Little Projects

A Shelf With Personality Issues

March 6, 2014

Over the summer, my mother-in-law brought over a bright red shelf she had found at a cute antique shop up in Litchfield. Litchfield County sits to the North of us and it’s an absolute haven for antique lovers. (Source) She picked it up for $15 and decided that she couldn’t really use it in her home. She offered it to me, and I thought it would look nice painted a softer color, hanging in our living room or perhaps one of the bedrooms.

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Beaming Up

November 7, 2013

This is my first post since our baby announcement, so let me first say thank you for all the love! All of the comments totally made my day. We’re nearly halfway there and we are so stinkin’ excited! With the arrival of the baby come early Spring, I decided to revisit the old “2013 Goals List,” to see how we’re doing. You know, because I have sooooo much time left to get it all done in 2013.

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Mirror, Mirror...

January 30, 2015

…on the wall. Yes, the mirror that we found in our garage from the previous owners. It was neglected and beat up but I liked its curves so it avoided the dumpster. I cleaned it up a bit with an old rag and some vinegar and Matt made a fancy French cleat on which to hang it. Voila! We had a functional, pretty-ish piece for our large dining room wall that didn’t cost us a dime.

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Our Blinged Out Kitchen

June 12, 2014

When I envision my dream kitchen, it generally involves white cabinets, a giant island (maybe in the next house) and a deep, big sink (also in the next house). That vision never involved under cabinet lighting, but now that I have sweeeeet under cabinet lighting, I can’t live without it. It started one day last month, when an Amazon package came to the house for Matt. He opened it and explained that it held the contents to a new under cabinet lighting system.

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Strainers Cost What?!

June 14, 2013

With our new sink and counters installed, it was time to make the sink functional. You know, so I could stop eating out 3x a day. This is what a new beautiful, but non-functioning sink looks like. We stopped into Home Depot late one night, and looked at all of the strainer options. We investigated a bunch of them, checking reviews online and cross referencing with the product in our hand, looking for build quality - a good weight and solid feel.

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