Meg Makes (February 2012)
I tend to think of Rob and myself as people who are great at a medium-sized home-improvement project.
I'm all about wreaths on our front door, but when I took down my festive Valentine's Day wreath, I just couldn't get inspired to make or find another.
Sometimes I make the mistake of being so budget-minded that I buy items of poor quality and then get frustrated when they don't work well.
Take it from me - buying cheap curtain rods is a waste of your money.
However, the cheapo rods bought me a few years to figure out a better way to hang curtains on a budget - and in a fun way, too.
As the owner of a small house, I've always known that mirrors can make things seem bigger.
I bought a small, secondhand mirror while I lived in my last apartment, but it fell apart after I moved to our current house. I got rid of its crappy frame and kept the actual mirror, hoping to be able to reuse it.
We are one step closer to having our hallway redecorated. We hung mirrors on the wall opposite our sliding barn door this weekend, and I love how they look.
One of my favorite parts of installing our barn door was exploring the possibilities for hardware (I know, only a freak would be excited about something like door hardware).