DIY: Recover a Stylish Fur Ottoman for Under $52

February 24, 2014

The Idea I have fur on my mind! Maybe it’s the winter Olympics – after all I have been watching them while I glue, staple and paint my latest projects. Maybe it’s because it was freezing when we were snowed in for six days last week. But either way I am loving fur on furniture. […]

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DIY: How to Make Simple Burlap Pennants for Less than $20

February 13, 2014

Happy Valentine’s Day! I know that this is the year of 52 Projects in 52 Weeks for Less than $52 but I want to give you more. I will still share advice, tips and tricks for creating your ideal family home as well as quick projects like this darling banner that would work for any […]

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DIY: How to Build an Imaginative Teepee in Your Child’s Room for Under $52

February 9, 2014

The Idea Ever hide under the covers with a flashlight to read when you were a kid? Or build a “secret” fort in the middle of a crowded room? You were searching for privacy an essential ingredient for learning and growing, we need time alone to process our thoughts! Privacy can’t be found in the […]

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How to Build a Custom Upholstered Ottoman for Less than $52

February 7, 2014

The Idea Design inspiration can happen anywhere! For me this project was inspired by some ugly avocado paint colored furniture legs on clearance at the Habitat ReStore. (You read that right? Clearance in the salvage/thrift store?) Yes!   Hiding under the ugly avocado paint were these great metallic feet on sleek mid-century legs. Keep in […]

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Mess to YES: DIY Leaning Floor Mirror with Reclaimed Wood Frame

January 31, 2014

The Idea Sunlight is a magical elixir — bringing more light into a room will actually make you feel better. It’s true! Scientists have studied the effects of sunlight on our psyche and as long as we’re not burning our skin we just can’t get enough. No special light bulbs even come close to imitating […]

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Mess to YES: DIY Built-in Coat Rack

January 24, 2014

The Idea My family doesn’t seem to believe that hangers and coats go together, so in each of my last three houses I have created a version of a built-in coat rack. When my first two children were young it was a four foot length hung 4′ – 6″ from the floor for independent use. […]

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Mess to YES: DIY Linen Drumshade Chandelier

January 13, 2014

The Idea This beautiful linen drum shade chandelier jumped out at me as I walked through Innerhall at High Point Market! It was chic and simple and oh so expensive. Full retail was close to $3800 and I said to my friend, “This is fabulous! I bet I could make this for less than $50.” […]

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52 Mess to YES Makeovers in 52 Weeks!

January 6, 2014

Starting this week we are making a big commitment to our Mess to YES videos. You love them and I love making them! Every Thursday all year long we will have a new video for you AND we will be adding the directions, project lists, dimensions, etc. here so you can Do It Yourself! I […]

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YES Spaces’ 12 Days of Giveaways!

December 12, 2013

The holidays are upon us! While Santa gears up for his big night, the elves at YES Spaces have been hard at work finding some fantastic gifts to share with you this year. From high quality wooden toys to durable and luxurious stuffed animals, we’re excited to bring you some of our favorite toys in […]

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Halloween Eye Candy Decor

October 16, 2013

When I saw this dramatic black dining room in a client’s home I could not resist creating a fun Halloween vignette. I simply collected items from around the house, filled the glass jars with bright Halloween candy, and lit the candles to let them drip ( let them burn down even more and they will […]

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