DIY / 15.02.2018

Before my second son was born, my in-laws gave me this dresser to use in the nursery. It was perfect to hold his clothes and use as a changing table. When he started rolling over and moving around a bunch, we moved his changing pad to the floor and used another dresser in his room for his clothes. I started thinking where I can use this and thought it would be a great piece for the dining room to hold table linens. It was a golden oak color...

Uncategorized / 19.01.2018

Last Summer, I decided to refinish our dining room table. If you've been following the blog, then you might remember that I tend to start one project that leads to another. Well, the dining room was no exception. Since we had to take the table out of the room for refinishing, it felt like a good time to paint the whole room. Here is what the dining room looked like when we first moved in. The lighting is a bit dark, but the walls were two different shades of pale...

Crafts, DIY / 21.12.2017

When the Hearth & Hand with Magnolia line came out to Target, I loved the simplicity of the juniper wreath.  For $20 each, that's not bad but I knew I could make something similar for much less. Supplies needed: • embroidery hoop (around $1) • hot glue gun • jute/hemp twine • greenery stems ($3-$5 on sale) • scissors • floral/wire scissors (*Note: I have floral wire in the picture but I actually didn't end up using it) Start by separating the embroidery hoops. I used the inner rings that didn't have the metal piece. Next, cut a few sprigs of greenery...