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a grain bin turned coffee table

When I shared the industrial-style coffee table a few months ago, some of you called it.  It just didn’t work with my style.  While I like the table a lot and it was very functional, it was too large for the space and the longer I lived with...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Dec 8, 2016

Half bath: Demo Day and Tiling Progress

I posted my plans for our main floor half bath more than three months ago, and then things went quiet. We had a busy Fall, and a hard time finding back-to-back weekends that we could devote to working on the bathroom.Thankfully, Demo Day is finally h...
by House Pretty on Dec 6, 2016

Christmas Living Room 2016

I was trying to write this post last night and my mind was just mush!  I found myself in a mid-sentence daze and I finally surrendered and went to bed. So, now that it’s a new day, here is my living room dressed for the holiday season.  The l...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Dec 5, 2016

Christmas Master Bedroom 2016

Friday was a productive day working at home.  I had a lot of little things I needed to catch up on and check off the to-do list and I wanted to get some more Christmas decorating done.  So, I bounced between doing things I needed to do and things I...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Dec 3, 2016

Noble Fir for the Living Room

I decided to get two Christmas trees this year. I have done just one large one the past few years, but I was really looking forward to Christmas decorating this year, so two trees seemed fitting! I got a 8.5′ Fraser fir for our family room fro...
by Miss Mustard Seed on Dec 1, 2016

Main Bath: Phase 1 Update

In my last post, I shared a few "before" photos of our home's main bath. We've already started on some inexpensive updates that will make the room more liveable while we save for a major reno, but mood boards help me visualize where I'm going and kee...
by House Pretty on Sep 5, 2016

Main Bath: Before

Welcome to our main bath:It's pretty special :)Not surprisingly, we'd like to gut this space and start over. It's a decent-sized bathroom, but the layout is all wrong.  If we move things around, and steal some space from the guest room next door...
by House Pretty on Aug 29, 2016

Get the Look: Half Bath

1/2/3/4/5/6/7High on my list of new home requirements was a second bathroom. We ended up with 2.5 and I couldn't be happier. The bathroom above was designed by Natalie Myers, whose work I love and drool over on Instagram, and my plan was to straight...
by House Pretty on Aug 24, 2016

Half bath: Before

,A main floor powder room was on my wish list for the new house, and this is what I got - ha! So far the only thing I've done is upgrade the light switch to an occupancy sensor (life-changing if your child can't yet reach the light switch), but we've...
by House Pretty on Aug 17, 2016

Hacking IKEA's HYLLIS Shelves

spotted hereWhen we bought this house, I was 100% convinced that we'd install shelves like the ones in Isaac Mizrahi's NYC apartment (pictured above). Our big plan was to open up the wall between our dining and living spaces, leaving a shallow sectio...
by House Pretty on Aug 15, 2016

New dining chairs

Our new dining chairs finally arrived! The chairs are from Structube, and while they weren't in-store yet when I visited, I decided to take a chance and order them anyway, and I'm so glad I did. They're comfortable, they look great, and the price ($7...
by House Pretty on Aug 8, 2016

Living Room: Before

Here it is, our new living room:Yes, it needs a little work :)The flooring is actually in great shape (the former homeowners even had the carpets professionally cleaned before we moved in) so while we'd like to replace it with hardwood, we're not 100...
by House Pretty on Jul 29, 2016

Progression of a Living Room

We recently pulled the trigger on a pair of new chairs for our living room, which got me thinking about all the changes we've made in this space in the 3 years we've lived here. Come on a walk down... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Designing Domesticity on Jul 28, 2016

DIY closet "hideout"

Hannah's hideout is done, so I wanted to share it here. This little space is pretty tricky to photograph, but I think you'll get the idea :)The last time you saw this space, I'd removed the upper shelf and that was about it (it would probably look ni...
by House Pretty on Jul 27, 2016

My Kitchen Reno Progress!

Back in May, we started our kitchen demo (below) which included removing the peninsula and cooktop, ripping out the painted hardwood/plywood combo floors, and blasting out most of the wall between the kitchens and the hall off to the right. &nbs...
by My Notting Hill on Jul 5, 2016

Closet "hideout" plans

via the way we playThe best feature of Hannah's room, by far, is this closet, which extends over the stairs (she termed it her "hideout"). While her room is mostly finished, we haven't touched this space yet, and it's going to be fun!the before: hey,...
by House Pretty on Jun 21, 2016

Easy DIY lighting hack

From the moment I started daydreaming about this house, I pictured a large dome pendant hanging over our dining room table. I'm pretty sure I've looked at every oversized dome pendant available online, but the versions I liked were all way more than...
by House Pretty on Jun 14, 2016

Reveal Time

It's finally here, the reveal of our new front facade. Our improved curb appeal. The front facelift. Whatever you want to call it, it doesn't matter to me. What matters are the changes and how... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my webs...
by Designing Domesticity on Jun 8, 2016

Kitchen/Dining Progress

In my last post, I shared my plans for our shared kitchen and dining space (you can see the befores here). I have my heart set on dark kitchen cabinets, but because this room isn't bathed in light all day, I wanted to first see how far a little...
by House Pretty on Jun 7, 2016

Birthday Bedroom Makeover

Well, hello there. Sorry for the unexpected hiatus in our little corner of blog-land. What can I say, summer is almost upon us and things are busy, busy, busy - between end of school, never ending... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my websi...
by Designing Domesticity on Jun 2, 2016


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