If you’re like me, you can be very sentimental over objects, especially if it’s an item that’s been passed down in your family. But how do you balance sentimentality and simplified living? I think that the best method to finding balance is to identify those items that mean the most to you (donating the things that don’t make the list) and then be willing to get creative with the loved item to transform it into your own design style. I decided to do just that with a family dresser than has made it through about three generations of women! Read More
Some times you just have to get your hands dirty, wrestle with an idea, sit on it, and wrestle with it some more. In the end, you’ll see how your hard work pays off! This is how I felt about a piece in our home. Read More
To me, the beauty of redesigning furniture is that the piece then becomes more connected to the space once the project is complete. Buying a new piece of furniture and setting it in your home is fun and exciting but it’s also an unfamiliar object now occupying space in your home. You’re not used to seeing it when you walk in the room and it takes a while to become acquainted with it. Silly as it may sound, I love doing things myself because I feel as though I get to build a relationship with materials that way. Read More
I could not be more excited about this end table that my husband built for me. I have dreamed of it for so long, and it was well worth the wait! A few years ago, some coworkers of mine were cutting down a tree, and I couldn’t help but think of what could become of that tree.
Did you know that LEGOs make a great mold for concrete?? I didn’t either so I had to find out. With a little bit of caulk, LEGOs make incredible concrete molds, and they are fun to use because you can make clean lines and fantastic shapes for your mold!