Learn how to paint a modern brush stroke-patterned accent wall in an afternoon with this ultra-simple tutorial. Get the look of wallpaper for cheap! I'm currently obsessed with painting accent walls- and this is the fourth one I've done in the past 8 months... and the second one I've done since we've been stuck at home. Like any good doomsday prepper, I went to Home Depot and stocked up on paint before our area was locked down. why I love Accent Walls Why so many accent walls, you ... Read More about Create an Ultra-Easy Accent Wall with Paint!
I haven't written a lot about gardening on my blog, but it's always been one of my hobbies behind the scenes. And with all the uncertainty right now, I feel like it's a great time to get started with vegetable gardening. It's also a fun activity to do with the kids. I promise to write more about getting started very soon, but I wanted to get this out to you right away, since you'll likely need to get a move on to have your seeds and supplies before everything is shut down in your area. ... Read More about What You Need Right Now to Start Growing Veggies
Stuck inside with the kids? These fun hands-on activities are perfect for quarantined kids! Drawing, cooking, beading, painting, model-building and so much more for toddlers to teens. If you're looking for smaller arts & crafts gifts for kids and stocking stuffers, check out this post! gifts for toddlers & preschoolers Alphabet stamps + washable Rainbow stamp pad We've had these uppercase alphabet stamps for years, and the girls love to spell out words with them. They ... Read More about Fun Indoor Activities for Kids by Age!
Modern houseplants are a must-have! Learn to style indoor plants like a pro with these 6 simple tips on pots, placement, and plant choice. I cannot tell you how excited I am that indoor plants are making a huge style comeback! I love love love them, so of course I'm working on turning my house into an indoor jungle. I'm adding to my collection, and today I want to give you a peek into my thought process as I'm choosing plants, pots, stands, and arranging them. 1. Real and faux ... Read More about How to Style Indoor Plants: 6 Designer Tips
Make stylish modern indoor planters using cheap pots from the dollar store and Ikea! These unique pots will be perfect for your houseplants. We're in the middle of a rare snowpocalypse here in Seattle this week. And last week too. It's been really fun and pretty, but all good things must come to an end, and I'm going to do a happy dance when (if) the kids finally go back to school! Since we're just coming out of Winter (or I thought we were) I'm starting to think about plants. I love ... Read More about Turn Dollar Store Pots into Modern Indoor Planters!
This small laundry room makeover uses every inch of space! It features a stacked washer and dryer, an awesome IKEA hack, and pegboard storage. I can't wait to show you our small laundry room makeover! It is revolutionizing our laundry process... and making so much less clutter in the hallway. Now if the laundry would just fold and put itself away we'd be all set! This was before... a really basic setup with the washer and dryer side-by-side, and a single wire shelf above them. The ... Read More about Small Laundry Room Makeover!
This small organized pantry closet on a budget with shelves and baskets is full of cheap and easy ideas to keep all your food visible and easy to access! I'm going to let you all in on a little secret: I was not born with the gift of organization. And as much as my parents tried to instill it in me, it never quite took. Whaaaaaaat??? If you know me in real life that's no big surprise. And unfortunately, no one else in my household seems very inclined toward organization either. (I'm still ... Read More about A Messy Girl’s Guide to an Organized Pantry
We are slowly but surely conquering our backyard. Last summer we added an awesome sunken fire pit area, and this summer I'm working on dressing it all up a bit. One of the things that bothered me was these large bare sections of fence. We've done a lot of projects lately, so I decided not to push my luck this time and went with these super-easy vertical garden planters. B's kindergarten class has been working on how-to writing, and she's been pestering me about letting her help write a how-to ... Read More about Easiest Vertical Garden Ever!
Did you know that you can order new legs for your sofa on Amazon? Well, you can, and I just this did for two different sectional couches in my house. We're going to be stuck at home for several weeks while the Coronavirus spreads through the Seattle area. So what better way to pass the time, than a one-room makeover? I convinced Peter to let me re-do his TV room/ office while he was still half-asleep one morning. So here we are. First on the list was painting the walls. Now that's done, so ... Read More about Update an Old Sofa with New Legs!
Cheap throw pillow covers are an easy and inexpensive way to change up your living room decor. These stylish throw pillows are colorful, modern, and Boho! It's no secret that I'm a throw pillow cover superfan. I love them because they're cheap (at least these ones are!) and they take up almost no storage space when not in use. Which means I can have as many as I want. But finding just the right throw pillows can be tricky, and time-consuming. So I've done all the work for you. These ... Read More about Modern & Cheap Throw Pillow Covers in Every Color!
Give your living room a colorful mid-century modern refresh with these stylish and affordable furniture and decor picks for Spring! Spring is in the air, the frogs are croaking, and it's time for a living room refresh! I've teamed up with one of my fav online stores for all things home decor- All Modern- to bring you my top modern picks for Spring. Plus I'm sharing my two cents about how to choose living room furniture, in case you're stumped. As you know if you've been here for a ... Read More about Modern Living Room Decor for Spring!