My MyFixItUpLife Interview: Design for Poop?

by Dinah Wulf

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Who knew I could talk about poop for 20 minutes? Yes. Poop. I had the honor of being interviewed by Mark from MyFixItUpLife.  I was so nervous about this at first, but after we started I felt so comfortable and it came pretty easy to me…thanks goodness!

The hosts, Mark and his wife, Theresa have a weekly radio talk show and a daily YouTube show. They are licensed contractors; contribute to DIY Network, Food Network, This Old House, Men’s Health, Old House Journal, Extreme How-To, and more.

Joining me on the panel was Jeanine Hays from AphroChic. She and her husband, Bryan are experts at design that embraces culture and the unique admixture of the traditional and the contemporary that helps to define us all. Jeanine and Bryan have been featured on Good Morning America, and in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Washington Post, Elle Decor, EBONY and more.

Also on the panel, is HGTV designer Genevieve Gorder!!! I LOVE her! I recall recording every single episode of Dear Genevieve a few years ago. Genevieve designs for her new series Genevieve’s Renovation. You can also catch her on Dear Genevieve, HGTV Star, A Hero’s Welcome Home, and hosting HGTV’s White House Christmas Specials.

In this interview, we’re tackling the much under-talked about design dilemma: How do you design for litter boxes and diaper pails? We’re asking the question: When it comes to litter boxes and diaper pails, where do you put the poop without compromising design?

So, without further ado…let’s talk poop…

You can also catch this interview on Google+ and BlogTalk Radio.

Check out MyFixItUpLife on YouTube and the MyFixItUpLife blog for more ideas and inspiration. Thank you to Mark and Theresa for having me and thank YOU for watching!

Our Staircase Makeover Before and After

by Dinah Wulf

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We have made some great progress on some updates to our home. Today, I wanted to share some before and after photos of our staircase makeover. Before I begin, here are a few other things we have done to upgrade our house so far.

OK that was a longer list than I anticipated! Geesh! Anyway, we wanted to get rid of the carpet on the stairs and all of the upstairs. We decided on replacing it with hardwood. Here are the stairs before.  They were brown and white.  Nice, but I feel is a little outdated, especially with our cement floors.

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To save some money, we kept the existing handrails and just painted them black. You can see some of the progress photos of this staircase here. This is the first floor. We chose a pewter ash color.

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We decided on 6” molding on the landing to match the rest of the molding downstairs.

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This is the view from the second floor.

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This is the hallway upstairs.

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I loved how it turned out. We chose a hardwood with a 30 year warranty as well. I also noticed that I keep it much cleaner than I did when it was carpet because you can see the dog hair and dust. BUT that is fine by me… better actually.

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Updates to Our Home

by Dinah Wulf


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For the past several weeks we have been making recent updates to our home. I recently shared my living room makeover, my dining room makeover, our black front door, and our cement floors. BUT, that’s all downstairs; today, I’m excited to share the progress we have made on the stairs and upstairs as well. If you have been following along on Instagram you’ve already seen some sneak peeks on! Get ready, it’s a bit messy, and it may be another week before I share the “finale”.

My daughter’s room was the first to be organized after the floors and moldings were done.  This is during the process.

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These were our stairs BEFORE. The carpet is super dirty, discolored, and worn. The railings were an outdated white and brown.

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We wanted to be financially responsible, so instead of tearing down and installing new railings, we kept our existing railings and painted them black.  They were primed first.

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We decided on black, to match our fireplace mantel in the family room.

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We chose hardwood flooring in pewter ash.  Here is a photo during the process.

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We are also in the process of painting all the doors and doing the hardwood and molding for the entire upstairs. This is our master bedroom.

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About four weeks ago, my husband and I were visiting my parents and we sat down with their neighbors who have solar panels.  They were SO passionate about their decision to install. They told us it was a “no-brainer”. With all the upgrades we are doing now, solar panel installation was something else we were seriously considering because they would save us money and the planet since they are environmentally friendly. Since then, we have been emailing them back and forth about our questions, and then recently I have been doing my own research.

I found that Sungevity is a fantastic option for solar panels. I realized that the sleek, custom design of the Sungevity solar systems would fit well, especially with our recent upgrades and our recent exterior painting that we did. Also, with Sungevity, you can save money on your electricity bill and lower your dependence on scarce, expensive fossil fuels.

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So, naturally now that we are almost finished with the remodel (pictures coming soon!), installing solar panels will be our next step!

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*This offer is non-transferrable and cannot be combined with any other Sungevity offers or promotions. Offer expires September 30, 2014.

