy, bold, and fantastically fun. The tile, toilet, and tub are the same (at least so far), but the wall and floor have a dramatically different look.
Feb 8, 2019
Before and After: $500 Later, It’s Really Hard to Believe This Is the Same Kitchen
Three cheers for lenient landlords.
Feb 7, 2019
The Unexpected Home Update That Almost Always Pays for Itself
If you’re planning on doing some updates around your home this year, you’re probably figuring out which projects are worth sinking reserouces into: Is that subway tile backsplash going to be a waste of money when it’s time to sell? How about those new fixtures in the bathroom? Thankfully, Remodeling magazine puts out a Cost vs.
Jan 30, 2019
Here’s What Nobody Tells You About Painting Walls White
Here's what you should know, before you pick up that paint roller.
Jan 23, 2019
How I Learned How to Declutter (Without Marie Kondo’s Help)
My walk-in closet was clogged with items I purchased at the mall just because they were 40 percent off. But now that same closet is sparse. My home office is also orderly (for the first time in my adult life) with neatly organized folders containing the gazillions of tax documents that come with being a freelance writer. Yes, I’ve been binge watching Marie Kondo’s “Tidying up with Marie Kondo.” (It’s soothing!
Jan 11, 2019
Why You Should Drill a Hole in Your Trash Can
The last thing anyone wants to deal with after a long day of adulting is a clingy garbage can that staunchly refuses to release its grip on a full-to-bursting trash bag. No matter how many times you tug on the bag, it refuses to come out, even after you’ve removed some of the (smelly) contents. Instead of contemplating precisely what you did wrong in a former life to deserve this karmic kitchen payback, avoid future frustrations by drilling a hole in your trash can.
Dec 3, 2018
Before and After: An Entirely New Beautiful Bedroom for Only $350
While a master bedroom with an adjacent sunroom is a glorious thing to have, this particular one was “dreary and dated”—and not very sunny. It was overwhelmed by comfy but massive furniture and ready for a fresh look. Here’s the sunroom first. Nothing fresher than lush greenery, bright blooms, and a happy bird on a newly bright white wall. Avery Michaels of Holland Avenue Home boldly hand-painted this mural—inspired by Rifle Paper Co.
Dec 3, 2018
4 Very Smart Reasons to Hang on to Your Eggshells
You’ve probably seen a post or two on social media at some point praising the ability of eggshells to add to calcium to soil. It’s true that eggshells are mostly made of calcium, and calcium plays a big role in determining the soil’s pH— a measure of a soil’s acidity or alkalinity—and an important factor in plants’ overall health. Here’s the thing: While eggshells can be beneficial for soil, it’s a slow burn.
Nov 17, 2018
6 Buys That Make Gallery Walls Much Easier to Hang
If you want to personalize your space, display your favorite artwork and collectibles, and make a big statement on a blank wall, you put up a gallery wall, right? But it’s not quite that simple. Anyone who has ever tried to hang art and photos just so knows that getting a gallery wall arranged takes time—and often causes lots of unnecessary nail holes in the process.
Nov 12, 2018
Before and After: An Affordable, Transformative Fix For an Old Tile Floor
This is a near-perfect cozy corner—imagine curling up by that fireplace in that chair, warmed both by the fire and the radiator—but its new owner believed it could be totally perfect. And, indeed, perfection was achieved, thanks to about $150 and a summer of hard work. Here’s a little backstory on this house and its dated floor: Our house was built in 1910 and this particular floor was the only one replaced since.
Nov 11, 2018
9 Super IKEA Shelf Hacks Anyone Can Pull Off
For every item IKEA brings into this world, there’s at least 10 ways to improve upon it, or make it your own. Some hacks are laboriously complicated and too involved for most humans, other projects are easy for just about anyone to pull off. If you’re looking for some super simple ways to tweak, alter, improve, or upgrade your shelving, here are nine ways to hack those BILLYs, EKBYs, EVETs, and LACKs.
Oct 29, 2018
7 Bedrooms with Clever Paint Jobs We Love
Paint is about so much more than just color. Sure, it’s that, but it’s also a transformative way to define a space, fake the eye, and change the entire feel of a room. You might not be able to make major structural changes to your space, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have a powerful tool in your arsenal. See how these paint jobs pull off some clever magic.
Oct 23, 2018
Don’t Fall for These 10 Big Rental Myths
It’s a renter’s world, baby. With housing prices being what they are, and wages not quite keeping up, yesteryear’s “American Dream” of owning a home is a blip on the millennial radar and shrinking fast. That’s why learning how to adapt in a rental home is more important than ever. We’ve busted these 10 rental myths that may be keeping you from making your rental your happy place.
