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DIY Home Improvement and Design podcast by DIY home improvement pros & bloggers Ashley of Bigger than the Three of Us and Suzannah of Create/Enjoy. We believe you don’t have to be an interior designer to create a home you love, and you don’t have to be a contractor to do the work yourself. Join the conversation each week as we talk in detail about finding your home style, why we DIY, how stay consistent with your home projects and more. You’ll be able to tap into our knowledge on how to paint cabinets, how to pick flooring, how to hang gallery walls, etc., in the upcoming episodes.

DIY Home Improvement and Design podcast by DIY home improvement pros & bloggers Ashley of Bigger than the Three of Us and Suzannah of Create/Enjoy. We believe you don’t have to be an interior designer to create a home you love, and you don’t have to be a contractor to do the work yourself. Join the conversation each week as we talk in detail about finding your home style, why we DIY, how stay consistent with your home projects and more. You’ll be able to tap into our knowledge on how to paint cabinets, how to pick flooring, how to hang gallery walls, etc., in the upcoming episodes.

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DIY Home Improvement and Design podcast by DIY home improvement pros & bloggers Ashley of Bigger than the Three of Us and Suzannah of Create/Enjoy. We believe you don’t have to be an interior designer to create a home you love, and you don’t have to be a contractor to do the work yourself. Join the conversation each week as we talk in detail about finding your home style, why we DIY, how stay consistent with your home projects and more. You’ll be able to tap into our knowledge on how to paint cabinets, how to pick flooring, how to hang gallery walls, etc., in the upcoming episodes.

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English


Episodes

Ep 170: Life, Project, and Podcast Updates

4/13/2021
It’s a casual catch-up chat today, talking about Ashley’s extra hair supplies (and where to store them), Suzannah’s projects with unique fabrics, and what’s coming up over the next month on the podcast. Links to some of the things we talked about: Curly Girl MethodTension pole shower storage(affiliate) Suzannah’s recent closet makeoverCotton block print for Lucy’s Roman shade(affiliate)Lucy’s room Fabric covered-Roman shade tutorialThewreathsAshley ordered (affiliate)A peek at Ashley’s...

Duration:00:32:13

Ep 169: Ordering Custom Wood Furniture

4/6/2021
If you’ve been curious about what is involved in purchasing custom wood furniture pieces, then this episode is for you. From lead times to cost breakdowns and what you should be asking before you purchase… tune in for all the details! Resources mentioned: (Affiliate links below) Matboard shop on Etsy Mat Cutting Tutorial Room and Board Vanity in Ashley’s BathroomRoom and Board Bathroom VanitiesWren and CooperHedge House Furniture Astoria ShuffleboardExotic Wood Stores Questions to ask...

Duration:00:16:40

Ep 168: Top Organization Tips That We've Adopted

3/30/2021
There are so many popular organization and decluttering tips these days, and we’ve talked about a lot of them in the past! This week we’re sharing our top fave that we actually do at home as part of our normal routines. We share about dressers/clothes, kitchen storage, cleaning, and more! Resources mentioned: Episode 112: Kitchen Organization Episode 119: Bathroom Organization Episode 134: Paper Organization Episode 140: How to Organize & Store DIY & Household Supplies Episode 127: Healthy...

Duration:00:14:46

Ep 167: Design, Make, & Live: Offices

3/23/2021
With a 2021 work-from-home update, today’s episode is a deep dive into office design and function. We cover the utilitarian essentials (and how to make them more attractive), some design features you can add that are also practical, and facts of office space life like the table-vs-desk debate for work surfaces. We talked about so many ideas and solutions (contains affiliate links): Suzannah’s upstairs officeSuzannah’s dining room desk and picture lightSuzannah’s townhouse home tour and...

