January 2016

DIY Paint Makeovers: A Country-Style Kitchen

A lackluster kitchen gets a fresh and fabulous new face with cosmetic updates and vintage farmhouse details. This galley kitchen layout was roomy but the dark finish of…

DIY Paint Makeovers: Painting Cabinets

In our last post and in upcoming posts, we painted cabinets to give rooms completely new looks. Renewing old cabinets with paint can seem like a daunting prospect…

DIY Paint Makeovers: A New Look for an Old Dining Room

A liberal application of paint, some judicious and affordable fabric swaps, and a bit of patterned paper turned this dated dining room into an inviting introduction to the house….

Stencil Pattern on a Chest of Drawers

Give an uninspiring piece of furniture a dazzling lift with exotic Moroccan-style patterns and DIY costume jewelry hardware. To recreate this look, gather these materials: Faux Effects Aqua…

Simple Storage Solutions: The Media Room

A family room can accumulate a lot of media, accessories, games, and electronics. Use these simple ideas to keep all those entertainment components in check. In a den…

Simple Storage Solutions: The Bathroom

Transform a linen closet in or near a small bath into a double-duty grooming station. Turn a few shelves into an efficient place to store necessities and start…

Simple Storage Solutions: The Entry

Whether the front door, the back door, or the attached garage is your usual route into your home, an unimpeded, tidy, and well-organized entrance or exit is the…

Simple Storage Solutions: The Dining Room

With a fresh finish and simple inserts, you can turn an underused piece of furniture into a practical and hardworking solution for optimal storage.   Before the transformation,…

5 ideas for a Happy New Year!

  If you’re like us, resolutions never really pan out well—generally they’re fizzled and forgotten within a few days or weeks at most. So instead, we’re looking for…