Thank you to Sungevity for sponsoring today’s post and inspiring me to learn more about home solar!

 

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Living Room Makeover Reveal

by Dinah Wulf

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I recently posted our dining room makeover reveal, and now I am finally ready to post our living room makeover reveal!  I know. I know. It took me long enough! As a reminder, what seemed like a hundred years ago, I posted the introduction to our new home.  I didn’t know it would take years to finally fall in love with my living room.

Here is the room before.

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Since we have moved in we redid the floors and painted the interior. For this room, we painted the walls a bright white with a grayish tint.  We removed the carpet and refinished the floors in cement with an epoxy overlay.  We also got new six inch trim as well.

This is the view from the front door.

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Here is another angle.

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We found some great pieces including these fun wood cubes with rollers for our coffee table.

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I also got this metal tiled media console for our entertainment stand.

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The TV console matches this eight foot vintage metal tile mirror we bought during our architectural salvage hunt in Los Angeles.

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I filled the room with things I have collected like vintage books, a globe my best friend gave me (yes it lights up!), and a ball jar that we use as a memory jar.

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This is a view from the second floor.

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We also replaced the lighting with these fun metal orbs with a crystal chandelier inside.

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Here is another view.

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Lastly, this is the view from our dining room! What do you think of my living room makeover reveal???

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Apothecary Jar Collection Centerpiece

by Dinah Wulf

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I have a massive dining room table. It’s eight feet long and cannot be folded down because it’s glass. We actually found the base, an old metal work bench with wheels, at an architectural salvage place in Los Angeles. You can see more pictures of it on my dining room makeover reveal. That being said, when I have a centerpiece on the table, it too has to be kind of massive! So, today, I wanted to share one that I whipped up, my Apothecary Jar Collection Centerpiece.

You can kind of see how massive my dining room table is in this photo, but I swear this photo doesn’t do it justice.

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I found the most AMAZING deal at Michael’s for this wall mirror. It was discounted 60% off and then I had an additional 10% off coupon on sale items as well! Woo hoo!!!!! I used it as a tray for this table. I also have a collection of vintage books, so I used them as levels for my apothecary jars.

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I filled each jar with some vase fillers, and some collections, and added it little chalkboard tag on them so that I can easily change the contents inside.

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I thought this was perfect for any holiday because I can simply change the contents with colorful things like Easter eggs or Christmas ornaments for each holiday. Nice and simple!

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Here are some other centerpieces I have tried out in the past:

On a side note, this winter forest may be one of my most favorite apothecary jar displays that I have done!

Front Door Makeover Before and After

by Dinah Wulf

Sometimes it’s the small things that make a big difference.  I had no idea how expensive doors were until I actually had to look into buying one. My husband and I have made some modern updates to the house (see more below) when it comes to paint colors. I’m not very adventurous and seem to be sticking to black, white, and gray! For our front door, we ended up deciding to paint it instead of buying a new one, saving a lot of money.

My husband wouldn’t allow me to tackle this DIY (there are just some things I don’t attempt), so we hired our contractor, Jeff from Diamond Custom Finishes (he rocks!). He and his son are our trusted dynamic duo! I neglected to take pictures of the door outside but you can kind of see it in this post. But it pretty much looks like this photo of the interior.

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Jeff and his son and partner Brian, took off the door, removed the hardware and primed and painted it.

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Here is the after! To me, it’s such a big difference.  We haven’t changed the hardware yet, but I kind of like the old hardware.  It’s a nice mix of modern black and old patina. P.S. if you like the radiant orchid address wreath or the burlap stenciled metal vases check out those tutorials!

Interior:

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Exterior:

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You can also catch the full front of the house in these posts as well:

Check out other makeovers we did with our home:

Thanks to Jeff and Diamond Custom Finishes for the awesome front door makeover!

Half Bathroom Makeover Before and After

by Dinah Wulf

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Today I wanted to share with you some Half Bathroom Makeover Before and After photos. I have had this bathroom finished for some time but I have hesitated to put up photos because there is no natural light in there! So bear with me, I’ve edited the photos as best as I could!

Let’s start with the floor. Here is the floor before. The wall was a neutral tan color with standard baseboards and tile flooring.

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We decided to remove the tiles and refinish the existing concrete for a more modern look. We also chose higher baseboards with a neutral gray color wall.

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This are the mirror and lighting fixers before.

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I simply spray painted the mirror black.

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We also updated the lighting fixtures (please excuse the glare!).

