About a month ago Pittsburgh hosted the annual home show. Ordinarily, as we aren't technically home-owners (renters unite!) we usually skip it, but we managed to get our hands on some free tickets and figured, why not? We slip in late morning, and one of the first things we encounter is a lady with a… Continue reading Home Show-Offs ~ Inexpensive Art
Where we make our home purdy. Often for the holidays.
Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor
Obviously, things haven't been terribly busy here on the blog lately. That isn't to say that life itself hasn't been busy. Infact that's wholly opposite from the truth! But we did find some time to deck the halls... Our tree this year took on a woodsy-mercury-glass theme. You'll recognize the smaller glass balls with the… Continue reading Better Late Than Never – Christmas Decor
Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape
We have a pretty big-deal holiday coming up. Thanksgiving. Ok ok, sure, no biggie. It's a day to hang out with family, watch football, and eat a ridiculous amount of food. That's not a big deal. BUT -- THIS YEAR WE'RE HOSTING. Yes, that's right, we are cooking the bird and the pies and all… Continue reading Simple Thanksgiving Tablescape
Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping
Earlier this week I showed you some art that was hung up a tad last-minute... It's a work in progress, but I wanted to balance the whole wall a bit better. So let's take a look below...There, on the console table, are a few old objects and a few new. You should recognize the frame… Continue reading Tray-Tastic Clearance Shopping
Adding Pantry to the Closet
So we shared last week about how I spiffed up the hall closet to make it my own. Well, I forgot to share the right side of the closet, where yes, we still keep our pantry goods. Down there on the bottom we have a handy stool to make it easier to quickly get to… Continue reading Adding Pantry to the Closet
Creating an Organized, Cute Closet
So I left you the other day with my closet half-done with a fun chevron carpet on the floor and not much else. Not bad, but a fun floor covering does not a closet make. So I needed handy means of storing both random assortments of things as well as clothes and shoes. Of course… Continue reading Creating an Organized, Cute Closet
That Time When I Took Over The Closet
So as has been established, Bill and I moved in together. We took this little 1 bedroom apartment and made it fit two people's stuff. It wasn't terribly difficult, but it wasn't easy either. The biggest challenge? Closet space. Though I've never showed it, the bedroom only has one closet. No big deal, but the… Continue reading That Time When I Took Over The Closet
Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow
Once upon a time there was an ironing board cover that dreamed of being something more... something not so flat. Then one day it was taken off the shelf at its long, lonely home of Tuesday Morning and was taken to a new home (at a mere $4 clearance price!). There at it's new home,… Continue reading Ironing Board Cover turned Pillow
Magic Coffee Table Office
So, since upgrading to the bigger TV and the new Hemnes tv stand, a lot of time has been spent with this view lately... As wonderful as these changes have been, it's meant that the coffee table has become an even bigger mess than normal. Couple this detail with the fact that the desk has… Continue reading Magic Coffee Table Office
Fall is Here!
The weather has finally turned, the air is crisp, and hoodie season is upon us. I LOVE this weather! But given that we just upgraded the tv, we decided to go simple on the fall decor, especially the budget. So I pulled out a few items from last year and picked up a bag of… Continue reading Fall is Here!
Hemnes in the Hizzouse!
So, yesterday we told you about some upgrades we made...And how, often when you make one change, it requires making another. So we ran to Ikea for some grubb and to FINALLY pick up the Hemnes TV Stand! After about an hour of set-up, this is what we ended up with!The clean lines, the same black/brown… Continue reading Hemnes in the Hizzouse!
42 Inches of Awesome
THAT'S WHAT SHE SAID.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SAAi_42uIkQOk, but seriously, we made some upgrades in this little place of ours. Here's what our living room has looked like for a while...We shared this photo with you with our Ampersand special post, and this was likely the neatest our TV side of the livingroom ever looked. Usually it looks more… Continue reading 42 Inches of Awesome
So we already covered how I found a sweet old dresser on Craigslist and adopted it. I gave her a little TLC, paint, and glue to bring her back to her glory. Then I started to show you how I moved into this little corner by unveiling a hipster little fix I created to store… Continue reading Dresser Details
DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger
So, now that I have a dresser to stow my clothes, I get to actually fill it with my things! But what about ontop? For things like jewelry and accessories? Previously, I used command hooks straight on my mirror. Which looked like crap. Then I found a pair of tea cup hooks. They're great! Shiny… Continue reading DIY Tree Branch Jewelry Hanger
Dressers, the Anti-Nomadic Furniture
So, moving. Long distances. The biggest decision you have to make - do I bring it all? With every move you'd be wise to downsize somewhat, but what about the big stuff? Like furniture? My goal when moving from DC to Pittsburgh was to do it all in the back of my compact SUV and… Continue reading Dressers, the Anti-Nomadic Furniture