Category Archive: Before & After

DIY: Cabinet Makeover

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So I’m trying to stick to my project list from last week and this one is a great example of #5.  This cabinet has been sitting in the cellar half finished for weeks… Continue reading

DIY: Card Catalog Makeover

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Remember when I asked you guys for help in picking a color for my card catalog?  Well I’m happy to report back that your advice was much appreciated and I’m in love with… Continue reading

Pumpkin Painting 101

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Over the past few months, I’ve had some unique and varied custom artwork requests. The squirrel stencil. The Star Wars themed baby shower papercut. The Captain’s hat monogram. Then, my friend Olive of Se… Continue reading

Before and After: Porch Makeover

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Hey Guys! Sorry for the late post. Time management issues abound for me lately. You’d think that since Kristen is planning a wedding, Kim has started a new job and is relocating to… Continue reading

DIY: Spray Paint Table Makeover

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This has to be one of the easiest projects I’ve done lately.  I mentioned earlier that I picked up a little wrought iron side table on my last treasure hunting trip.  I really… Continue reading

Spring Organizational Bonanza

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Last week was crazy…to say the least. I think everyone in the Boston area and beyond was able to breathe a sigh of relief on Friday thanks to the heroic efforts of law… Continue reading

DIY: Failure in the Paint Department

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Just so you know, it’s not all sunshine and roses in the DIY department at my house. Just this weekend I had a total failure trying to get a hutch into the cellar… Continue reading

Before & After: Living Room

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With my house, it was a definite case of love at first sight.  Conor and I saw it during its first open house on a Sunday, we put an offer in on Monday,… Continue reading

Organization For Short Attention Spans: Junk Drawer

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Thanks to everyone who read yesterday’s post.  Remember, any little bit you can contribute will help defer some of Dena’s bills and you can keep donating to her fundraiser here. January seems like… Continue reading

DIY: See? It Got Better.

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Let’s revisit my little upholstery project shall we?  Here’s where we last left off: I did a bunch of research beforehand but ended up kind of winging it.  Isn’t that how things always… Continue reading

DIY: Drawer Pulls for Cheap Bastards

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Perhaps you remember this little gem that I picked up with Jessie over the summer? I had decided early on that I wanted to use it in the living room as a media… Continue reading

Sometimes It Gets Worse Before It Gets Better

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While this applies to many things in life, in this instance I’m talking about DIY projects. Oh hey, cute little rocking chair that I bought for $20 the first day we owned the… Continue reading

Hurricane Day Decorating: Bookshelf Styling

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In a rare turn, I’ve gotten two days off due to Hurricane Sandy. Since that NEVER happens with my job, I’ve tried to take full advantage of it and do some decorating in… Continue reading

A Sneak Peek Inside Our House

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Wow. This weekend was a full one.  Friday night started off on the right foot when Dan and I tried a new (and I’m happy to say delicious!) neighborhood restaurant.  Saturday, temperatures were… Continue reading

TBT #9: Salvage Door Turned DIY Headboard

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My original thoughts about this project were that it would end in a grand reveal of a beautifully made over bedroom. However, the whole moving and packing thing has sort of put a… Continue reading