thrifting

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(…)

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(…)

When thrifting isn’t thrifty

When thrifting isn’t thrifty

Last week a blogger I follow announced that she would be having a hoard sale, a sale to get rid of a bunch of thrifted stuff she bought for her house but has decided she won’t be able to use. She included a picture from last year’s sale, in which furniture of all kinds literally(…)

A thrifty, green, and easy reupholstery solution

A thrifty, green, and easy reupholstery solution

This project may be the easiest one we’ve ever done (if you don’t count all the indecision and false starts and teeth gnashing that are part of the backstory). It starts with this blue bench: We bought it about a year ago from one of our favorite vintage furniture spots, Lounge Lizard. We got a(…)

Split-entry gallery walls: Round 2

So, when we left off our last post, we were looking at a bit of a fuster-cluck with our entryway gallery wall project: We had lots (and lots and lots) of art to work with, but none of it was really working right. Then we found a great new piece of art that had us(…)

A split-entry gallery wall. Or not…

When I woke up on Saturday morning, this post was almost in the can. It went like this: We knew right after moving into our split-entry house that we weren’t going to want any tables or coat racks or storage hooks in the entry. The space is just too small. We did know, though, that(…)

Lessons learned in 2012

Right now, as we are beginning the draft of this post, we are looking at a living room that’s a little chaotic. Even when the Christmas stuff is packed away and the room is tidy, it will likely still look a little crazy. There might not be any painter’s tape up, but we know some(…)