Vintage Rugs :: What to Look For

SFRugs I’m the proud owner of three vintage rugs, including the one above, and I hope to use a few more in my house over time. (Stay tuned for my One Room Challenge reveal next week to see this rug in action.) I used to think vintage rugs were a bunch of thin, stinky old […]

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A Tour of My Parents’ House

  Two years ago my parents bought a fixer upper, it was a huge project and I promised you that I would share the afters… Here’s what it looked like when they bought it. This house was a complete gut job. They put in a new roof, windows, plumbing, walls, kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, lighting, siding–they […]

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One Room Challenge Week 4 :: That Chandelier

Welcome to week 4 of the One Room Challenge visit week 1, 2 and 3 if you need to catch up. One of my favorite ways to add big dose of form and function to a room is with the lighting. If you have to have lighting, why not make it spectacular? As a Cozy […]

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One Room Challenge Week 3 :: The Cedar Wall

Yee haw, we’re past the boring part of my One Room Challenge!! (see the boringest part here and week one here). We’ve got a feature wall people, and it’s cedar shingles. Now for the backstory… Here’s a way-back-when photo of the room we are working on. I took this photo shortly after we moved in […]

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When You Love to Travel & You Love Being at Home

A guest post from my dear friend, Tsh from The Art of Simple… We live in a fixer-upper. In some ways, this is no big deal—my husband, Kyle, is a former contractor, so he’s doing every bit of the work himself. He’s rewiring the electricity, replacing the 1935-era knob-and-tube system. He’s been under the house […]

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ORC Week 2 :: Prepping All The Things {The Boring Part that I Hate}

Well, it’s week two of the ORC (catch up on week 1 here) and I can promise you, this is gonna be the worst boring-est week of the entire process. It’s all that slow-moving, behind the scene stuff that feels like it takes five forevers but has to be done so you can move forward. […]

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