Duration:00:27:09

Ep 166: Intentional Living with Nancy from @thehillsidehouse

3/16/2021
Nancy from the IG account @thehillsidehouse is our guest on the show today. She’s chatting about adding warmth and coziness in home, how she wants her house to feel welcoming, the basis of where her designs start and her love of DIY projects. Find Nancy on IG at @thehillsidehouse. Some of our favorite views of her home include this view of her kitchen table that we chatted about on the show today, her bedroom with the millwork that she added, and the beautiful headboard that she made for...

Duration:00:54:54

Ep 165: Glue & Adhesives Comparison for DIYers

3/9/2021
As a DIYer it’s important to use the right glue for the job. From yellow wood glue to rubber cement, tune in to hear about specific capabilities and what types of DIY projects you should be using these eleven glue types for. Glue types in this episode: White Craft GlueYellow Wood GlueSuper GlueHot GlueGlue DotsSpray AdhesivesFabric AdhesivesEpoxyPolyurethaneGlue SticksRubber Cement Projects and other resources: Types of Glue - Glue Tips (adhesives.org) Rubber Cement and Contact Cement : 5...

Duration:00:26:34

Ep 164: Successful Vegetable Gardening

3/2/2021
Last summer Suzannah and Jason did their first large vegetable garden and it was a huge success! Jason’s sharing how he started our garden from scratch, what he did to prepare the soil, his tips for seeds and starts, and what we learned and will do differently this year. Resources mentioned: Territorial Seed Company, our favorite source for starts and seeds Episode 151, indoor gardening with @thefakefarmgirl You can find us on our blogs or connect with each of us on...

Duration:00:18:58

Ep 163: Digital Art Downloads & How to Print

2/23/2021
Digital art downloads are inexpensive and can be a great way to get art on your walls. Learn more about them in today’s show including where to find them (we have a list of a bunch!), how to print them and how to make them look more like intentional art pieces instead of just printed pieces plopped in a frame. Ashley talked about: Art Print ShopsJuniper Print Shop Heirloom on EtsyBFF Print Shop Blue Jay Art UnsplashSmithsonian The METFree Art:Shop Vintage Supply Hearts and Color Chaos and...

Duration:00:12:17

Ep 162: Design, Make, & Live: Kids' Bathrooms

2/16/2021
This is a fun one! Bathrooms used by kids and toddlers have to be high on function but can also be great places to try out some of your edgier design ideas and get creative! We talk about some of the most important functional elements we’ve found for our kids, some fun favorite bath toys, and more! Resources/links: Designing a Perfect Kid’s Bathroom Creating a Kid Friendly BathGreyson’s favorite bath toy/fountain(affiliate link)Frog scoop bath toy storage(affiliate link) You can find us on...

Duration:00:21:04

Ep 161: Spray Paint, Gold Leaf, & Rub n Buff

2/9/2021
When should you use spray paint? How do you get the aged look of brass with Rub n Buff? Can you paint metal? Should you paint metal? We are talking about all things spray paint, gold leaf, and Rub n Buff today and sharing about successes, failures, and tips for using them in the future. Resources we mentioned: Shuffleboardthat Ashley ordered Suzannah’s project of spray painting her fireplace screenThe embarrassing very old project Suzannah doesn’t recommend - painting shoesThe gold...

Duration:00:33:11

Ep 160: Ashley's Project Goals for 2021 (+2020 Recap)

2/2/2021
Some projects were knocked off the list in 2020 at Ashley’s house such as having a new roof installed, adding crown on the walls in the bedroom, and starting on the basement. Some projects didn’t get accomplished though, yet we left 2020 with more information on those large scaled projects and are sharing the details with you today. As we look to 2021, Luke and Ashley chat about what they hope to accomplish and what it will look like to DIY a bit less and enjoy their home a bit more. Posts...

Duration:00:29:45

Ep 159: Suzannah's project goals for 2021 and 2020 recap

1/26/2021
There’s a lot to do inside and out when you own a fixer upper. Jason and Suzannah are 2.5 years into renovating their historic home and are sharing their (huge) achievements in 2020 plus goals for 2021. Jason has done a lot of the manual labor while watching their little kids and finishing physical therapy school, and Suzannah has been designing and planning while working and having a baby, but they still are checking things off the list for getting their home to where they want it. They...

