Archive for the 'I Make Things' Category

The Sideboard

Thursday, July 10th, 2014

After we’d bought our house but still living in our condo, I’d gone out for a walk one summer evening. I’d ended up at a thrift store about 15 minutes before closing time and impulse bought a sideboard. Of course, I had to call Jeremy to pick up me and my purchase while I kept […]

For the Birds

Monday, May 12th, 2014

Last summer we had to cut down our beautiful birch tree. The foliage had been eaten by asian beetles and we just couldn’t save it. With birch branches still quite trendy in outdoor arrangements, I kept the larger pieces, hoping to somehow incorporate the branches back into our garden. It took me a while to […]

Have a Seat

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

In nearly every thrift store I walk into, there’s cluster of sad, old mismatched chairs in the furniture section. I can’t help but think that with some paint and new cushions, how fabulous they would be. I wish I had time to fix them all, but sadly, I can’t save all the chairs. I did rescue […]