Collected Eclectic Archive

The 124 blog posts listed here were published between 2018 and 2021 for the Collected Eclectic blog.

Collected Eclectic was a passion project focused on recording the process as Grace and Michael van Meurer transformed their builder grade home in to something special. Learn more about the project here

Plans and goals for 2020
7 Ingredient DIY green cleaning recipes for every surface of your home
How to make a style guide for your home
Getting started with a capsule wardrobe
Every single thing in my closet
15 Ethical brands to consider for your capsule wardrobe
Welcome to the kitchen project
The 7 bottle bar: A minimalist guide to cocktails
All of the details about painting the exterior of our house
DIY banquette bench with storage
DIY easy “floating” shelves
Before and After: A 100-year-old craftsman gets a makeover
Complete tour of our kitchen
How to get your partner on board with a DIY project
The evolution of our master bedroom
Cute fabrics for your next sewing project
DIY brick fireplace
Fireplace & TV cord management
DIY modern slat pergola
Our basic to bold bathroom makeover
The three things I look for when shopping for rugs
Our bathtub to closet conversion
Tools to get started woodworking
The kitchen project has officially started!
The evolution of our kitchen plans
How to spray orange peel texture with a paint sprayer
How to make and install custom faux ceiling beams
Comfort Works slipcover for Article Sven sofa
DIY wood picture frames
Tools to get started with DIY projects
Modern brass bridge faucet roundup
How to plan kitchen storage with the Ikea home planner
Phase 1 kitchen reveal
Part 1: Setting up for DIY concrete countertops
Part 2: Pouring and finishing DIY concrete countertops
Ikea apron sink cabinet hack
Four questions to ask when narrowing down your hardware search
DIY brick range hood
Kitchen reveal + all the before and afters
Kitchen budget breakdown + where we could’ve saved more!
Cesca chair roundup
DIY White concrete bowls
Three ways to style a functional entryway
Seven tips for living through a renovation
Cabinet front material selection guide with The Cabinet Face
Free digital downloads: Vintage still life artwork
Battery-powered sconce hack
Free digital downloads: Vintage seascape artwork
Fall bedroom refresh with Brooklinen
Second bathroom refresh design options
Free digital downloads: Halloween artwork
A walk(way) down memory lane
Free digital downloads: Vintage landscape artwork
Our Fall 2020 One Room Challenge design plans
Free digital downloads: Vintage dog artwork
Tips for choosing meaningful artwork
How to set up and pour a concrete slab
Quick and easy planters
Backpacking the Eagle Rock Loop in the Ouachita National Forest
Free digital downloads: Vintage winter artwork
Everything you need to know about installing encaustic cement tile flooring outdoors
One Room Challenge Reveal!
One Room Challenge budget breakdown
Free printable vintage artwork holiday gift tags
Scrap fabric mini stocking ornament
Minimal Christmas decor
Bathroom Reveal with The Cabinet Face
Bathroom budget breakdown
Adding glass to your cabinet fronts
DIY potting bench with utility sink
2020 Progress Report
Free digital downloads: Gallery wall edition
Functional art for the kitchen
Free digital downloads: Vintage cityscape artwork
Vintage rug throw pillow covers that won’t break the bank
My 2020 Capsule wardrobe updates
Free digital downloads: Vintage portrait artwork
Our laundry room makeover (for the third time)