Hey Friends! Guess whose back in action? Your girl LV! Baby Jack is a little over 2 months old and I’ve been lucky enough to steal a few hours here and there to work on some pieces while my mom hoards… holds him. Blame it on the mom brain, but I don’t have a before … Continue reading Back in Action
Hey guys, remember me?! I’m back from my self-imposed baby break for a quick check-in. I don’t think I’ve mentioned it here on the blog yet but I have some great news: Jeff and I are expecting our first child, a baby boy, in early May! We have been trying for a baby for what feels like a very long time so when I took that positive pregnancy test back in September it was a surreal moment. The last 7 months have been full of such wonder and joy, cresendos felt so strongly in contrast to some crippling morning sickness in the first trimester (ugh, I still gag thinking about it.) Continue reading “a dresser for baby Jackson”
Hey friends! Today I’m supes pumped to share a really cool/funky/fun before and after courtesy of the folks over at Modern Masters. I was recently contacted to see if I had any interest in trying out a product… as a true lover of their Dead Flat Varnish, I was ALL for it! Continue reading “visions of verdigris”
who loves a good three day weekend? this girl right here! I feel so much more productive when I have that bonus day to get things accomplished. I finally find I had some time & energy to tackle a piece of furniture that has been on my to-do list for quite some time. It was a gift from my mom and I’ve been aching to get my hands on it for almost a year now.
so, as many of you know I started a new job a few months back. not only has it been an incredibly positive change in my life, it has had some unexpected benefits…like the fact that my new driving route takes me through a rural area with a lot of older farm houses + some new construction. Do you know what that means? It means old furniture lands on the curb quite often! I’ve been trying to practice some discretion with my picking and am attempting to only stick to pieces that don’t need *all* that much work. …In all fairness, I just lied. Yep. Bold face lie. I actually suck at discretion and if I see something I want, chances are its going to end up in Jeff’s trunk and eventually in my workshop. Continue reading “grab & dash”
if you know me well then you know I’m not very good with electronics… especially ones of the cleaning variety. I’m so terrible actually that Jeff doesn’t give me the chance to operate the washing machine or dish washer. I mean… I’ll take it because this gets me out of doing the dishes or laundry… So when I saw an ad for a new paint product on Instagram called Saltwash I figured – maaaaybe this is a type of washing I can get behind. Total slam dunk!
f Hey friends! I’m home from Luckett’s Spring Market and feel totally inspired! I had such an awesome trip and picked up lots of awesome goodies. Today I’m sharing two side tables that I had actually finished up right before I left for the trip but never got a chance to photograph. Continue reading “fretwork makes the dream work”
It’s so awesome what a weekend of R&R can do for the soul. This weekend Jeff & I took some time out to drive to my favorite place on earth – Long Beach Island, NJ – to stay with our friends Rob & Ellen. Something about the island just restores my serenity and makes me feel super connected to all that is good. It was a great little break from the everyday grind! Continue reading “bootstrappin’”
what do you get when you mix together 2 side tables, a coffee table and a Sunday night with no plans? You get these beauties… well duh! Continue reading “tale of 3 tables”
darn it, this rain is a real pain in the butt. I woke up extra early this morning to get sunrise lighting for my pictures since I needed to leave a little early for my commute into the city and guess what, the lighting sucked! booo! it better clear up before this weekend! My mom and I are planning to hit the local nursery/garden store circuit to come up with some ideas for my front yard… Continue reading “rainy day blues”