Repairing Grandma’s Vintage Clock

sectional | armchair | coffee table | console | ivory pouf | leather pouf Kim’s grandparents’ midcentury clock has been with us for almost 10 years now. It received a thorough structural repair a few years ago (click over for photos of the insanely colorful condo if nothing else!), but the clock’s mechanism finally gave up the […]

53 Tools to Build Your DIY Library

DIY nail art | our workshop Given the number and variety of projects we’ve documented here on YBH, we get a lot of requests for tool buying advice. We totally get it; with the sheer volume of brands, styles, cross-compatibility (or lack thereof) and varying levels of quality available, purchasing decisions can certainly be overwhelming. So […]

2019, We Have Big Plans for You!

Late last year, we put a call out on Instagram to make sure that we continue to deliver posts, tutorials, photos and videos that are truly helpful – and hopefully entertaining? – for our incredible community of readers and viewers. We can’t thank you all enough for your feedback! We heard you and have already taken […]

DIY Problem Solving: A Slim Behind-the-Sofa Console!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s.  When we made significant progress on the trim work in the Tree House living room a little while back, there was one intentional omission. We skipped the baseboards behind the couch because we had bigger plans in store! Because we use this large pouf as a footrest where a […]

DIY Leather Candle Cozy

File this fun and simple project under ‘one-I’ve-been-thinking-about-for-years-and-finally-doing.’ Sometimes I’ll get an idea in my head for a project, and then things happen. Like life. Time moves too quickly. I forget about it and then I remember it again and then I think, I should do that thing I wanted to do! (I don’t do it.) […]

A 2-Day Pretty In Peach Laundry Room Makeover!

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Scott and I absolutely love taking on quick makeovers – we live for the satisfaction of flipping a space on its head! – and we’re all ears when our friends have problem areas in their homes that they’re looking to improve upon. Most recently, we completely transformed our neighbors’ […]

The Easiest ‘Floating’ Night Stands

headboard | sconce | clock | bolster | bedding Apparently, we have a ‘thing’ for skinny bedrooms. Between Lucy’s nursery, the guest room at Tree House, and our newly refreshed guest room in Chicago, we’ve had our fair share of practice squeezing lots of function into these somewhat awkward spaces. You see, we’ve found that fitting […]

A Compact Bookcase for a Tree House Turntable

counter stools | kitchen | leaning bookcase | turntable | speaker Much like our Chicago condo, our little Tree House has a pretty compact footprint. This fun (let’s call it) restriction has us back into the habit of measuring things down to the inch when we consider bringing a new piece into the home. We really love this […]

Our Warm + Cozy Guest Bedroom Refresh

This post is in partnership with Leesa. I guess you could say that our home, room by room, has been seeing a lot change – large (see exhibit A: our upside down living room) and small (see exhibit B: our home studio). It started as more of a feeling, a need for a lightening up, a […]

Build a Backyard Fire Pit This Weekend!

chairs | blankets | cooler It’s October! Temperatures are dropping, leaves are changing colors and Kim is beginning to ask if it’s too early to play holiday music. (Yes, my dear. It is way too early!) Cooler weather also has us itching to extend the usability of our outdoor spaces, and what better way to keep warm […]