Posts Categorized: Projects

Design + garden + gardening + Life + Projects / Tuesday, 14 May 2019

My garden reveal

As you know, I may not be an official green thumb–I’m more of a “green gambler” in that I plant a bunch of stuff and hope that something sticks. It’s a risk, but every year I take it and somehow I have a number of plants that have survived my plant collecting addiction. Every year that is, except for last year, when I had a 3 month old. I just didn’t have it in me. But this year….this year folks, we’re going BIG! We went crazy this weekend in creating a container garden in our little patio.

Jasper has relatively early mornings so I thought it would be fun to head out into the garden before work each morning and do some watering (aka: run around in the sprinklers) and get it back into full gear. This spring I’m teaming up with Fiskars to showcase their range of garden tools in my attempt at perhaps one day becoming a successful green thumb. I can’t wait to show you–here we go! Read on →

Design + Interiors + Life + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 8 May 2019

One Room Challenge: Week 6 final reveal

We made it, you guys! The final week of One Room Challenge! Are you still with us? Well, if there’s ever a time to tune back in it’s NOW! Sit back and enjoy an absurd amount of “before and afters”–it’s going be good!

If you’re just joining in, we focused our attention on this 6 week challenge with 20 other bloggers and a handful of generous vendors on Mary, our business director here at Lars, and the new house she bought a few months ago. It was in nice condition, just lacked…finesse and style. And I do believe that we BROUGHT IT!

What do you think?! 

Read more about the vendors we worked with, what lessons Mary learned along the way, and the three things she’d recommend for an equally dramatic kitchen transformation.

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Design + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 1 May 2019

One Room Challenge week 5 — How to work with contractors

It’s WEEK 5, and even in its unfinished state, the room doesn’t look a thing like it did when we began!  The new windows are transformative (see WEEK 4).  And the new cabinets have somehow made the kitchen bigger (see WEEK 1 and WEEK 3).  With the final coat of paint checked off the list, we are ready to install the counter and backsplash, the kitchen sink and faucet, and all the hardware.   Read on →

DIY + Projects / Tuesday, 30 Apr 2019

Paper Face Boxes with Astrobrights and giveaway!

Rainbow box

We’ve been working with Astrobrights paper for 4 years now (it all started with our popular paper plants project!) and we are thrilled to continue our partnership by celebrating their 50th birthday in May! We’re kicking off a month-long celebration where every day a new artist will share a project in one of Astrobrights’ iconic colors. Lucky us gets to do ALL THE COLORS of the rainbow. As if we could choose just one!

I’ve had this idea floating in my head for a number of months and an important birthday seemed like the perfect time to make it happen. I like to drop off little goodies to friends every month and I knew I wanted a favor box that was full of personality and yet super simple. Enter, face boxes. How pleasantly surprising would it be to see a smiley face sitting on your doorstep?! And then a smiley face in every single shade of the rainbow? There is nothing cuter.

Let’s get making!

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Design + One Room Challenge + Projects / Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019

One room Challenge Week 4: The details

We are four weeks into our One Room Challenge and the sprint to the finish line has begun.  With a tight timeline, sequencing and scheduling are significant factors, and this week we tackled four large components:

We’re going into a LOT of detail here and it’s all to help you know what to avoid and what to do in your own renovations. Let’s go!

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