Ombre Lamp Shade

November 12, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Ok, so I took a stab at dying my living room lamp shades and there’s good news and bad news. The bad news is, the dip dye didn’t work well for me. I’m not certain why; maybe the fabric on my shades is synthetic and wouldn’t hold the dye or maybe the dye solution was too diluted because I had to put it in a tub big enough to hold the shades. Regardless, It didn’t […]

I Got Wood!

September 6, 2011 at 5:43 pm

LOL, please forgive my juvenile brain for that post title, but I couldn’t resist. Anyway, if you follow my sporadic twitter feed, I posted this a few weeks back: “Behold! My new mantel!” My friend Bill (the handyman guy who hung my drywall), was desperately trying to find something for me via his Mennonite connections, but wasn’t coming up with anything. So good ol’ Craigslist came through for me with the barn wood and for $40 (less than 1/10th the cost of the reclaimed wood place I looked into).

We’re SO Ready!

June 24, 2010 at 4:59 pm

I thought I’d share with you the “final” photographs of the Sprout’s room. It’s been in a state of 90% completion for the past few weeks, but I had a few DIY decor projects I wanted to complete before I made the big reveal. :) At this stage in the pregnancy game, we pretty much have what we’re absolutely going to need to take care of the little guy. Everything else is gravy. So here […]

Cutting the Dust

September 1, 2009 at 6:45 pm

Mike and I never bought a proper set of bedroom furniture. Not that I mind, exactly, but we were just lucky enough that all our hand-me-downs happen to sort of match. Dresser/bedside table was from Mike’s parents as well as a nightstand that functions as an entryway catch-all. The highboy dresser at the other side of the room and the cedar chest at the foot of the bed are pieces that I had in my […]