How to Make a Built In Reading Nook in a Closet

For years I've dreamed of making a built in reading nook in my home. And while designing the function and practicality of our basement, I really wanted to find a way to incorporate a reading nook into our family room. Over the years of I've saved many creative ideas for building a reading nook from magazines, Instagram, Pinterest and from visiting the Parade of Homes. And I knew exactly what I wanted to include in our reading nook. First of all, I wanted a cozy spot to relax with a good book. Along with adequate lighting and bookshelves was next on…

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Add Old World Charm with a Simple Brick Backsplash

Welcome to week 5 of the One Room Challenge! Clearly we are thrilled with the progress we are making in our ultimate family hangout room! While it is a lot of hard work, it feels good to look back at what we've accomplished so far. And this week we are delighted to share how to install a brick backsplash with old world charm. We are grateful for Old Mill Brick for sponsoring this post. And we are excited to share their product with you, but all of the thoughts are my own. If you’re new here, WELCOME! You can learn more…

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How to Easily Install a Laminate Floor Over Concrete

Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge! Certainly we are excited with the progress we are making in our ultimate family hangout room! And this week we are thrilled to share how to install a gorgeous laminate floor over concrete that looks and feels just like wood. While this may seem like a challenging project it is a doable do it yourself project. However, it can be a little rough on the knees. Of course, we'll walk you through everything you need to know to install a laminate floor, even if it's over concrete. If you’re new here, WELCOME!…

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How to DIY an Epoxy Countertop to Look Like Marble

Welcome to week 3 of the One Room Challenge! This past week our focus has been the DIY epoxy countertop for the kitchenette or bar area. Not only has this been a project we've been looking forward to, but there has also been a little anxiety. We've never taken on a project like this before, so we did a ton a research before we began. Have you been thinking about installing an epoxy countertop but put off by the price? Well, why not make one yourself, then? While it seems like a challenging process, if you follow our steps you too…

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How to Make A Simple Cabinet Box

Welcome to week 2 of the One Room Challenge! Today we will share how to make a simple cabinet box that we used to make our kitchenette or wet bar area in our family room. This is also the same method we used to make the cabinet for our built in entertainment center. While we've done a bit of woodworking, this is our first cabinet we've built and we are pretty pleased with the results. So much so, I think we'd do it again! If you’re new here, WELCOME! You can learn more about us here. For the next 6 weeks…

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How to Make a Built In Entertainment Center

We are so excited to once again be participating the One Room Challenge. For the next 8 weeks we will be transforming an unfinished basement room into the ultimate family hangout room, beginning with a custom built in entertainment center! If you’re new here, WELCOME! You can learn more about us here. Certainly be sure to follow us on Instagram for behind the scenes progress and updates! What is the Room Challenge? The One Room Challenge is a biannual event held every April and October. Each round 20 design influencers are selected to take the challenge of being featured designers and…

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Cloffice: How to Make an Office in a Closet

Do you need a home office, but your space is small? Then we have the perfect idea for you, a cloffice! Say what?! A cloffice, an office in a closet. In fact, we'll show you how simple it is to DIY a cloffice in your home. What is a Cloffice? A cloffice is a closet or a nook that you can transform into a functional office space. Or course you don't need a large walk-in closet to make this happen. Just add a desk surface, storage area and a chair to a small closet or nook. When we remodeled our clients…

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The Best Toy Organizing Ideas for Your Home

If you have kids or grand-kids, then you know how much stuff they collect. Their toys tend to be everywhere! Maybe you're drowning in their toy clutter? As you are probably aware, they tend to not put them away without a system for keeping them organized. Does the thought of trying to organize all of these toys just overwhelm you? Then take a look at How to Organize Toys in Three Simple Steps. Since we are always looking for a little inspiration to keep our homes organized, we've put together 30 brilliant toy organizing ideas you need to see! Take a…

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How to Organize Toys in Three Simple Steps

Are you looking for ideas to organize toys in your home?Without a plan toys can easily take over your home.But where to start?Does the thought of organizing all those toys stress you out?!Admittedly, it stresses me out!Where do I even begin!As it happens, my mom is a professional organizer.And with her expertise, we were able to tame that toy clutter and organize the toys in my home.And I'd like to share her tips and show you how easy it is to organize toys in just three simple steps!These steps will help anyone looking to manage toy clutter! In this post Barbies,…

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30+ Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Decoration Ideas

Valentine's Day is quickly approaching and yet it feels like we just took down the Christmas tree. Certainly, we are always looking for fun and creative DIY Valentine's Day decoration ideas for our homes. With this in mind, we collected the best crafts and DIY Valentine decoration ideas from our creative blogging friends. Plus we threw in a few of our own favorite craft projects for Valentines as well. These simple DIY crafts and ideas are easy to make and easy on the budget, with some using dollar store supplies. You'll find ideas for your front porch, ideas with paper hearts,…

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