Fabric Picking + Chair Rescuing

Soon after sharing our pairs of chairs, I began the process of ordering a handful of fabric swatches for our recent estate sale find. There was some definite push back on keeping them as-is (even having family give us a ring and claim that they loved them, just the way they were!), but! Allow us […]

Curtains That Make the Difference

Our living room is slowly chugging along, and with every new addition, we find ourselves saying, now this makes a big difference! The blue sofa and rug were game changers, and hanging our over-sized art helped to keep the room from feeling too bottom heavy. And most recently (and better yet!) – curtains! A few […]

DIY Giant Frames for Your Dinosaurs (+ $100!)

With the recent addition of our streamlined gallery wall in the living room’s gap, we’ve been itching to add something large – very large! – above our velvet sofa. Not wanting the room to feel overly cluttered with our already vibrant rug (and the opposing wall’s art round up), we’d been tossing around a handful […]

A Rug That Punches You In the Face

I said last week that we were totally working outside of our comfort zone, and together with the recovered velvet sofa, our new rug sealed that deal. We picked this up on Ebay, and after staring for weeks at Persians (it became a 15-minute part of my morning routine; shower, coffee, feed the family, check […]

Drop Cloths? Gone.

At the end of last week, our contractor officially handed over our keys; they were done. It was such a long time coming, that it almost didn’t feel real; our shoulders felt instantly lighter, the weights removed. As you can imagine, months of contracted work, drywall mud, wood splinters and loose electrical snippings created the […]

Drywall! Ceiling!

Last week, we didn’t have an update on the contractors progress – rather, we busied ourselves with projects that gave some instant gratification – but between then and now, a lot has changed. There were a handful of days where all work came to a grinding halt due to a prior job on their plates […]