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As far as decor goes, I found this Target mirror at Goodwill for next to nothing.  Although I liked the blue, it didn’t match my décor.

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I decided to spray paint it metallic silver and hung it behind the bathroom door.

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This was a photo of a side table I posted on Instagram (I’d love it if you followed me!! I post a lot of thing on there that I don’t on Facebook and on the blog).  I found it for $7.00! It is sturdy and the perfect size for bathroom storage.

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I sanded it, painted it, and added new hardware.

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That’s it! I hope you like my mini half bathroom makeover before and after photos! In case you missed it, I’d love for you to check out my dining room makeover reveal.

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Shabby Chic Office Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

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I have been a busy girl making some fun things for my friend’s shabby chic office makeover. As a recap, she wanted a colorful shabby chic and Anthropologie inspired office. These ideas and projects are also perfect for a home office or craft room!

I started off by making some pretty Inspirational Wooden Signs from cut outs I bought at the craft stores. Be sure to check out the full tutorial! Here is a picture of the four that I made.

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My friend had a sheet of BOLD laws that she follows. They are inspirational quotes that she tries to review daily. She wanted them displayed, rather than just a piece of paper with all of them written on it. I made her this Bird Cage display with some of the BOLD laws framed.

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I also rewrote them in different colors and fonts for her to display on the wall and put them on some pretty off-white patterned scrapbook paper.

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I added magnets to some clothespins for any notes or reminders she has to put on a metal magnetic board.

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I also got her a chalkboard and some chalkboard jars to help her stay organized. The colors were perfect!

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I also made her a matching lace and fabric scrap bunting for her to hang in her office.

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In case you missed them, here are the links to projects I have done for this makeover!

Dining Room Makeover Reveal

by Dinah Wulf

FINALLY! I have a room reveal! This month, will be our two year anniversary in this house and I have yet to do a room reveal.  I’ve shared our cement floors and our mantel makeover and a few painted rooms here and there, but today I’m really excited to share my dining room makeover reveal. 

Here it is when we first moved in. Nice right?

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And drumroll please…

Here it is AFTER!

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It’s a little more modern with the cement floors and six inch trim.  We also went with a dark gray accent wall. Here’s the other side.

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My husband and I went architectural salvage shopping and bought an old metal workbench with wheels for our table and we put glass on top. Please feel free to ignore the child safety bumpers on the corners. To balance the hardness of the metal, we added tufted upholstered chairs with a floral pattern. I was going for an industrial chic type of feel.

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On top of the table as a centerpiece, I have a cake stand that my friend Loren from Pandora’s Craft Box made.  I put some antique books, burlap hydrangeas and a little ceramic quail I bought at Goodwill inside.

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This is the view from out front door. We painted the column a bright white and added molding to the bottom to match the trim.

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I also added a bar area for entertaining.

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On the wall next to the dining room table I added some shelves and a fun folding table I bought at Home Goods. It’s a great area for extras when entertaining. I used it as a salad bar once!

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That’s it! I hope you like it! It’s a very eclectic style that fits both my husband and my personalities. We love it and enjoy using and looking at it every day!

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Our Home Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

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Well, if you’ve been reading this blog, you may know that we have been working on improving our home for the past year.  I recently shared our floors before and our floors cement after.  I also shared our brick mantel makeover and our patio makeover. Today, I wanted to share another home makeover, the exterior paint and balcony.

Note: I’m realizing that as I write this post, the before pictures were taken on a beautiful spring day, while the after pictures were taken a few days ago on a gloomy October day… oooops!

Anyway, this was our balcony before.  It was rotting and I wasn’t too fond of the style.  The three large beams below served a decorative purpose only and were beginning to warp.

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Our friends at Diamond Custom Finishes took it down and remodeled it.

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Here is the after.

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We also decided to paint the garage a darker gray to match the house.  Here is the garage before.

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Here is the garage after.

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With the help of some Facebook Friends, we decided to paint the house gray with black trim.  We also painted the front door black.  It now has a more updated modern feel to it.  We are so happy with the results.

Here is the house before.

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Here is the house after!

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Oh! By the way! You know that mantel we re-did?  We FINALLY got the hearth.  Here is my hubby installing the insulation.

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Here is the before mantel.

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Here is the after!

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Thank you for letting me share our improvements!  I hope you approve!

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Our Cement Floors After

by Dinah Wulf

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There’s a lot going on around our house lately! We painted the inside and outside of the house, remodeled the balcony, and updated our mantel.  Recently, I posted our floors BEFORE (ok it was over a month ago…where does the time go???)  we re-did them and finally I have gotten around to taking a few photos to show you our cement floors AFTER.

