Category Archives: Projects

Quick Ikea Hack

We have done a bunch of Ikea hacks here (TV Stand, book cases in the study)  This one was a quick fix for an annoying setup.  We had no real place to put our two printers, and we are still working on storage for paper.  We were using a vintage coffee table for the printers […]

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Giving the dining room a make over

Our dining room set is from the late 1940’s in a duncan phyfe style. As far as maintenance and update, twice a year we oil it but that is it.  We reupholstered the chairs when we moved in but have done very little to it since then.  That is until last week. After years of […]

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Crown Molding for a Friend

I recently showed my buddy how to put up crown molding in his small bathroom. We had to work around a vent that already existed and imperfect walls (House was built in the 1800′s!)  We solved the problem of the vent by bumping the crown molding out.  This gives access to the vent as well […]

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Vintage Light Restoration

There are a number of projects sitting in the queue and this was a simple one that I’ve been meaning to do on a snow day.  The lights are a pair of 1940’s (or earlier) buffet lights that used to be on the dining room breakfront before we got it.  I don’t ever remember them […]

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Table Restoration:: Part 1

It has been a while since I posted any updates to the house project so you will have to excuse the fall photos in a February post. There really was no restoration plan when we picked them up; we knew they matched what we were looking for and the price was unbelievable.  I knew that […]

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Worlds best flea market buy?

Question: What do you get at a flea market for $15.00? Answer: A coffee table and end table project! Yes three matching Bassett furniture pieces with Queen Anne style legs stained in a dark cherry.  They need some TLC for sure, one end table needs to be taken apart and completely reglued, and the other […]

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