Over a course of a week in February, our apartment went from feeling like a pretty-cool-place-that-we-lived to feeling like a home. And all that it took? 1) Hanging up our Printstagram, which I told you about in February, 2) hanging our art behind the couch, which I’ll tell you about someday soon, and 3) finding
This morning I woke up to this comment on my last post: “What do you look for on Craigslist? How do you decide what will/won’t work in your house?” and decided that the answer warranted an entire blog post! This post ended up being over 1,300 words long, so I was right! I’m pretty sure
Pretty, right? I’m kind of obsessed with the new barnwood desks that I constructed for us last weekend out of very old wood from Minnesota. And I did it all without any woodworking. I don’t own any power tools (or even a manual) so these were made from planks of wood, as we bought them.
We’ve been looking for a small couch/bed for our office in the attic. This will serve not only as a couch for meetings and brainstorming, but also as a bed for our (younger) guests and as our bed when parents-aged guests come to stay. I’ve been trolling craigslist for months and had narrowed it down
First of all, let me apologize… I’ve been remiss in posting this week. Blame this on the death cold that has taken over my body. It started last Thursday night with a seriously sore throat, was followed on Friday morning by a ear, throat and back ache, then turned into a brutal cold over the
No mini project today, friends (though I did finish the lasts coats of poly on three more colourful kitchen table chairs yesterday… sneak peak here). Instead, today I’m going to talk about our VERY RED bedroom and how we plan to “un-red the bed(room)”. I introduced you to the bedroom on our house tour, but
Getting a couch. Stressful: always. Extra stressful if you don’t currently have a couch and have to rest your weary bum on the floor. You’ve already heard about our trials and tribulations with Karl the Sofabed. Our next step after that was to head to Ikea to see if we would have even liked Karl
I have a love/hate relationship with garage sales. I love happening upon garage sales with good deals and sweet stuff. I hate heading to garage sales with a particular item in mind. I love garage sales where people are just trying to clean out their homes, and price their goods accordingly. I hate garage sales
We have medium-sized renter plans for our kitchen (which I showed you for the first time a couple of weeks ago). The colour is going to change. The table is going white. We are doing mis-matched colourful chairs. The first such chair is the white one you see in the picture. This chair was free
Hi everybody! My post today isn’t super wordy, but it is super exciting! It’s HOUSE TOUR TIME! Remember ya’ll… this is the before post. There is a lot of work to be done. I took these images this very morning, so you have a live idea of where I am living! It is clear that
Ok. That’s a little bit of a stretch for “travelling”, but what it really means is that you should travel to Vancouver to come visit. I now live in a house that feels like a place where grown-ups live. We’ve got a bedroom, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom AND a super huge office.
Yesterday I learned a valuable lesson. When something is too good to be true on craigslist… Tell the seller you have a truck. Let me back up a moment. Remember a few weeks ago when I told you about my new project “The Craigslist Decorator“? Well despite not having even moved into our place yet,
Happy Friday friends! Remember that amazing place I told you about in big time stress mode on Tuesday? Well, we found out a couple of days ago that we got it, woohoo! Move in day: May 15. We’ve got the top two floors (including the attic, with it’s sweet sloped roofline) of this 101 year