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DIY wall mounted Christmas tree

DIY wall mounted Christmas tree

I've always liked the idea of a wall mounted Christmas tree, especially when you live in a small apartment where floor space is at a premium, but most of the ones I've seen don't look like real Christmas trees, which is what I like. So I came up...  Read More

LA Apartment Tour, from A to Z!

LA Apartment Tour, from A to Z!

After countless DIY projects, it’s finally time for the complete tour of my LA apartment! The tour starts with the tiny entryway where I added a mirror and made a coat rack. I also replaced the vertical blinds with curtains, added a window cornice, and hid the A/C unit with a piece of furniture I built....  Read More

Dining Room Tour and Decorating Ideas

Dining Room Tour and Decorating Ideas

I did a lot of DIY projects in my dining room, and recently updated it, so in this video, I give you a complete tour of my dining room showing you...  Read More

Small Balcony Decorating Ideas: LA Balcony Tour

Small Balcony Decorating Ideas: LA Balcony Tour

In this video, I give you a quick tour of my LA balcony so you can see the transformation from start to finish, including the privacy panels I built, the custom outdoor storage bench I made and all the other projects I did to make it a cozy outdoor room....  Read More

How to make a wall lamp with a shelf

How to make a wall lamp with a shelf

I have a very small living room which means I don't have any room for end tables, so no room for table lamps and no room for floor lamps. So to add more lighting, I came up with this design for wall sconces that...  Read More

Small Living Room Ideas: LA Apartment Living Room Tour

Small Living Room Ideas: LA Apartment Living Room Tour

In this episode I share how I set up my living room in only 75 square feet of space. You’ll see how I dealt with a not so pretty wall to wall carpet and how I decorated the walls, including how I added a lot of color and texture to a big wall without painting it, putting wallpaper...  Read More

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: LA Bedroom Tour

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: LA Bedroom Tour

When I moved into my LA apartment, the bedroom was quite plain and boring and lacked any character or personality. I was on a tight budget to furnish and decorate it from scratch and in this episode, I show you...  Read More

Bathroom Decorating Ideas: LA Bathroom Tour

Bathroom Decorating Ideas: LA Bathroom Tour

Do you have a small bathroom and need some ideas on how to organize it and get more storage? You'll get lots of ideas from my bathroom tour, including how to fit in a kitty litter box, and how to use tension rods for...  Read More

Bathroom Design Ideas: DIY lighting fixture makeover

Bathroom Design Ideas: DIY lighting fixture makeover

Looking for ways to remodel your bathroom on a budget? You can easily upgrade your bathroom lighting fixtures by swapping out the shades and incandescent ENERGY STAR LED light bulbs which will...  Read More

Decorating a small balcony w/ smart LED outdoor lighting

Decorating a small balcony w/ smart LED outdoor lighting

I love my balcony and have been enjoying a lot over the past year, but one thing I felt was missing is some outdoor lighting to enjoy it in the evening. So I was thrilled to have the opportunity to try out...  Read More

How to build a shoe rack or table to hide an AC unit

How to build a shoe rack or table to hide an AC unit

I finally did it! I’ve been wanting to hide the ugly AC unit ever since I moved in but I couldn't find the right piece of furniture that would give me access to the AC unit when I need it but conceal it when I'm not using it and also give me a place to put my shoes. So I gave up and came up...  Read More

how to hide or replace vertical blinds

how to hide or replace vertical blinds

I'm not a fan of vertical blinds and they were everywhere in my LA apartment. I came up with a few easy ways to either hide them or replace them with curtains using...  Read More

How to make a room divider

How to make a room divider

I was able to carve out some space for a home office in a corner of my living room but I was missing some storage space and I also wanted to create more of a separation between the office and the living room. So my solution was to...  Read More

Home Office Ideas – part 2

Home Office Ideas - part 2

In this episode, I'm putting the finishing touches on my home office. I needed to add some lighting and decorate my walls, all on a budget so you'll see how to make an inexpensive pendant lamp...  Read More

Christmas Decorating Ideas – front door decoration

Christmas Decorating Ideas - front door decoration

Looking for Christmas decorating ideas? I took a break from my regular home decorating projects to dress up my front door for the Holidays. This DIY project is easy and quick...  Read More

Home Office Ideas – Part 1

Home Office Ideas - Part 1

You’ll get many home office decorating ideas, like how to customize an IKEA desk to include an extra shelf for cable management and how to paint a rug...  Read More

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: DIY Headboard

Bedroom Decorating Ideas: DIY Headboard

Figuring out how to decorate a small bedroom was a new challenge I was happy to take on after living is a studio apartment for 3 years! On a budget, I got creative...  Read More

How to decorate a balcony – LA Edition part 2

How to decorate a balcony - LA Edition part 2

In part 2 of my balcony makeover, it’s time for some furniture and accessories to complete my outdoor room with a place to lounge, an al fresco dining area and a small garden....  Read More

How to decorate a small balcony – LA edition part 1

How to decorate a small balcony - LA edition part 1

With beautiful weather year round in LA, I was determined to make the most out of my small balcony, even though I’m renting and on a small budget. In part 1 of this balcony makeover, I managed to give the balcony a whole new look...  Read More

How to organize a small closet for tool storage

How to organize a small closet for tool storage

How to organize your closet to maximize storage can be challenging, especially with small closets. You’ll get lots of small closet organization ideas in this episode as...  Read More

Dining room makeover: DIY wall décor with wall panels

Dining room makeover: DIY wall décor with wall panels

At last, the final piece of the puzzle for decorating my dining room: DIY wall décor with custom panels covered with grasscloth! After I made my banquette...  Read More

Banquette: How to build an upholstered panel

Banquette: How to build an upholstered panel

This is part 2 of my dining room makeover, where I complete my banquette in my dining room by making an upholstered wall panel – you can use the same steps to build a...  Read More

How to build a bench for a banquette

How to build a bench for a banquette

Banquette seating was the design inspiration for my dining room makeover and in this episode, you'll see how easy it is to make a bench for a banquette, and you...  Read More

Small entryway makeover ideas

Small entryway makeover ideas

Small space living = having a tiny entryway. So you will see how to hang a large mirror and how to build a coat rack for an entryway design that will give the illusion of more space and make it more functional....  Read More

How to decorate a kitchen on a budget

How to decorate a kitchen on a budget

Have a boring generic rental kitchen? You don’t have to live with it: take a look at my DIY small rental kitchen makeover on a budget...  Read More

How to make a window cornice

How to make a window cornice

Window treatments were at the top of my list of things to change about my new LA apartment. I just couldn’t live with those vertical blinds and had to find a way to cover up or get rid of them!...  Read More

My LA apartment: The good, the bad and the ugly

My LA apartment: The good, the bad and the ugly

My “less than perfect” LA apartment = lots more DIY projects: take a look at my LA apartment before it got the EYS treatment!...  Read More