Who is ADD and why does she DIY?

Well, thanks for asking.  I am a home design enthusiast on a small budget who loves trading ideas with other DIY’ers.  I especially love trading comments with other creative bloggers.  For me, DIY means “do it yourself” or “design it… Read More

Recreating the entryway

I love walking through the front door and seeing a beautiful entryway / foyer/ or vestibule. It just screams for me to come in, take off your jacket and stay a while. It is the red carpet into I love… Read More

Barnaby’s bathroom needs a makeover

My highly impractical outhouse chic bathroom has finally found its calling!  Though it does function well as a powder room, it’s not pretty yet and powder rooms should be pretty.    But, the tiny vintage clawfoot tub it houses is perfectly… Read More

Happy Anniversary!

This post is purely dedicated to my loving, talented, funny and patient husband Scott.  Two years ago today, we were married in a small ceremony on the Chesapeake Bay.   Love you Darlins!

Design Idea: Microwave Cubby

Whether you’re planning a big budget kitchen renovation or a small budget kitchen upgrade, it’s the little details that matter.  One detail we took into account was the microwave.  Since we hardly ever use it, and since microwaves aren’t sexy,… Read More

I’m finally decorating my dining room

Thanks to all of your brilliant suggestions, I’ve finally been inspired (and a little bit nudged) to decorate my spartan dining room.  Today’s post is a quick one.  I bought this wool rug to go under the dining table.  Expecting… Read More

Design Star: Team Emily

If you’ve been following Design Star this season, then you know that tonight’s show is the big finale.  I generally loathe reality tv, but I’ve been hooked on HGTV’s Design Star all season. I was so excited when I heard… Read More

The Hunt: Slipper Chairs

Now that our renovation is finished, I’m on the hunt for some great textiles and upholstery to infuse color and texture into our home.  But I’m also on a very tight budget.  I’ll be sharing some of the bargains I… Read More