My grandmother lived in the same apartment since the 1960s and many of my childhood memories consist of visiting her there. It was on the edge of Chinatown where the cable cars round the corner (ding ding!) and we’d go there after shopping for vegetables on Stockton St. My grandmother had a turquoise rotary phone […]
This Upholstered Bench is something I’ve had on my to-do list for a while. I had never planned to change the fabric for sentimental reasons, but it became necessary, as you’ll read below. I’m really happy with how our upholstered bench turned out, particularly the gray and yellow color combo! A story before we begin: […]
Thank you to Hickory Hardware for inviting me to participate in their IKEA RAST Hack challenge! And I would love your vote for my IKEA RAST Hack on the Hickory Hardware Facebook Page. No need to register, log in, or anything to vote. Thank you so much! It’s inevitable…as your kids get bigger, so do their […]
My girls have long outgrown their little table and chairs, on which they scribbled their toddler artwork, and did their first homework in Kindergarten. Since then, they’ve been working at the dining table or sitting on the couch with a clipboard on each of their laps. We knew they needed some more structure than this, […]
Today I’m on the Blitsy.com blog sharing my Embroidered Faux Fur Footstool Slipcover tutorial. It was fun cozying up one of my all-time favorite thrifty finds for the winter. Head on over to my post on the Blitsy.com blog for the full how-to and supply list!
Last week, I wrote about our boring breakfast nook with the window with the lovely view of our garbage cans, and how I was looking forward to our nifty new Smith & Noble #safeANDstylish blinds to arrive. They are here, all installed, and I’ve spruced up our breakfast nook (a little!) but it is looking […]