Duration:00:23:02

Ep 158: Home Trends for 2021

1/19/2021
It’s our annual episode on decor trends we expect to see in the coming year. Things are a little different this year--2020 has made a big impact on interior design. For 2021, we’re seeing trends based on 1) nostalgia/looking for comfort and 2) function! It’s so interesting which trends from the past are coming back this year, and how much working from home has affected the market for home products and how we use our homes. Sources mentioned: What Is Cottagecore? Cottagecore Aesthetic &...

Duration:00:28:07

Ep 157: Mindfully Declutter and Organize with Zestful Design

1/12/2021
This episode is an interview with Kira from Zestful Design on what it means to mindfully declutter and organize. We chat about what over-owning is, how to decide if you really need multiple items of one kind, what to do about family heirlooms and more. From systematic reduction to Marie Kondo and how to build decision making skills, you’ll leave the episode today feeling more empowered to start organizing and decluttering at home. Links to some of the things we covered: Zestful Designs You...

Duration:00:31:22

Ep 156: Multigeneration Living and DIY Home Design Interview

1/5/2021
Today we have DIY design blogger Bre Bertolini on the show sharing about her design process, how she makes it work sharing a home with her husband, two little ones, and father-in-law (including her #1 tip for designing in a shared home), how she budgets for room makeovers/home projects, her go-to online sources for home decor, and more! Tips and resources we learned from Bre: Bre's Photoshop mood board tutorialBre’s 5 go-to online sources for home decor: H&M Home, Urban Outfitters, West...

Duration:00:34:27

Ep 155: Listener Q&A: Pets, hiding cords, painting over wallpaper, & more

12/29/2020
Answering your questions! We’ve compiled questions about how to hide media cords, what to do with paper clutter, how to live with pets and not have pet stuff all around, how to paint over wallpaper, and even what plant resources we use. As you tune in today, get ready to learn a few tricks!

Duration:00:22:07

Ep 154: Design, Make, & Live: Family + Living Rooms

12/22/2020
We’re sharing easy design tips, solutions to common living room problems, best forever pieces to invest in, and more economical DIYs that can add function and intention. We specifically chatted about: Ep 142: How to Make Big Furniture Purchases DIY Stone Fireplace(sharing built-in to the left of fireplace)Nancy at The Hillside Househas a fireplace that she recently put in in a walkway behind the couch. Her television is on the wall that faces the couch. So, it’s unusual yet it works well!...

Duration:00:26:44

Ep 153: Character vs. Personality

12/15/2020
What’s the difference between character and personality in a home? Does your house have either? Do you want to add some? We answer all these questions and more this week and talk about how to create a high quality home that feels like the family that lives there. Resources mentioned: Nancy @thehillsidehousehas added beautiful character to her home including wall treatment or molding in almost every roomApartment Therapy article: 7 Ways to Add Character to a House Jason's grandpa's pencil...

Duration:00:18:17

Ep 152: 10 Things to Save or Splurge On

12/8/2020
Should you save or splurge on household and decor purchases? There isn’t necessarily a right or wrong answer but we are talking through some of the mindsets you might have when spending less or splurging. In the beginning of the show today, Ashley chatted about a new project that she’s going to start soon. Her inspiration for thefront yard patio Rock stream inspiration You can find us on our blogs or connect with each of us on Instagram: @suzannahstanley...

Duration:00:38:44

Ep 151: Suzannah's One Room Challenge upstairs bathroom reno

12/1/2020
Suzannah just completed yet another bathroom renovation One Room Challenge, this time her upstairs half bath. It turned out dramatic and elegant but was super budget-friendly and one of their easiest renos! We talk about design questions like when to keep original elements, when to paint trim the same color as the walls, and how to shop at sources that will keep you on-budget. Resources mentioned: ThePortland Airbnb houseSuzannah helped decorateVintage rug source for the...

Duration:00:28:09