With children in the house, a painted dining room floor is the perfect alternative to a rug.

Having a rug under a dining table isn’t the easiest thing to keep clean, so I decided to paint our floor instead. By using an epoxy paint (traditionally used on garage floors) tinted to the shade I desired, I was able to accent my dining room floor surface with the most durable paint I know of – it never stains…

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First impressions are lasting ones.

I like my exteriors to hint at what is going on inside, while still maintaining privacy. I spray painted my garden gate with very basic stencil letters from Home Depot. The industrial look is clean and bold…

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Styling a small space is a creative challenge I love to take…

My galley kitchen is small, but there’s just enough room to fit in a table that serves as an extra work surface and storage space…

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A bland bathroom door no more.

Using pages from 2 books purchased at a garage sale, I papered my bathroom door to give my small powder room some interest.

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Thrift store pillows make me happy.

I have always been attracted to embroidery and needlepoint work – so when I come across pillows such as these – I snap them up straight away. One thing I recommend is to purchase pillows with a zipper sewn into the cover – so it can be washed or dry cleaned and the filling can be replaced. I purchase new pillow inserts from fabric stores and Pottery Barn…

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