Let’s start at the basics, steampunk is defined as A subgenre of science fiction and fantasy featuring advanced machines and other technology based on steam power of the 19th century and taking place in a recognizable historical period or a fantasy world.
As I mentioned in this post, I was over the moon to learn about the story of a 1600s barn in my hometown and to be able to have a piece of history with the scrap wood that is unable to be used in its restoration. My mind has been churning with ideas of what to […]
Tell me I’m not the only one that goes gah-gah for beautiful wood grain. Ryan Gosling, eh, give me some wood grain to gawk at instead any day. I found this little table an estate sale for $2. As you can see, he has seen better days. There are gaps between the pieces and all […]
I posted a picture on Instagram (here) about barn wood I was given a few days ago. The history behind the wood is fascinating. I knew this was one of the oldest farms in town from the 1600s but only recently did I learn more. This barn is the oldest in Connecticut, one of the 10 […]
I’ll admit I am the worst DIYer at finishing one project before I start another. Most times the reason I end up finishing one is because I have run out of space or I get the “Soo do you plan on moving this half painted, taken apart piece of furniture out from the middle of […]
Springtime comes spring cleaning, it’s time to shake off all that winter dust and start fresh. There is something about that relieving moment when your home is perfectly clean and organized. Here are 5 easy ways to declutter in 5 minutes.
Using trays or small baskets can really liven up an empty space on a coffee table or end table. They add an interesting element to the room and are the perfect way to showcase some of your favorite decor items. Here are some tips on how to style coffee table trays to bring together your […]
Living in an apartment, being smart about storage is key to being able to maintain a clean clutter free space. I went the atypical route in creating a space to get ready and chose to use a dresser instead of a vanity/desk and a cube seat that has more storage inside. This Ikea Malm dresser is the perfect […]
RIP favorite candles. It’s a sad day when I light a candle and it immediately goes out when it hits the end of the wick. It’s definitely a state of denial, when I light it deep down I know it’ll go out immediately but I want to pretend it’s not true. But then reality hits […]
I was admiring this pair of lion bookends at a consignment store but left without them thinking I don’t need any more little decorative items. What a joke that was. I practically dreamt about them and woke up the next morning praying they were still there as I drove back. Alas, my friends, they are […]