Kitchen Design: Range Hoods

Kitchen design tip: achieve a more custom, higher end look by removing the microwave from above the stove/cooktop and replacing it with a vent hood. While mine is custom made, you don’t have to spend a lot or be a great DIYer to get the…

Master Bathroom Organization

Organizing the master bathroom has been on my “to do” list for a few months, so when At Home asked me to share an organizational project, I knew it was time to get on it! My daughter and I love to have “spa nights” from…

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Clothes Pin Wreath

After coming up with the idea to make a clothes pin wreath for my laundry room, and then realizing it probably wasn’t an original idea, I set about to look at troll a few blogs after doing a google search. And sure enough, its been done. By…

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Ottoman Redo

Ten years ago my parents made me a nice, wonderfully sturdy ottoman for Christmas. This poor ottoman was built well, thankfully, because it made it through the rough-on-furniture toddler/preschooler/big kid years with nary a wobbly leg. Not to mention about 10 moves (including a cross-country move). I…

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From Dated Tuscan Painting to Chalkboard

Remember a few years ago when everyone was all about “Tuscan” style decorating? I was too. While I was on the less ornate end of the spectrum, I definantly leaned towards the earth tones and warmth of the Tuscan style. Nine years later, most of…

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Laundry Room Spruce Up- Part 1

Our rental has an ok sized laundry room. It even has a sink, which I didn’t have in our last house. And I love having it more than I thought I would. There isn’t a whole lot of storage, though. So I corralled my jars…

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How I Got my Family to Remember Their Vitamins

Though I’ve made it a goal to fulfilling most of our nutritional needs via the food we eat, I feel better knowing that anything we are lacking in our diets can be supplemented by vitamins. But we just weren’t remembering to take our vitamins. Even…

Schoolroom DIY Wood Sign

This sign was my first attempt at hand lettering on wood. I bought a piece of wood from Home Depot that was ready cut down to 2×4 ft. I mixed up three of my favorite Minwax stains: Jacobean, Early American, and Weathered Oak. A quick…