Small kitchen ideas: open-shelving mini makeover

Small kitchen ideas: open-shelving mini makeover

One of my most pinned projects is the tension rod trick I used in my kitchen to hang things above the sink - it’s a great way to keep things off the counter.  Another thing I did that totally upgraded my kitchen is to add under-cabinet lighting - it’s so much nicer to cook with good task lighting! The one drawback is that I used 2 different light kits - the one above the sink wasn’t as...

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DIY Test Tube Plant Propagation Station – Mother’s Day Gift

DIY Test Tube Plant Propagation Station – Mother’s Day Gift

Being stuck at home these days has made me get creative with what I have on hand. As I was looking through all of my left over materials from previous projects to see what I could make my mom for Mother's Day,  I came across 4" embroidery hoops, and test tubes. Then out of the blue, I got this idea for making a hanging test tube plant propagation station. It took a bit of MacGyvering, but I...

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DIY small office makeover – home office inspiration

DIY small office makeover – home office inspiration

You will get lots of DIY renter-friendly home office decor ideas in this video, including how to have a hidden whiteboard, and office organization ideas, especially if your office space is very small.  Here are some of the items I used in this makeover (most of the wood I already had): Pendant lamp: http://bit.ly/pendantlampwood Plug-in Lamp kit: http://bit.ly/pluginpendantkit ...

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Engineer Your “Vertical” Space: tiny kitchen storage idea

Engineer Your “Vertical” Space: tiny kitchen storage idea

Loving to cook and having a tiny kitchen can sometimes seem like 2 things that don't go together, but there's ways to make every single cubic inch of that small kitchen work harder for you. Here's the perfect example - my friend and her boyfriend love to cook and they have an aromatic olive oil collection that rivals most gourmet food stores or restaurants. There wasn't any space for them in any...

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How to building a Murphy bed A-Z (without a workshop!)

How to building a Murphy bed A-Z (without a workshop!)

If you've been following along, you know that I've taken on my biggest DIY project to date: building a Murphy bed for a 200 ft2 studio apartment makeover. I've shared the process in several posts and also made this video of the entire build, but I thought you might enjoy reading about the highlights of what is was like to build this project without a workshop, and how I pimped up the inside with...

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