Articles by: Tabatha Muntzinger

Hone Your DIY Skills At The Theatre

Hone Your DIY Skills At The Theatre

There are only so many episodes of home renovation shows you can watch before you get the itch to get your hands dirty. However for most of us, we didn’t grow up with tools in one hand, climbing scaffolding with the other. DIY skills are taught and learned, not innate, […]

Save Space With The Stepcase

Save Space With The Stepcase

One of the biggest challenges many small space dwellers face is storage. Whether your abode has a bevy of closets and cabinets or is as bare as a bone, when every square inch counts, you need storage solutions that optimize every possible angle. Danny Kuo of Danny Kuo Design has […]

Five Simple Beginner’s Ikea Hacks

Five Simple Beginner’s Ikea Hacks

A little while back, we read an article detailing a list of things an expert thought should not be bought at Ikea — leaving pretty much decorative accessories as the only “purchasable” items recommended. As we’re sure you know, Ikea can be quite the DIYer’s paradise, if you’re willing to […]

Make A Findable Mini Time Capsule

Make A Findable Mini Time Capsule

While perusing our new favorite obsession, Pinterest, we’ve come across some pretty awesome ideas to get the most bang for your DIY buck. One of the most genius is a findable time capsule — inside of a lightswitch cover. The idea is to leave your story for the next occupants […]

Change Out Your Screen Door With A Stylish Security Door

Change Out Your Screen Door With A Stylish Security Door

Security doors used to have a pretty bad rap. They’d decrease your property value, make your neighborhood seem sketchy, and worst of all, were ugly. Screen doors, however, were praised far and wide for creating welcoming entryways, adding style to your front door, and giving you options for fresh air […]

Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

Make Your Mark With Moss Graffiti

If you’re looking for a unique way to liven up a boring cement slab, decorate a retaining wall, or just leave your mark without leaving a chemical footprint, then we have the solution for you — moss graffiti! Sounds crazy, right? But it isn’t! Using moss you either gather or […]

Refinishing A Claw Foot Tub, Take Two

Refinishing A Claw Foot Tub, Take Two

Now that the weather finally has begun to cooperate, we’re back at our February project of refinishing our cast-iron and porcelain clawfoot tub. Where we last left off, we were dealing with a handful of complications, including lack of materials, failing power tools, and unexpected hiccups. After taking a while […]

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

Five Reasons To Try Your Hand At Night Gardening

From foliage to roughage, a well-tended garden can boost your home’s curb appeal, cut your grocery bill, and help you be more environmentally friendly all in one swoop. But if you’re like us, finding the time to garden between work, family time, and social outings can be kind of hard […]

Give The Gift Of DIY

Give The Gift Of DIY

We’re quickly approaching hard core wedding/baby shower/graduation/housewarming season, and we have a creative solution to all your gift-giving dilemmas — give the gift of DIY! There are plenty of ways to spread the DIY love, and we have a few suggestions that should help you cover your bases this gift […]

Paint Yourself Some Privacy With Frosted Glass Spray Paint

Paint Yourself Some Privacy With Frosted Glass Spray Paint

There have been some interesting developments going on in our neck of the quasi-gentrified neighborhood. Over the last couple of months, our elderly neighbor on one side has had several various family members stay for extended periods with him as he struggles with his health and on the other side, […]

Creative Childproofing Ideas: A Magnetic Fireplace Cover

Creative Childproofing Ideas: A Magnetic Fireplace Cover

For those of us with the ultimate DIY projects running around (that’d be kids), sometimes it’s hard to figure out the best way to make your home safe while encouraging curiosity and healthy boundaries for your littles. While there are plenty of theories on how much baby and childproofing a […]

Scavengers, Behold Treasure Wheels

Scavengers, Behold Treasure Wheels

Imagine the scenario: you’re out running errands up the street, or taking a family walk, or driving through the neighborhood on trash day and suddenly you see an amazing piece of furniture discarded. It has great lines or bones, just needs some TLC … but alas! It’s too big for […]

Introducing The Mom Cave

Introducing The Mom Cave

We’ve talked before about the “man cave” as the ultimate dude space for guys and their buddies to do man things together. But we’d like to propose the flip side to that coin — specifically, the mom cave. In any incarnation, the “mom cave” is a space for the modern […]

Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

Redecorate Without Spending A Dime

Now that spring has (hypothetically in some areas) sprung, you might find yourself looking about your abode wanting to spruce things up a bit. The same old decor can feel boring and depressing after a long winter for sure, but we’re here with a few suggestions to help you redecorate […]

Removing Wallpaper From A Ceiling

Removing Wallpaper From A Ceiling

We’re the first to admit that we have a small obsession with wallpapered ceilings. From the seemingly impossible task of hanging the paper, to the cool effects you can create, to the quick-fix change it can add to a room, we’re dying to give a try ourselves. However, in some […]

DIY A One-Of-A-Kind Doormat

DIY A One-Of-A-Kind Doormat

We go through a lot of doormats at our house. Between the weather, outside animals, and the occassional vandal, doormats seem to be something we are always putting on the supplies list. This means we often settle for the least offensive option wherever we happen to be … with heavy […]

World’s First Zombie-Proof House

World’s First Zombie-Proof House

Unless you’ve been hiding out in a bomb shelter in fear of Cold War nuclear attacks, you’d know the biggest possibly-irrational fear in the post-modern world is the zombie apocalypse. From TV shows to survival guides to the actual discovery of fungus-infested zombie ants in the Amazon (it’s starting …) […]

Make Your Own Gutter Garden

Make Your Own Gutter Garden

For a multitude of reasons, not everyone can plant a traditional garden. Maybe you live in an apartment or condo where green space is sparse and not really yours to dig up. Perhaps your soil is inhospitable to anything except crabgrass. Or maybe you have impeccable landscaping that even raised […]