Oct 17, 2018
Before and After: A White Bathroom Gets a $100 DIY Makeover
When pink towels weren’t enough to liven up an entirely white bathroom, one intrepid DIYer spent the weekend—and just $100—transforming the room with color. Here’s what was behind this weekend makeover: Even for someone who loves white, like me, this space was way too sterile and cold. All I wanted was to add a little character without committing to too much color. Wow! Angelica of My Dear Irene did such an amazing—and efficient—job.
Oct 8, 2018
Cheap and Easy Ways to Feel Better About Your Home
There’s nothing like coming home and plopping on the couch at the end of a long day—unless you happen to be less than thrilled with your space. Scientific research has proven over and over again that the way your house looks, including the colors it’s painted, the amount of light it gets, how cluttered it is, and even its ceiling height can affect your stress levels and overall feeling of contentment.
Oct 7, 2018
Before and After: This Bold Dining Room Only Cost $150 to Completely Redo
This dining room had a lot going for it—natural light, wood trim, soothing palette, the fact that it exists—but its owner couldn’t get past how “boring and beige” it felt. Paint to the rescue, and no, it’s not all white. Here’s a bit more about the before: This house was as beige and boring as you could get, from brown carpet, brown trim, beige walls, and builder-grade light fixtures.
Sep 19, 2018
This $5 Handy Item Fixes Just About Everything in Your Home
We love a good multi-use product. Household putty (aka Sticky Tack, Blu Tack, mounting putty, museum putty) is one of those products that can solve a slew of household predicaments in a matter of seconds. From eradicating matted messes of electronics cables to stabilizing your new gypsy caravan, we’ve got 14 useful ideas to get you started on your lifelong love affair with putty. As an interior photographer, cords are my mortal enemy.
Sep 15, 2018
7 Must-Do Adulting Chores You Shouldn’t Avoid This Fall
Spring might get all the attention when it comes to cleaning, but it’s pumpkin spice latte season, and you know what that means—winter is coming. Fall is the time for hoodies and boots, but also the time to tend to some of those yearly chores. So get busy! It’s easy to forget about smoke detectors. They’re those things we sort of take for granted most of the time, but they save lives.
Sep 12, 2018
How to Paint Your Bathroom and Not Screw it Up
Painting the bathroom is just like painting any other room, right? Not so much, it turns out. I’ve painted my share over the years and never treated them any differently than any other room, but I’ve been doing it wrong. When it comes to bathrooms, there are a few things that make painting a little trickier than the rest of the house. Sam Ross of Nailed It Contracting was nice enough to pepper him with painting questions when he painted my bathroom recently.
Sep 9, 2018
Before & After: This is What a $7,500 Cabinet Paint Job Looks Like
This kitchen has a lot going for it: a dishwashing window, stainless steel appliances, a beautiful hardwood floor, tons of counter space, and tons of cabinet space. I’ll say that the combination of the beigey-pink cupboards and the yellow walls are not for everyone, but they might have looked a lot prettier in natural light. But, here’s what the space looks like now. This kitchen now looks ultra-clean and is a blank slate for however the owners want to decorate.
Aug 23, 2018
Before and After: These Cabinets Got a Wes Anderson-Inspired Makeover
Here we have a perfectly nice entryway console, adaptable to nearly any style with the right knobs. But its owner had something a bit more special and a lot more specific in mind… This is absolutely delightful and I wish it were available in a dress, or perhaps a dress/shoe combo. Pink and green go so well together, and they both pair wonderfully with gold, so the trio is totally fabulous.
Aug 9, 2018
4 Big Things to Consider Before You Buy a Flipped House
Like it or not, house flipping is back: Americans flipped more than 200,000 homes in 2017, the most since 2006. But while there’s an understandable appeal to buying a freshly renovated, move-in ready home, there are some things to think about before you buy a flipped house. House flippers do it to make money—enough to make it worth the considerable risk, effort, and upfront investment. The average profit on a flipped house was $66,448 in the third quarter of 2017.
Aug 8, 2018
7 Unexpected Uses for Basic Elmer’s Glue
You probably already own this.
