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How to Create a Cozy Home Office Library

If you're looking for ideas to create a cozy and functional home office library, you've come to the right place! For the past 8 weeks, we've been transforming an empty basement room into a cozy, dark and moody office. It's week 8 of the Fall 2022 One Room Challenge and it's reveal day! We're so excited to share our home office library with you. You're sure to also find ideas that you can incorporate into your home. In this post, we'll share some tips and tricks for designing the perfect home office library that is both practical and beautiful. From choosing…

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How to Use Caulk, Wood Filler or Spackle Like a Pro

It can be confusing to know when to use caulk, wood filler or spackle in home improvement projects. And what's the difference between wood filler and wood putty? No to mention, when should you use spackle? Clearly there are so many different products that are all meant to fill in holes or gaps. So it's easy to be a little confused when each should be used. Each of these products serve a specific purpose and with proper knowledge and techniques, you can easily tackle any project like a pro. Welcome to week 7 of the One Room Challange! If you’re new…

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How to Easily Install Picture Frame Moulding

Are you looking to add some extra flair to your walls? Installing picture frame moulding is a great way to elevate your space and add a touch of class to your walls. Don't let the task intimidate you - with just a few simple steps, you can easily install picture frame moulding in your own home. This post is sponsored by Ornamental.com, but all the opinions are my own. I am thrilled to work with this beautiful millwork. From contemporary to traditional home accent products, Ornamental has evolved into one of the largest decorative millwork companies in the United States. Ornamental…

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Mind Blowing Desk Makeover with a Modern Vibe

Who says a desk has to be boring? You can create a stunning desk makeover with just a few simple changes. It's week 4 of the One Room Challenge and we've made over a desk I picked up for free on Facebook Marketplace. When I first started making my design plan for Steve's home office I came across the Dolores cane desk at Pottery Barn. And I was in love!!! But not with the price. So I started looking at the possibility of building a desk. But I soon realized due to the high price of hardwood these days, it would…

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What You Need to Know Before Making Shaker Doors with a Router

It's week two of the One Room Challenge and this week we've built and installed two built-in bookshelves with shaker doors. Don't you think shaker doors are a classic! Have you ever considered making your own shaker doors? Last spring we built the wall of built-ins in Steph's basement, but we didn't build the shaker doors, her husband did. So we thought it was time to learn this skill ourselves. Before we began making our shaker doors I asked Dan for his advise. He gave me the router bits and said I'd understand how it all went together once I practiced…

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Amazing Moody Office Plan You Need to See

Well, we've done it again! We're once again participating in the One Room Challenge as a guest participant. And this season we're creating a dark and moody office. First of all, take a look at this amazing Moody Office Plan – it's sure to inspire you! Not only is the design beautiful, but the best part is that you too can find inspiration to update your own home office. Of course we'll be creating a room with plenty of storage, with our trademark built-ins. In addition, you'll find plenty of DIY project ideas that you can incorporate into your own home.…

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How to Makeover Kitchen Island with Shiplap and Trim

If you're looking for a way to give your kitchen a little facelift, then look no further! A quick and easy way to update your kitchen is a little kitchen island makeover. We all know the kitchen is the heart of the home and if you've got an island you know it's where everyone gathers. So why not add an extra touch of style and sophistication to your kitchen island with shiplap and trim moulding. In this blog post, we'll share tips and tricks to make your island a real show stopper! So if your kitchen island is in need of…

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How to Make Personalized Christmas Ornaments with Nostalgic Memories

To express our gratitude for our blessings this year, we chose to create meaningful nostalgic personalized Christmas ornaments. Certainly, gratitude for family is top on my list. And what better way to honor and remember your family members than with unique, personalized Christmas ornaments on your tree this year. Not only will these ornaments help us remember our loved ones, but also will evoke fond memories of those loved ones who are no longer with us and cherish Christmases past. With this in mind, we hope you’ll follow along and learn how to transfer photos onto an ordinary ceramic tile to…

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5 Simple Pumpkin DIY Ideas That Look High-End

It's that time of year again! The leaves are changing colors, the air is getting crisp, and pumpkin spice everything is back in season. Well almost! If you're looking for some simple pumpkin DIY ideas to add a touch of fall flair to your home, look no further. In this blog post, we will show you how to make five easy pumpkins that look like your favorite high end dupes from Pottery Barn, Anthropologie, West Elm and Grandin Road. Are you excited?! But before we get started . . . Are you frustrated you can't find supplies we use at your…

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10 Surprisingly Easy Home Projects to DIY for Beginners

The best way to become a skilled DIY-er is to start with some easy projects and gradually work your way up to the more challenging ones. So, if you're just starting out, here are 10 easy projects that will get you comfortable with the basics of DIYing. From simple furniture projects to creating an accent wall, there's something for everyone in this post. You'll find these easy DIY's perfect for beginners! So roll up your sleeves and get ready to take on some new challenges and you'll be a pro in no time! What is a Good DIY Project for Beginners…

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