Before we get to our holiday announcements (we’re squeezing lots in this Friday!), we wanted to take a moment to share a recent painting of Chloe, Molly’s puppy niece – and serious fashionista. After sifting through photos of this sweet girl in everything from jailbird gear to tiaras, we settled on a recurring theme: Chloe’s…
  • Emily @ Our Waldo Bungie - October 19, 2012 - 8:46 AM

    I have alerted Daniel to the deadline! Fingers crossed this year I see those tiny boxes under my tree!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 19, 2012 - 9:00 AM

    Emily, fingers crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Sam - October 19, 2012 - 10:42 AM

    We will have to wait till next year for our portraits! ;D


    • Kim - October 21, 2012 - 6:13 PM

      We hope to work with you, Sam!ReplyCancel


Before we swapped the rug, shades and curtains and after we took down our photo ledges (luckily, they went on to a happier life after our building-wide yard sale), our living room was looking… sad. We think it was mostly due to that big, bare wall: Now when you look at that wall, you’ll see…
  • Shannon @ Fabulously Vintage - October 17, 2012 - 7:29 AM

    I absolutely love this! Looks great! :)

    Fabulously VinatgeReplyCancel

  • Heather S. - October 17, 2012 - 7:32 AM

    Looks great! I made a very similar one over a year ago and still love it.

  • Kim - October 17, 2012 - 8:40 AM

    Heather, looks nice and clean!ReplyCancel

  • Carrie @DreamGreenDIY - October 17, 2012 - 9:23 AM

    Love it!! The updates are really coming together =) Can’t wait to see the rest!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - October 17, 2012 - 10:02 AM

    I can’t believe you got rid of the creepy Jesus. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Tara - October 17, 2012 - 10:06 AM

    Love how Jesus was replaced with a donut!ReplyCancel

  • Alexis - October 17, 2012 - 10:16 AM

    I have a unhealthy habit of collecting prints and not framing them or displaying them. I currently have a huge wall that is just begging to be filled with prints. I had been thinking of doing a gallery wall, but I love the idea of 2 or 3 long photo ledges and periodically swapping out the art.
    Your living room is looking lovely!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 17, 2012 - 12:28 PM

      Thanks, everyone!

      As for Jesus, we couldn’t bring ourselves to get rid of the print (Catholic guilt), so it’s actually just behind the donut!ReplyCancel

  • Emma - October 18, 2012 - 2:49 PM

    Golly that’s pretty. And you can switch it up as needed. I want a doughnut now.ReplyCancel

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - October 18, 2012 - 5:02 PM

    Now THIS is a blog post. :) The idea, the execution, the tutorial, the gif (!). You guys have outdone yourselves. This looks amazing. The whole thing.ReplyCancel

  • Lawton - October 22, 2012 - 10:03 AM

    Love the gif!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - January 14, 2013 - 1:08 PM

    I was wondering, how high did you hang the shelf?ReplyCancel

  • Kim - January 14, 2013 - 2:12 PM

    Hi Laura, it’s a little more than 4′ from the ground.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - January 14, 2013 - 2:41 PM

    Thanks, Kim! It looks great, and at the perfect height. :) The donut print really stands out, love it!ReplyCancel

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    […] many an afternoon on Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs, I came across this picture ledge from Yellow Brick Home. I am impressed that they not only made their picture ledge gorgeous, but […]ReplyCancel

  • Picture Ledges | Our Tiny Home - February 25, 2013 - 10:21 AM

    […] many an afternoon on Pinterest and some of my favorite blogs, I came across this picture ledge from Yellow Brick Home. I am impressed that they not only made their picture ledge gorgeous, but […]ReplyCancel

  • Melissa Miller - March 1, 2014 - 5:23 PM

    I just found your blog and wondered where the donut print came from. I love it!
    Melissa MReplyCancel

  • Kim - March 3, 2014 - 8:32 AM

    Melissa, glad you found us! The donut print came from here:

    I emailed the shop owner and asked if she would do the strawberry donut, which she happily did! (We found her work at a local street fair and loved the quirk!)ReplyCancel

  • […] Make Your Own Photo Ledge | Yellow Brick Home. Oct 17, 2012 – I'd been pinning photo ledges, lusting after the layered look of mismatched frames and bold art. … Our plan was modeled off the Ikea Ribba picture ledge (no need to make things …. FIND THIS IN Art+DIY+Furniture · « Lovely … […]ReplyCancel

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    […] did not want to put a million holes in the walls so we did some research and found some inspiration here. Mark made these for the stairwell. He was able to make them in one afternoon, stain them and they […]ReplyCancel


Over the weekend, Scott and I tackled Phase 1: Disassembly of Operation Lovely Chair. (Not to be confused with pre-phases choosing fabric, take 1 and take 2.) We mentioned our fear of messing with old wood screws, caps and creaky joints, but to our surprise, it was easy. As in, we rolled up our sleeves,…
  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - October 16, 2012 - 8:48 AM

    Hahaha. I love that you were settled in for the long haul and it only took you fifteen minutes. That is the best. Best. Best! Confession. I’ve never dropped something off at an upholsterer’s and i want to. Officially a goal of mine. Find something so special (and cheap) that I am too scared to mess it up myself.