Aug 7, 2018
Marie Kondo Showed Us How to Pack a Suitcase
Marie Kondo is famous for her KonMari method and bestselling book, “The Life Changing Art of Tidying Up“—both of which promise to help you wrest control of the stuff in your home. But what about when you have to take some of that stuff on the road? We recently invited Kondo into the Apartment Therapy studios to demo her new drawer organizing boxes. And while she was here, we challenged her to take on a few of life’s trickiest organizing conundrums.
Aug 6, 2018
This $10 Buy Can Save You a Paint Job
In the midst of a kitchen and bath renovation in our 1890 home, I find myself uttering those four expensive words: while we’re at it. Most recently it was, “while we’re at it, why don’t we paint our dining room?” So I asked our drywall/paint contractor to add that onto his estimate for work in two other rooms. The total for the 225-ish square foot room? $1,890. (Turns out, we won’t be painting the dining room while we’re at it.
Aug 4, 2018
The 9 Deadly Sins of Bad Paint Jobs, According to a Pro
With so many things that really ought to be done by a professional when it comes to home improvement, the temptation—the need if you don’t have deep pockets—to DIY the simple stuff is totally understandable. And first on that list has got to be painting. All you do is grab a brush and go to work, NBD. Right? Well, it’s true that most anyone can do it. Doing it well, on the other hand? Maybe not so much.
Jul 7, 2018
Before and After: Finally, A Big Change for A Neglected Master Bedroom
This master bedroom was perfectly nice but understandably neglected, having been low on the family’s priority list for years. But it finally got its much-desired makeover, and the hotel-inspired results are totally worth the wait. This is so dreamy and calm! I’ve never stayed at a Four Seasons hotel, but now I want to know if the rooms are anything like this. Stephanie of Olive and Tate is responsible for this excellent bedroom upgrade.
Jul 3, 2018
The Cost of Painting Kitchen Cabinets Depends on These 3 Things
To DIY or not to DIY? That is the question. That is almost always the question. You can certainly paint your kitchen cabinets yourself. As long as you know that it’s a labor- and time-intensive job that, if done wrong, can be a pretty big screwup.
Jun 25, 2018
Before and After: This Is Why You Should Never Turn Down Free Furniture
This poor old dresser was dated and unwanted, until one intrepid crafter, armed with only a vision and an impressive drawer pull collection, took it in and made it over. The results are fantastically impressive. I actually squealed a bit when I saw this—and I don’t even really like purple! This is a piece that is 100% practical (storage), while somehow also being 100% fun (tassels!).
Jun 25, 2018
Before and After: A No-Fuss, No-Nonsense $400 Kitchen Facelift
What do you do when some your kitchen is kind of dingy and depressing but also full of “that eclectic and funky 1970s charm?” You’re going to need $371, four weeks, and plenty of hard work. Here’s a full look at the sink area, along with a description of what inspired this makeover: The house was built in 1974—and it appeared the kitchen hadn’t been touched since then. The kitchen was dark and uninspiring, with muddy colors and dark finishes.
Jun 24, 2018
Before and After: This Bedroom Wall Has the Best Possible Paint Job
This guest room had beautiful wooden floors, a cool old radiator, and some pretty delicious blue paint, but it was gradually becoming “kind of a neglected spot.” This renovation-free redo transformed the room from an accidental storage space to basically a boutique hotel, complete with a commissioned mural.
Jun 20, 2018
Before and After: This Bathroom Has a Great Fix for An Old Tile Floor
One of the most fun aspects of these makeover posts is getting to see all the ’80s decor, especially 1980s bathrooms. Here we have a wall-to-wall frameless mirror, wood towel bar and light fixture, orange-y wood in general, and, most importantly, a cream marble seashell sink. Perhaps those will come back into fashion, but for now, it’s gone! Let’s explore how else this bathroom was updated.
Jun 12, 2018
8 Stunning Ways to Use Stencils Inside (and Outside!) Your Entire House
This one $25 purchase can do wonders for your home. With hundreds of different pattern variations available on the market, stencils are a surefire way to completely change up your space with interesting patterns and prints. And the best part? They can be used in all different parts of your home—from your floors to your walls, to your furniture and beyond. So grab some paint and roll up your sleeves, because we’ve rounded up different ways to use stencils in your next home project.
May 21, 2018
8 Creative Interior Doors That Will Make You Happy on the Inside
Front doors get all the attention, but what about interiors doors? You see the inside just as much as the outside, so why not show yours some love. Brittni of Paper & Stitch holds no punches with her dramatic entryway makeover. The dark charcoal walls make the mint door a focal point instead of an afterthought. She also lays out the best plan for painting the door without removing it, and provides a complete checklist. Is there anything cheerier than a yellow door?
