read post

I recently bought a canvas print at Target based solely on the frame. I loved the ornate, traditional gold — and at $16, it was a steal (even if it was just for the frame alone). I wasn’t wild about the folksy-looking portrait within but was inspired at the thought of painting over it. Before […]

This post is sponsored by Minwax®.  The Fullmers really wanted some open shelving in their kitchen mixed with closed upper cabinets. This is a great solution for most people who don’t necessarily want to worry about every dish looking beautiful all the time, but still want to add some decor and character to their kitchen. We DIYed […]

My sister, Victoria, recently moved to Washington with her partner, Helen. As renters, they really wanted to make their apartment reflect them. They had a design question, and I suggested (what I thought was) an easy DIY. Here’s her story about applying marble contact paper to her open kitchen shelves. Have you ever tried? Our […]

Perfect Easter Ham

Easter is upon us, and everyone is scrambling to find that perfect ham recipe, stockpiling the 30 ingredients required for it, and preparing to realize late Saturday night that they have neglected the entire rest of the menu. That sentence is a little too specific for the writer of this post (*cough*) to not have […]


Dining ROom

primary bedroom

Living ROom


guest room

Kids rooms


Browse By Room


Looking for posts about a particular space in our home or inspo for one of the rooms in yours? Here's a handy index for your browsing convenience.


SHop all

What We're                     Right Now

What We're                 Right Now

Looking for our favorite things? A place to shop our home room by room, or just catch up on what Julia's wearing / loving right now? Browse the CLJ shop. 


Load More

Reader Faves

Can We Send You Our Love Letter?

Another way for us to stay in touch! Joining our weekly newsletter gives you access to exclusive content, never-before-seen photos, your questions answered, and our favorite DIYs. Sign up below!

Follow Along on Instagram

Welcome to our online community where we've posted home, DIY, style, renovations, and family since '09. Renovating our #cljmoderncottage in Idaho and headed for new adventures in Raleigh, NC. #cljfam #cljtransformations