Good news: I’ve made more progress on my breakfast nook makeover! Per my inspiration, I knew that I wanted a little gallery wall of three black-framed pieces. But I didn’t quite know what kind of art I wanted. Original art is usually pretty expensive, and although there are great sites selling affordable prints, I’m impatient, […]
The rough beginnings of my bathroom vintage medical cabinet.
A couple of weeks ago I posted about my woven stool cover, and last week I finished my first furniture makeover with chalk paint. I bought this stool for $7, knowing that I didn’t like the color and grain of the wood, but that some paint could take care of that problem. And it did!
It used to be, whenever we spent time in our kitchen, we just tried to ignore how unattractive it was. That’s because it looked like this: But not anymore. The makeover is totally complete! And it’s a wonder what a difference it makes to how much we enjoy the space. When your stove doesn’t look […]
Sorry for falling down the rabbit hole a bit there, guys. The truth is that ever since I started painting my kitchen, I’ve been doing very little else during my waking hours. Prepping, painting, and sanding has all been super time-consuming, and I’ve been obsessed with getting this project done. To the point where I […]
Before: After: I kind of can’t believe that we’ve lived in this house for a year, and until a few days ago, we hadn’t done anything to the upstairs bathroom. It felt like until we could give it a full makeover, why bother? Now it feels a thousand times better to be in the room, though. […]
Recently I was walking down the street in my neighborhood on my way to get brunch, and I came across this little lamp in a sidewalk free pile. As you can see from the “before” picture on the left, it wasn’t in great shape. But I liked the mix of marble, wood, and brass, so […]
When I found this skirt in a thrift store, it was nice, but pretty conservative and a bit boring. It had a lovely lace hem, though. Recently I had seen a couple of examples of lacy cutouts on the bottom edge of a skirt, so I decided to accentuate that aspect of my skirt. Left, […]