HOLY MOLY! Refinishing this dining nook was my Everest of DIYs. I’m not sure why I thought tackling this WHOLE set as my first furniture refinishing project was a good idea. Maybe it was the euphoria of scoring the whole set for only $40 on Craigslist? Perhaps it was naiveté? Either way, I’m just thrilled at how great this turned out, but wouldn’t be psyched to ever do it again. On the other hand, whenever I come across a beat-up, has-seen-better-days, hand-crafted antique piece of wood furniture, my heart flutters thinking of its potential.

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If you’ve been following this blog, you know by now that we have SO much more space than we did in Minneapolis. But SO much more space also means we have SO many more walls. Empty walls. Walls that look boring and barren without anything on them. Walls that could cost a fortune to fill with framed art.

So when I came across a set of framed vintage-looking botanical prints selling online for upwards of $200, I got inspired to create my own.

10 Botanical Print Gallery

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What happens when you move across the country and you leave all your furniture behind, even though you’re moving into a house that is 3 times the size of your downtown high-rise apartment? I don’t know about you, but I go into DIY overdrive to get it done on a dime.

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