Safety in Numbers

Where would we be without numbers? How would you know what button to press on an elevator? Or how many servings are in a pint of ice cream? What would you say to dial in case of an emergency? Bottom right button, top left button, top left button? Don’t be crazy.

No, numbers are our hardworking friends. You should put them on your furniture to say thank you.

Here’s one fine example from Terry at The Curator’s Collection.

numbered furniture numbered desk

White Numbered Desk

Before, a dated desk. Plain and unattractive. But after a fresh coat of paint and a set of numbers on the drawers, WATCH OUT. This desk is cute and it knows it.


Larissa could have done a number of different things to her old dresser … but after crunching the numbers … she figured the number one option was …

Vintage Dresser with Numbers Before


Vintage Dresser with Numbers

Numbers! Did you see that coming? Say no.

Such a great change! Not only are the numbers a great touch, but I’m loving how the paint color picks up the same tones as the new metal handles. It makes for a very cohesive, intentional look. Nicely done Larissa.

See more on her blog Prodigal Pieces.

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She’s a Super(re)Model

Hey gang. How’s your summer? How have you been hanging in there? I’m limping along over here. Sure, I don’t know what day it is (Tuesday? Saturday?) or what time it is (lunchtime? bedtime?) or who I am, or where I put that thing, or if I left the oven on, but do you know what?

No really, do you?

Because I lost my train of thought somewhere in there.

The point is, summer delivers a solid throat-punch to me every year, and this year is no different. But there is a light at the end of this eternal, blistering hot summer-tunnel. I forget what it is, but it’s there. I know, because apparently I’ve survived summer before.

And I may have possibly featured this fabulous bathroom remodel before. I honestly can’t remember. What do you say we enjoy it like it’s the first time though, OK? Maybe it is!

White and Black Bathroom Before


White and Black Bathroom

Roeshel at DIY Show Off is the mastermind behind this gorgeous bathroom. It looks to me like everything was gutted except the only thing worth keeping: the thick trim around the window. It’s so calming and serene now. I basically want to hide out in here until school starts, is that so bad?

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The Young and the Rustic

I’ve been promising my three boys a bedroom makeover at the end of the summer, but what the heck, summer was like four seconds long. We’re already gearing up for back-to-school shopping and meet-the-teacher night. Somehow in the blur of recent weeks I dropped the ball and a big batch of boy bedrooms did not get made nor madeover.

I’m sure they don’t REALLY care; all they really wanted was to rearrange sleeping conditions. No one wants to sleep in the same room with the terrorist toddler, I have no idea why that is. Perhaps it’s his banshee-like shrieking fits capable of raising the dead, or his penchant for stripping off his diaper and peeing through the slats of his crib onto whatever happens to be in the ‘splash zone’ as we like to call it, who really knows?

In any case, I’ll just tell them I was just waiting for inspiration to strike, because I think it finally has. Behold:

Rustic Tween Bedroom Before

Rustic Tween Bedroom

How much in love are you with this rustic boy bedroom makeover, because I am in love so hard. It’s so effortlessly cool. Nothing is overwrought or fussy, the colors are simple and muted, yet there’s enough dynamic detail to really make it special.

Rustic Tween Bedroom 1


Suddenly I find myself wishing I was a tween boy, or that I had a poster of a bison butt at the very least.

Head on over to Jen’s blog City Farmhouse to see much much more!

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Earlier this week I mentioned that macrame was having somewhat of a comeback, and was surprised by the heated responses I received. Turns out many of you have harbored a burning hatred toward this humble fiber art for a long time. Well. If there’s one thing I’ll never back away from, it’s an opportunity to convince someone of something that I’m not entirely convinced of myself.

Did I know I had an secret macrame-fan beast inside of me? No. But I’m about to let her out. Here we go.

Oh, so you don’t like macrame, huh?


Extra Large Macrame Wall Hanging, Woven Wall Hanging, Boho Decor

I mean. Admit it. That’s cool. Hang it on your wall while wearing a gauzy muumuu and you’ll feel like a bohemian pixie princess in no time. This was hand-crafted by Cindy at Niroma Studio, see more of her mind-blowing macrame art here.



What about a simpler version of a wall-hanging?

Who could be annoyed by this?! It’s lovely. Easy breezy. It’s marketed as a wedding backdrop, but there are no rules when it comes to macrame. Hang it in the bathroom if you want. Wear it around your waist. String it across your front door so your neighbors can see how unquestionably cool you are. You do you.

Available here.


Are you feeling it a little bit more? Are you at least a macramaybe?

Perhaps this hammock swing will tip you over the edge:

Anyone who doesn’t want to lazily swing in this for the rest of their life is a monster.

You’re no monster. Get yourself one here.


I know you’re feeling it by now. You have to be. You know what else you should be feeling?

This incredible macrame rug under your feet. But too bad you can’t, because it isn’t available anymore. It’s all sold out. That’s what you get for being a late-adapter. Let this be a lesson to you.

But I don’t want the thought of missing out on macrame to haunt you and your sleepless nights, as I’m sure it will. Hang this modern macrame dream-catcher above your bed to help.

Modern Macrame Dream Catcher

modern dream-catcher

Someone was telling me a story recently that their child was having recurring bad dreams, so they decided to hang up a dream-catcher not thinking it would actually work, and it actually worked. (Insert Home Alone cat face emoji). That’s the power of macrame. Let that be another lesson to you.

Until next time,

Lindsey Allen

McMayor of Macrametown


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