Category Archives: DIY

My house

Before

This is my kitchen counter. No, it’s not meant to be an advertisement for Palmolive (but if they wanted to be an advertiser on the site I wouldn’t say no). It’s an example. An example of how little things can make a difference.

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Home office 1, 2, 3!

Before

 I was in great need of a workspace.  Before the change, our home computer was in my daughters room which was very limiting.  I could not do any work after her “bedtime”, a time that is creative for me.  Also, in my profession of Feng Shui all electronic equipment is forbidden in bedrooms; I am a firm believer of this practice.  The energy in her room felt better immediately after removing the computer.

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Renovating: Grandma’s porch gets a face lift

I just spent the summer in New York helping refurbish my parents old carriage house, which is kind of like a very ornate bird house but much MUCH bigger. This house, my mom and dad’s and my daughter’s grandma and grandpa’s; is a very special place.  Here it is from the outside, after a little TLC take a look at the beauty it beholds!

Here is grandma’s porch before the face lift.  This screened in space had not been accessible for the past ten years.  It had become a storage area for everything but the kitchen sink.  These two photos show a semi-cleaned out space, when I started the project the porch was filled to the brim with just a narrow walkway between the front and back entrances.
Before

Take a good look at the natural wood wicker chair on the left in the foreground, that chair was on its way out until grandpa forbid me to throw it away; I had no choice but to refurbish it…

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Inspiration: Theme boards

Country Romance All design projects need a beginning, I came…

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Good Ideas: Garage floor tiles

These garage floor tiles from Garage Tek are a really great way…

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Flower therapy

 I was really inspired by Maxwell Gillingham-Ryan, author and founder…

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Designer review: Inke Heiland

Dutch designer Inke Heiland’s recycled wallpaper kit is both resourceful…

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Getting started: Furniture arranging kits

I had never heard of a “furniture arranging kit” before I wrote this…

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Wall decals 1,2,3!

This new trend in wall decals is everywhere. I have…

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Decorating rule 60, 30, 10…

That’s right, there are rules in the world of interior…

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