DIY Decorating – Adding Style to Your Home

Now I know where Pottery Barn gets all their ideas!  This diy decorating blog has some of the most amazing DIY projects and ideas.  Even her photography looks straight out of Pottery Barn or Ballard Designs. GAH!  Jealous. In a good way.


The Painted Hive

She has taken her vision for decorating her home and created it with DIY projects.  I found a few AHA! Moments with her ideas………like the framed map as a headboard!  Of course!  Why not?!  Great idea.

DIY Home Decorating

DIY DecoratingShe also used her love of maps to refurbish this old coffee table.  Totally not my style in the before………but the after………Come to Mama! LOVE THAT! refurbished coffee table- diy decoratingI admire people who can see beyond the ugly discarded…..This old metal drum…….seriously how many people do you know that would be brilliant enough to say…….”Hmmm, I think I’ll add some plastic lace, some paint and use it in my home”?  WOW!  I’ll never look at those cheap plastic lacy table cloths the same.  diy table She recently had a baby and she did the most adorable nursery ever.  The chalkboard closet gets me every time I look at it.  And that mobile…..Sigh. decorating your nursery

She has since changed out her dining room chairs, but I still loved these photos of her dining and living rooms. Again…….looks straight out of a magazine or catalog.  She talks about neutral decorating…..Would love to try that.

decorating your living room

Simple baskets become designer objects with number stencils added.  And check out her plates. She does a full tutorial on to do this without vinyl.

decorating ideas for your homeDIY Projects

Speaking of tutorials, she’s got a great one on making these really cool labels.  Love her style.  printable labels

You’ll get lots and lots of ideas from her site……head on over.  Don’t forget to tell her she’s been featured!

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Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder of Today's Creative Blog and where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!





  1. says

    Lovely! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous find, I need all the inspiration I can get at the moment as I’m busy decorating our new home. Have a lovely evening! ♥

  2. kendall says

    Had to go over and follow her- her blog is stunning! Love, love!

  3. says

    OK, she knows…or she will soon enough! Of course someone probably beat me to it, but I’m sure that I’d like 10 (or 100) emails saying I was featured here! 😉 Time to make a trek out to IKEA to get those jars and organize my pantry! THANKS for the millionth time for sharing all these wonderful blogs with us! I don’t cruise the internet looking for inspiration anymore, I stop by Today’s Creative for all I need AND save time to recreate the fun things I find!!!

  4. cassie says

    I wish you would provide links to the actual pages that you highlight from blogs. I don’t always have time to hunt them down. As a reader, it’s very frustrating. Please think about it!

  5. Kristine says

    WOW! I can’t believe this…truly! Thank you soooo much for choosing to highlight my little slice of Blogland :-)

  6. says

    Kristine is one very talented lady! I am a long time follower and love all her creative ideas. She should be designing for Pottery Barn.

  7. says

    Map fiends unite! It’s so fun to see how people use them for decorating and crafts and jewelry…so many different ideas! Kristine is just dumbfoundingly amazing…seriously how can one person be so imaginative? I love the map ideas and her gorgeous fern print set and so many others. Thank you so much for the link…I will definitely explore this one for hours! :)