Cat Meschia, Apartment Therapy

Cat Meschia

Apartment Therapy

Oak Park, IL, United States

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Recent articles by Catherine:

9 Wallpaper Ideas You Actually Won’t Get Sick of

Wallpaper sometimes gets a bad rap for being stuffy and old-fashioned, but it definitely doesn’t have to be! Print designers, illustrators, and interior designers are bucking tradition and playing with paper in fresh new ways. Here are nine of our favorite wallpaper ideas to bump up the personality in any room.The neutral palette of this vintage ’40s wallpaper makes it easy on the eyes and it’ll… → Read More

9 Perches That Let Your Cats Be the Nosy Residents They’ve Always Wanted to Be

Posts and little hideaways give your cat a space to climb, play, and be extra adorable in their—oops, your—home. But the perches you’re probably used to seeing have gotten a major upgrade. Whether you swing for a climbing tree or a fun shelf, you can help your cat explore its curiosity with one of these seriously attractive pieces. Sauder’s cat tree has a classic look that will fit right in with… → Read More

8 Ways to Update Stuff That’s Just Taking Up Space in Your Closet

Current organization trends say that if you don’t love something, you should let it go. We’re going to go a little against the grain here and say that if you don’t love it, you should update it. After all, the piece ended up in your your closet for a reason, right? Here are some of our favorite ways to add new life to those items so they become the first things you reach for. → Read More

9 DIY Mother’s Day Gifts to Replace Your Elementary School Drawings

Put your newer, finer motor skills to task and make your mom a gift she’ll be thrilled to show off. We’ve rounded up a few ideas, from nostalgic to practical, and everything in between. → Read More

Celebrate Spring With These 8 Cheerful Rainbow DIYs

Rainbows are popping up across home decor and fashion in new color palettes and exaggerated shapes to get us excited for spring. Our favorite rainbow projects introduce clean, organic shapes and new colors to your spring space. → Read More

Obsessed with Marie Kondo? You Need These IKEA Hacks

Deep down, we all want to lead more thoughtful lives—and who can blame us for believing organizational nirvana will get us there? So we're turning to the place where all good hacks start: IKEA. → Read More

8 Easy Woodworking Projects for Beginners

These simple woodworking projects require only basic tools and skills, making them perfect for woodworking beginners. → Read More

Get Nostalgic with These 7 Grown-Up Childhood Craft Makeovers

These childhood crafts get an adult makeover with useful, easy-to-make do-it-yourself projects. → Read More

You Can DIY These Gorgeous Earrings (Promise)

Make your own jewelry with these easy DIY earrings, perfect for an afternoon project. → Read More

This Huge Pinterest Trend Is Surprisingly Easy to Pull Off

Here are some of our favorite projects using air dry and polymer clay to help you incorporate the ceramic pottery trend into your home. → Read More

11 of the Best IKEA Hacks We’ve Seen This Year

In 2018, we saw IKEA hacks move towards achieving high-end dupes (like designer lighting or custom closets) and were blown away by people's creativity. → Read More

We're So Not Over This Big Plant Trend from 2018

With the reemergence of Boho and trending #plantlady tags, it's only natural that macramé plant hangers are everywhere. Here's how to get the look. → Read More

The Best Multi-Purpose Furniture Item Your Home's Missing

Entryway storage benches, with room for shoes and stuff underneath, are a great solution for your home's most hardworking space. → Read More

Don't Get Rid of the Old Leather Belts in Your Closet

Old leather belts are amazingly versatile, and just one will give you plenty of usable length to repurpose. Here are some great project ideas. → Read More

This Hack Makes Laundry Days So Much Easier

With these DIY laundry organizers and sorting systems, household worths of clothes are neatly sorted before, during, and after each cycle. → Read More

6 Clever Ways to Use Command Strips During the Holidays

Think of Command products as your personal elves, ready to easily hang all your holiday trimmings. When Christmas is over, they magically disappear. → Read More

10 Ways to Make Your Home Smell Amazing for the Holidays

Grab your eucalyptus, herbs, citrus, and cinnamon sticks because we've got just the projects to make your senses feel all the freshest holidays feels. → Read More

The Surefire Way to Avoid The Mall (and Amazon) This Holiday

Making your own handmade gifts to give this holiday is beautiful and thoughtful. We've got a few ideas your giftees will actually be excited to unwrap. → Read More

12 Cozy Ways to Add a Little Boho Flair to Your Lair

These DIY projects are perfect as the cherry on top of your already maximalist Boho space, or as accent pieces to introduce just a bit of Bohemian flair. → Read More

10 Creative Ways to Get Canvas Wall Art For Cheap

Instead of buying expensive wall art, try painting a canvas yourself. It's very doable and makes your space unique. Here are nine easy methods. → Read More