I don’t know why I left this space empty so long! A couple inexpensive chairs and IKEA shelves I already had made the coziest little reading nook. And I can finally see all my books in one spot! BEFORE: This is how the space looked when we moved in and remained that way for two… Read More Reading nook with IKEA shelves
I added simple trim with pre-made corners to add some drama to this little nook. It’s urethane, so it’s very lightweight and easy to work with. It’s flexible and easy to cut, so you won’t need a power saw. You haven’t seen much of this reading nook on the blog! I left it empty for… Read More Easy trim moulding in reading nook
Last week I shared five plants you won’t kill and this week I’m sharing eight great faux plants! I told you I’m not a plant purist. A girl with a brown thumb and low light areas needs options. I’ll give you my faux plant tour: Banana tree and palm leaves This banana tree is my… Read More 8 great faux plants and stems
I have a brown thumb. So why should I write a post about plants, you ask? Because these are the ones I have managed to keep alive! And believe me, that’s saying something. I am not a good plant mom. These would make great Mother’s Day gifts too! This is not a post where I… Read More 5 plants you won’t kill
I’ve done a little updating in our well-used guest bedroom! I added a beautiful ocean mural, painted half walls, and repurposed items from other parts of the house. I can’t wait to give you a tour! I finished this right before we started staying home, but am just now finding the time to take photos… Read More Ocean mural in the guest room
I have been considering painting these living room walls black for some time. One day I finally just did it! It’s a BIG change, a dramatic change — and I love it! The contrast and depth are just what this space needed. On the other side of this black wall is the kitchen. I don’t… Read More I painted my living room wall black!
Want to know how to save hundreds on wallpaper? Try a stencil! I did two huge walls for $40! I’ll show you how I did it step by step and teach you the application differences between sponges, brushes and rollers. The first two years of living in this house were about seeing how it functions… Read More Living room stencil instead of wallpaper
Our living room rug has had it — stains, rolling corners people trip on and smashed in places. I paid $40 for it a couple years ago so I definitely got my money’s worth, but it was time to say goodbye! I thought I’d share some AMAZING deals I found while shopping. I bought my… Read More Large area rugs under $200
When I think of traditional wallpaper, I think of small repeated prints, over and over. Sometimes that’s pretty, but the nice thing about murals is the huge statement they make. It’s like a giant piece of art for a fraction of the cost. The one I’m considering buying on this list is only $59 for… Read More 9 affordable wallpaper murals, starting at $55!