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    This Old House Magazine

    This Old House magazine published a story about our old fireplace recently… It’s in their January/February 2013 issue, but I found my copy at Books-A-Million about a month ago, so I’m not sure if it’s still on newsstands. (?) I … Continue reading

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    Fireplace Makeover

    We worked on a budget-friendly fireplace makeover at Kevin’s brother’s house a few weeks ago, and we’re so happy with how it helped to update their existing brick fireplace. We’ve been slowly helping Kerry and Robyn redo their living room … Continue reading

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    Fireplace Decorating Ideas

    A few weeks back, I stumbled onto a blog called Nibs… It’s written by a gal named Martha and when I saw the mantel decorating series she’d been blogging about, I just had to write and ask her if I … Continue reading

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    Ideas For Summer

    Howdy- and welcome to our Home May’d Summer mantel link party! Of course this party isn’t really limited to just mantels though- we wanna see all kinds of Summer-y displays! Whether they’re on a window sill, a bookshelf, a ledge- … Continue reading

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    The Brick Fireplace (#2!) – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! I read this comment on Monday’s Pick My Presto post… …and was totally intrigued! I invited Julie to send me a photo of it, to see if I could … Continue reading

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    The Brick Fireplace – Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of Pick My Presto! This week, I picked a photo sent in by a gal named Jen. She wanted some design inspiration for her huge, off-centered brick fireplace… She said the beams weren’t … Continue reading

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    Decorating For Spring

    Spring has officially sprung here at TLC, and I. Am. Lovin’ it! First, a whole buncha these guys popped up in the backyard… I mostly used things I already had around the house… Grass green, aqua, gray, white, black, brown … Continue reading

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    A Fireplace Pick My Presto

    Hey there- and welcome to another installment of “Pick My Presto”! I had fun with a photo of a lower level family room sent in by a gal named Heidi this week. Her email read… Hi Layla, Here’s my “Pick … Continue reading

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    My $82 Fireplace Makeover

    What do you do with an outdated-looking fireplace, that has crazy proportions, for around eighty bucks? Here’s what we did! First, we bulked up our mantel by attaching wider wood to it. We used a  1”x 8” piece of plain pine … Continue reading

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