Styling: Coffee Table

Our living room ottoman has finally arrived after a 4 month wait. We ordered the West Elm x Heather Taylor Home - Isla Ottoman in Nutmeg . I'm a big fan of anything gingham and was sold on it the first time I saw it.  As with anything new, it will take some time getting use to it. I sold our previous cof…

Kitchen Backsplash

Our mini kitchen refresh!  The kitchen in our new home has great potential - plenty of storage, counter space and solid wood cabinets. Long term we plan to reface & paint the cabinets, install natural stone countertops, update the hinges & hardware, and modify the storage within the cabinets. However…

DIY Furniture Makeover

A furniture makeover well worth the work (& wait)!  This yellow dresser has been well loved & lived many lives.   I purchased it for my first college apartment. I found it at an antique store and instantly fell in love with the color, brass hardware & simple lines.  To make things even better, I …

DIY Shelving

A fairly simple DIY you can do for custom-looking shelving.   Your first step is to determine how many shelves you need and what dimensions you'd like them to be.  For my laundry closet project, I needed 2 shelves total, with the top measuring larger than the bottom.  I purchased these  Project Panel boa…

Laundry Closet - Reveal

Our first project - the laundry closet!  I can't tell you how excited I am to have this space spruced up.  It was so dark & tired before. There were tons of old wire shelf anchors and the only shelf was way out of reach. Overall, it wasn't functional or pretty to look at. Since I spend so much of…