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.
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.
Okay, who was responsible for telling me that contact paper is one of the most versatile craft materials ever? Because they totally dropped the ball…
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.
This is the first year in many that I won’t be spending this weekend at Lollapalooza. As sure as the sun rises in the east and sets in the west, so it is guaranteed to rain at least one day of Lolla. So, what a perfect time to show you how I make waterproof festival schedules and maps?
A few years ago, I was one of those jerks that prided myself on not being just another sheep caught up in the drama of dumb reality TV shows. I was better than that, after all. I watched wholesome, quality programming like You’re The Worst, Broad City and Game of Thrones (ha!). I wouldn’t dumb myself down to watch that garbage…
Oh, the naiveté…
Today is my niece’s first birthday! It seems like just yesterday I was putting together a basket of gifts for the baby shower. How has a year gone by!? Continue reading “DIY Baby Shower Gift Basket”
It seems that ever since I re-covered my old colorful throw pillows to create a more neutral palette (why!?), I’ve been pining for a more bohemian feel to our home. I lust for those spaces; a sheepskin rug under a tree stump coffee table, vining plants crawling down from macrame hangers, rugs and blankets and pillows of various textures and patterns. And, The Pouf.