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Thursday November 20th, 2014

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Before & After: Apple Crate Upgrade

When life gives you lemons, you’re supposed to make lemonade, right? But what about when life (or a friend) gives you apples? Well, if you’re Jeanne McGee, you make pies and turn the box into a beautiful patterned storage piece. Jeanne is an artist, designer and printmaker based in Minneapolis who knows her way around…

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Thursday November 13th, 2014

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Before & After: An Unused Garage Becomes A Colorful Craft Studio

Even for the most meticulous of homemakers, the garage—that nary visited, afterthought of a home appendage—can often function as a full-sized junk drawer. You know what I’m talking about. Although garages are technically meant to house cars (and perhaps the occasional lawn mower, rake, or bicycle), they usually run the risk of becoming contenders for episodes of Hoarders—their walls filled…

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Before & After: Steamer Trunk Makeover

Most of our before & after makeovers focus on homes and interiors, but today I’m sharing a project that’s small and travels well – a steamer trunk! Designer Cameron MacLean of Off Cut Studio specializes in woodworking and cabinets, but he got to try something totally different when an online shoe store reached out for…

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Thursday November 6th, 2014

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Before & After: A Family Home in Ireland

The majority of makeovers we’re sent tend to be from the United States, so we’re always excited to hear from homeowners, renters and designers outside of the country. We were recently introduced to Kingston Lafferty Design, a Dublin & Wicklow-based multi disciplinary design studio. Led by Roisin Lafferty, Kingston Lafferty recently completed a small residential…

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Thursday October 23rd, 2014

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Before & After: DIY Herringbone Wall


Some before & afters are all about a giant POW! of change: full home demolitions, knocking down walls and taking houses down to their studs. But some transformations are more focused on doing something clever with a small space that needs some new life. Today’s makeover falls into the second category of celebrating tiny nooks…

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Friday September 5th, 2014

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Erin Scott’s Ruby Red Grapefruit Fizz

Last week I had the pleasure of rounding up some of my favorite non-alcoholic drinks to celebrate a lighter option for summer sipping. Then, earlier this week we had the honor of sharing the beautiful Berkeley, CA home of blogger, stylist, photographer and cookbook author Erin Scott of Yummy Supper. Today I’m thrilled to combine…

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Thursday September 4th, 2014

Thursday August 28th, 2014

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15 Inspiring Kitchen Transformations

I don’t know about you, but there’s nothing quite as satisfying as witnessing a real, good kitchen renovation. Whether it’s on a cheesy daytime home and garden show or an in-person tour at a friend’s house, a brand-spankin’-new kitchen has the ability to give me chills and send my heart beating in envy. Self-closing drawers, you…

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Thursday August 21st, 2014

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