My Favorite Finds

Whim of iron.

Paul and I had an appointment to go tweak our kitchen design over the weekend.

I was excited!
Or… I thought I was.

About an hour before we were supposed to go, Self slammed on the brakes. Wrenching the wheel to the left, she steered the car directly over the edge of the cliff.

I said – wait, Self!
What is happening?
Why are we driving off the cliff?
Why are we plummeting to a fiery wreck?
Why don’t we just go and order cabinets?

And Self was like– no one knows!! Death before commitment!!!

Planning our DIY kitchen remodel— I love the idea of using salvaged or repurposed materials to complement our old-house.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Want to see our kitchen island? I THINK YOU ARE GOING TO LIKE IT. *video*

Last summer I saw a posting on Craigslist. I felt like my teeth were being electrocuted, which is how you know something good is happening.
Or that you are about to have a seizure.

I went to show Paul, and he said– we are definitely not getting a piano.

This is exactly what I was hoping he would say, because who does not love being the one to reveal an exciting plot twist?

I shouted– SURPRISE!
We are DEFINITELY getting a piano!

I thrust my fist into the air to indicate action and piano-getting.

Then I marched up and down the street with my gong, announcing— Here’ye! Here’ye! I SHALL HAVE ALL OF THE GIANT FANCY THINGS.

Also, for the record, only someone who does not read my blog would mistake this for a piano. CLEARLY, this is our kitchen island.

We’re repurposing this AMAZING piece of antique furniture into our KITCHEN ISLAND… it’s the first step in our old Victorian house DIY kitchen remodel.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.

Out with the old, in with the older — Eastlake bookcase & a video.

Even though I know that the budget is run by a sock puppet government with no real power… for some reason, rather than getting on with the overthrow, I’ve just paced back and forth in front of the embassy, muttering to myself and shaking my fists.


I’m decorating our old Victorian house via CRAIGSLIST! This antique Eastlake bookcase is the latest of my AMAZING finds.

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.