May 11, 2018
Before and After: This Blank Slate is Now a Cozy Bedroom
In this photo, this little French bedroom appears to simply be a blank slate, but according to its new owners, “Everything was old and ugly.” Five months of DIY weekends later, this room is now cozy, dramatic… and double-decked! The bedroom has gone from plain white to an incredible blue. This paint—Farrow & Ball’s Hague Blue—is the perfect blue for a bedroom; it’s deep and inky like the night sky, while perfectly white linens pop against it like stars.
May 11, 2018
Before and After: A Remarkable Shelf Redo That Cost $5
Hanging up some wall shelves is one of the best things you can do for a room, and even a shelf you don’t adore is a good thing to have. However, if you can take an ordinary, affordable shelving unit and transform it into something remarkable for just $5, why not?
May 4, 2018
Before and After: A Two Weekend, $600 Kitchen Facelift
This low-key kitchen refresh should serve as an inspiration to those of us who have these exact same cabinets and don’t know what to do with them other than replace them (super pricey) or paint them (it can be hard to get oneself to paint hardwood). All hope of improving our kitchens is not lost!
Apr 8, 2018
9 Big Mistakes People Make When Painting Furniture
Don't let these happen on your watch.
Mar 28, 2018
Before and After: The Secret to Successfully Painting Old Kitchen Cabinets
Read this before you attempt yours.
Mar 22, 2018
Ever Wanted to Learn to Knit? We’ll Show You How It’s Done
At first glance, knitting looks pretty complicated. All those hand motions, not to mention an endless number of knots. It definitely takes some practice, but once you’ve got the basics down, it’s really quite straightforward and simple. Not only is it a soothing meditative activity —a break from the outside world — it’s a portal to handmade scarves, sweaters, blankets and other home decor and accessories. Plus, there’s all that beautiful, colorful yarn to buy!
Mar 16, 2018
Low-Risk Ways to Layer in Some Art Deco At Home
Art Deco feels incredibly old-school glamorous while also being beautifully modern. Thanks to the clean lines and timeless color palette, it can fit right into any home. You don’t want your place looking like the set of The Great Gatsby, however, so try a few of these inexpensive projects to get the feel without becoming too theme-y. An easy way to bring incorporate the style is through wallpaper! Wallpaper doesn’t have to be a whole room.
Mar 12, 2018
What Else To Do When You Change Your Clocks This Weekend
Scan our list and see if any of them make you think "Oy, I haven't done that in awhile."
Mar 10, 2018
Before & After: One of The Best $2K Bathroom Makeovers We’ve Ever Seen
Wow. This is one of those makeovers that you can’t believe was done on a budget. The results are so impressive, and the new bathroom looks like a million bucks. We shouldn’t be surprised, however, since Kristine has shared some equally impressive DIY projects in the past, including this gorgeous dresser refresh and jaw-dropping cabinet transformation.
Feb 22, 2018
This Hot Pinterest Trend is Perfect for Budget Decorators
Bone inlay, intarsia and marquetry furniture is popping up more and more these days, and why not? It’s a gorgeous look whose perfect amount of symmetry keeps it from being too busy. Plus, it fits in with almost every kind of decor style. (The Pinterest community agrees: saves for the term “bone inlay” are up 207% this year.) The downside? The hefty price tag, unfortunately. But here’s the good news. You can easily get this look at home, for a fraction of the cost.
Jan 25, 2018
How to Keep Your Home Cleaner… Every Day, Forever
What if I told you there was a product that — almost like magic — worked just as hard as you do to keep your home clean and in control? Well there is, sort of. And it’s not even really a product — you can whip this up for free at home tonight using things you already own. If you’ve done the Cure with us in years’ past, you already know about the legend of the landing strip (and have long stopped snickering at the name).
Jan 24, 2018
It’s Time to Finally Get Ahead on a Household Project
We’ve spent many days together this month working in tandem on chores around the house. But today is the day that we all go a little off-script—moving forward on a more singular mission. On the first Wednesday of the month, I asked you to create a to-do list of the projects you wanted to accomplish this year. And this time last week, I asked you to choose one project from that list to tackle during the Cure this month.
Jan 17, 2018
How to Use Your Phone to Help You See Like a Designer
It’s always amazing to me what a little shift in perspective can do for your space. Seeing your home through a fresh set of eyes — like the moment you come home from a long vacation, or when you invite over somebody that you’re dying to impress — can really help you hone in on what you love about your space, and what really needs to change.
