DIY Blanket Ladder

I bought the plant in the corner as sort of stop-gap for that corner of our living room. I like the woven basket and the green that it brings to the space, but I was struggling with what to put on the wall above it. I decided on a blanket ladder and found lots of…

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…