Makeshift kitchen / let the remodel mess begin / EXCITING NEWS.

There are three different floors going on in the kitchen/addition.
Surprisingly, this is not the look I am going for.

The floor needs to be the same throughout the two rooms to make both spaces feel as coherent as possible… We are not going to change the roof line or shape of the addition, (although that half bath is getting evicted,) so we want to be sure that we eliminate as much difference/lines of demarcation as we can.

Here is the space before we started exploding everything. You can read an entire post/see a detailed layout of the addition here.

Starting our DIY, old Victorian house’s 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.