My Favorite Finds

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.

Trash night is the best night: vintage dining room set.

Finding things is cyclical. Sometimes you find ALL of the things… And that is what is happening right now.

Or, alternately, I am entering a manic hoarding phase.

Either way, there are things I NEED TO GET.
Many things.

But there is a problem: these things require money. And I have agreed to a deeply restrictive and misguided budget where overages are required to be submitted for approval, prior to release of funds.

Vintage dining room set we scored on trash night!

Wow. This is totally fascinating… keep reading.