Now, there are some things I just can’t do myself.  Well, I take that back… I think if I tried with some help and guidance I may be able to do this myself.  This time, however, I just chose not to.  Instead, we hired some professional contractors to get the job done. Our trim, mantel, and paint was done by Diamond Custom Finishes.  We are SO pleased by the end result!  It’s such a completely different look… much more updated and modern to suit our taste. Jeff and his team were amazing. 

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For the concrete floors we stuck with a natural gray cement.  We didn’t add any dye or color, but there is an epoxy coating on top for that added shine.  I love the light and dark gray color swirls.

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We went with a thick 6” trim, white (with a hint of gray) walls, and dark gray accent walls.

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I think our pug, Harley likes it!

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We are still decorating and adding furniture but I was anxious to show what we had completed so far.  Hopefully by Thanksgiving and Christmas it’ll all be put together.  Thank you for letting me share! Hopefully I’ll have more to show you soon and hopefully it won’t be another month!

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Brick Mantel Makeover

by Dinah Wulf

This post may be a little premature but I am so excited to share my brick mantel makeover!  It’s not quite finished. We still need a cover for the front but I was too excited so I had to share it now.  We finished painting the inside of the house got new floors and baseboards…checking off the list one thing at a time. If you want to see more photos of the house when we first moved in here they are. Here are also more photos of our floor before.

Here is what it looked like before.

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I have no idea why, but I cannot for the life of me find a picture of the mantel after we had the cement sprayed on it to match the new floors. Don’t worry… you’re not missing anything because it did not look good! I DO however, have a photo of it being primed, thanks to Jeff from Diamond Custom Finishes who did this amazing makeover. Not too bad in white! White was my original thought however one of my friends suggested black and I pictured it right away so we went for it!

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Here it is! OK, so we need a cover still, and it should arrive soon. Oh… And pretty please ignore the mess inside.

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Here is a close up.  It looks like a brand new mantel.

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Now… to finish the rest of the house…

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Our Floor Before

by Dinah Wulf

Gah! We did it.  We cleared out all the furniture downstairs to finally re-do our floors.  It was quite the task but thanks to some amazing friends we did it!  Now, our upstairs and garage is filled with furniture, mirrors, pictures, knick knacks, and toys.  It’ll be cramped in those spaces for a while, but it will all be worth it.  I just wanted to share our floor before we took the plunge.

My husband and I took FOREVER to decide what we wanted to do. We purchased this home in February of 2011 and the previous owners definitely took pride in ownership.  Everything was in great condition, both inside and out.  We knew we would eventually do some updates, only because we have a more modern style then what the house has now.

Alas! It took some major searching on houzz for some inspiration, however we finally decided to re-do our floors in cement.  Yes, cement.  Some of my friends gave me a strange look when I told them while others were excited and knew exactly what we were envisioning.

We are also re-doing the mantel! Here it is now.

The floors are actually finished now but I wanted to wait to show you the AFTER photos until we complete the trim and the paint… yes we are doing that too! Yikes! Oh! AND of course I need to redecorate! So, needless to say, it may be some time (by next month for sure) that I will post the AFTER photos.

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Tackling the Garage

by Dinah Wulf

Tackling the Garage was written by guest author Jen Small and sponsored by California Closets.

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After years of begging my husband to clean out our garage, I finally got sick and tired of hearing those famous words, “I’ll get to it, sweetie.”  I decided it was time for me to take things into my own hands.  Even after all these years living in the suburbs I still never understood why everybody parked their expensive cars in the driveway and kept their junk in the garage.  It was something I never understood.

On one hand, I knew there were some invaluable items that we just couldn’t do away with inside the garage.  On the other hand, I knew very well that by the time I was finished in there I’d be making half our mortgage on the money I would make from the garage sale I planned to throw.  So in I went…

Two days, a scrape on my knee and lots of sneezes later I finally finished and had cleared out more than half of our junk to sell at the yard sale.  And, just as I expected, it was a great success!  The key: if you haven’t used it once in the past year, you probably will not need it again. 

The next step of course was finding garage storage solutions that would work for the remaining items in our garage such as our bicycles, sports equipment, memorabilia and other spare items we had.  I heard that there are simple ways of storing items in your garage, similar to the way that people use closet design to organize their wardrobes.

At the end of the day we were able to store all of those bulky items and more in creative ways, on the walls and in overhead storage bins.  You’re not going to believe this… but even our cars have a spot in our new garage!

