Organized Nursery Dresser

After living with the changing table we originally purchased with the crib, I decided that I really wanted a dresser for our baby boy.  Not only would it be more functional with all the drawer space, but it would grow with him too. We purchased the Ikea Hemnes dresser in the brown stain.  I originally wanted white, but they were … Continue reading

Rustic Industrial Power Room

After mixing my own custom paint color and foregoing the stripes of the past, our powder room has officially arrived at the destination of Rustic Industrial. When we first moved in one of the first rooms I painted was the powder room.  I wanted it to have some Wow factor and after seeing a similar version on the DIY channel … Continue reading

Painting a TV Cabinet

  Painting this TV cabinet really wasn’t that bad considering that I didn’t sand it and did it all indoors in a weekend at 6 months pregnant.  Yes, I am definitely in the nesting stage and it’s driving my husband nuts. I just can’t help it though, I want our house to be all spiffy for the baby and for … Continue reading

Sams Club Hardwood Floors

Well, we finally ditched the carpet!  Hooray!  I couldn’t be happier that we finally have hardwood floors.  Did I say finally?  Yes, finally, after almost 3 years in this house.  It was well worth the wait though and even if we still had to do the work ourselves, hardwoods beat out carpet any day. The surprise factor here is that … Continue reading

Built-In Dog Kennel

Last year I showed you my solution to the two large kennels taking over our lives.  It worked for the time being and for the most part I was happy with it…but as my husband says , “I can’t ever leave anything alone” and I knew I could make it better without sacrificing so much space.  Our garage entrance felt … Continue reading

Time Management: Getting it All Done

Organizing stuff is usually the no-brainer part of organization.  However, finding time to keep everything organized is a whole other story. Time management techniques are sometimes the hardest things to add into our lives, because they require consistent effort.  Once you know some of the tricks, and those habits are created, it makes keeping it all together so much easier. … Continue reading

Recovering a Glider

  I have been diligently working on the nursery since finding out we are expecting our first child.  It can be very overwhelming, not to mention expensive, so I have tried to save wherever possible.  In my frugal conquest, I found this lovely glider on Craigslist for $50.00, which normally retails for $150 or more.  Obviously the cushions needed to … Continue reading

Master Closet Transformation

Even after purchasing a new custom closet system, a client of mine still struggled with basic order in her master closet.  This just goes to show that even the best closet system with all the bells and whistles, doesn’t result in a perfectly organized space. Here is what her closet looked like after her first attempt to put everything back: It … Continue reading

Perfectly Labeled Changing Table

 After my mom found these adorable gender-neutral baskets on clearance at Home Goods I was so excited to put them to use on my changing table.  However, the organizer in me needed a clear label for each basket.  I wanted something that could easily be changed since I really won’t know what system works best until baby arrives.  I still … Continue reading