Category Archives: Living Room

Replacing Glass Shelves 

Thank goodness for three day weekends! Last Monday was Presidents’ Day, and I honored the contributions of Presidents past by taking care of a little project that’s been on my to-do list for three years now. I’ve been meaning to … Continue reading

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Chair Pillows

You know the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears? The (let’s face it, nosy) little girl enters the bear family’s home and can immediately tell which chair belongs to each member of the family? Well, if Goldilocks broke into … Continue reading

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The View Out My Window

Before we taught overseas we had to take an online course about the International Baccalaureate philosophy. The first assignment was to describe what you saw out your window. There were people in the class from all over the world, so … Continue reading

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Tray Chic

My most recent decor-related obsession has been decorative trays. Months and months ago I had made this one from an old picture frame and some scrap fabric. It was a great way to complete the look in the dining room. … Continue reading

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Maintaining Real Wood Floors

   I LOVE our house. Sure, it’s insulated with straw (in at least one place), every wall has a crack in it (usually multiple), and the windows rattle every time the wind blows, but it’s my little piece of history, … Continue reading

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Paper Projects

These are things I know to be true about myself:  I like pretty things. Don’t get me wrong – function is important! But it has to be pretty too. I am thrifty. Living on an island really helped hone this … Continue reading

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Lyre Chair Makeover with Gel Stain

Since college I have wanted a lyre back chair. Every once in awhile, when trolling Craigslist, I do a quick search for lyre furniture of any type. There’s usually something on there. I’ve seen beautiful tables and entire sets of … Continue reading

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Table Transformation

My new school got new furniture this year! Usually the district collects and stores all the old furniture, but with several schools upgrading, the furniture depository was full. That meant it was all up for grabs, and this old reading … Continue reading

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Table Transformation

Several months ago I found this little coffee table on Craigslist. I liked the claw feet, the fact that it came with a glass top, and the cheap price, but it took me several months to get around to deciding … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas!

Ahh Christmas! It’s been so exciting to celebrate the season in our new home! It’s also been quite busy, as my store of decorations, sufficient for a small townhome, was nowhere near enough for a whole house! I’ve been busy … Continue reading

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