Category: How-to

DIY Lucite Hardware

My love for lucite has grown exponentially over the past few years, and I just love the look of lucite hardware, but not the price. This example below is gorgeous, but not in my budget! After seeing Grace’s DIY Lucite Curtain Rods and Kitchen Hardware tutorials, I was ready to try something similar on my own. Since so many pieces in our… Read more →

Cutting Bamboo Shades & Thrift Store Chairs

Since our attic renovation cost a pretty penny, any finishes were extremely budget conscious. With 9 windows to cover (eek) and hardly any furniture, I had to improvise. I had remembered Jenny from Little Green Notebook blogged about scoring some dirt cheap roman shades from Lowes, so I headed there to see if (over a month later) anything was left. Cut… Read more →

Design Quickie – How to Pick the Right Neutral Paint

Picking paint for any room can be daunting. There you are, standing in front of hundreds of swatches under the brightest of light, trying to pick things out on a whim. If you’re patient and a good planner, you’ll get a bunch of samples to test in your home. I’m the opposite so I usually end up grabbing a color and rolling… Read more →