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Detail of painted projects

DIY Paint Makeovers: Easy Accent Ideas

From sunny chevrons to sassy stenciled blooms, these decor accent paint projects are guaranteed to make you pattern happy.   Bright without going neon, the fresh juicy colors…

Painted accents and furniture

DIY Paint Makeovers: Furniture Fix-ups

Got some spare time? Upgrade dated furniture with fresh, fun colors of paint.   Stencils, stamps, stripes, and sunny colors turn plain pieces into pretty patterned ones.  …

Plate of goulash

Entertaining Ideas: Heartwarming Entrees

A spread of soups or pastas is an easy entertaining option on a cold winter night. Offer your guests two or more entrees to provide something delicious for…

Homemade Chili

Entertaining Ideas: Comfort Food

Baby, it’s cold outside. And when the temperature drops, nothing tastes as good as warm and wonderful comfort food. Gather your friends for a cozy evening of potluck…

Standing desktop

Easy DIY Ideas: Make a Mobile Office

Mobility works! This easy weekend project lets you create a standing station that you can move to any room or area where you want to work. We’re very…

Sewing machine with hankies

Easy DIY Ideas: Bandanas and Hankies

Cotton hankies and bandanas are inexpensive and charming pieces of fabric that quickly add a cottage, farmhouse, or vintage vibe to your decor.   Bandanas, or kerchiefs, are…

Stack of vintage handkerchiefs

Easy DIY Ideas: Vintage Handkerchief Projects

From backcountry bandanas to delicate hankies, these small scraps of fabric pack a big decorative punch. Match your handkerchief style to your decor. Use bandanas in country designs…

Painted dining room table

DIY Paint Makeovers: Dining Room Redo

A few rescued pieces of furniture, several pots of paint, and some creative stenciling add up to a jazzy redo for a lackluster dining room.   If your…

Stenciled dining room in green, blue and yellow

DIY Paint Makeovers: A Color Happy Dining Room

Color blocking, floral motifs, accent hues. and vintage silhouettes bring life to a formerly uninspired dining room.   Dining rooms often end up being pass-throughs between the living…

Color of the Year Greenery

Easy DIY Ideas: Color of the Year Room Refresh

In my home, every January after the holiday decorations come down, the rooms look a little flat and barren. This year, I’m injecting a fresh vibe with a…

Mom and Daughter team trying on top hats

A Year in Review: Five Things We Learned in 2016

Last August we celebrated our first anniversary of the Caruth Studio blog—a milestone we weren’t sure we’d see with all the work that regular posting entails. But now…

Gift wrap drawer detail

Simple Storage Solutions: Organize A Drawer

If you’re feeling a little mid holiday season slump or early winter cabin fever, give yourself a sense of purpose by resolving to bring a bit of organization…