Please welcome our next guest blogger, Carl Turner, content writer at Maison de Kristine, a lifestyle and design store specializing in vintage-style and French country furnishings. Read on for his top five tips to decorating with prints and artwork!
Since I’m passionate—some say obsessed—about redesign, I’ve always dreamed of the ultimate redesign project: flipping houses. That’s challenging though, especially in Southern California where housing is so flipping expensive! Pun intended. To satisfy my redesign itch, I decided to put flipping houses on hold and pursue a much easier, affordable alternative: flipping furniture.
Like your home but feel bored by it? Want to rearrange your space but don’t know where to start? Let’s start at the beginning by taking the mystery out of space planning. Apply the 7 tips below, and you’ll once again love your home and never again settle for boring!
Has your sofa gone from comfy to lumpy? Does your new TV seem out of style on your 80s-style stand? If so, you’re in the market for new furniture. But before you head out, check out these sure-fire furniture shopping tips. Educate yourself and you could save hundreds of dollars and plenty of heartache.
You have a home. You have a weekend. What you don’t have is money for a home makeover. That may be a challenge for some, but you’re reading The Absolutely Free One-Weekend Home Makeover. You’ll learn five easy steps to transform your home into a space that inspires you the moment you walk through that door—without spending a dime.
When you have kids, it feels soooo good to shut their bedroom door and realize you’re about to enjoy a few minutes without running, jumping, screaming, fighting and crying—which can occur in any combination or simultaneously. Re-entering that room can lead to more crying. This time by you when you see the category 4 hurricane that hit while you were gone. Will this blog teach your kids to be neat and saintly? No. Will it help you create a safe space that’s harder to mess up and easier to pick up? Definitely.
Okay, I know some of you are wondering…where did she go? Why isn’t there a part 3?! Well, let me explain a little something about myself. Once I did this piece, I found several other great pieces to work on and so most of my time has been spent in my workshop, sanding and refinishing my little fingers off! When I get this way, some would say I can be rather compulsive (husband, kids, close friends!). I want them all done at one time and until that mission is completed, I can’t really focus on anything else! Anyway, without further ado, here is part 3!
Hello friends! When I last left you, I was telling you all about this great furniture piece that my neighbor had set out by the curb, free for the taking! A beautiful buffet from probably the 50’s or 60’s. Some damage but nothing I couldn’t work with. She only needed a few minor repairs and some TLC. After a couple of days of contemplation, I decided that the distressed look would work well with this particular piece since there was some damage that I couldn’t repair to the finish. Here are the steps I took:
How many times have I said, I simply can’t pass up free stuff people have set out by the curb? Probably over a thousand times. I always look and think of all the things I could do with that piece. How can I just let it sit out there…in the sun…the cold…the rain! Well, you see where I’m going, right? If it weren’t for my husband, I would have zero self-control and we would have no room to walk in our house. I feel about those furniture pieces like I feel about puppies! I want them all!
Do you have a patio, deck, porch, or balcony? Are you wanting to spruce it up but are unsure of how to start? In this blog, I will give you five things to consider as you are planning your outdoor space.