Decorating With Stumps When You are Stumped

I have this weird angled wall in our foyer/entryway area that you see right when you walk in the front door.  I knew I wanted something tall, thin, unexpected and inexpensive.  And it sat empty for a long time until I saw these two fat stumps with the bark already removed at Angela’s house.  I […]

I’ve Got Twins!

Seriously, you knew this was going to be about furniture, right? Welcome the newest edition to the Nest family: a pair of copper velvet chairs from the Salvation Army. Here’s what they looked like before I painted the wood.  Kind of like something from a doctor’s office waiting room.  I was so close to not […]

The Life and Times of Lego Blocks

Lego blocks. LEGO.  Legos.  That word sounds really weird really fast. We love and hate them. I only really hate them when I step on their razor sharp hard as steel tiny but you are gonna wish you were dead edges. Tiny Twig started a little conversation about Legos the other day on twitter: Then […]

A Painted Coffee Table

Remember what my $15 second hand table looked like before?  You can’t tell here but the top was really beat up.  And I wanted some color. My friend Angela {remember, my yard sale shopping partner in crime?} painted it for me.  Updated:: Angela has a blog now! There is hardly anything this woman cannot do.  […]

Pillow Talk

The other day I showed some photos of our family room and talked about all my little junk.  One of comments mentioned that my sofa looked like a big white hole without pillows and a throw. My first thought was “whaaa? I have a million pillows on my sofa, what is she talking about?” Then […]

More With Less :: I Got Rid of Little Junk

Our home has changed a lot over the past year and a half. It feels much more peaceful and calm and pulled together and meaningful and useful to our family now.  You might have liked it better before and that’s ok because you don’t live here.  I’ve been going through a stage where I want […]

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