Throwback Thursday Part II

Throwback Thursday Part II

Hi Everyone! Mike and I are between projects right now so every other Thursday I’ll post about one of our projects completed BRBBB (Before RustBeltBeautiful blog!) ;) This week I would like to highlight our 1926 four-post home’s master bedroom closet makeover!  In addition to the closets, we refinished the floors,  added crown molding, a … Continue reading

Throwback Thursday and Happy Birthday

Throwback Thursday and Happy Birthday

Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday to us, Happy Birthday dear Rustbeltbeautiful.com, Happy Birthday to us! :) Photo and banner from Esty Seller, Burlap Girl One year already. THANK YOU for sticking with me as I figure this whole blog thing out. Who am I kidding!? As I figure this whole LIFE thing out!  My … Continue reading

Grand Opening!

Grand Opening!

About a month ago I was on the web searching for some jewelry and I came across Chloe + Isabel. I immediately fell in love with just about everything.  It didn’t take long to realize that this business was a direct-sales company.  If you have known me for any amount of time you may know … Continue reading

Cooking up a Kitchen

Cooking up a Kitchen

The Before Photo: Not too shabby for 80′s cabinets and 90′s Uba Tuba Granite We never intended to update the kitchen.  We thought we would strip the wallpaper and at most, add a true backsplash. But over the summer Mike took a trip to the Kraftmaid outlet (Located just 45 minutes from us in Warren, … Continue reading

Who’s the Coolest Person in Buffalo?

Who’s the Coolest Person in Buffalo?

What a question… Does it mean well-known? Noteworthy? Cutting Edge?  I can’t say the leading Cancer Researcher if Mo wants Ani DiFranco… hmmm… Who would be your pick? Work related question: Who’s the coolest person who lives in Buffalo? — Mo Rocca (@MoRocca) January 13, 2014

Deck the Halls

Deck the Halls

I mentioned before that Mike and I were in full beast mode getting our house together before the holidays. The very last thing we did (like the day before all the guests arrived) was paint the foyer, hang photos and upgrade our chandelier. What can I say, deadlines are very motivating! Remember this beauty of … Continue reading

Plenty

Plenty

So on Sunday Mike and I purchased some new pots and pans. I LOVE every piece we brought home. Investing in high-quality, heirloom-type cookware I can imagine leaving to our future children makes me smile. Mr. Research-everything-to-death advised me that All-Clad was the way to go and I couldn’t agree more. I have also always dreamed of owning … Continue reading

Thankful

Thankful

Hi Everyone! Mike and I have been incredibly busy remodeling and getting our house together before we hosted thanksgiving.  Who starts a kitchen renovation a month and a half before hosting a major holiday? Yep, we do.  Talk about motivation to get your home in order.   We hosted 18 wonderful guests, all family, for dinner … Continue reading

The Easiest Burlap Wreath Ever

The Easiest Burlap Wreath Ever

Topthistopthat already told us about this wonderful project so I am simply sharing an already great idea! Laura was not kidding- this was incredibly easy to make! Instead of recreating the wheel, pop over to her site and check out her AMAZING examples and how-to! Looks like I’m headed out to get some orange spray … Continue reading

Herb on the Mind

Herb on the Mind

NO, not that kind! Scientists and physicians have been pressing and preserving plants since the middle ages.  They used the collections in order to document the benefits and dosage of the specimens they kept- a primitive pharmacy. The earliest collections in the United States are believed to be from the mid 1700′s and are known … Continue reading