Crafty · Our Apartments

Make Couches from Lemonade

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

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

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

Thrifting

Vintage Mason Jar – SCORE

I mentioned it briefly in yesterday’s post.  While strolling the aisles of random cast-off items at my favorite Goodwill, I found these puppies, just sitting there on the shelf. They weren’t specially marked.  Just sitting in the midst of the glassware, minding their own business. You better believe I swooped in, tore them from their… Continue reading Vintage Mason Jar – SCORE

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

We’re still all aglow from our recent Engagement – no date set just yet, but we’re getting there with the wedding planning.  So much to think about! In the meantime, this fabulous update occurred (actually back in February, but who’s counting?) For Valentine’s Day, we actually celebrated at Ikea of all places.  Our local store… Continue reading You Light Up My Life ~ Bookshelf Lights

Decor · Our Apartments

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

Decor · Projects · Thrifting

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

Decor · Our Apartments · Thrifting

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

Inexpensive Art · Our Apartments · Projects · Series

Inexpensive Art – Restore Scores Or: Last Minute Project Completion

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

Crafty · Decor · Projects · Sewing

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

Decor

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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An Expedit Bar

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

Carpentry · Decor · Our Apartments · Projects · Tutorials

Ikea Inspired Coat Cubby

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

Decor · Our Apartments · Projects

Summer Lounging

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

Decor · Our Apartments · Our Story · Sewing

Springing for Stripes!

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!