Tess Wilson

After many happy years living in tiny apartments in big cities, Tess has found herself in a little house on the prairie. For real.
Before and After: This Garage Makeover Has the Most Surprising Reveal You’ll See This Month—Or Ever (Really!)
And it's not because things get neat and organized. There's that, yes, but ... just come look.
May 6, 2023
Before and After: Easy Paint Projects Give This Kid’s Blank Bedroom a Colorful, Cheery Makeover
Simple paint projects make a major difference in this now-rainbow-hued room.
Dec 19, 2022
There’s a Secret Room Hiding Behind This Wardrobe
When I saw the title of this reader submission, I braced myself for some The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe action, but it turned out to be less Narnia, more Lane Kim. Don’t let your teen see this makeover unless you’re prepared to build them a secret hideout — and you’ll probably be tempted to build one for yourself. Here we see Laura Medicus of The Colorado Nest‘s daughter stepping into a fairly magical vintage wardrobe . . .
Aug 13, 2021
Before and After: A Dreamy Nursery That Doesn’t Scream “Baby”
Some rooms have a million flaws that need remedying; the problem with this nursery-to-be was there was no real there there. After months of sanding, painting, ripping out, and replacing by a very pregnant lady and her crew, this room was lovingly decorated for its tiny new occupant. The word for this nursery, created by Bridget Matkovich of The DIY Playbook, is dreamy.
Jul 10, 2021