house

the green room

greenroom

Maybe it’s the chill (high of 56° F here today!) of impending Autumn, or the fact that my houses have been getting less and less color saturated with every move, but I’m feeling the urge to cozy the living room right up with a richly toned wall. I’m leaning toward Cat’s Eye or Irish Moss […]

thonet test drive

chair2

I found this old cane and black-painted bentwood chair for $20 at our local thrift, and figured I’d give my dream of having the Era round armchairs in my dining room a test drive. Yep, looking good. I love the way the cane and the spalted maple table work together. However, we have a problem. […]

Before & After: Stairs

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Remember the previously hideous hallway? It extended down the stairs! We’d been living with the bad carpet on the stairs for a long time after the hallway had been done, partially because the cats use it as a scratching post. Why do I let the cats get away with everything bad? I don’t know. The carpet was […]

hallway chair

chair

I’m going a little crazy with the house clearing out this spring. We have a lot of found / random furniture, and some of it is quite old and smelly. Out it goes, so we’re starting from bare bones and working back up to something more cohesive and healthy and functional. This chair frame was […]