Category Archives: Decor and Design

Lamp.

Floor lamp, actually.  For some time, we’ve needed a floor lamp to replace a duct-taped-together piece of junk that serves as the primary light source in our office since we moved in.  Yesterday, I  happened to  see a tweet from our … Continue reading

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Nursery!

One of the reasons we have been remiss in posting, but busy in projects, is that the Minnisingh family will be growing by one more in the next couple of weeks! Prepping for the baby has meant a finishing number … Continue reading

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DIY Square Top

I think we were going to spill the beans in a more exciting fashion, but I maybe it will happen in this post. I’ve left some clues in previous blog posts, but they were very miniscule. Can you see what’s … Continue reading

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DIY Crate Bookshelf

Since revamping my home office space, I have been pinning ideas like crazy. I came across a bunch of pics using crates and boxes as shelving units and became enamored. It seemed like a simple and cheap enough project to accomplish … Continue reading

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DIY Cork/Chalkboard

Phil did a great job with the hallway/stairwell posting, but there is ANOTHER big job that he just completed. I will leave it to him to post up the details of that one. In the meantime, here’s a fun DIY … Continue reading

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Update: Bar Stools

My mother kindly donated these old bar stools for some extra seating around our DIY Kitchen Island. The faux brown leather was unappealing, so I decided to use some old fabric to reupholster them. This project is super simple, with … Continue reading

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Kitchen Island DIY

One of the things that I’ve really been wanting for our kitchen is an island. I do a lot of baking–kneading and rolling out dough requires a bit of space and our counters don’t really offer much. Also, I imagined … Continue reading

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Pillow DIY & Thanks Mom

We have these lovely pillows from Crate & Barrel that are a little dark for spring (and for Penny’s shedding coat). Since there is a Joann’s Fabric down the road, I decided a pillow makeover was in order and found … Continue reading

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The Other Outside

While Phil has been hard at work with our raised beds, I charged myself with the more genteel task of fixing up the porch and front yard for outdoor relaxing time. You can see where our priorities lie. Here’s the … Continue reading

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Quick DIY Bedside Table

There is a blizzard raging and we’re expecting a house guest! In anticipation, I decided that the guest bedroom was missing a little something – in particular, a bedside table. I was going to make a small table, but came … Continue reading

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