Ever wonder if a small budget is enough to transform a room? It is one of the most frequently asked questions I get from prospective clients. Well, I have 4 mood boards to show you how possible it is! Each of the bedroom mood boards below are in the $500-1000 budget range. All of them [...]
I have so much in store for you today. I want to welcome you to a new series on Teal & Lime. I find inspiration in all kinds of places, but I am mostly inspired by interiors both residential and commercial. I wanted a more formal way to share some of the spaces I find [...]
The design I have to share with you today was loads of fun to put together. My client gave me free license to have fun with color, and fun I had! The main goal for the mood board was to create a family fun space with lots of color.
The TV placement was the biggest [...]
When a client wants a redesign without replacing all their furniture, my top recommendation is paint. The roundup of DIY ideas I included with the Open & Airy Great Room mood board are all about the power of paint. Paint can transform, freshen, and extend the life of tired or dated furniture. [...]
It is a big life change to move past the furniture from college and bachelor days to something new and fresh…and coordinated! I just completed this mood board for an open and airy living room/dining room combo. My client was ready to get a pulled together look, but still has young children and was not ready [...]
For the last 31 days we have been pondering DIY or Buy? I have shared reasons to DIY. I have shared reasons to buy. Today I am here to give you the answer to the question…it’s both, DIY AND Buy. I believe a well-rounded home includes a mix of DIY and Buy.
I read somewhere once that hairdressers and construction workers have the most satisfying jobs. They are able to start and finish something in one shift and have a sense of accomplishment. My corporate cubicle job does not offer me that. For that, and other reasons, my day job is stressful.
When I [...]
Organizing is instrumental to having a happy, healthy home. It is also one of the areas I almost never waste time DIYing. Purging, cleaning, and sorting takes enough energy…do yourself a favor and buy what you need to organize.
Containers, boxes, bins, baskets, canisters are all important for good organization. Whenever I [...]
Before we get into my DIY Halloween costume making tips, I want to show you my latest creation.
My son had his heart set on being Lion-O from the Thundercats cartoon. This mama was a bit mortified. Could he pick anything more challenging? Lion-O wears armor. How was I ever going to make armor? Well, [...]
I think all DIY projects inject personality into a home, and some step it up with personalization. One of my top reasons to DIY is for personalization. DIY allows me to make something in my favorite colors and finishes, to make it the right size for my space, and in some cases to personalize it [...]
Unless your style is super minimal, you can’t DIY everything in your home. I prefer to DIY the statement pieces in my home…the pieces that give my home personality. Then, I tend to buy to fill out the room and style the space.
I have few great examples of my “buy to [...]
Doing a project together is a great way to bond…as a couple, as a parent and child, or as a family.
The hubby and I have DIYed throughout our marriage. We enjoy working on a good house project together. Working on a DIY project together is a great way to enhance communication. [...]
When you don’t know how to make something and do not want to learn, I recommend buying or hiring. You don’t have to be the jack of all trades in your home. You need to accept there are some things you are going to have to buy or hire out.
I have an insatiable thirst for learning new skills. I love to know how something is built. I love learning new techniques. I love trying new things to see if I can do them.
DIY has always been a learning experience for me. With the exception of painting and sewing, which I [...]
Wow. It has been a busy week (and month) around here. It is a lot of work putting together these tool roundups, but it was an important part of my 31 Days series: 31 Days to Ponder DIY or Buy. I spent the most time creating this [...]
Hi, I'm Jackie
I believe your home should be a reflection of you. My home style is DIY Modern…handmade, simple, and fun, just like me!
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