photo shoot for This Old House magazine... Recently, we had the opportunity to work with This Old House. They did a professional photo shoot of several rooms in our home for the magazine. So this post is a little behind the scene look at the photo shoot. One of the rooms they published is a short little write-up on our daughter's room in our previous home, with a picture that I actually took myself! Here's the shot: I wrote about transforming this space in the post called How we Killed ... Read More about This Old House Photo Shoot – Behind the Scene
And She’s Buying a Stairway to Heaven. Talking Stairs Design.
Stairway design DIY projects... Stairs design. Or staircase remodels/makeovers. Ever had to deal with one? We sure have... "And she's buying a stairway to heaven." Preach it Reverend Plant. He must know. He must be one of us remodel-aholics, because, I've bought a few stairways, and when you see the price tag attached, it's close to a religious experience. Like OLD testament religious...where people stoned people if they thought their quote for a new staircase was too much. But I'm a ... Read More about And She’s Buying a Stairway to Heaven. Talking Stairs Design.
Reupholstering a Chair. Our French-Canadian Chair Makeover.
Reupholstering a chair makeover... My husband's family hails from the U.P....that's upper peninsula of Michigan. And much of his family roots are French-Canadian. I, myself am a mutt. I'm kinda from nowhere, and everywhere, but since I married into a family with a very French-sounding name, I claim I am French...because everyone knows French is fancy. And I like fancy. For instance... Take this chair. I bought two of them at auction for $16 each. If your first thought is, "she overpaid," ... Read More about Reupholstering a Chair. Our French-Canadian Chair Makeover.
A Space for Sweet Cheeks. An outdoor adventure boys bedroom.
an outdoor themed boys bedroom makeover... There's nothing more fun than decorating a little boys bedroom. And since we are a family with several boys, we've tackled multiple DIY boys' bedroom projects. If you have a little guy that you're looking to decorate for, I hope this adventure room of ours gives you some fun ideas for your own space! Meet Sweet Cheeks. At least this WAS Sweet Cheeks. Now he's more like a little elementary school man who we've discovered likes all ... Read More about A Space for Sweet Cheeks. An outdoor adventure boys bedroom.
Hot and “Settee” – DIY upholstery of a craigslist settee.
DIY upholstery project on a used settee... This is a DIY upholstery project that I really love. It was one of our very first. "hot & settee" OK, maybe not so "hot", but definitely a "settee". More like cold. Cold and blue. "Blue" because, well he's blue, and also as in "someone help a fella out, I'm down in the dumps (literally)" blue. To me, there's no better feeling than helping something injured or downtrodden. I'm a physical therapist. And while I have not touched a patient since ... Read More about Hot and “Settee” – DIY upholstery of a craigslist settee.