DIY This: Planetary Mobile for a Minimal Nursery

Minimal Nursery decor: Make this planetary mobile

As nursery trends change, the traditional pinks and blues are slowly being pushed out in favor of current, updated looks. Parents are experimenting more and more with bolder hues, playful patterns, or simply less of it all. It's easy to see why the minimal nursery look is gaining in popularity. There are fewer elements to worry about, there aren't any color-related gender-indicators (which makes styling ahead of time a breeze), and the color palette is almost non-existent.  Continue Reading

Make It: DIY Marble Side Table

Make It: DIY Marble Slab Side Table

Marble is classic, timeless and seems to be everywhere in the interior design world. It is also expensive. Here is a super simple tutorial to get a little marble into your decor by making a marble topped side table out of a marble cutting board and luggage rack.      


Make It: DIY Marble Slab Side Table

This project will only take you about 30 minutes it is easy, and yes… the marble is real. Here is what you need…


  • Marble Cutting Board (I found mine at an estate sale for $5.)
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Make It: Marble & Wood Jewelry Hanger

It’s a goal of mine this year to build as much of the furniture and accessories in my home as I can. Obviously, some of the large stuff needs to be left to the pros, but this jewelry hanger is so easy anyone can do it! And should! The marble adds a lovely and chic vibe for sure!      


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DIY Gift Idea for the Holidays: How to Make a Marble Hanging Serving Board

Photo: Jared Smith

If you’re looking for small gift ideas for the holidays, this DIY project would be a perfect hostess gift and/or something for the chef in your life. Bonus! It will only take a few minutes to make and costs just $5. Sold? Me too.


Ashley from Sugar & Cloth does it again with a super clever (and insanely easy) DIY serving board project for housewares lovers. And now I want to go to the home improvement store and make 20 of these as gifts! Continue Reading

How To: Paint The Most Realistic Faux Marble Countertops

Marble is definitely the creme de la creme when it comes to countertops. But it can also break the bank when it comes to designing your kitchen or bathroom to include it. After seeing this amazing tutorial to paint MDF to look like marble, yes, PAINT it, (for $30!!!) I’m totally convinced that this is the way around the financial sacrifice. And it looks amazingly realistic that you might be able to fool even the most experienced of marble lovers.        Continue Reading

Make It: Simple & Stunning DIY Marbled Clipboard

diy marble clipboard
photo: LUDORN

What is the one thing that I would love to have my house and everything in it covered in? Marble. And this DIY marble clipboard is the project that can help me on my way to that goal.      

 The tutorial is in German, but you can totally translate if necessary! It’s an easy step-by-step involving contact paper. Anyone can do this! Check out the full tutorial over on LUDORN.

DIY Marble Clipboard by [LUDORN]

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Last Minute Gift: Do-It-Yourself Marble Tray

DIY Marble Tray
Photo: The Happy Tulip

It’s my belief that everyone should have a piece of marble something in their home. Countertops, furniture, something! This is the perfect way to introduce a friend to the world of marble and it doubles as a DIY gift that takes seconds to make!      

 Careful! You might want to make one for yourself after seeing how simple it is. Visit The Happy Tulip for the full tutorial! 

DIY Marble Tray by [The Happy Tulip]

Before and After: A Blah Bathroom Becomes A Bright Masterpiece

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The bathroom. It is sometimes the last to get a face-lift when renovations come around. And sometimes, it never gets a face-lift at all. But I’m telling you now, “BE PROUD OF YOUR BATHROOM!”. This bathroom was boring with outdated tile, tan walls, and blah wood finishes. And now? If I were the owner, this might be my favorite room in the house.      


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Right? RIGHT? Maybe it’s the marble. Maybe it’s the mirror. Maybe it’s the open shelving. Continue Reading

Reveal: A Dingy Bathroom Gets a Breath of Fresh Air

After years of dreaming of our perfect bathroom, we had honed in on a look that we knew we would be pleased with for years to come. I pinned and pinned my little heart out until Pinterest finally started saying, “This looks familiar; didn't you already pin this?” Our vision was set, now we just needed to find a way to bring this vision to life.


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That’s a Bathroom?

created at: 01/11/2012


Of course it’s a bathroom. The sinks, shower stall and tub give it away, but I did a double take when scrolling through the home’s on-line tour. I bet you’re wondering what kind of house would sport a Carara marble master bath with a white leather chaise? A Mediterranean estate located in Santa Barbara, CA currently for sale for 8 million dollars, that’s what kind. For that chunk of change you’d expect a great view, right?
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