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Confessions of a chair addict

Confessions of a chair addict

Hi. My name is Rita, and I’m a chair addict. Chair make-overs are my favorite kind of before/after DIY blog posts, and I’ve pretty much never met an old chair that I didn’t think I could save. When I bought that first one I had no idea what kind of path I was starting down. It(…)

Do you have what it takes to be a craigslist goddess?

Do you have what it takes to be a craigslist goddess?

Last week I had jury duty. What, you may be wondering, does that have to do with being a craigslist goddess? Well, not much, really. Because (as it will soon be apparent) I am not, in fact, a craigslist goddess. So maybe I should have given this post a different title: Craigslist Goddess Wannabe. However,(…)

One man’s trash=crafty Christmas treasure

One man’s trash=crafty Christmas treasure

Oh, I had plans. I was going to make things, I tell you. There was a perfect crafting storm brewing around here about a month ago. I rediscovered my love of craftiness through the family room pillow project, and for the first time in years I found myself looking forward to the holiday season with(…)

Simple 70s-inspired storage solutions

Simple 70s-inspired storage solutions

Back in the spring, Cane and I signed up for an online design class. I wanted to figure out how to design our family room so that it would work and look better. You know, so that the family would actually use the space and keep “family room” from being a misnomer. Although I became(…)

Our best thrifting tip ever

Our best thrifting tip ever

We hesitate to share this thrifting tip. Because, you know, if we tell others this secret they might score the amazing stuff we’d like to score before we can get to it. And we don’t really want to stop stumbling into amazing finds like this: We found this guy on Friday night, for $3.25. For(…)

Simple kitchen design

Simple kitchen design

Well, I posted a while back about an online class I’m working through on design. It’s called Creation of Artifacts. It was 8 week class focused on solving a design challenge of some sort, which finished up this week. I had plans to post regularly about the experience, but that just didn’t happen. (I might(…)

The best-laid plans…

The best-laid plans…

You ever have a weekend go not quite the way you thought it would? I am now officially a design class dropout (having missed the last 3 deadlines), but I’d assigned myself all kinds of homework for this weekend–mostly writing that needed to get done. I didn’t do it. I blame it on the Rebuilding(…)