It's going down, I'm yelling timber. (AKA Deck Demolition has begun!)

Wednesday, July 1, 2015 |

It's going down.  I'm yellin...


I'm gonna dance.  Because I couldn't be more ecstatic that this partial deck demolition has begun.  A couple weeks back, I posted our plan for renovating our outdoor space.  And the plan is moving right along, thanks, as you can see to some enthusiastic help.  

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Do Your Walls Match Your Wardrobe? (AKA Taking Cues from Your Clothing to Help Decorate Your Home)

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 |

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Get Ideas for Home Decor from YOUR WARDROBE!  Check this out!!
Dress - Jolly Chic

Using your wardrobe as a jumping off point for designing your home?  It's a concept I've heard of before, and one that my blogging fave, Miss Mustard Seed, and the talented Kriste of Rosemary & Thyme recently discussed in one of their Design Ramblings.

As I watched them, I pondered whether I had ever used an item from my closet to spark an interior design.  
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If I had a Hammer...AKA Plans for a Budget Conscious Deck Makeover

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 |

You like folk music?  Me too...especially in the summer.  There's something about Bob Dylan, Indigo Girls or a little James Taylor on a summer day.

A day where you can just lounge outside with a nice, refreshing "adult drink" as we tell the kids they are called.  Ahhh to just stretch out on that comfy patio furniture on my back deck and be summery lazy while listening to my chill folk tunes.

Problem is, the song I hear when I sit out on my deck is "If I had a hammer".

Need a deck makeover without spending a fortune?  Budget-Conscious Deck Makeover plan/Mood Board.  CHECK IT OUT!

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Summer, Summer, Summertime Home Tour

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 |

Time to sit back and unwind.

We're dreaming of "summer magic"  DJ Jazzy Jeff and Fresh Prince style here at the Heathered Nest.  *This post contains affiliate links.  Please see the full disclosure policy located on the sidebar.* 
Heathered Nest Summertime Home Tour
School's not out quite yet, but there's still sort of a buzz...mostly from bees.  
Heathered Nest Summertime Home Tour
Wanted to give you guys a bit of a summer home tour now that I've finally managed to get all the Christmas decorations away (wish I were joking). 
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The Cover Up...AKA Hiding our Bathtub Boo-Boos with a Rust-Oleum Touch-Up Kit

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 |

Don't you love walking down the makeup aisles at Walgreens or Sephora?  I have no idea what to do with half of the stuff I see in there, but it's fun nonetheless.  My favorite part?  Concealers...I mean, that's just pure magic.  With the wave of one tiny little wand or cotton ball...blemishes be gone.  *This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure policy located on the sidebar.* 

Things aren't so different in the home improvement world, you know.  There are aisles of fun stuff that will erase our mistakes at Home Depot, too.  Magic erasers, paint, spot removers...all kinds of stuff to cover up that stuff we don't want to see.  As Louie Armstrong would say "oh, what a wonderful world". 

In the kids bathroom, one of our DIY's was re-finishing the tub and tile surround with a Rust-Oleum Tub & Tile Re-Finishing Kit.   If you haven't seen our post about that process, check it out *HERE*.   But here's a quick before/after shot...
Wanna update your tub and/or shower for $50?  YES!  You gotta try this!!
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19 Kids Bathroom Design Ideas and Counting...A Curated Hometalk Design Board

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 |

Hometalk is such a great resource for homeowners and renters alike.  Lots of REAL people on there, putting their DIY ideas and low budget home makeovers on parade to help the rest of us get good ideas.  If you haven't checked the site out, definitely do it!

Once in a while, I'll get to curate a design board for them, and this time, they approached me about kids bath design ideas.  It was fun spending time going through the Hometalk archives in order to find these ideas for you guys.  I hope that you're able to find some inspiration in at least one of these 19 Hometalker projects...    *This post contains affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure policy located on the sidebar.*

19 Fantastic Kids Bath Ideas from Hometalk and Heathered Nest
A Curated Board at Hometalk from the Heathered Nest

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Throw in the Towel! Say "NO" to Pricey Bath Accessories! (AKA Low-Budget & DIY Towel Rack Options)

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 |

Bathroom accessories.
14 INEXPENSIVE & DIY Bath Accessory Ideas!  DON'T SPEND A FORTUNE on a towel rack!  CHECK THESE OUT NOW!
Towel bars, toilet paper holders, magazine racks...

Believe it or not, it's a topic I am fairly passionate about.  At least, as passionate as one can be about towel bars.  I fully realize we aren't talking about saving lives here or anything even remotely close to being truly important.  But I ask you - "fairness" that important to you?  What about justice?  Or how about being frugal or living within one's means?

It's THESE things, these ideals that come to mind when I think of bathroom accessories.  Why?
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Staying "In the Box" is a Good Thing. AKA: DIY Cornice Boards

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 |

Cornice boards are not a new idea.  In fact, they are a very, very old idea.  As far as I can tell from my 10-second, we'll call it exhaustive "just google it" research, they date back to 16th century Italy.  So if you're here for some brand new, out of the box, creative innovation today...I'm sorry to disappoint.  Because there aren't many things more "in the box" than a cornice board.   In fact, it pretty much IS a box, affixed above your windows.  BUT I LOVE 'EM.  And I've got THREE GREAT REASONS you should too...
Eclectic Living Room by Los Angeles Interior Designers & Decorators-Burnham Design 

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Baño para los Niños-Día de la Revelación! - Our $1800 Bath Remodel

Thursday, May 7, 2015 |

LESS THAN $2000 Fully Renovated Kids Vintage Transportation-Inspired Bath!  Check it out!!!
It's reveal day!  Es el día de la revelación!  Happily, the last week of the One Room Challenge coincides with Cinco de Mayo, and what a fitting coincidence that seems to be.  For we feel we've won our own little battle here.  The end of this six week challenge has come, and I think, we've done about all we could do.  I'm gonna call it a victory.  And before we down a few cervezas...grab some chips and salsa, and let's show you how our kids bathroom turned out.  This post contains some affiliate links.  Please see my full disclosure policy in the sidebar.
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Stayin' Alive - One Room Challenge Week #5

Thursday, April 30, 2015 |

One Room Challenge Week 5, and we're barely stayin' alive!
Yep, we've been having our own brand of Saturday Night Fever around here...Saturday night moulding DIY and feverish painting...all while wearing our 70's disco-garb.   Oh yeah, we know how to party.  Come on in and we'll show you the progress.
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Green with Envy Thumbs

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 |

Isn't spring time the best?  Green, green and more green.  That's what it's all about.  So lovely.  So refreshing.  But, as Kermit the Frog once eloquently said, "it's not easy being green."
Preach it brother frog.  It isn't always easy to fit in when you're a little different, am I right?  And it's in the spring that I become acutely aware that I'm a foreigner in this land.  You see, in the winter, I hibernate.  I sequester myself indoors amongst my familiar surroundings and all my creature comforts.  When spring rolls around though, you kind of have to get back out there and face the world.
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Tilin' & Profilin'

Thursday, April 23, 2015 |

ONE ROOM CHALLENGE WEEK 4!  And we're Tilin' in da house!
Kids Vintage Transportation Inspired Bathroom - Heathered Nest One Room Challenge, Week 4
I love this part of a project...the putting Humpty Dumpty together again piece.  If you haven't been following us on this demolition dance, let me show you what this place looked like three weeks back.  

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