Brick Mantel Makeover

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

Our Floor Before

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

Tackling the Garage

by Dinah Wulf
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Tackling the Garage was written by guest author Jen Small and sponsored by California Closets.   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 […]

Creating a Spa-like Zen in Your Bathroom

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

Your Serene Space: 6 Master Bedroom Redecorating Tips

by Dinah Wulf
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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 […]

Choosing the Right Paint Color

by Dinah Wulf
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Having the right furniture in a room is a big step in the overall feel of a room.  Is the furniture warm, comfortable and inviting or is it contemporary and rigid and sterile?  Either way, what you put in the room makes up part of the way that you connect emotionally to a room and […]

Updated Lighting Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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I’m writing this post mostly because I’m excited!  We have lived in our home now for over two years.  From the very beginning we knew we wanted to update all the lighting fixtures in the house. Don’t get me wrong, they are beautiful; they just don’t suit our style.  It was so hard to come […]

Master Bedroom Redesign

by Dinah Wulf
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Can we please open this master bedroom redesign conversation back up? I wrote a post recently and I have no idea why it’s so hard for me to figure out how to decorate the master bedroom.  So, I decided that I need to share more photos. Going to ZGallerie helped because there were so many […]

Master Bedroom Design Ideas

by Dinah Wulf
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OK, this is more of a “thinking out loud” post. My master bedroom needs help!  Our bedroom is probably the most neglected room in the house because, frankly, no one sees it but my husband and me.  I have focused all my attention to the rest of the house and yet it seems your bedroom […]

Go Green with an Eco-Friendly Bathroom

by Dinah Wulf
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As larger percentages of Americans are placing stress on the importance of eco-friendly fixtures in their homes, and more and more initiatives are aimed at encouraging homes to switch to eco-friendly bathroom products, it’s no wonder eco-friendly bathroom fixtures are growing in popularity. Some very simple adjustments to a bathroom can reduce its impact on […]

SmartStrand: Getting Down To Play With Your Kids

by Dinah Wulf
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My daughter and I have been really enjoying our kid-friendly SmartStrand carpet rug.  Getting down To play with together is so important to our family.  Over the past several days we’ve had a tea party, did puzzles, played games, and watched movies.  Did I mention we also ate chicken, cookies, chocolate milk, juice, and more […]

Eco-friendly Stonecrest Polywood Furniture

by Dinah Wulf
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Ever since I turned my office into my craft room (well, my craft sanctuary), I use the balcony in that room so much more.  My daughter will play on it while she takes a break from crafting with me, and I spend time sitting out there while browsing books and magazines and I have my […]

Tips for Making your Bedroom your Sanctuary

by Dinah Wulf
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Did you know that the average sleep time for men and women ages 25-44 is about 8.5 hours a night? That’s close to 60 hours a week or 10 out of the 30 days in a month.  That’s one-third of your life!  With so much time spent in the bedroom, why is it the most […]

Decorating After the Holidays

by Dinah Wulf
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I don’t know about you but I love decorating for Christmas.  I even had two Christmas trees this year (side note: this year my daughter is two and she asked me if Santa was going to put presents under both trees…doh!).  Anyway, after the New Year and I take down my decorations, I always feel […]

DIY Lighting Knock Offs

by Dinah Wulf
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When I first started blogging I knew what I wanted my “brand” to be.  I knew that I wanted to inspire people to save money but in a creative and beautiful way.   What I also wanted was to focus on recycling and reuse.  Whether it’d be from transforming a thrift store find, or thinking twice […]

Brighten Your Décor with Lamps

by Dinah Wulf
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Lighting is so important in room design.  Lamps can set the mood, draw attention to the furnishings you worked so hard to put together, and can even add drama to an otherwise mediocre room.  Oh! And lighting should definitely be both beautiful and functional at the same time as well.   I thought I’d put together […]

Repurposed Shutters

by Dinah Wulf
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Shutters are probably the one item that you can find in every flea market, garage sale, salvage yard, or recycling stores like Habitat for Humanity Restore.  Not only are they abundant, but they are usually inexpensive. With a little paint and creativity, you can literally turn trash into treasure.  Here are some great ideas for […]

Styling Rooms by Zoning

by Dinah Wulf
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Styling Rooms by Zoning , an exclusive Interview with Julia Kendall from DIY SOS talks through how to create open plan designs “With the growing trend for open plan living and large wet areas, there are endless possibilities to creatively zone areas by adding character and distinctive style with tiles, mosaics and warm woods. Zoning […]

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