Jan 10, 2018
Before and After: An Unbelievably Quick Kitchen Update
This kitchen has quite a bit of vintage charm, and all that white certainly does a great job reflecting the sunlight pouring in from the window. And there’s nothing better than a window over the dishwashing sink, but the room could definitely use a little something. Fortunately, that certain something was do-able in a single week.
Jan 4, 2018
This Weekend: Do This Last-Minute Blitz For a Better Holiday
There’s a lot of pressure around this time of year. But it’s not about whether or not your baseboards are white glove clean, or if fresh flowers adorn every table surface. There’s really only a short list of things that really truly make a difference between a happy holiday and an uncomfortable one. Nail these things down and you guarantee a good time, every time. Get Their Room Ready: Carve out an area for your guests to sleep —where they feel relaxed and at home.
Dec 23, 2017
Before & After: A Subtle Yet Significant Bathroom Upgrade
About $100 can make a huge difference.
Nov 28, 2017
The Paint Trick You Didn’t Realize Your Art Needs
While most people feel finished after hanging a piece of art — others go one step farther. And it’s a step that you might want to add to your home if you have art that needs enhancing or enlarging. It involves a little paint and time, but the end result is a one-of-a-kind look that will add a ton of personality to your home!
Nov 22, 2017
This Paint Trick Makes Rooms Look Much More Expensive
A small investment that will make a big impact.
Nov 21, 2017
The $25 Amazon Buy That Cuts Your Painting Time in Half
Painting is one of the least expensive ways to give your space a facelift. But it’s not exactly fun. It’s messy and time consuming especially if you have to do multiple coats — say goodbye to your weekend. Enter this $25 buy, which helps you tackle painting like the pros and shave significant time off the job.
Nov 14, 2017
Before & After: A Perfectly Nice Kitchen Gets Unbelievably Better
As kitchens go, this one isn’t too shabby. There are really nice white countertops, classic subway tile on the backsplash, and basic wood cabinets that look perfectly sound and in good condition. There’s no horribly dated light fixtures, no crappy peeling wallpaper, or any odd woodwork that needs to be ripped out. Even the walls are white and ready to go. Not much you can do to improve this space, right? So very, very wrong.
Nov 8, 2017
IKEA Came Up With Yet Another Clever Use For Their Magnetic Knife Holders
From the brilliant and clever minds at IKEA.
Oct 28, 2017
How to Prevent Pumpkins from Rotting And Keep Your Jack-O-Lantern Looking Fresh for Weeks
For a holiday all about horror, the most terrifying thing about Halloween might just be how long you have to wait to carve your pumpkin. Depending on the weather where you live, you might only get a few days — maybe a week, tops — with your Jack-O-Lantern before mold and rot set in, or the whole thing shrivels and dries out. Cornell University horticulturist Steve Reiners told NPR that the best storage temperature for pumpkins is 50 to 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
Oct 13, 2017
DIY Handpainted Faux Wallpaper: Easy & Beautiful, Even on Textured Walls
Meet Katherine Freeman Hocke, a Texas-based artist who specializes in mixed media, layering textures and colors to get her signature look. While she primarily practices her art on canvas and paper (check out her shop here), with her recent purchase of a 1930s home she has begun translating her painterly visions and passion for interiors into DIY-able projects in and around her home.
Jul 31, 2017
Join the Movement for a Plastic-Free July: 12 Ways to Reduce Your Dependency
Is it just me or does it seem like there’s been a marked increase in the number of themed “days” in the last few years. I’d like to know: how long has National Donut Day really existed? I’m all for free donuts and can endure a glut of pictures of other people’s fried confections no problem.
Jun 27, 2017
Before & After: The Power of a New Color Palette
Older homes deserve to be celebrated. They usually have a bit more character, were often made with better materials and they just have that sense of history that makes you feel a part of something bigger. These qualities were especially true for The Cardinal House, a home that was renovated by Lanie and Brent, the very talented husband-and-wife team behind the Kansas City-based RootedKC.
Jun 15, 2017
Easiest IKEA Makeovers Ever: 10 Transformations Using Spray Paint
When you combine any full-of-promise IKEA product and a $5 can of spray paint, the results are nothing short of a DIY miracle. Whether coated with a glamorous layer of gold, or covered in a lush, nature-inspired green, it’s amazing how a simple color change can make these IKEA pieces almost unrecognizable. Thanks to some spray paint, these chameleons are able to blend into any environment—yet remain the stars of the show.
Apr 4, 2017