December 26, 2013

Updating an Old Vanity

To me, updating any piece of furniture with a new coat of paint is pretty basic – but this may not be the case for everyone. If it is, I hope this inspires some of you to keep what is original to your home. It not only saves you money – it also keeps some…

Getting the Look for Less: Moroccan-Inspired Kitchen

I’ve seen this type of series on a handful of blogs lately – an expensive room’s look is recreated on a “budget”. I’m not sure who’s budget they’re catering to, but it certainly ain’t mine. My house and wardrobe are both a constant game of getting a desired look for much, MUCH less – so…

Holiday Getaway: Asheville, NC

My boyfriend and I are heading to the mountains this month, and I couldn’t be more excited to see (and taste) everything Asheville has to offer. Thanks to the recommendation from a coworker, we used AirBnB to score a private apartment for the weekend – located in a gorgeous historic home downtown. There will be a claw-foot…

Hiding a Security Panel

The previous owners of my house had a security system – which is great – but they decided to install the panel in the most obnoxious area they could spot. During the installation, they removed a decent portion of the wall to run the cords down to the outlet, but the hole was off-center and…

Hiding a Security Panel

The previous owners of my house had a security system – which is great – but they decided to install the panel in the most obnoxious area they could spot. During the installation, they removed a decent portion of the wall to run the cords down to the outlet, but the hole was off-center and…

Main Bathroom: Baby Steps Edition

I can’t put off the main bathroom update any longer. As the days (and the interior of my house) get colder, the fantasizing over long baths in a nice, finished bathroom gets stronger. So rather than overwhelm myself with a long weekend of back-to-back projects, I’m taking things one step at a time. Completed so…