Casey Watkins

Staff Writer
Casey is a freelance writer, wife, cat owner, houseplant collector and coffee drinker. She loves browsing Pinterest for new recipes and decorating ideas, and rearranging her many gallery walls. If you have a decorating problem, she'll probably direct you to IKEA to fix it.
Post image Full story

Posted in Best Of | by Casey Watkins, on October 26, 2020

What You Need To Know About Victorian Style Homes

As you drive around the historic neighborhoods of American cities and towns, you’ll see a lot of old houses. Big windows peer out at you, some with curtains and some without. Large trees will shade the front yard, kept and overgrown flowerbeds alike. There might be a young family drawing with chalk along the sidewalk...

More images
Post image Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on October 20, 2020

10 Ways to DIY Your Own Built In Shelves

It’s generally thought that owners of old homes reap many beautiful benefits from their living space. Older homes like to show off with honeyed wood floors, thick strong trim, and beautiful built-in shelves and cabinets. Some people have found ways to bring these traditional elements into newer homes to give the house a storied feel,...

More images
Post image Full story

Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice | by Casey Watkins, on July 27, 2020

19 Tips for Rocking Black and White Wall Art

Wall art seems to make people’s knees shake more than most decorating decisions in the home. There are so many questions we ask ourselves in the process of hanging something. “Is this too high? Is it too low? Is it too large or too small? What if I put the nail in the wrong place?...

More images
Post image Full story

Posted in Kids | by Casey Watkins, on July 3, 2020

15 Pimped Out Playhouses Your Kids Need In The Backyard

Take a moment and think back to your five year old self. You probably had a secret wish for a playhouse or a treehouse or some kind of outdoor refuge where you could let your imagination run rampant. Now look at your kids. They have the same secret wish. Summertime is the perfect opportunity to build...

More images
Post image Full tutorial

Posted in DIY Projects | by Casey Watkins, on July 1, 2020

10 Coffee Tables on Wheels to DIY Before the End of Summer

Coffee tables can have several purposes in your living room. The top surface is good for giving a home to your current read or displaying your tray of cheese or putting together a jigsaw puzzle. Sometimes it has a bottom shelf to store your laptop and that stack of magazines. Sometimes there is a drawer for...

More images
Post image Full story

Posted in Kitchen | by Casey Watkins, on April 14, 2020

30 Breakfast Nook Bench Ideas That Will Cheer Up Your Mornings

If there is one thing in the world that nearly everyone can agree on, it’s a breakfast nook. We can all agree that they are rather a luxury in a home, mostly because if you have a breakfast nook, you likely have a formal dining room as well. We can also agree that breakfast nooks...

More images
Post image Full story

Posted in Interiors | by Casey Watkins, on March 27, 2020

Garage Cabinets and Other Storage Tips For The Best Garage Ever

When you look at a photo of a clean home, you might think that they only belong in magazines and you could never achieve that yourself. But a clean home is essential to managing anxiety and stress in your life. It’s as simple as giving every item in your home a place. Suddenly, tidying a...

More images