Remodeling Process: Getting Inspired

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I love helping homeowners realize their dreams for their spaces. It’s the most amazing kind of satisfaction to help people enjoy their homes in a new way. That first meeting with the client is always a bit of a question mark. Some homeowners are very prepared, having done their research, knowing exactly what they want. … Continue reading

Easy DIY: Jewelry Tree

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So I needed a jewelry tree, but I couldn’t find any that I liked. At the very least the ones that I really liked came with a very high price tag. And let’s be honest – I like a good Saturday morning project. So here’s what I came up with: I’ll do my best to … Continue reading

Deconstructed Remodel: Small Kitchen Makeover

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Small spaces are such a great challenge and I LOVVVVE a good challenge. This couple approached me to remodel their small kitchen, primarily because they wanted to update the space. Having lived and raised their kids in the house for years, it was time for a change. However, after visiting the house I decided I … Continue reading

IKEA makeover: Lindved Repainted

I’m blessed/cursed with living 5 minutes from Ikea. Blessed because it’s convenient & relatively inexpensive. Cursed because they’ve made it so easy for me to spend money there. What makes Ikea so widely appealing to so many people is that the overall aesthetic of Ikea is fairly clean and unfussy. This makes Ikea a bit … Continue reading

Deconstructed Remodel: The Standard Hall Bathroom

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I see a lot of “standard” hall bathrooms. They’re generally 5×9 and follow the same basic floor plans. While they don’t leave a lot of room for ornate finishes and don’t justify an elaborate budget, they can be fun to design because the challenge is in tying everything together into one neat little package. You … Continue reading

Dollar Store Craft: Quote/Lyric Art Piece

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Another DIY that doesn’t need too much explanation. I’m always struggling to fill the blanks wall of my apartment without breaking the bank. Couple weeks ago I strolled into the Dollar Store with no agenda. $3 and 20 minutes later I walked out with 1 foam core poster board and 2 packages of letter stickers (one … Continue reading

Deconstructed Remodel: Rustic yet Elegant Master Suite

This was such a fun remodel to do… When I first met this young, stylish couple at their house they had a small handful of items they knew they really wanted in their master bathroom: a freestanding tub, a chandelier, a larger shower and more counter space. But the truth was, the bath needed a … Continue reading

Renter-approved: Electrical Tape Pin-striping

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Once again – I’m left to find creative solutions for dealing with the fact that I live in an apartment, can’t make permanent changes, can’t put holes in the wall and can’t paint the walls. Everything needs to be easily removable, leaving the walls damage free. I realized that electrical tape has a couple of interesting … Continue reading