furniture projects

  • doing it yourself.

    I’m an irresponsible DIYer. No. I’m a foolhardy DIYer. No. I’m a happy-go-lucky DIYer. Yes. That’s it.  When I notice that something needs fixing, I like to try to tackle it myself. And I’m usually…

    May 9, 2016 14 Comments
  • dresser drawers in a tiny apartment.

    This isn’t a post about babies sleeping in dresser drawers, but you wouldn’t be faulted for thinking so. It’s still the first joke people make when talking about welcoming a child into a small…

    May 2, 2016 11 Comments
  • make your own: upholstery cleaner.

    Upholstery might be a slightly grand word for the bit of cotton canvas stretched over a 70 year-old wooden frame, but no matter. I’ve also used this same combination of simple dish soap and…

    April 30, 2015 21 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #119: Ditch the couch. Get a cot. (Do what you wanna.) We recently decided to shake things up a bit around here and go couchless. Not exactly couchless, but one couch less. I’ll explain:…

    April 29, 2015 17 Comments
  • teaching an old dresser new tricks.

    Here’s a little lesson in teaching an old dog new tricks. Well, an old dresser anyway. My mom and dad helped us do a furniture swap a few weeks ago. They brought us this changing…

    May 8, 2014 13 Comments
  • painting furniture.

    For someone who can be eager to get rid of certain things, I develop fierce attachments to other things. And chalk it up to too much time spent in museums and studying about them,…

    March 10, 2014 38 Comments