8 DIY Kitchen Islands For Every Budget and Ability

There never seems to be enough cabinets and countertops in your kitchen, huh? Take a look at your floor space...do you have room to squeeze in an island? Take a look at these eight gorgeous DIY kitchen islands; perhaps one of them will be adorning your kitchen soon! This? Ingenious! Two dressers side to side, painted the same color, and stenciled for added zip! DIY idea by Remodeling Guy. Have an old desk? Need a kitchen island? This tutorial by My Repurposed Life has your solution. Some castors, some glue gun action, some primer and paint. Bazinga! I love this gorgeous piece was created by Killer B. Design...it makes a solid statement and was created on a serious budget. Ready for a real project? This beadboard and stainless island tutorial from DIY network uses stock cabinets … [Read more...]

Mudrooms – Entry Way Storage and Organization

{Better Homes and Gardens} Have you dreamed about a separate room to house all the coats, shoes, backpack, etc. etc. that your family brings home? I dream of a mudroom that looks fabulous but still meets all my families needs.  Mudrooms have become more than just a place to hang your coat.  What about adding a potting bench, desk or even a sewing machine. {Better Homes and Gardens} You can squeeze a practical mudroom into tiny spaces like: entryways Hallways closets Pantry or even a free standing Armoire Using the items you have like mirrors, hooks, baskets, and even a chair or bench.  Even  a tiny entry could do, by hanging a mirror, install a small shelf under the mirror and place a bench under the shelf with a basket under the bench.   Squeezing and stacking … [Read more...]

Decorating a Small Bedroom on an even Smaller Budget

You want your bedroom to be a spacious haven but decorating a small space can be difficult. Fear of the unknown coupled with the economy being no help financially can make you want to sell your home and book a hotel room…for life. However, there is good news! I finally grabbed the bull by the horns after years of doubt and proceeded with a leap of faith to turn my bedroom from a room I loathed into a room I can’t wait to step into. Now instead of you having to venture into the unknown with limited money, I would love to share with you my budget friendly guide that is sure to work. Minimize Height In Small Room Design One mistake people make when decorating small rooms is too much height. Height can crowd a small room quickly. Headboards, tall chest-of-drawers, and large vanity mirrors … [Read more...]

Utilizing a Small Space as a Craft Room

When we only had two children, we were able to use an extra room as an office and craft room.  It seemed so luxurious to have the ability to have a special place just for crafting. I often had things spread out around the area of the room that I used, but I still rarely felt like I had quite enough room. From storage to a kids' art area -- we tried it all, and no use seemed to stick.  Then one day we decided to utilize every inch of it as a craft area.  You might have a very small space in your house that could work as a craft area too, given some creative thinking and a little bit of shelf installation. I hope that what we have done can inspire you to be creative with space in your home. A Small Step That Creates More Room Our first step, which allowed me to take this picture … [Read more...]

Sleeping solutions for three kids sharing a room.

Totally cool, right? It's a bunk bed solution for triplets, or twins + 1, or well...you can do the math on this one. It's from Lea Industries and is a great idea for those of us needing to fit three kids in one bedroom without sacrificing so much floor space. Because I was personally curious about the concept of a triple bunk bed, I did some online searches and came up with several options. And since I do love you fabulous Blissfully Domestic readers, I'm sharing my findings with you! This Urban Triple Loft Setup is a great choice for you if modern-chic is your style. And if you're into the minimalist look, the Flexa Triple Bunk is a great choice. The Mission Merlot Triple has a rich finish and mature look that the older ones would love. For a more rustic look, check out this … [Read more...]