Makeover Monday: Shade Upgrade

I’ve mentioned before that we moved into a 107 year old house last summer, right? Well, the family who lived there before did a renovation in the late 1990’s…and that’s where the house has stayed since. I’m hesitant to embark on any major updates since we’re planning to do some renovations and upgrades soon and […]

Makeover Monday: I Cabi-not Like This Cabinet

We bought our house last summer because it has some really lovely features. The hickory floors were clearly laid by hand with love. The cabinets are solid wood. The baseboards are gorgeous. And the family that rebuilt this home clearly loved it. I mean, they loved it A LOT. Like, a lot. Our bathroom is […]

Desk Makeover: after

Makeover Monday: Refurbish, Don’t Refinish

I found this well-loved desk in Goodwill months ago. I grabbed it for $15, knowing it just needed a little TLC. It’s smaller than a regular desk, perfect for an elementary school-aged student (or a hall table until then…). I loved the shape and the little details (brass keyhole, pull-out writing surface), and wanted to […]

Thriftaholism: There is No Cure

Hi, I’m Jen. And I’m a Thriftaholic. After discovering the awesomeness that is the Goodwill in my new ‘hood, I find myself wandering over there 1-2x/week. ┬áThis is an addiction I have no desire of curing, however. I abide by a few rules in my prowling: – Will it serve a function in our home? […]