One-Step Wine Cork Coasters

Do you have a stash of old wine corks just lying around? Or maybe they're serving a decorative purpose in a fun-shaped, metal-framed encasement, but it's getting full? Guilty, on both accounts.

Simple Sew Pillow Sham

Whether you need new shams because you're getting a new set or you're just wanting to switch up your bedtop decor, look no further. This Ikea replica is a very simple sew and can completely change your room.

Basic Cushioned Bench Makeover

I'm a big advocate of reusing items you already have to save yourself the money for other beautiful things that you want but don't already have. It's like having your cake and also having your ice cream - delicious.

Never Owned a Home? Want to? You’re in the Right Spot.

Our amazing Realtor, Rob Rosmis, has taken some time to answer a few common questions for the folks at foodwinediy who may be in the market to purchase their first home.

DIY Modern Bathroom Remodel in Under $1k

We'd never renovated anything big like this before, so this was huge. It was definitely possible to do within a reasonable budget, especially since we overhauled everything down to the toilet paper holder! For a first-time project we are pretty pleased with the results and are excited to share the journey with anyone hoping to beautify their bathroom space, too.

Jewelry Storage, ✔️

  While my dozens of tiny nails in the wall of my closet may have been a fine solution for my city studio, it isn't exactly  appealing in the newly purchased, nicely decorated condo. However, I still don't want to spend a bunch of precious closet or dresser top space on jewelry storage, so what … Continue reading Jewelry Storage, ✔️

My DIY Duvet Cover

Don't let the market's offerings kick you off of your homemaking high. Making my own duvet cover was not that big of a stretch, and the hacks I learned along the way can help you make your perfect piece, too.

Goodbye Chicago, Hello Evanston: Packing Tips

At this point I am basically a professional mover. Including my first move to Chicago in 2013, through my move to Evanston in 2 days, I will have moved 5 times in just over 3 years. #ProStatus Exhausting as it sounds, every single move was worth it. I've lived in a walk-up in Lakeview, a high … Continue reading Goodbye Chicago, Hello Evanston: Packing Tips