Transforming a Sunroom to a Playroom to Make Space for a Growing Family

When Al and I found out we were expecting baby number two, the walls of our quaint little 2/1 started to cave in all around us. We danced with the idea of moving to the ‘burbs, but after some serious soul searching and a few disappointing open houses, we thought better of it. Our dream has always been to raise our family in the city and we just didn't want to give that up so quickly. Continue Reading

How to Make 3D Butterfly Art

Ashley used leftovers found around her home to make this delightful 3D butterfly wall display. A more grown-up version of the nursery mobile, it’s PERFECT for a toddler’s room. Here’s the stuff she used to fabricate it:

  • a bit of 1″ x 4″ wood cut down to 18″
  • drill and bit
  • white wire coat hangers
  • picture hangers
  • orange felt
  • hot glue and gun
  • paper and pencil

For the entire tutorial, head on over to make it and love it. Continue Reading

Curbly Video Podcast: Give Old, Shabby Furniture a Fresh, Modern Facelift.

My three-year-old niece just moved from the nursery to her first “big girl room,” and the only thing holding back her new space’s style is this worn dresser from the 1960’s. It’s in good shape, but the finish is tired, and there are several broken pieces that are simply unacceptable for a toddler’s room. So, as a birthday gift, I wanted to turn this tattered piece into a sparkling pop bureau that suits her personality perfectly. Continue Reading