A Window Seat Made from Ikea Stolmen

Here’s a quick update on one of the projects we’ve recently completed in our California Cottage.  It’s something that I’ve always wanted to have–definitely a must on my dream house list–a window seat! Before I tell you all about how we DIYed this window seat using components of the Ikea Stolmen closet system, let me… [read more]

Sell a Home Fast: Staging Part 1

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been sharing our experiences with selling homes.  Specifically, with getting a house off the market as quickly as possible.  Most recently, I talked about how treating our home like an investment helped us be ready to put our homes on the market HERE and HERE.  This week I’m… [read more]

Funday – Backyard

It’s Monday…back to the grind.  Why not make it FUNday with some inspiration to make your home a little more fun? One of my favorite things to find in my mailbox is this: Lowes’ Creative Ideas Magazine.  Love this–it’s jam packed with great DIY ideas and it is FREE!!!  (You can sign up for print… [read more]

Old Lamps Made New

So, last week I promised to show you pictures of my new-old-lamp sitting in all it’s apple green glory on my nightstand.  The old brass lamp I’d found at my local Goodwill was spray painted and ready for it’s big moment….but was surrounded by piles of books, laundry, mismatched pillowcases, several backpacks, and a thick… [read more]

Anatomy of a Lamp

Remember this lamp?  It started out as a vintage brass lamp I found gathering dust in the lighting section of Goodwill.  The shade was found at a Goodwill on the other side of town, slightly damaged but with its Target sticker still attached.  I brought them both home, sprayed the lamp down with Rustoleum, turned… [read more]