You ever get a silly idea that has no function but just makes you happy? This is a story of one of those silly ideas. Remember that time we mentioned how buying a couch sucks? That’s because we spent most of the summer weighing pros and cons (and sales) before FINALLY picking a couch. … Continue reading Make Couches from Lemonade
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
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
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
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
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
Remember that time I showed you the cool little flower still life we scored at the ReStore? Yeahhh… that was February. Nearly a year ago. And where has this cute little frame been? Sitting behind my purse on our console table, waiting to be hung on the wall. Then we had formal plans for our… Continue reading Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion
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
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,… Continue reading Hemnes in the Hizzouse!
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
When you have a massive bookcase with 25 cubes of glorious storage space, what do you do? You put a bar in it. I should note that we are NOT big drinkers. But there’s something so grown-up feeling when you have a designated ‘bar area’ of some sort. That is especially true of one that… Continue reading An Expedit Bar
In preparation for my move to Pittsburgh, I was slowly creating ways to maximize storage in the apartment, so that when I got here I’d have places for my things too. One of the areas of the apartment that has (mostly) become mine is the hall closet. I’ll have pictures later as there are LOTS… Continue reading Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby
Ok, so all the blogosphere is sharing their beautiful patios and outdoor living rooms with their awesome DIY tables and other furniture (check out Michelle’s table that she got her husband Nate to build, awesome! Or this sad cast-off table that Greg and Ashley rescued from the curb-side and finished!) These projects first make me… Continue reading Summer Lounging
So you may remember for winter I warmed a few of our pillows up by wrapping them in a sweater. As cozy and comfy as they may be…. sweaters make me think of the cold. And I’m done with the cold. Dee Oh En Eee DONE I tell ya. So when I came across these… Continue reading Springing for Stripes!
As promised, here is your view of the other side of our living room, all decked out for Christmas. There’s a slight seaside vibe with the use of a few starfish and seashells tucked in with the frames. And the cute little trees distributed throughout are all ReStore finds. Of course we had to use… Continue reading Seaside Christmas in Pittsburgh ~ Part Deux