On Nightstands

On Nightstands

I’ve haven’t talked a lot about our bedroom on the blog. That’s because it’s a room in transition. My main goal has been to make it less matchy, starting with the bedroom set we bought 28+ years ago when we were still engaged. The bedroom set...
Skirting an Antique Chair

Skirting an Antique Chair

Last week I spotted a chair in an estate sale ad and when I arrived she was still there in a storage room and just waiting for me to take her home for $14. She was fairly sturdy. Maybe not sit in every night at the kitchen table sturdy, but sturdy enough for what I...
French Chair Makeover

French Chair Makeover

I’m a procrastinator of the worst kind. Sometimes that gets me into trouble, and sometimes it works out okay. This was one of the okay times. Months ago I bought three yards of this buffalo check fabric to recover my dining room chairs and then never got around...
Furniture Idea: Wood Cabinets

Furniture Idea: Wood Cabinets

Mary Carol Garrity’s post on the Nell Hill’s blog this week is about big, wooden cabinets. Not the installed-in-the-kitchen kind, but the freestanding furniture kind. She says she includes them in every interior design plan she does because: You can put them...