IKEA Porch Makeover

Until yesterday, our enclosed front porch was my nemesis. It is a long, skinny room with concrete floors, scraps of indoor-outdoor carpet, and all of the dead bugs in Iowa. I don't know how they coordinate it (or why they have chosen this room) but I swear that all of the bugs in Iowa come…

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$200 Kitchen Update: Sources and Process

*This post contains affiliate links* A few weeks ago, I posted the full reveal of our DIY kitchen update. (If you missed it, check it out here!) With $200 and about a week of hard work, our kitchen was transformed from this... into this! There were three major changes made in the kitchen, but everything…

Simply Styling No.1 + Coffee Table

Hi, everyone! I am excited to begin a new series called Simply Styling. This series will focus on nooks in your home that can be difficult to style. I will help you take the guesswork out of decorating by providing ideas for practical and beautiful use of these tricky spaces. I believe that good design doesn't work unless it works for…

DIY Mudcloth Pillow

Mudcloth pillows seem to be everywhere recently. Their minimal, handcrafted style fits into almost any design aesthetic. Traditional mudcloth pillows feature African patterns on natural flax cotton. "Also known as bògòlanfini, mud cloth is a traditional handmade Malian cotton fabric that is dyed using fermented mud. The textile’s origins date back to the 12th century, when the…

DIY Boxwood Wreath + Free Printable

Hi, friends! I took a short break from writing and posting in order to focus on my business, Holland Avenue Paper Co. I've been working hard to release a brand new collection and launch all of the products on Etsy. Here are some photos of the new collection. You can shop these designs (and more!) at https://www.etsy.com/shop/hollandavenuepaper     …