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cop to it: how to make a copper wall grid inspiration board

Nothing like an easy weekend DIY to make us feel like we can do things. This project is great if you want to feel accomplished, save some doll-hairs, and have an excuse to cut things out of magazines like we did when we were nine. (Remember when covering your WHOLE wall with magazine clippings was cool? “I can still smell the old perfume samples…” she said, in her best elderly Rose from Titanic voice.)  When I was looking at ideas for updating our study, I knew I wanted an inspiration board. As I combed through Pinterest, copper wire wall grids caught my…


back in black: our cheerful black accent wall

The title of this post is brought to you by 1) Matt’s true, unconditional love of 80’s rock and 2) our shiny (well, eggshell-y) new black wall. If you have been anywhere within ten feet of me in the last eleven months or have read this post or this post, you know that I have had the itch to paint this wall black for a long time. It started almost a year ago when I saw this house tour on Apartment Therapy, and I just couldn’t get it out of my head. From there, I created a Pinterest board for my…


one room challenge week 5: i’m a bench

I’m laughing to myself at the title of this post. When my sister was little, she didn’t know the words to Meredith Brook’s song, Bitch, so she would sing “I’m a bench, I’m a lover, I’m a child, I’m a mother…” She was, and is, totally adorable and the best little sister in all of the lands. Now that she’s older and a soon-to-be college graduate, she earns her “best sister” status not by sweetly singing the wrong words to pop radio, but by dragging her hungover butt to Home Depot with me to help me build a bench for my patio.…


christmas time is heeeeere

Christmas time is here and it’s got me feeling all the feelings! Mainly the allergy-related feelings. Because my face hurts. But also the emotional, warm/fuzzy, cozy apartment feelings. Matt and I trucked it home on Sunday from Thanksgiving in Dallas early in the morning to beat the traffic, and spent the rest of the day hauling out the tree and getting our apartment ready for the season. Being that it’s the first year in our apartment together, I was tempted to go all out. I wanted stockings, a fancy tree skirt for our first big tree, wooden Scandinavian ornaments, and…


gettin cozy wit it: our recovered headboard

It’s fall! There are football tailgates to attend, butternut squash recipes popping up left and right, and the weather has cooled to a brisk 95 degrees here in Austin. So, yah…it doesn’t feel as autumnal as it may in other places, but something about the shorter days is already putting me into hibernation mode. Yesterday Matt and I discussed our strategy for how we’ll watch Fargo this season (we don’t have cable, so we have to strategize) and decided we’ll save all of the episodes for when it’s cold out and we don’t want to do anything. We are awesome.…

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