Finishing the IKEA Tarva Dresser with Polyurethane

IKEA tarva dresser with poly

I had been on the hunt for a large piece of multifunctional storage furniture for our entryway. We have a long wall that’s by the front door, the front closet, and the dining table, so we needed something that could serve both as a buffet and a basic entry console. I shopped all of my […]

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Furniture Shopping on Craigslist and How to Strike Gold

When faced with the task of furnishing a new home quickly and inexpensively, Craigslist is time and again the place I’ve turned to to get the job done. Furnishing a home is expensive! And having furniture that is the right size/scale/style for your home is IMPORTANT. It serves big practical and aesthetic functions. I love […]

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Plans for the Nursery

gender neutral nursery

Things are moving along in the unpacking-and-getting-settled world over here, and we’re finally at a point where we can start thinking about fun things. AKA, the nursery! I have been DYING to put together a nursery pretty much from the minute I saw two lines on that test. We didn’t have a nursery in our […]

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Finding a Kitchen Table

The day we moved into our house, I knew right away that I wanted to get a table for the kitchen. This little set up with the window and the tiniest of built-ins was just BEGGING to be turned into a cozy eating/reading/coffee drinking nook. Step one to creating this type of nook is, of course, […]

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