Moroccan Poufs, Pouffes and Poofs

Serena & Lily poufs Pouf! You’re in love. Right?  This is the kind of thing I dreamed about when I was a little girl: marshmallow like miniature ottomans available in a rainbow of colors. Sadly, the Serena and Lily Poufs are $450. What’s a girl to do when the price tag is so steep?

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 […]