 

Thank you to California Closets for sponsoring this article. Monetary compensation was provided in the publication of this post.

 

Creating a Spa-like Zen in Your Bathroom

by Dinah Wulf

This article, Creating a Spa-like Zen in Your Bathroom is sponsored by hello. All opinions are 100% my own.

Having a clean, organized, and spa-like bathroom is really important to me.  This is because: 1) there is a peace to my morning routine that I love because my husband and I start our day talking while we get ready, and 2) I’m in there a lot because I LOVE to indulge in bubble baths.  Besides craft time in my craft room, a bubble bath in the tub is my ultimate sanctuary.  There are five things that I do to achieve this Zen-like feel.

Lots of Candles

Nothing says “spa” like several candles.  Surround your tub with different sizes and heights.

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Use White Towels

Every spa I’ve been to uses white towels.  They represent cleanliness and purity.

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Oral Care Products I Like and Support

Hello is the first line of seriously friendly oral care. I personally endorse hello because they are Earth-Friendly Products.  All the products are made in the USA using naturally derived ingredients wherever possible, while delivering the experience people want. Their products are never tested on animals.  Also, the toothbrushes are made with 50% recycled materials.

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Decorate with Shells and Other Natural Elements

Shells and other natural elements remind me of being at a tropical getaway.

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Hang Serene Artwork

Speaking of a tropical getaway, hang serene photos or artwork in your bathroom to help you relax.  I bought these in Hawaii from a local Photographer.

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Hello on Facebook

Take $1.00 off any hello toothpaste, mouthwash or breath spray. To access the coupon, “like” hello on Facebook and then click on the “coupons” box under the “like” button. Coupons are limited to one per person.

I wanted to give a big THANK YOU to hello for sponsoring this post!

Your Serene Space: 6 Master Bedroom Redecorating Tips

by Dinah Wulf

After a long, stressful day you need somewhere to go that allows you to forget all of your worries and reset your brain. Naturally, your master bedroom is your own private space away from the kids, but does this space really help you relax? Unfortunately, when you have a decorating budget, the master bedroom is usually the last room to get attention because it’s only seen by your eyes. But now is the time to put yourself first! Here are six simple and affordable ways to turn your master bedroom into the oasis that you deserve.

Master bedroom image by …love Maegan via Flickr.

Rearrange the Furniture

You would be surprised just how big of a difference the arrangement of your furniture can make on the overall feeling of your bedroom. Houzz.com suggests putting the head of your bed against the wall directly across from the door. If possible, the head of your bed should be the only part butted up against the wall. That way, you will have room to move around your bed freely. You also want to make sure you don’t have too much furniture in your room because the visual impact of open space is relaxing on its own.

Get a New Mattress and Bedding

When it comes to relaxation, the most important thing is having somewhere comfortable to rest. If you don’t look forward to sinking onto your mattress, that’s a good sign that you need a new one. Take your time to go shopping and find a high-quality mattress that will envelop you when you rest your head on your pillow. Most stores offer free mattress delivery, so the process will be very easy. To complete your new bed, look for bedding that complements the serene environment you are trying to create. Colors such as sage green and pale blue are the perfect choices for a muted, yet colorful oasis.

Change the Paint

Speaking of colors… Even though repainting your room is very easy and inexpensive, it can still make a huge impact in your bedroom. Buy test-size samples of paint colors you’re interested in before purchasing an entire gallon. Paint swatches of each color — large enough to really get a feel for it — next to one another on the wall. Colors are sneaky and can look very different depending on the room and time of day.

Don’t Worry About Trends

It’s true that there are always certain trends in interior design. However, in your bedroom these trends simply don’t matter. All that matters is that you get peace and tranquility in the surroundings you have created. Choose accessories and colors that make you happy and don’t worry about the rest.

Add an Area Rug

Besides comfort, the most important factor when creating a serene environment is visual appeal. Area rugs are the perfect way to ground your space and make it more inviting. Who wants to place their feet on cold tile or hardwood every morning? Look for an area rug with simple patterns that take a cue from nature for the perfect finishing touch.

Choose Inspirational Artwork

The artwork in your bedroom should take your breath away. If it doesn’t, it needs to go. Even if you are on a budget, there are still plenty of places to find inspirational artwork. Look at local flea or farmer’s markets, or if you’re really feeling crafty, make your own with an idea from Pinterest.

Your master bedroom is for you, the master of the home. It should be a priority to create an oasis for yourself that you can use to relax and unwind at the end of the day.

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