Terrarium

We live right on the border of a time zone.  In my opinion, we live on the wrong side of the time change.  Even though we still have over 2 months to go until the shortest day of the year, it is already dark at 6pm.  Also, our apartment is half-sunk into the ground–it is… Continue reading Terrarium

Tufted Bench

I’ve been wanting a bed bench. I don’t know if that is what they are called, but that’s what I call them.  They are cute little benches that you put at the foot of your bed.  Perfect for sitting on while you put on your shoes in the morning. I saw lots of nice benches,… Continue reading Tufted Bench

Haunted Kitchen Chairs

Our kitchen chairs may be haunted. Ok, honestly, I do not believe in ghosts or anything of the sort, but it is fun to say that our kitchen chairs (or at least 2 of them) are haunted.  Why would I say such a thing? Well, as you know, we are in the process of trying… Continue reading Haunted Kitchen Chairs

Re-upholstering Kitchen Chairs

We have a lovely little cherry kitchen table, that I inherited from my grandma.  There was only one thing wrong with it: the seat covers were made of a horrible material. I think it was microsuede or whatever, but whatever it was made of easily matted down and latched on to every single crumb and… Continue reading Re-upholstering Kitchen Chairs

Painting Furniture II

After my success with the kitchen furniture, I decided to attack the larger dresser for the living room. For the living room, we decided to go with mostly creamy neutrals (well, once we get a couch, that is…right now our living room is empty of actual living room furniture) with accents of deep eggplant purple… Continue reading Painting Furniture II

Painting Furniture

My mother is going to kill me. I inherited my grandma’s nicely built (but a bit dated) bedroom set of furniture.  My mother made sure that I knew how lucky I was. Well, I painted it.  And not just some neutral beige, either.  My mother is not a fan of painting “perfectly nice, good-quality wood… Continue reading Painting Furniture

Wedding Part II: Preparation

Even though my fiance and I (husband and I?) had a small wedding, there was still plenty of work to be done.  In fact, I am beginning to think small weddings create more work for the couple than a bigger wedding.  Bigger weddings usually include conveniences such as caterers and florists and maybe even a… Continue reading Wedding Part II: Preparation