Author Archives: ashley @ the handmade home

tips and tricks for painting a piano

tips and tricks for painting a piano

A few of our fave tips and tricks for painting a piano. And that time I decided to start a family band where I play the washboard. Nashville, here we come!read more

handmade savvy saturday

handmade savvy saturday

From hilarious clips this week to beautiful interiors- just a few of our faves from the www this week.read more

clever garage ideas

clever garage ideas

A few clever garage ideas for organization in the homeread more

solutions for a two story living room

solutions for a two story living room

A sweet family wrote in with questions for how to finish off their space. Here’s a few ideas we came up with, in their two story living room.read more

wedding song art

wedding song art

We love pieces for our walls that truly mean something and today we’re sharing how we made this wedding song art for a client’s space!read more

easy bathroom fixes

easy bathroom fixes

Easy bathroom fixes for your home: because sometimes the best changes are the super simple ones.read more

handmade savvy saturday

handmade savvy saturday

Our favorite dance compilations, ikea hacks, and abandoned places in Alabama: Just a few of our favorites from the www this week- happy handmade savvy saturday!read more

purging the bathroom

purging the bathroom

The one where I show you my hairy brush, a cluttered drawer, and my inability to throw out crusty nail polish. EW.read more

geometric number art

geometric number art

A sweet handmade geometric art piece with a fun vintage look… all at a fraction of a price.read more

how to select accent colors

how to select accent colors

Breaking it down: A few of our favorite tips and tricks for selecting accent colors in the home.read more

buckle up, buttercup

buckle up, buttercup

Have you ever felt moved to do something big? To do something that didn’t really make much sense at the time on the outside, looking in? Something that would take a lot of faith and something that would require you to let go a little {therefore requiring you to work on your greatest control freak kinda struggle} because you knew that at the end of the day it was totally out of your hands?read more

a dream deck reveal with thompson’s waterseal

a dream deck reveal with thompson’s waterseal

A look at our deck with Thompson’s WaterSeal and all the details behind the space.read more

pimento cheese pinwheel poppers

pimento cheese pinwheel poppers

How to make pimento cheese pinwheel poppers: the perfect party planning recipe … and shameless solo lunches. Or breakfasts. Whatever.read more

purging laundry rooms and craft spaces

purging laundry rooms and craft spaces

Keeping those laundry rooms / craft / storage / all the other hard working areas of our home under control, and a few of our favorite tips for all those spaces that need to work super hard for us.read more

living room reveal

living room reveal

A living room reveal and some fun before and afters: what happens when you take a few risks, and how they can be really fun.read more

the font snob club: 25 more free fonts {march 2015}

the font snob club: 25 more free fonts {march 2015}

The font snob club: 25 more free fonts! + A little humor, as always…read more

handmade savvy saturday

handmade savvy saturday

From cotton candy fudge to slurpee waves, here are a few of our faves from the www this week!read more

our very favorites in the history of ever {february 2014}

our very favorites in the history of ever {february 2014}

Because old content deserves new round ups: our very favorites in the history of ever for February!read more

living room design ideas

living room design ideas

A few ideas for a local client, with inspiring pieces for a fresh lease on life in a living room.read more

purging the kids closets

purging the kids closets

Maybe it’s just me, but for us, their baby years were kind of a living-in-a-blur phase. And when we finally were able to come out of that haze-of-denial, because somethings-gotta-give a few years ago, it was both overwhelming, and freeing.

But it all started with the state of their closets. That was what finally triggered a change.read more