Cutting Trim – Kitchen Cabinet Close Up

July 15, 2013 by 27 Comments

I still love our Kitchen Cabinet Update!  Cutting Trim allowed us to update our cabinets, pennies per door!   Over the past year I’ve emailed a lot of pictures to sweet readers that wanted to see a close up picture of the final reveal!   I …continue reading

Updating a Lamp Shade

July 2, 2013 by 23 Comments

Want to see my latest easy little update!?!   Do you remember the Light Fixture I Stud added above my Crate and Barrel Kitchen Table!?!  We switched out the light fixture with a West Elm Knockoff that I totally LOVE!  I was ready for another little …continue reading

How to Build a Bookcase

June 4, 2013 by 21 Comments

For a while now I have shown you sneak peeks of this wall in my living room.  Today, I want to show you how to build a bookcase built-in.  Every home I’ve lived in, a built-in has been a mandatory feature! This is the built-in …continue reading

DIY Built In – Bathroom

May 15, 2013 by 24 Comments

Check out our new bathroom update — DIY Built In to Replace the Gas Bathroom Heater!  This has been such a funny month or two for our family!  The day following my return home from spending time with my sister in KY, Stud accepted a …continue reading

Organize It: Underbed Storage Solution

April 30, 2013 by 22 Comments

IO contributor Samantha from Simply Organized is here to help us Organize It!  I’m thrilled she has joined my contributor team!  —  I’m Samantha and am equally excited to share easy, fun, inexpensive and (most importantly) USEFUL organization projects with you each month…just as I do …continue reading

How to Decorate Your House with Plates

April 24, 2013 by 19 Comments

Yesterday I showed you one of my favorite takes on Art for the Home — Plate Collections!  A few of you have had questions on How to Decorate Your House with Plates — so here it is!  You may use this same system…it’s pretty popular, …continue reading

Sew a Pillow from a Napkin

April 22, 2013 by 9 Comments

Did you know you can sew a pillow from a napkin?  IO contributor Anu from Nalle’s House is sharing a tutorial on how you can make a professional looking pillow cover from a pair of napkins. — I often fall in love with the textiles …continue reading

Craft Ideas for Home: Butterfly Magnets

April 16, 2013 by 11 Comments

I have tons of Craft Ideas for Home, but actually finding time to make them is a challenge.  A few weeks ago I found some cute butterflies at the craft store and showed them on Instagram.  I have had a thing for butterflies for awhile …continue reading

DIY Frame Tutorial

April 8, 2013 by 53 Comments

Remember my Spring Mantel from last year!?!?  The spotlight was my DIY Frame — shabby chic, made with reclaimed wood (these are 8×10 pictures)!  I love them so much and thought that something similar on another wall in my house would be perfect!  Here’s how we …continue reading

Landscape for House, Part One

April 3, 2013 by 17 Comments

Landscape for House.  Here’s the exterior of my home on closing day.  The original owners had done a great job maintaining the house, but just as the inside needed to be gutted and updated, the exterior was totally in need of a landscape makeover! The …continue reading

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