DIY | An Ikea Lack Hack Coffee Table Makeover

This post was originally published in April 2011. I needed a functional coffee table for the living room, but I basically had a budget of zero dollars. This little Ikea Lack hack was my solution. Lack Hack Supplies An Ikea Lack coffee table Spray Adhesive (this might also work with wallpaper paste, but I haven’t tried it) ModPodge Shellac Wallpaper or very thick wrapping paper A craft knife A paint brush Decorative nails (I used 3/8″ nails with a nickel finish) or nail… View Post

Long Time, No Design

Long Time, No Design

Ummm HI! It’s been a while. Two and a half years, actually. Things happened, I got busy. I completely dropped off the face of the blog world. I made a few half-arsed Instagram posts for a few months, tried to keep up with my favourite design reads, and then it all tailed off and… nadda. I’m not going to launch back in with an essay on where I’ve been and what I’ve been doing. One day I might… but for… View Post

Do Capsule Wardrobes Actually Work?

Do Capsule Wardrobes Actually Work?

I hopped on the capsule wardrobe trend two years ago. It took me a few seasons to curate my clothing collection to the point where it might be considered a proper capsule wardrobe, and you can check it out further down. But now that I’ve got it almost nailed down, I thought I’d talk about how successful it’s been. What is a Capsule Wardrobe? On the off-chance that you missed that whole thing and want to know what a capsule… View Post

Inspiring Design: A Neutral Scandinavian Apartment

Inspiring Design: A Neutral Scandinavian Apartment

Man, this whole trying-to-be-productive-even-though-the-kids-are-off-school is just not really working out. I’ve basically given up. I’m just going to embrace the fact that I will be confined to play parks surrounded by screaming children or covered in glitter for the next week or two. Actually, as I write this, I am in fact sitting in a horrendous indoor play area. It’s so loud, you guys – audibly and visually. But look – this Scandinavian apartment isn’t! It’s light and bright and… View Post

The Difference The Right Window Treatments Can Make & …

The Difference The Right Window Treatments Can Make & A Boy’s Room Mood Board

Well, hi! I did not plan to be away from the blog for as long as I have been. We just got back from three weeks of visiting family and friends Stateside, and although I had grand plans to blog over there, it just didn’t happen. I’ve been working on lots of very exciting things though, and I’ve got a backlog of fun stuff to share with you, starting with a few updates to the boy’s room! This space got some… View Post