Sounds Like a Hoarder to Me

I picked these legs up off the curb a couple years ago when I was out “treasure hunting” with my favorite treasure-hunting buddy and her mom. There was no table. Just the legs. I kinda thought I’d cut them down and use them for a bench (because I was looking for a bench at the …

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Shelf Paper Shortcut

Hey, I just wanted to show you guys a real quick tip today. It might be one of those things that everyone else has known since 1983 that just took me years to discover. I’m not sure. So if you’re all, “Um, duh. My grandma showed me that when I was seven,” then why the …

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Upcycling Memories

We bought two plain ol’ counter-height stools back in 2002 when we bought our very first house. (I’m almost positive that they came from Walmart, but I couldn’t find a comparably-priced version on Walmart’s site. They were nearly identical in style and price to this counter stool from Target.) We used them at our first …

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Two POÄNGs Recovered

Is everyone familiar with the term Poang? It’s the iconic chair from IKEA originally introduced as POEM in 1977 for $250! It had a name change and cushion upgrades in 1992. It’s now only $69 for the chair frame and a basic cushion. The chair is reminiscent of mid-century design with its bent wood frame …

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Faux Zinc 3

I am kind of obsessed with numbers and letters. I don’t even know why, but my eye is always drawn to them. The amount of monograms we have in this house is a bit concerning. So why not add some more? I thought a number 3 would be cute on the boys’ dresser (that they …

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♪♫ Two Dollar Table ♫♪

Sing that to the tune of “Five Dolla Footlong.” Do it. Dangit, I’m serious. Sing it! I have this little landing at the top of the stairs, before you go into the boys’ room. I also have three children who can’t seem to find a good home for their coats. That was my motivation. Coat …

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The Start of It All (part two)

Last week I told you about my husband encouraging me to start this little blog, and about purchasing this table that would be my first “trial run,” meaning I took photos of the refinishing process, but then life got in the way and I never actually blogged about the table. So here goes… I got …

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The Start of It All (part one)

Well, not really IT all. Not like, “In the beginning…” I casually mentioned something about blogging last summer. It was definitely more like, “I wish we had a blog so I could go back and see how we did blank,” than it was, “Oh! I would love to blog!” But my ever-encouraging and supportive husband …

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We made some beds. Again.

I’m pretty sure my eleven-year old has had as many beds in his lifetime as I have in mine. It’s not because he is an entitled brat who demands new sleeping chambers every year. It’s more because his father and I make beds for a hobby. Just kidding. Or not. A couple of years ago …

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skinny nightstands

We’ve just about got the boys’ room whipped into shape enough to start showing you guys what’s going on in there. Hopefully you don’t have one of those fancy scratch ‘n’ sniff monitors, because I can promise you it looks better than it smells. How can such little feet stink up a room so badly? …

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