Several years ago, my mom was at a mutual friend’s house and heard they were getting rid of their dining room table.  She told me right away, as it could extend a long ways, it had two leaves, and could sit maybe 10-12 people around it.  At the current time we had a little military drop …

Several weeks ago I spied a little cabinet at a thrift store I frequent.  I had looked over it, and passed, but two days later still hadn’t gotten it out of my head.  I went back, and to my delight and surprise it was still there.  Upon an even more thorough inspection, I discovered it …

Sometime last year, I was browsing my favorite sewing blog, Sewing in No Man’s Land, when I came across a throw pillow that she had copied from the beloved store Anthropologie.  At the time the blogger, Kelly Crawford and I had one thing in common.  Neither of us were close to an Anthropologie store, so …

Most the time, as I hunt for furniture, I have to be extremely patient.  In Alaska we have a VERY limited selection of both used and new furniture.  I suppose if I wanted to pay top dollar at a fine furniture store (I think there might be one in Anchorage), I wouldn’t have this problem, but then, …

This chair, I almost didn’t photograph.  It seemed like such a little make-over.  Like I didn’t put enough time and effort for it to be “blog worthy”.  (And the photographs aren’t great, but I am still pleading “very amateur photographer”, it’s all about the process, right?) So my main purpose in sharing this, is that …

Today I am going to show you how I went about creating the knife-pleated ottoman slip cover.  The important thing about slip covers is that they fit properly. Like an alteration or a custom-made clothing, a perfect fit will make all the difference. It can look like a slopping t-shirt or a custom made gown. …

We are enjoying an early spring in Alaska, and in anticipation of the semi-warmth (it isn’t here yet), there have been a few garage and moving sales the last couple of weekends.  I stopped by my sister-in-law’s moving sale a couple weekends ago and found this cute little ottoman. I have been looking for one to …

The Process of Restoration: Out with the Gold, in with the Blue As a creative DIYer, I love Pinterest, home décor blogs, and shows like Fixer Upper.  As amazing as these avenues are for resources and inspiration, I am keenly aware of the ever present battle for contentment and gratefulness. We see houses instantaneously transformed from immanent, outdated disaster to a blissfully, …