The Soap Opera Saga of the Cantaloupe Bookshelf


Here is the thing about painting your living room black: it makes everything look like it was put there on purpose. The sloppy cushions, the 3-month-old magazine, the 32oz Diet Dr Pepper Big Gulp from last thursday…yes. They all look like they were put there on purpose. This puts a lot of pressure on the items […]

DIY No-Sew Sequin Pillow


There are two kinds of people in this world you cannot trust; people who bite into ice cream and people who do not like sequins. That ice cream thing is suspicious because WHO DOES THAT? But the sequin thing can be more subtle. You can know a person for your whole life and then, 30 […]

Adventures in Removable Wallpaper


There are a handful of items that indicate one has officially crossed the line into adulthood; parenthood, paying taxes, and installing wallpaper. I mean, anyone can paint a wall…but wallpaper? You need big girl pants to handle wallpaper. And although I have done some stand-alone wallpaper projects here and there, I had yet to wallpaper […]

Fun with Faux Stained Glass


Stained glass is a big deal in these parts, especially the linear-prairie school of design type of stuff. It’s gorgeous. It’s expensive. It’s not-at-all weather proof, and sort of a pain to keep up. And yet, everyone loves it. Including me. So when I saw the ladies at A Beautiful Mess make a faux stained […]

Leaf Print Pillowcases


People say Memorial Day is the beginning of summer, but in my book the season doesn’t start until the feather duvet gets yanked off the bed and swap it for a beloved, lumpy, bumpy, oil-spill-quality-absorbant-cotton, chenille blanket. Always white. Always retro. Chenille blankets are wildly impractical 9 months a year, but when they are good they […]

Scrunch Shibori


Contrary to popular belief, Scrunch Shibori is not the name of the hipster gas station attendant who sells poems about his goat; it’s what you can do with a nifty die kit and a duvet. Want to make one? Yeah. You do!

I Wallpapered the Fridge. AGAIN.


For most people, spring cleaning means deep cleaning their closet. For me, it means giving my fridge a new party dress. Get a load of her! If you have been following this blog for a while, you know I wallpapered my fridge back in 2013 thanks to the folks at Chasing Paper. The wallpaper is […]

Painted Black?


Not unlike nose piercings or bullet-proof coffee, the black painted wall trend is something I have always been happy to admire on others. From afar. For somebody else. It’s one of those things you hear about people doing and think it’s really neat, but in equal measure, you’re delighted you don’t have to mess around with it. […]

Kitchen Itchin’


About an hour after my home was featured in Design Sponge last week something happened; I walked around my house, gave a moment of grateful thanks to live in this wonderful place, then took a deep breath and decided I wanted to change everything. Everything. Why is that? I can’t imagine I’m alone in that, am […]