Metallic Birthday Presents

This past weekend I had two birthday parties: a surprise dinner for a friend and a bowling party for my twin nieces. I’m terrible at wrapping presents, so it’s kind of a joke that I’m writing this post. But, I do enjoy the creativity of it and would love to someday have a bunch of…

90% Update

Remember when I lamented on how the last 10% of a project is the hardest back in November 2014? That was easily over a year ago now and I thought I’d strengthen my argument by sharing how few of those items we’ve completed. Basement: Black cabinet piece on top cabinets Basement: Decor Done, as of…

I Spy Quilt

I made my first and [probably] last quilt. It’s WAY harder than it looks. Our close friends had a baby girl in August and named her Violet. I knew I wanted to make Violet something so I started scouring Pinterest for quilt ideas. I found this I Spy Quilt and knew that’s what I wanted to make.  Except,…

Sentimental Pillow

In addition to the foot stool, my MIL left behind her dad’s leather chair when we bought the house. It was outfitted with wagon wheel arm rests and an embossed horse, very similar to the one on the right below from ancientpoint.com. (Check out this old cash register!) The chair was in terrible shape but it had a…

90%

Why is it that the last 10% of a project is the hardest? We’ve done a ton of work downstairs and yet there is still some work left that we just can’t manage to complete. Black cabinet piece on top cabinets Decor (I thought I had the space decorated before we took the wallpaper down! )…

i like your colors

Remember how I originally ordered Sherwin-Williams Urbane Bronze for one of the basement colors but then chickened out? One of my fav blogs, YoungHouseLove, just painted their garage doors Urbane Bronze. I’m pretty sure they copied me. HA, just kidding, but it does look great on their garage doors!! I did end up using the…

Valences

Want some SUPER cheap and easy valences?? We followed these instructions from C.R.A.F.T. After contemplating several different fabrics I went with boring black. Nolan and I couldn’t agree on anything and the patterns that I liked seemed to clash with the white trim plus I was afraid of keeping the pattern straight. The hardest part of…

Playing footsie

I upholstered this footsie field, I mean, footstool recently. Nolan’s great-grandpa made this footstool and over the years it has been reupholstered several times. You can see it’s gone through some wear and tear but the structure is still good and check out them legs! After reupholstering the thing I pass no judgement. At the…