How to make a headboard out of foam board

how to make a headboard out of foamboard

I've been wanting a headboard pretty much ever since we moved in. I think our bed looks looked so sad and college-dormy and naked as just a mattress pushed into the corner. In a moment of brilliance (driven by lack of supplies and laziness), I decided to make a headboard out of foam board! And pretty much ever since we moved in I've been inspired to create a headboard by numerous blog describing how easy it is (as seen here and here). I was a little scared by the purchase and cutting and … [Read more...]

Homeownership or When Chairs Won’t Fit Down the Stairwell

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Inspiration Tuesday (or How to Build the Coat Tree of Your Dreams)

Liz at It's Great to be Home is hosting an inspiration party, so here goes! I posted this picture here a few weeks ago after seeing it elsewhere and being instantly inspired.(Camille Soulayrol via Black Eiffel)And I do mean instantly inspired. At first after seeing the picture, I thought "That's so cool and fun and quirky but useful. Maybe someday I'll find a spot in our house to create one." Then I thought, "Hmm... there is that spot by the backdoor." It wasn't long from there to "And we have … [Read more...]

How to install (and grout!) self-adhesive vinyl tile

1. Sweep thoroughly.2. Clean your floor really well with soap and water.3. Use a staple gun to secure the edges and any other chipped loose spots.4. Apply an embossing leveler. Mix this up in very small batches. Work quickly to smear a thin layer over the floor. Let dry.5. Determine the center of the room. You want to start laying the tile at the center and work out from there.6. Place (BUT DON'T ADHERE!) tiles from the center to the edges to test it out. You want the last tiles at the edges to … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel Pt. 4: Painting and a New Floor

Here's our kitchen when we first moved in. I didn't like this pass-through window, the wallpaper border, the color of the walls and cabinets, or the floor. Whew. A lot of work needed to be done. Over a year later, I love all those things (or their absence)!Step one was removing that quaint wallpaper border, as detailed here. Next we tackled the paint job. I followed John and Sherry's advice on How to Paint your Kitchen Cabinets. It was a lot of work. Cabinets before, dingy, yellowed … [Read more...]