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DIY Hello Doormat

March 23, 2017 inspiration

One of the first impressions visitors expereince from your home is your welcome mat! After some time these can get pretty worn out due to weather and extended use, but before you go purchase a brand new one think about possibly refreshing your old one!

Here’s a quick tutorial of how to kick some life back into an old welcome mat

1 | Quick Clean Your Doormat

Chances are you’ve got an old doormat laying around ready to be transformed into a beautiful new work of art. Simply dust off that old doormat and give it a quick comb to rid any bugs or dirt stuck in the fibres.

2 | Choose a Colour 

Planning ahead by choosing a style or layout you’d like your new doormat to be will help you decide on colours. Also think about the front of your home and how you could match the style to the exterior design. Once you’ve decided on a colour begin by giving your old doormat a few coats of new paint. Spray paint would work best.

3 | Write a Message

Create a greeting for your visitors to see or just stick with a pattern. A simple “hello” will do or explore other potential messages to leave at your doorstep.

4 | Dry and Enjoy!

Once the paint has dried and you are happy with your message go ahead and place your new doormat out for the world to see!

Creative House Numbers

December 29, 2016 inspiration

If you are creative and crafty why don’t you show that to everybody? You can play with the house numbers and make them more interesting. The outer look of the house represents you the most. It is the first impression that gives to the people who first enter your home. So get crafty and surprise them all with your imagination.


Get Creative!

Here’s a small collection of creative house numbers to get inspired by.

Renovation Inspiration : New Jersey Bathroom

November 23, 2016 inspiration

John and Courtney are sharing their renovations of their New Jersey home on their site Content + Company . Their bathroom was the height of ’80s glamour: a jacuzzi tub AND a gold trimmed shower!! Choosing to modernize their new home, they stripped down the bathroom and opted for a space that played up to the historic features of their new home. 

From Courtney & John:

For basic necessity, the master bathroom was the first space that needed to be tackled FAST in order for us to move into this foreclosure property. Our main priorities were to open the room up, bring back some historic, architectural interest and finish it off with a bold pop of color.
First, we removed the existing Jacuzzi tub that was taking up nearly half the floor space. With a lot more square footage to work with, we created a full walk-in shower finished with 6×6 subway tile, a privacy wall for the toilet, and added a vintage claw foot tub that I found on Craigslist and refinished in a matte black. John created interest and detail by joining the double windows in a decorative trim which acts as a picture frame for the claw foot as well. Then, we chose a deep, dramatic blue paint color for the walls to highlight the freshly painted trim, exposed ceiling beams and original, oak hardwood floors.


You can see more of Courtney & John’s beautiful bathroom on Content + Company.