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What We’ve Been Up To

Well I'm embarrassed to say it's been almost two months since I wrote a blog post. I need to get better at time management for sure, but I do have what I consider valid excuses. One is that I have a full time job, where lately, I've been swamped. Two is that in any spare time we have, Chris and I are usually DIY-ing something, or renovating something, which yes, means I should have lots to post about but also means I have no time to sit down and actually compose a post. If I could just  ...

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Goldilocks and the Three Chairs

As we've started to get a good bit more settled into our house, its style has been taking shape. Rooms are starting to know what they want to be, and I've been snatching up cool finds when I come across the just right thing for a space. One room that we have been working on is the living room. It's been an easy space to decorate because it just needed new furniture, some paint, and little bit of decor. In other words, it didn't need a renovation, it just needed prettified, and it's already  ...

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How to Freshen Up Old Rattan

One way I like to save money and add character to our home is by buying vintage furniture. It's super easy to find unique items for sale on Facebook Marketplace, or Craigslist. I'll do a separate post about what I look for in vintage furniture, but typically, they are solid wood, in good sturdy condition, and only need a minor cleaning or refresh to look good as new. I have a penchant for mid-century pieces, so when I saw this unique three-part folding bench, I just had to get it. I had  ...

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How To Remove Wallpaper & Prep for Painting

You may remember this room from our house tour, because, well, how could you forget it? We couldn't get it out of our minds either. Allow me to set the scene. It's March. It's Pittsburgh. It's freezing, and gray, and snowy, and the sun has been gone since November. Seasonal Affective Disorder is running rampant. We had just moved a month ago, and 80% of our belongings were still in boxes. The only room that was even semi-set up was this one--the den. We put our (mustard yellow) couch  ...

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