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February 23, 2017

How to Install Peel and Stick Tile

Do you have a room or space that needs new flooring? Are you overwhelmed by the cost and different options available for flooring products? Why not think outside the box with a simple solution that’s cost effective and can be designed to fit your space perfectly?

Peel and stick tile. I know peel and stick tile might have had a questionable reputation before. But it’s been redesigned and reworked for easier application. In addition, it’s extremely affordable. Most peel and stick tile averages only $1.00 per square foot. Here’s a few tips and ideas on how to install it. Here’s the before in a space that needs a little help. I know, right? [...]

 
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January 27, 2017

Simple Tips and Techniques for Painting a Door

One of the easiest and cost-effective ways to update your front entry is to paint your front door. For the cost of a can of paint and a brush, you can add a little curb appeal to your home in an afternoon. Many times, however, homeowners put off painting a door because they aren’t sure of the exact steps to create a professional paint finish.

Here are a few tips and techniques to help with the process.

Clean and prep the door

This step can make all the difference in the paint finish. Start the painting process with a thorough cleaning. Make sure to remove dust, debris, and cobwebs from the door and door surround. Let the door dry completely before painting. You may need [...]

 
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January 12, 2017

Simple Tips for Organizing Your Attic

Have you ever taken your holiday decorations out of the attic and after the holidays were over, there simply wasn’t any place to put them back? It’s like all the space disappeared on a vacation to Hawaii. Organizing at attic is a task that might seem overwhelming, but with a few tips and a plan…all that extra space can become much more manageable. Here are a few suggestions to help organize your attic in no time.

Sorting and purging

The first step to re-organizing your attic are colored tubs. You can purchase tubs in a variety of colors and sizes. Sometimes it’s easier to organize if you have a specific color tub for a specific purpose. For example, red tubs could be for [...]

 
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December 23, 2016

Ideas for Transitional Winter Decorating

It’s that time again. You know, when the Christmas lights come down and the trees are put away and the halls aren’t as decked as they once were. It all feels a little empty and forlorn. This year, why not add a little winter decorating to your décor to ease the house into spring. Need some inspiration and ideas? Here are a few tips on transitional winter decorating to get you started.

Look for the winter in Christmas

Many elements of Christmas décor double as winter décor as well. For example, snowflakes, winter branch trees, white lights, village houses and winter greenery work just as well in January and February as December. Take a second look at your Christmas décor and [...]

 
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December 9, 2016

Organizing Projects for the New Year

Come January 1, it will be out with the Christmas tree—and in with the organizing. It’s time to find a place for everything and keep everything in its place. The key is reworking, refiling, and reordering. Celebrate the coming of the new year with some simple organizing projects for your office, your craft room, your kitchen and all your holiday décor. Here are a few organizing ideas and a little inspiration to get you started.

Craft Closet Organization Ideas: Organize gift wrap supplies on a peg board with dowel rods to hold the wrapping paper in place and hooks for scissors, ribbon, and tape. Purchase simple bins from the dollar store, place on a shelf or table top, label [...]
 
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November 29, 2016

Ideas for Decorating With Fresh Greenery for the Holidays

The key to decorating with fresh greenery is displaying it in unique and creative ways. Want to add a little unexpected fresh flair to your holiday décor this season? Use these ideas!
 
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November 11, 2016

Clever Ideas to Refresh the Dining Room for the Holidays

During the holiday season, the dining room is the heart of the home. It’s where family gathers, stories are shared and every meal becomes a special occasion. Adding a refresh and creating warm and welcoming décor for the dining room is so much easier than you think. This year, take a moment to add a little something extra to your space.

Here are a few ideas and inspiration to get your dining room ready for Thanksgiving.

1. Start with patterned dishware

Patterned dishes are trending this season and what better way to add a little bit of personality to a place setting than with leaf plates like these. You can find plates and coordinating stemware and silverware at [...]

 
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October 31, 2016

How to Add Value to Your Home with Molding

Designed for function rather than form, many homes built today often lack personality and charm. The good news? Adding character to a home is easier than you might think. The solution may be as close as the molding aisle at your local home improvement store. Looking to add a value to your home with a little facelift?

Here are a few molding ideas and some inspiration to get you started.

1. Window moldings

In a newer home, many times windows are simply framed out with drywall or simple four-inch moldings. To add a little personality to existing windows, instead frame out windows with a six-inch pine board. Next, add a heading over the windows with an additional ten-inch [...]

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