Hello old friends

Sometimes life just gets, well, busy. My poor tools have been neglected for so long. It always feels good when I get back into my...

Who doesn't love a good makeover?

I feel my job is sometimes designer, sometimes abatement specialist and sometimes marriage counselor. Because when you get up in...

Broken board? New bench.

Continuing on my theme of reuse. Being the mom of two very active boys, a LOT of stuff gets broken - bones, boards, lamps... I love the...

Yes, you can paint tile!

This original tile floor was a fine update in the 90s - the builder grade big box tile was meant to hide dirt, and not much else. However...

So, is that table...walking?

Furniture should be fun. Especially when it's KIDS furniture! I have a series of walking tables that fit perfectly in any kid's room....

Burn baby burn

No, this isn't an evil chant, but a a technique I've been using recently yet its origins are quite ancient. Shou sugi ban (焼杉板)...

I'm ALL ABOUT the before and afters

Ok, it's always great to see eye candy rooms, but how did they start? What was the ugly like before the pretty came and stopped by and...

New site is launched...again

Just like interior design and furniture styles, websites have a shelf life and after a while, it's time for an update. Out with the old...