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Buying a Couch Sucks

Why does it suck? Because you start out thinking this will be easy – I like sitting, I know how to sit, I should be able to find something I enjoy sitting on. WRONG. There’s so much more that you have to consider. Just hop into the Macy’s Furniture gallery and pop your bum on a few different options, and you’ll see what I mean…

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Chalk Paint Reveal

Remember that time I posted my foray into chalk paint? Well, obviously it’s long since been finished.  This goodwill steal was destined to be the home of our printer.  It’s handy wheels made it easy to roll the printer out on the rare occurrence that we’d actually use it (for printing….. wedding invitations?!?) while generally… Continue reading Chalk Paint Reveal

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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

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42 Inches of Awesome

THAT’S WHAT SHE SAID. Ok, 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… Continue reading 42 Inches of Awesome

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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

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If the Door is a knockin’ ~ A DIY Headboard

If there was one thing lacking in Bill’s collection of functional furniture, it was a sense of cohesion.  Just take a look at his apartment when I met him in DC – at least his bed was on a frame off the floor. We’ve solved the nightstand dilemma with a fancy Ikea Hack, but the… Continue reading If the Door is a knockin’ ~ A DIY Headboard