DIY | How To Create A Polka Dot Wall …

DIY | How To Create A Polka Dot Wall with Stickers (Quickly)

The polka dot wall was the most visually impactful features of Eleanor’s old nursery, and it was also an easy and affordable DIY project. Using polka dot wall stickers and a homemade stencil, installation took less than two hours, and it made a huge difference to the room. How To Install Polka Dot Wall Decals I used gold dot decals from Land of Nod, but you can find similar ones on Etsy. They’d also be easy to make yourself with…

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Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Nursery

Room Reveal | An Industrial Loft Nursery

The nursery I designed for my daughter in our Chicago loft was small but sweet. The space felt fun and bright, pairing modern furniture with industrial architectural features. Loft Nursery Floor Plan This 8′ x 9′ room fit a lot in, but careful space planning made sure there was as much open floor space as possible and nothing felt cramped. Loft Nursery Reveal Industrial Features Two of the nursery walls were partial – eight feet tall with a two foot…

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DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

DIY | Upholstered Bed {Update}

Remember the DIY bed I upholstered back last year? Well, when we moved, I had to take bits of it apart so we could get it through the doorways. It was an easy process – I just pulled out the staples and peeled the fabric back around the corners so that I could get to the screws (and around the middle of the foot board, because that’s where the support beam is attached).   It had been working out really…

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DIY | How To Make Nursery Glider Slipcovers

DIY | How To Make Nursery Glider Slipcovers

Sometimes if you’re on a tight design budget, a little bit of DIY can go a long way. For my daughter’s new nursery, I took a once-tired glider/rocker and made new slipcovers for it in a modern print. I’m by no means an expert – I actually don’t know how to sew. But it was relatively straightforward in the end, so here’s a simple tutorial for DIY glider slipcovers if you want to have a go yourself. You Will Need…

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DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

DIY | Wall Art Monogram for a Toddler Bedroom

I’ve been on the hunt for very budget-friendly DIY wall art ideas for my son’s new toddler bedroom, and this little button monogram fits the bill. What You Need Assorted buttons (I got mine from JoAnns) Fabric (I used burlap) A solid frame (mine was a charity shop find) Needle & thread Cardboard Printer Cost: from $5 Time: Under four hours DIY Monogram Wall Art: How To I started by printing a big old letter S, my Little Man’s first…

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DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A …

DIY | Ikea Fjellse Hack: How to Upholster A Bed

I recently upholstered a basic wooden bed frame from Ikea. It’s going to live in my little boy’s new bedroom – his first “big boy bed.” It’s a very budget-friendly and straightforward DIY – perfectly doable if you love the look of upholstered beds but not the price tag. UPDATE: Having lived with the upholstered Fjellse bed for over a year, there are a couple of minor things I would have done differently – read more about that here if…

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