For more of my mom’s painting tips, check out episode 2.
If you missed our discussion about repainting our bedroom, check out episode 41.
My mom loved a sponge paint effect in the ’80s and ’90s.
One of my earliest memories of decor is of the handmade dinosaur nest in Dylan’s nursery.
My mom loves color, as evidenced by the fireplace in my childhood home.
I thought it was super normal to always have homemade Halloween costumes. Turns out not everyone’s mom does that.
I also thought everyone got to pick the theme of their bedroom.
Maybe the first craft I ever did was making these hats at a birthday party to match the doll cake.
One year I had a ’50s-themed party, complete with homemade poodle skirts.
Dylan’s cowboy birthday cake looked great, but black frosting actually tastes awful.
My mom’s current house is more neutral, with this sharp blue color as an accent.
I wanted a flannel duvet cover in college but couldn’t find anything for sale that I liked, so my mom made this one.
If it had been up to my mom, she would have painted every spindle of this chair a different color, but I held her back.
Here’s a list of every Donnie’s Decor Corner tip from the past 58 episodes:
It’s okay to like prints of famous pieces of art!
Take jackets off books to display binding
Use area rugs to bring color and pattern into small spaces
Create spaces that function over spaces that look good on the internet
Mudrooms should be able to be off the front entry rather than in the back of the house
Build an aesthetic piece by piece through thrifting
Naming our custom black paint color Gravitas
Move pots around container garden to create visual interest
Put your money where your fashion is
Decorative gourds forever
Northeast grandma as an overall aesthetic