Making it Yours (MIY) Series

The Making it Yours (MiY) Series

I love the way rooms come together over time, with special pieces finding their way into different rooms at different stages of one’s life. A chair that was once on your front porch might show up in your son’s room five years later, in the family room after that, and maybe twenty years later in a vacation home. Pieces that you carry with you throughout your life become more than just an object you bought at some store, they become part of your personal history.

In that spirit, I created the Making it Yours (MIY) series for Making it Lovely. I follow one piece of furniture through several stages of an imagined life, and present a mood board for each.

Making it Yours 13: Möckelby Dining Table

Making it Yours 13: Möckelby Dining Table

Making it Yours 12: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs #makingitlovely

Making it Yours 12: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs

Making it Yours 11: French Modernist Armchair #makingitlovely

Making it Yours 11: French Modernist Armchair

Making it Yours 10: Traditional Red Rug

Making it Yours 10: A Traditional Red Rug

Making it Yours 9: Sierra Chest

Making it Yours 9: Sierra Four-Drawer Chest

Making it Yours 8: Leather Chesterfield

Making it Yours 7: Window Daybed

Making it Yours 6: Napa Dining Table

Making it Yours 5: Mid-Century Rocker Chair

Making it Yours 4: Making the Bed(room)

Making it Yours 3: Zig Zag Rug

Making it Yours 2: Real Good Chair

Making it Yours 1: Borghese Dresser

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    » Making it Yours 6: Napa Dining Table Making it Lovely | Transforming the so-so.
    October 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

    […] sixth edition of Making it Yours (MIY) will feature the Napa Dining Table from Cost Plus. It’s an affordable solid-wood table that […]

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    MiY 6d: Texture and Pattern in the Dining Room | Making it Lovely
    December 7, 2010 at 8:31 am

    […] yes? We’re following the Napa Dining Table as it is passed down from Ann to Lia as part of my Making it Yours (MiY) series, and seeing how it fares through several style […]

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    MiY 6e: Texture and Pattern… Refined | Making it Lovely
    December 14, 2010 at 12:52 pm

    […] time to see the final look in the sixth edition of Making it Yours (MiY)! Lia was pretty happy with the look of her dining room last time, so she refined the color palette […]

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    Mid-Century Rocker Chair | Making it Lovely
    March 17, 2011 at 4:31 pm

    […] the mid-century rocker chair from the fifth edition of my Making it Yours series? I loved it when I wrote about it last year, but we didn’t have a place for it in our […]

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    Making it Yours 7: Window Daybed | Making it Lovely
    July 25, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    […] been far too long since the last Making it Yours (MiY) series! I’m back at it, this time with the Window […]

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    Our Guy Grows Up: Making it Yours 7D | Making it Lovely
    August 15, 2011 at 11:26 am

    […] Making it Yours (MiY) is all about following a piece of furniture through several different stages of life, and showing how to reuse and repurpose it. In this edition, we’re following the window daybed, first seen here in a young boy’s bedroom. He still had it as his bed in his teenage bedroom (he’s a short enough guy), but when he moved out it became his couch. He still had a lot of maturing to do, so now we’re checking in on him many years later. […]

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    Making it Yours 7e: Girl's Room | Making it Lovely
    August 25, 2011 at 3:32 pm

    […] come full circle from a little boy’s room to a little girl’s! You can see all of the previous Making it Yours editions right here. Making it Yours (MiY) […]

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    Making it Yours 8: Leather Chesterfield | Making it Lovely
    February 28, 2012 at 3:42 am

    […] 28 Bookmark or Share 0 comments I’ve been working on a new edition of Making it Yours (MiY). I haven’t had one up since August, so for those of you that aren’t familiar with […]

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    Making it Yours 9: Sierra Chest of Drawers | Making it Lovely
    August 2, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    […] apparently I do these every six months? I always mean to do them with more frequency, but alas.My Making it Yours (MiY) series is all about finding a piece of furniture you love, and making it work for you through […]

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    Mood-Board Love: A Local Blogger Shares Her Home Design Inspiration | FFBlogs
    March 27, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    […] fashion (that a girl!). But what really put us into a design frenzy is her cool series called Making It Yours (MIY), in which she takes one piece of furniture through several different rooms or scenarios. To […]

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    Mood-Board Love: A Local Blogger Shares Her Home Design Inspiration | Vivrant Magazine
    March 27, 2013 at 7:07 pm

    […] fashion (that a girl!). But what really put us into a design frenzy is her cool series called Making It Yours (MIY), in which she takes one piece of furniture through several different rooms or scenarios. To […]

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    Making it Yours 10: A Traditional Red Rug | Making it Lovely
    April 23, 2013 at 12:28 pm

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    Making it Yours 11A: French Modernist Armchair | Making it Lovely
    March 17, 2014 at 1:18 pm

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    Making it Yours 11C: French Modernist Armchair | Making it Lovely
    April 3, 2014 at 3:03 pm

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    6 Secrets Of People Who Love The Homes They Have | Design News
    April 11, 2014 at 7:36 am

    […] most popular series on design blogger Nicole Balch’s site, Making it Lovely, is called “Making it Yours,” where she features one item styled several different ways, like how to make a dresser work […]

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    The Lincoln or Dhurrie Chair? | Making it Lovely
    August 6, 2014 at 3:45 pm

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    Making it Yours 12C: Lincoln and Dhurrie Armchairs | Making it Lovely
    October 23, 2014 at 12:48 pm

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    June 2, 2015 at 1:50 pm

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    10 Nesting & Food Blogs We Follow for Inspiration - Kenmore® Community
    June 15, 2015 at 11:48 am

    […] just about anything look 1000% better. From transforming and updating her Victorian home to the Making It Yours series of posts that follow the imagined life of one piece of furniture, Nicole’s blog […]

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    Making it Yours 13: Möckelby Dining Table | Making it Lovely
    August 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

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    Making it Yours 13B: Möckelby Dining Table | Making it Lovely
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    Making it Yours 13C: Möckelby Dining Table | Making it Lovely
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    Making it Yours 14A: SAIC Together Pendant Light | Making it Lovely
    February 2, 2016 at 1:10 pm

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    Making it Yours 14B: SAIC Together Pendant Light | Making it Lovely
    February 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

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    Making it Yours 14C: SAIC Together Pendant Light – Making it Lovely
    February 23, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    […] check in on our imaginary friend, Maxwell, shall we? We’re following along in this edition of Making it Yours as he incorporates the SAIC Together Pendant Light from CB2 in several spaces. It started out in […]

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    Making it Yours 14A: Pink Persian-Style Rug – Making it Lovely
    August 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    […] for a new edition of Making it Yours! Our tastes change over time and our homes should reflect that, but we don’t chuck everything […]

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    Making it Yours 14B: Pink Persian-Style Rug – Making it Lovely
    September 7, 2016 at 5:36 pm

    […] you for the great response to my new approach to these Making it Yours posts! I love sharing a bit more about the thought process behind the […]

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