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Make Your Own Magnetic Bulletin Board

Make Your Own Magnetic Bulletin Board

With some easy to find products you can make your own magnetic bulletin board in a couple hours.

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

Fly Your Flag the Right Way this 4th of July

If you choose to display your American spirit by flying the U.S. flag this 4th of July, please make sure you do it properly. Yes, there is more to it than just unfurling the flag and running it up a pole. As you prepare to bring out the stars and […]

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Decorate for Halloween like Matthew Gray Gubler

Our favorite Halloween decor is still Matthew Gray Gubler’s house from last year. His pumpkin picking skill is a natural talent and something you are born with but that doesn’t mean we can’t learn from his techniques. 5 Ways to Decorate like Matthew Gray Gubler on Halloween 1. Always choose […]

Create Your Own Giant Ruler Height Chart (For Free!)

Create Your Own Giant Ruler Height Chart (For Free!)

I’m sure we all have similar memories growing up of standing with our backs straight against a wall while our parents marked our height with our names and the date, creating a timeline of childhood growth. While these places were often doorways or other out-of-sight locales, there was a slight […]

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

Use Landscape Lighting To Enhance Safety

While some people prefer a very in-your-face style of home security presence, there are others who lean more towards a subtle, multi-purpose approach to ensuring their home’s safety. One way to accomplish a more low-key, yet attractive level of security is to install landscape lighting around your home. Landscape lighting […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ohio’s First Passive House: The Decor & Take-Home Tips

Ohio’s First Passive House: The Decor & Take-Home Tips

While walking the Passive House in February, we couldn’t help but notice the decor choices made for the ultimate eco-friendly home. From the flooring choices to furniture, accessories, color schemes, and textures, we were taken with how incredibly discerning the owners were in furnishing their new home. We’d like to […]

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

Avoiding Bedbugs While Thrift Shopping

Have bedbugs impacted your favorite pastime of rummaging through used items? We love a great thrift store find as much as the next person. The thrill of the hunt, the rush of adrenaline when you find that “perfect” item, the insanely low prices — thrifting is definitely the sport of […]

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

Holiday Decorating On The Cheap

With Halloween barely behind us, it’s hard to imagine the holiday season being around the corner. However, as retailers advertise Black Friday sales and grocery stores closing out their turkey order lists, you’d better believe ’tis the season indeed. Although we typically don’t like to decorate for the holidays until […]

Unique Wallpaper Honors Space Travel

Unique Wallpaper Honors Space Travel

After designer Elizabeth Kelly of Studio Print Works bought an old farmhouse, she became enamored with the crumbling wallpaper left behind in a boy’s room. She saved several pieces and approached Studio Print Works to recreate the images, resulting in a new wallpaper collection called “Blast Off.” Part of the […]

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

My Dirty DIY Secret: Spray Paint

Whenever the weather gets warmer and there’s a couple of clear-skied hours in the forecast, I get an itch that only one thing can scratch. A can of spray paint. I have a love affair with spray paint. And not in a weird, huffing illegal substances kind of way, nor […]

5 Ways to Decide on Paint Color

5 Ways to Decide on Paint Color

If you’re stumped when it comes to selecting paint colors, read through these tips from Mary Lawlor, color stylist for Kelly-Moore Paints. Use a color wheel. If you haven’t used a color wheel since middle school art class, find one online. Color wheels are ideal for discovering shades you might […]

Mirrors On The Ceiling?

Mirrors On The Ceiling?

I have a confession to make. I have long since loved the mirrored-anything trend that I’m sure has jumped the shark by now. I just love how a mirrored piece of furniture can accent nearly any decor scheme while adding sparkle and shine to a room in unexpected ways. And […]

Flea Market Style, The Magazine

Flea Market Style, The Magazine

Today, the shelter-centered parts of my feedreader exploded with excitement and joy — there was a new shelter magazine released! In the wake of such greats like Domino and Metropolitan Home being discontinued, it seems like a welcome reprieve to welcome a new contender to the ring. So, without further […]

25 Projects Under $50

25 Projects Under $50

While perusing my usual rounds of shelter blogs, I came across this post from Apartment Therapy’s sister site Re-Nest, giving ideas for 25 DIY projects under $50 and thought I’d pass it along. It’s not often these days that we have an extra $50 to spend (with our son turning […]

Off the Wall: The Expanded Field of Wallpaper

Off the Wall: The Expanded Field of Wallpaper

I’m a big fan of wallpapered accent walls and wallpapered headboards. Even more, I like it when the two are used together. Look at how much depth and visual interest is gained by applying the same wallpaper to a two-dimensional surface and a three-dimensional object. Miranda and Greg Stratford decided […]

Wild Wallpaper Choices

Wild Wallpaper Choices

In my quest to find an awesome wallpaper for my front entry/stairwell/upstairs landing-hallway, I’ve come across some very interesting finds that stray FAR from your grandmother’s florals and damasks (though I have a soft spot in my heart for those as well). My design style is very graphic, bright, bold, […]

Hide Your Flat Panel TV Behind a Work of Art

Hide Your Flat Panel TV Behind a Work of Art

In the film Thomas Crown Affair, we loved how Pierce Brosnan hid stolen paintings behind an electronically controlled faux piece of art that would raise and lower which provided him access to his secret stash. The Art Screen from Vutec works in a similar way and instead of hiding contraband […]

How IKEA Creates 10 Million Coffee Tables Per Year

Cool video from National Geographic showing behind the scenes in an IKEA factory.