My house painting is finally done! (I think… more on that next week.) I’m thrilled with the dark teal house paint color I chose: Sherwin Williams Seaworthy. I have started to completely forget that the house was ever lemon yellow, which is an ideal outcome for any painting project. It looks like it should have always been this color.Keep Reading
So Michelle is still working on those gym shoes, Robin is loving a piece of technology she never knew she needed, and Hannah can’t get enough of Everlane. See everything we’re obsessed with in this week’s And Then We Tried obsessions.
If you’re anything like me, the thought of baking your own bread is terrifying and visions of flour covering every square inch of your kitchen is enough to not even try. I am here to tell you, however, that this is an easy homemade bread recipe that is really good and doesn’t take your entire day to bake. Win win!
Summer is officially here! It is a scorching 90+ degrees in Pasadena and Cleveland is battling sweltering humidity; so pick your poison. While we’re all searching for the coolest spot in the room, here’s our Summer Fashion Wishlist and what we’re daydreaming of wearing once we can put clothes back on our bodies. Keep Reading
One of the things that can be disheartening about working on your house is that it often feels like you’re just throwing money at problems, even when DIY-ing it. Since I moved in last summer, my boyfriend and I have bought light fixtures, rugs, porch furniture, living room furniture, dining room chairs…the list goes on. And while I try my best to find a good deal (or a garbage-truck-bound dining room table to refinish), all of those expenses add up fast. So, in an effort to get the biggest bang for our buck, I gave our guest room a free room makeover using paint that we already had.Keep Reading
As a person of a certain age (cough, cough, late 20s), I often want nice things but my taste outpaces my bank account. Can anyone relate? This headboard from West Elm has been on my radar for a while now and is so deliciously beautiful. I WANTED it, tried to bargain with myself why I should get it, and thought of things I could give up in exchange. But in the end, my boyfriend talked me off yet another figurative cliff and I challenged myself to make the best knock off version I could. Enter: my DIY Leather Tufted Headboard.
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This is one of those projects that had such a HUGE impact that I wish I had done it right when I moved in. I lived with these gross, one-inch white tile countertops for over a year before I got around to attempting a DIY feather finish concrete counter. I truly don’t know why anyone would choose to have mosaic tile countertops; the grout is impossible to keep clean and whoever installed mine didn’t do a good job with the transition from the flat surface of the counters to the front edge. Since I was already working with industrial exposed rafters, going with an industrial look concrete counter felt like a good option here, and I love any reason to DIY something. Read more for the full rundown of how to apply feather finish concrete over tile counters.
I have been crushing on these adorable pom pom earrings from Ban.do for a while now. Remember how I can’t stop putting pom poms on everything? Well apparently that extends to my ears. However, being the incessant do-it-yourselfer that I am, I decided I could make these myself. See below for the full how-to on making your own DIY pom pom earrings.