Living Room Shelves |

I wanted built-ins in my living room for some time, but after a few crazy high quotes from contractors, I decided to just do it myself. I already had a shelf in the space where I wanted some more permanent shelves so it helped me get an idea of what it would be like. Here

DIY: gumball machine |

A few years ago I saw some girl on pinterest redo a gumball machine and I fell in love immediately. I always had the project on my radar but never got around to doing it. Then, when I was visiting my cousin a few weeks ago, her daughter happened to be getting rid of their

Halloween |

For Halloween this year, I decided to throw a party. I built a passthrough between my kitchen and my living room this summer and wanted to show off the digs to friends from other cities who hadn’t visited yet. The first thing I did was make a wreath for my front door. I bought this

Building a Pass Through |

The living room in my house was always pretty tiny – let’s go with cozy – it was pretty cozy. I had wanted to instal a pass through to the kitchen since I bought it. I looked into getting it done by a contractor, but it was really expensive. Unfortunately, the wall was load bearing,

Stained Glass Frank Lloyd Wright Inspired Window |

I posted about some Modern Stained Glass Triangles I made a few weeks ago. These pieces were all foiled glass, a process I had done once before for my dad. I knew I wanted to make another grey piece for my kitchen as soon as I started on the triangles. What to make wasn’t too

Kitchen Updates|

When I moved into my house, I was never a huge fan of the counters that were installed when it was flipped. Everything around my house was grey, black & white, but the counters were brown and horrible. On top of that, you couldn’t see when anything was dirty. You would think that you had

Paint a Brick Fireplace |

I’ve been in this house for a while now and have been working on tweaks here and there. This January seemed to be the perfect time to tackle the living room. It all started a few weeks ago when I was gifted a gorgeous vintage ginger jar lamp from my grandmother. The lamp brought a lot

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up Cheat Sheet |

Last year I read the book The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, as did many of you! Afterwards, I went through my house and began Marie Kondo’s process of decluttering. It went well, but I felt like I needed to do it again since I’ve had a huge wardrobe change and a roomate move out! What a


I had a few friends stay with me over the weekend. It was lovely to have company. When I first moved into my house, I typed up the wifi password on my typewriter and left it on display for people to use when they came over. I host small group at my house once a

DIY Himmeli Geometric Wreath |

Back in January, I made two himmeli wreaths that turned out amazing. I wanted to make a third to hand in my house with the other and I also finally finished the first one I had started making in the fall when Hobby Lobby restocked their aluminum tubing. I took pictures to show you all how