07/15/13

Cutting Trim – Kitchen Cabinet Close Up

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 love the interaction with each of you ... |read more|

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07/02/13

Updating a Lamp Shade

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 switch, but this one is even ... |read more|

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06/04/13

How to Build a Bookcase

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 I designed and added to our last house - the two ... |read more|

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05/15/13

DIY Built In – Bathroom

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 job that he had interviewed for 8 times!  The ... |read more|

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04/30/13

Organize It: Underbed Storage Solution

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 ... |read more|

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04/24/13

How to Decorate Your House with Plates

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, but if not, I totally recommend it!   I use ... |read more|

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04/22/13

Sew a Pillow from a Napkin

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 that I find in the linen section of my favorite ... |read more|

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04/16/13

Craft Ideas for Home: Butterfly Magnets

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 now, but when I saw these butterfly magnets ... |read more|

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04/08/13

DIY Frame Tutorial

Remember my Spring Mantel from last year!?!?  The spotlight was my DIY Frame -- shabby chic, made with reclaimed wood (these are 8x10 pictures)!  I love them so much and thought that something similar on another wall in my house would be perfect!  Here's how we created a great ... |read more|

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04/03/13

Landscape for House, Part One

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 huge, pokey Holly Bushes ... |read more|

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