Kvar-FAIL: the story of a room divider -
Quick review: when we first realized we were going to need a nursery (and that we didn’t want to give up the guest room for it, at least not right away), we planned to hire someone to put up a wall with french doors, dividing our ginormous (29 by 13) master bedroom into two sections. Then this started to seem….expensive. … Continue reading →
Tips for Painting an Exposed Basement Ceiling
We didn't have a drop ceiling in our basement, and we weren't about to spend the money to put one in. So what we had was an exposed beam basement ceiling that was all wood, ducts, pipes, cords, and so on. What it needed, in my opinion was a good paint with a decent paint sprayer. Painting the exposed beam ceiling with a light color made all the difference in this basement. This was how the ceiling (basement) looked before. After the painting was all said and done, we had learned p…
5 Hardware Store Supplies for Custom Room Dividers
Room dividers tend to fall into two categories. The first is ugly and inefficient and the second is overpriced and uber modern. Forget Craigslist, do away with retail, all you need to do is head to your local hardware store for a few basic supplies.1. Rope: We’ve seen walls made of rope and they’re not only attractive, but efficient. They break up the space without making either area a dark cave void of light. Try making a full square frame of wood that is custom fit to your space.
Stylish Bike Storage Ideas For Your Home Or Garage
Bike storage is always a conundrum. Whether you have a family of five and a small garage, or a city apartment, we all have bike storage needs. Bikes can actually add to your décor, giving your space an interesting urban design feature. So if you want to show off your wheels, we have designs for […]
Finished Basement Ideas (Cool Basements)
A finished basement is an awesome home addition. Check out our photos of cool basement designs that will add more usable square footage to any home.
The basement can be a scary place: dark, damp and definitely the last room anyone wants to spend money when feathering their nest. Why invest thousands ...
PVC Bed Canopy - Sawdust 2 Stitches
When we first moved into our home, I was a little stumped with what I should do with our bedroom. It seemed a little dull… I knew I wanted to do something different, and I really wanted to case my window with big white molding. I did end up casing the window, and as a […]
Our Unfinished Basement
In the spirit of all this organizing, my sewing room, in the basement, is definitely next on the list. It’s going to be a long, long process though. :) But before I start showing you my sewing room, I want to show you the basement and what we’ve already done to it. The clean, full basement was definitely a huge selling point, and for us, it’s also definitely a huge testament to what paint can do. So when we bought the house, the basement was all a sort of pinkish color. Floors, walls…