Author Archives: Accidental Suburbanites

About Accidental Suburbanites

Just a couple of kids turning a house into a home, one Pinterest fail at a time.

Five Ways to Bar on a Budget

There’s a time for decking out your bar with luxurious crystal stemware and $80 bow-tie shaped wine bottle stoppers, but that time is not amidst a massive full-home redesign. (Actually, it’s debatable whether there’s ever a time when an $80 wine … Continue reading

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Decor DIY: Rainbow Bookshelves

Color-coding your library: only slightly less practical than the Dewy Decimal System.

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Our Subway Tile Backplash, Part Deux

After completing the tile wall behind our coffee / wine bar, it was time to move on to the main event: backsplashing the rest of our kitchen. (Spellcheck continues to remind me that “backsplashing” is not actually a word, but I’m … Continue reading

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Adding Color to a White Kitchen

An all-white kitchen is a blank canvas for color and creativity!

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Mounting Floating Shelves on Tile Backplash

Once we had finished (mediocrely) backsplashing the wall behind our wine / coffee bar, it was time to add the finishing touch: floating shelves!

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Backsplashing Our Bar

We tiled for the first time ever and lived to tell the tale.

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Furnishing Our Family Room

We’re still several projects away from being ‘finished’ with our family room, but picking out a few key pieces of furniture helped this room move leaps and bounds towards becoming an ‘after.’

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Shopping for a Sectional

The Challenge: our downstairs has a great open layout, but a tiny living room. The Solution: finding the right sectional to maximize space, without scrimping on style.

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Hanging a Mini Gallery Wall for Family Photos

Gallery walls are a quick way to add color and life to a space, with a side order of style.

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Installing & Using our Dömsjo Sink

Alternate title: how I finally got my kitchen groove back.

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