    Can’t wait to see this dandelion in action.ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 16, 2012 - 9:27 AM

    Julia, until my grandma’s chair, we had never been to a upholstery shop either. But after seeing the results, we’re sold! Especially on something more difficult than, say, a seat cushion or bench.

    Also, nothing beats a 15 minute project (when you had assumed hours of headache were ahead!).ReplyCancel

  • Kelly - October 16, 2012 - 9:31 AM

    I am watching this refurb closely, as I’ve inherited a chair that needs work, this one has embroidered cushions that have seen better days, but I really want to salvage them if I can. At the moment I just keep looking at it, I’m so scared!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 16, 2012 - 9:44 AM

    Kelly, we hope our refurb will help! We know the feeling though. It took us years to get moving on this girl.ReplyCancel

  • Christina - October 16, 2012 - 2:21 PM

    I’m SO glad you’re not staining that chair! I’m all for refinishing but the value of the chair is in the wood and it really only needs some danish oil/teak oil.ReplyCancel

  • Jane @ The Borrowed Abode - October 17, 2012 - 4:11 PM

    Get outta my head! Just teasing, but I think it’s hilarious that last weekend you built something with flanges (as did I) and this weekend you disassembled a vintage chair to refurbish it (as did I). So glad you were able to easily disassemble!

    Speaking of reupholstery, we finally found one for our white sofa (covering it in white pleather so it’s more pet-friendly) and clearly I have a thing or two to learn. I thought we could get the sofa back in 2 weeks . . . turns out they’re so popular it’s going to take a total of 10 weeks (8 for the waiting list). Here’s hoping yours isn’t as slow!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 17, 2012 - 4:48 PM

      Oh, no! Ours will take 2 weeks. Thank goodness! I don’t think we could stand to wait that long, eek!ReplyCancel


On a recent visit to the annual Design Harvest we sipped hot cider, perused hand-made and custom furniture and made a quick pass through Urban Remains, where a small sidewalk sale happening. This little bright blue toolbox caught our eye immediately. While the original $75 price tag was staggering, the sidewalk sale price of $30 was…
  • Jacki - October 15, 2012 - 8:39 AM

    Absolutely love this project! Now I need to go find an industrial toolbox to shamelessly borrow your idea :)ReplyCancel

  • Kat B. - October 15, 2012 - 9:01 AM

    Liquor, cooking oils, unrefrigerated sauces/syrups . . . this box project has infinite possibilities! Pinned to my “When I Feel Like Martha Stewart” board. ~ KatReplyCancel

  • Heather - October 15, 2012 - 10:34 AM

    This is really cute, although we could never fit all of our liquor into it. Embarrassingly, we’d probably need something the size of a suitcase. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy - October 16, 2012 - 11:19 PM

    I’ll be honest, when I saw the first picture I thought “booze box – oh, perfect it has a place for a little lock on there.”

    My kids are way too young for me to be worrying about them swiping booze out of the liquor cabinet, but I know it’s going to happen one day. I’ve concluded that I’ll do what I can to try to stop them, but at the end of the day I will just beg them not to re-fill with water the share they’ve taken, lest they ruin the whole bottle (as I now understand I did more times than I care to admit). Teenagers. Ugh.

    Anyway, definitely like what you did there. I also like how you can look at that box and think “is it time to work? or time to drink?”ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 17, 2012 - 8:42 AM

      Jimmy, great points! (And too funny.)ReplyCancel


When we picked up these finds from The City Flea, we told you we had a plan for each. The frame will be used as – get this – a frame (she’s actually in her new home, and she’s beautiful – more on that next week!), but the metal crate? It’s now being used to…
  • Lindsey d. - October 12, 2012 - 7:50 AM

    Love the crate! I have a very similar backdoor shoe holder, thanks to a $6 antique soft drink crate. Even when I don’t always manage to get my shoes into it (or they overflow), it gives me incentive to keep my pile of footwear at the backdoor a bit neater. Love it!

  • Julia [Chris Loves Julia] - October 12, 2012 - 10:28 AM

    Oh, you guys are so cool. It’s perrrrfect. We had a serious shoe problem by our door. Like, 10 pairs at a time. I don’t even know where they all came from! We went with the slim shoe storage from Ikea which has been working like a charm, but it definitely isn’t as charming as this.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - October 12, 2012 - 11:05 AM

    I’m from the Grand Rapids area….lovin the crate!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - October 12, 2012 - 12:10 PM

    We are trying to rehab an old dresser. We have a TON of shoes and they always end up in a pile.ReplyCancel

  • emily @ go haus go - October 12, 2012 - 12:50 PM

    I love all the Cincinnati mentions on this blog! The Foxy Shazam shirt is the icing on the cake.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 14, 2012 - 1:40 PM

      Lindsey, what a great find!

      Emily, bravo for mentioning Foxy! Scott and I fight over who gets to wear that shirt all the time. We hope you’ve had a chance to see them live – they are TOO much!

      Thanks, guys!ReplyCancel