Here’s an easy way to create a workable floor plan and decide exactly which pieces will work in any room. Just draw a to-scale sketch of the space with graph paper and have fun moving things around ’til you love what you see.
Phuong’s gigantic bedroom is about to get a major overhaul. Here’s her letter: Our overall taste is simple & understated focusing on comfort & timeless design (clean lines, contemporary style) but we’d like to give our bedroom a little style and personality since it feels too stark. Items that should stay: bed & headboard, armoire, night stands, our swing-out TV (which we can watch from bed), ceiling fan, window blinds (we’d like to add curtains), bed linens (but we want to add accent colors through pillows, throws, etc). The lamps can be replaced but we’d like to keep the current wall color. When it comes to adding style to the room we prefer soothing colors. It’s
This week’s question is sure to start a rousing debate. We’re talking about toilet paper ladies and gentlemen. When you put your TP on the dispenser do you intentionally place it so the paper comes over the roll or under it? Or are you one of those people who just doesn’t care either way? We’ve heard people proclaim that there is definitely a right way and a wrong way to dispense toilet paper so chime in about where you stand (or sit) on the subject of TP. And speaking of toilet paper, here’s a post full of a fun ways to keep those extra rolls on hand without junking up the bathroom. Good times.
When Monica sent her amazing dresser makeover our way we couldn’t wait to share the goods. Here’s her letter: I just recently found your blog and let me tell you, like everyone else around here, I’m totally in LOVE with everything you guys do, your How To tips are super! My boyfriend and I just moved to a new home (rental) and like anything that is not yours, we’re tying to put our stamp on it. I inherited my boyfriends dresser and I wanted to incorporate it into my kitchen nook, thus a PROJECT was born. While I love wood and before I paint anything I really think about it, I knew that the
With Halloween finally upon us we’re wondering if you guys plan to host parties, attend them, attend them in costume or just answer the door and shove fistfulls of Butterfingers at the three-foot-tall ghosts and goblins ringing your bell. Something about Halloween is especially intriguing to us this year. Maybe because it’s sort of a before and after fest when it comes to your house (our porch and our living room had a little spooky makeover) and even when it comes to yourself (if you’re dressing up there’s a definite transformation that takes place). So tell us all about who or what you’ll be for the night (any Jon & Kate Plus 8s? Or how
We’re super excited to share that our humble abode made Canadian House & Home’s amazing website! They approached us a while back to see if they could feature our before and after pics in an online gallery (alongside some pretty amazing designers and fellow bloggers like Grace Bonney of Design Sponge and Courtney Barnes of Style Court). Of course we jumped at the chance. Ok maybe we screamed and convulsed at the chance. And imagine our surprise when a photo of our living room actually made their home page (!) last week (by the way, thanks for all the and messages directing us there so we could see it for ourselves- we gaped
IN YOUR FACE, CLOG. Please excuse me if this post comes off as hyper or deranged or a little bit of both, but yesterday at exactly 5:41pm I told that drain who was boss and cleared the clog. Victory is mine! And yes I did have my hands up in the hallelujah pose for at least five minutes while I stared at the euphorically-empty-tub before breaking into a full body happy dance (think Elaine from Seinfeld). The funny thing is that I did it all by myself while John was on his way home from work (gotta love girl power) and without spending a dime or using a drop or Drain-o, Liquid Plumr, or anything
Ok, we’re back on speaking terms with the basement. After it gave us quite a hard time when we began our Dryloking-interrupted-by-oh-no-is-that-mildew adventure (read all about that right here), we’re feeling victorious after conquering the first step towards turning our cinder block insect shelter into clean and functional storage space. If you recall, we had already faced the grueling disappointment of mildew spots making their way through our first coat of white latex-based Drylok (which is like painting with Elmer’s glue, btw)… So with our second round of bleach-treatment having tamed the mildew a bit more, we crossed our fingers as we broke out the powerhouse oil-based Drylok (as recommended by the experts at True
Lee is still putting the finishing touches on her front room makeover (pics to come!) but she’s back for help with the 10 x 10 space right off of her kitchen. Here’s her letter: We love the mood board you made for our front room (pics coming soon!) and we’re thinking that for the room off of our kitchen we’d like to go for a warm but casual style that still looks pulled together. When we first moved into the house it was a 10 x 10′ dining room but it quickly became a walkway between the front room and the new great room behind it. The great room has a dining room/eating area so