Remember way back when, before we moved into the house, where we chose paint colors for our dining room and my office? At the time, we planned to paint as soon as we moved in. I laugh now at the thought. As soon as we were in the house, we realized there were lots of [...]
This table wasn’t actually a dining table when we bought it. It was originally a potting table. But we had been scouring flea markets, garage salts and antique stores for this style of table for months, and this was the only one we had found. Plus, it turned out to fit perfectly into our dining [...]
In middle school, there were two standard birthday gifts that everyone gave: 1. Candles 2. Scented lotions and body sprays Does anybody else remember this? Going to a birthday party in seventh grade where the birthday girl opened 5 bags of scented body products and three kinds of scented candles? I was never a huge [...]
Christmas 2009 As much as I wish I was an incredibly neat and tidy cook and baker, I’m just not. I have this terrible tendency to lean on the edge of the counter just after I’ve spilled maple syrup there. Oftentimes when I can fruit, I end up with an inordinate amount of fruit juice [...]
We finished the front porch, just in time for my parents’ arrival on Thursday! The before: It wasn’t pretty. We had peeling tan paint on top of several layers of turquoise paint, which turned out to be lead paint. The after: The process: 1. Scraped up all the old paint. It took forever. Note: I [...]
In our house, people coming to visit = a very clean house + recently-completed projects. Nick and Marisa’s visit in June pushed us to unpack more boxes + finish the pantries + start hanging pictures. Dan’s mom’s visit last month was our drive for refinishing the dining table + getting even more organized. And my [...]
Alternatively titled “how to convert the beautiful hardwood closets that were abandoned in your garage into pantries.”
Quite a few friends and family members received custom coasters from me last holiday season. And I’m only just now getting around to posting the tutorial. Fail.
Can I blame it on the holiday hullaballoo + adopting a dog + buying a house = the coasters I made for Dan and I got pushed to the back of the closet, so I only just put the backings on this weekend? I can? Thanks.