colorful bedroom.

Colorful bedroom tour of Nellie's bedroom space from

I have no illusions that I am a skillful interior decorator or designer. I've come to terms with that. I have aspired to become Martha Stewart's long-lost daughter, I find that to be much more realistic. But, as the traffic to my Fall Home Tour all love to peek at other people's homes. So, I'll give you what you want (what you really, really want...). This is our tiny colorful bedroom in our new apartment... This truly is about it. You know that term...postage-size? Yes, I understand the term now. We down-sized from a Queen bed to a Full bed and that's barely making it. We had to find just the right ...

Read More »

Decorating and Design Ideas with men in mind. Part 3 of 3.

manly decorate feature3

Today is day 3 of filling our brains with design ideas with the boys in mind. If your home is full of bows, and ruffles, and…white!…this is for you! So pay attention!! And be sure to go check out yesterdays post for the fabulous tips that we already learned!! A reminder of the 3 questions I asked the bloggers… Question 1. When decorating with the boys in your home in mind what is one thing that you avoid as much as possible. Like colors, patterns, or textures? Question 2. What is the quickest way to add manliness to a room? Question 3. Is there a way to take the feminine accessories (like pillows, vases, pictures) ...

Read More »

Before/After: boy’s bedroom on a budget

levi's room feature

  Kid's room's can be a challenge for most mom's. It can be expensive to redecorate a bedroom, for anyone. Nevermind a child that will probably outgrow the room in a year. Or the decor, for sure. So, when it became apparent Levi would need his room redone I set out to keep costs down and create something that could grow with him. A boy's bedroom on a budget of...$150 or so. That's all I was willing to spend. For new bedding, curtains, furniture...whatever. Obviously, I had to get creative! The first trick was to agree on a paint color. He desperately wanted a bright blue. I desperately wanted neutral ...

Read More »

Simple steps to transform your builder grade door


One of the projects that needed to happen in order to bring our hallway up to standards was upgrading our doors. They are ugly hollow doors. You know, you’ve seen these doors. You maybe have them. It was time for them to go but we couldn’t afford to replace all 4 doors. Not happening. So, I got creative with tools and paint and did a DIY door upgrade. This is what we started with… I used lathe to add a T shape. I wanted to give the door a bit of architecture. I used spray paint to paint the existing hardware ( I took it outside for that part)… And then painted the whole thing white! And now my door looks ...

Read More »

master bedroom fabric wall reveal

I wanted to wait until I have the whole room done before I start posting. Yeah right...this is over 2 months in progress. I decided that I would show you all this fabric wall a little early. Which I love. A reminder of the before... Truly, truly it's the same room. Truly. I have lots of projects that went into this room but I just want to show off that wall in this post. It was my solution to a room with no interest. And a girl with no carpentry skills. Enter...fabric. I had seen a photo of a great fabric wall from a post on Young House Love and decided to try my spin on it. Here is the inspiration photo... I ...

Read More »