Monthly Archives: March 2012

Craigslist Score…….Like We Need A Hole In The Head

That’s how bad we needed a new dresser. Not to mention 2 new dressers. But before you begin judging our furniture hoarding, let the story unfold a bit. Last Saturday Amber and I were embracing each other romantically, the same … Continue reading

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How to Sew Lined, Pleated Drapes

Supplies: Fabric (use this calculator if you need your panels to be a specific width) Drapery Liner or Muslin Coordinating Thread Wall Pleater Hooks Pleater Tape (you need the width of your fabric x2) Curtain Rod Curtain Rings Start by washing and … Continue reading

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Formal Dining Drapes Done

The drapes for the formal dining room are finished! (Well sort of I need to hem them, but that won’t take long.) It’s amazing how much drapes make a room look finished even when it is far from it. Also … Continue reading

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Gather Ye Supplies

Remember when I bought that awesome fabric for the formal dining room? I couldn’t wait to make the drapes especially after we got our bentwoods in there. I’ve made a total of 9 curtain panels for our casa so far, … Continue reading

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Shop: Lotta Jansdotter Work+Shop

Last December we took our second trip of 2011 to New York City. We didn’t do a ton of sightseeing the first trip, and we were set out to do the opposite the second time around. I badly wanted to go … Continue reading

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What You Talkin ’bout Ombre

I am a simple girl. I like my toast to be buttered, my buffets to be mid century, and my painted furniture to take the form of a gradient. You know what I’m talkin’ bout ……OMBRE. I’m admittedly obsessed with it. … Continue reading

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I’m so scared, baby…..our first auction experience

Last week, while Amber was doing her normal routine on the internet (I can’t tell you what they are, because I’d have to kill you), she saw an ad for a furniture auction in Fort Worth. When she told me … Continue reading

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Pinterest: For the Win(terest?)

Scanning through our readers wednesday, we saw that Young House Love and Bower Power are hosting another Pinterest challenge. Amber and I decided that this would be the time we jump in on one. Amber is on a roll with … Continue reading

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Color Blocking Process

Once we decided to color block our bentwoods, we starting thinking about how we should go about executing our idea. I prepped the chairs similar to the table with one huge exception the wood filler. All 8 of our chairs were … Continue reading

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That’s Right We Color Blocked Them

One night we were talking about our collection of 7 mismatched Thonet bentwood chairs that we had started over a year ago. It was decision time for the formal dining. We’ve been sitting on projects in there for far too … Continue reading

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