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 […]

10 Minute Bead Mosaic


With Fat Tuesday less than 2 weeks away, now is just about time of year I like to round up a really good excuse to hoard Mardi Gras beads. This year, to celebrate, I put together a decorative tray that doubles as year-round wall art if you play your colors right. It’s fast, cheap, and […]

House Tour on Design Sponge

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Long ago in a time when dinosaurs roamed earth, before the dawn of the iPhone, before there was Netflix, before I had a blog, before I worked for myself…I used to sit in a cubicle all day and gawk at home tours on Design Sponge. I used to wonder who lived in these places and what […]