Category Archives: Decor

Window Films for the Look of Old Glass

Ice to see you. – McBain When we added the built-in cabinetry to the living room, we used glass doors for two reasons: It breaks up the expanse of wood. It allows remote access to the electronics. The vintage cabinet unit we used … Continue reading

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Plug With a Wood Hat

After this procedure, you’ll have total closure. – “Moving On” Tech Our built-in cabinets in the living room have three ports for cords and cables. We tried to make these as unobtrusive as possible near the back of the unit. The … Continue reading

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Five Home Purchases We Never Regretted

Please pay for your purchases and get out. And come again! – Apu It’s still unseasonably cold here–just stupidly cold for November–and I’ve never been more thankful for our super-thick goose-down duvet. If this duvet is anything to go by, … Continue reading

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Roman Shade Roulette

All these questions! Is a little blind faith too much to ask? – Sunday School Teacher Time to revisit the DIY roman shade I made earlier this year (I’m also updating that post in detail to make sure the whole … Continue reading

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Phony Pony

Hug me, squeeze me, tug at my fur! – Waylon Smithers Some decades ago, my mother scored a couple of chairs cast out of some bigwig’s office. Now they live with us, including this rattily slipcovered one in our living room. Although … Continue reading

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How’s THAT Working Out? Floating Bedside Table

Traffic on our tiny blog went to Statistical Outlier City this weekend when Apartment Therapy featured our nightstand project. Thanks for including us, Apartment Therapy! What a nice surprise! In addition to giving me the warm fuzzies, the shout-out also prompted me to provide … Continue reading

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A Home Decor Drinking Game

Marge: Have you been drinking? Homer: No! Well, ten beers. If you’ve ever seen the original Bob Newhart Show, you’ve probably heard of the “Bob” game.   Tangent: If you haven’t seen this 1970s classic, you might recognize Carol’s voice. … Continue reading

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Project Updates: How’s THAT Working Out?

 Are we doing this again? – Marge Simpson When I search for how to do a project, I find many tutorials that look great, but don’t say how the end product held up over time. “Why don’t they just say what happened!?” I … Continue reading

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Love Letter to a Doorknob

You are unique, you are special, and someday those things are going to come together and work for you. – Marge Simpson When nephew Drew was about nine, he told us we needed to make our house more “modern” and “futuristic”. … Continue reading

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Gallery Proof

Rod: I don’t like this clown! Bart: I wouldn’t take it down if I were you. It’s a load-bearing poster. – The Simpsons In case you were in any doubt, this is not an interior design and decor blog! But home … Continue reading

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