I did it! She may be NINE months now, but I finally finished the curtains in Beatrix’s room! It’s not that making them was especially daunting – every room in our house boasts handmade window treatments because curtains are expensive (factor in 10’ ceilings and custom is really our only option). It took me so long because the supposed-to-be-temporary solution, wherein I hastily clipped up a blackout lining pilfered from our bedroom windows, was just working out too well. It wasn’t pretty, but baby girl was sleeping.Read More
It’s another year we’re not actually hosting Thanksgiving, but I’m still playing make believe with a table dressed for the occasion. Chalk it up under weird blogger things that shouldn’t make sense, but kinda do. Last year’s table was a riot of traditional colors and patterns; this year’s, while still bright, is a more restrained and modern approach.Read More
Trigger Warning: if you're a wood purist maybe skip this one.
When it comes to painted furniture I land somewhere in the middle. I'd almost always prefer a beautiful piece left un-doctored than risk witnessing a midcentury stunner slathered in chalk paint and stenciled decals. But sometimes, GASP! I do think a fresh coat of paint can actually better serve a vintage piece of furniture – specifically if you're starting out with something like this:Read More
On the fifth day of Christmas... I finally managed to write the post about making my Christmas village. I realize it's a bit unorthodox to continue with the Christmas themed content at this point, but as we currently reside in that Post Christmas/Not Yet New Year's Eve no man's land I thought I'd sneak this one in.Read More