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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(…)

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(…)

Got old drawers? How to repurpose old drawers into a shelving unit

In our last post, Rita told you all about why we decided to make a wall shelf out of old drawers. Today  I’ll focus more on how we did it. I had a few things in mind right away. I didn’t want to mount the drawer’s bottom side against the wall. Doing some research we(…)

Bathroom Storage Solutions Less truly is more

Back in July, we wrote a little post about the wonderful experience of removing our bathroom vanity. We weren’t sad to see the vanity go because it was too big for the space and we were looking forward to a bathroom with some breathing room. We were a little worried about how to replace all(…)

Our top 10 tips (so far) for keeping our house a home

Keeping the Problem Small Our experiment in living a better life Note:  This is our first post in a series about how we’re making changes to do life in a way that is healthier, happier, and way more sane than we’ve done it before. Years ago I taught middle school, and the most important lesson I(…)