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kitchen

  • small improvements: metal shelf pins.

    Our kitchen has two sets of cabinets. One set is quite a bit older than the others. These cabinets are painted white and sturdily wrought from solid wood. They likely date to when the…

    April 12, 2021 7 Comments
  • painted canvas floorcloth, FAQ.

    We have a wall-to-wall painted canvas floorcloth in our dining slash living room. I painted it myself last fall and while I’d love to take credit for the idea, painted canvas floorcloths predate me…

    February 23, 2021 35 Comments
  • small improvements: swap the tap handles.

    The kitchen in our apartment is sunny and bright. There’s a window to throw open, a vintage stove to cherish, a dishwasher to be eternally grateful for along with the very good fortune of…

    January 26, 2021 23 Comments
  • giving: a corded rope.

    Just about one year ago, Rose Pearlman and I began collaborating on simple, useful craft projects that could be easily made from inexpensive hardware store materials and that can serve a practical purpose in…

    December 2, 2019 9 Comments
  • natural beauty: bar soap, part two.

    That I enjoy lathering up with bar soap is hardly news. I could receive bars of freshly cut handmade soap for every birthday from now until the day I die and I’d be happy. Nothing quite…

    September 11, 2017 50 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #131: Organize your spices, not your cabinet.A perfectly organized spice cabinet is a thing to aspire to. But in a tiny apartment rental the likelihood that there’s a cabinet that’s just right for…

    September 23, 2015 19 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #127: Find Tiny Storage Solutions.People ask me an awful lot how I manage to stay organized in a small space. Usually my answer is that I stay organized in a small space in…

    July 15, 2015 12 Comments
  • make-believe: kitchen accessories.

    Our kitchen is fine. In fact, it’s more than fine. It’s spacious as far as tiny apartment kitchens go. There are new cabinets and marble countertops and there’s a gas range and a dishwasher…

    August 4, 2014 12 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #77: Plan your meals; empty your fridge. This is life advice more than tiny apartment advice, but we’re loosey-goosey about the rules around these tea leaves. This tip has a back story about…

    September 4, 2013 34 Comments