Moroccan Door DIY

March 7, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Costa Rican fine artist Elisa Morera Benn and her husband, Dr. Douglas Benn (a professor in the Creighton School of Dentistry), are patrons of the arts. Their stylish home located near Leavenworth Street features great […]

My Thrifty Oasis

January 8, 2018 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, OmahaHome

With a new year, we all like to start with a clean slate. It’s a chance to do things differently, with more attention to purpose. That was my intention when I started this yearlong renovation […]

Mantel Makeover

December 10, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

There’s something inviting and whimsical about a fireplace—faux or real. I love the way it adds an artistic element to a wall. Even more, it’s a perfect fit for this holiday issue. Who doesn’t like […]

Dress(er) for Success

September 24, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Some might consider it strange to use an antique buffet as a dresser, but this piece of furniture simply suited my needs: space to store all the smaller and delicate items in my bedroom—while also […]

Omaha Home Opener

August 23, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Simmering cider, sweaters, and boots—what a breath of fresh air this season brings after a hot and humid summer. Should we take a cue from the shedding foliage to realize less is more? That’s the […]

Vintage Charm Restored

July 10, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

As the saying goes, one woman’s trash is another woman’s treasure. Last year, I struck gold with two vintage chairs that I uncovered during a thrifting trip. The find just goes to show how little […]

Spring Salvage

May 24, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, OmahaHome

Using reclaimed wood is a hot trend in home décor. Unfortunately, not everyone has old wood lying around. You can search for old, discarded wood or reclaim it yourself from local structures, such as dilapidated […]

Home Opener

April 27, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, OmahaHome

I have written frequently about growing up in small-town Iowa. My father farmed for 30 years, and his parents farmed. I have always felt the nostalgia of this lifestyle, and I knew a rural setting […]

How to Make a Coffee Filter Lamp

February 21, 2017 · Posted In: DIY Project, Home, Omaha Magazine

Light is to what punctuation is at the end of a sentence. If I had my way, there would never be any traditional lighting—especially fluorescent lights, as they are often too cool and tend to […]

The Fabric of Life


 
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