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small spaces

  • make your own: canvas wall caddy.

    Rose is a genius at taking an idea that could get complicated and simplifying it so that it’s quick and easy to make but still incredibly functional. This wall caddy might be one of…

    September 29, 2021 3 Comments
  • apartment progress: window dressing.

    I realize I’m maybe pushing my luck on reader investment in my window treatments, but my editor is MIA again, so it’s just me over here calling the shots. I made another roller shade,…

    August 26, 2021 37 Comments
  • small improvements: painting the trim.

    I’ll try my best to manage expectations from the get-go: This is not a post about stripping your trim or unearthing your crown moldings or restoring your fluted door frames to their original glory.…

    January 19, 2021 12 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #201: Box it up. I just finished my morning shift of semi-present first-grade oversight and have since locked myself in the office to finish writing about organizing. When everything feels topsy-turvy, I seek…

    November 23, 2020 10 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #200: Time keeps on slipping, slipping, slipping… This is the 200th tip I’ve written about living in a small space. Tip and small are both loosely defined here. These posts are sometimes just…

    November 12, 2020 22 Comments
  • gather your supplies.

    My love for toolboxes isn’t a secret to anyone who’s been a longtime reader here, but in a brand-new class that’s launching today with Skillshare Audio, I get to wax expert about why these…

    November 10, 2020 3 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #199: Embrace transparency. When we started our apartment hunt this summer, we were looking for a place with doors to close on rooms large enough to stretch out in. In the (daily) event…

    October 21, 2020 17 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip # 198: Choose your own adventure. James and I know from sleeping in slightly unconventional spaces (a storage loft, a living room) but for the first time in six years, we’re sleeping every…

    October 15, 2020 31 Comments
  • life in a (less) tiny apartment.

    Tip #197: Space matters. We have moved into our new apartment. It is not so tiny. I have not measured it, but I imagine it hovers somewhere close to double the size of our…

    September 29, 2020 28 Comments