Indoor Hammock Swing

We moved to a new house last summer and I got to work coming up with ideas for the kids rooms. My 3 year old got a Star Wars themed room complete with a swing, R2D2 comforter, “May The Force Be With You” and Death Star vinyl decals, light saber night lights, a Star Wars ABC…

Rubber Mat Wall Art

This was a project I found on pinterest and copied almost exactly. The step-by-step tutorial is here. You take 1″ x  12″ x 6 foot lumber, cut it down to 3 foot sections, stain it, place a rubber mat on top as a stencil and spray paint it! So easy! I originally made two sets…

Letterpress Coffee Table

I am obsessed with antique letterpress type. I first became interested in college while sitting through one of my graphic design history classes. They used to hand place these moveable-type blocks in printing presses to create newspapers, books, posters, etc. I started buying and selling the type for my online Etsy store and it ended up…

Pallet Artwork

I ship a LOT of packages because of my online Etsy store. Once a year I place a giant order of shipping supplies (cardboard boxes, packing paper, tape, etc) with Uline. This year the order was so large a UPS semi truck showed up at the end of my driveway, and everything was banded together…

Custom Baby Gate

I have two boys, ages 1 and 3, so gates are a necessity in my house. I think I would have wanted to build this gate even if I didn’t have kids, because the basement stairs are very steep and I get vertigo standing at the top. I felt like some invisible force was going to…

Buffet & Wine

This post is a 2-fer. I purchased this mid century buffet on the cheap from Craigslist and painted it with the help of my sister. I think it goes without saying from the picture we like wine. I used to hate wine, but after our honeymoon to Italy I was a convert. They drink wine…

Piano Bookshelf

My husband is a professional dueling piano player, so when I first saw a piano bookshelf during one of my random late night Googlings, I became obsessed. I put an ad up on Craigslist for a free baby grand piano. Surprisingly after only a couple weeks, I got a hit! An adorable old man was selling his…