Dining Room Update

Dining Room Update

As you may remember, our dining room was the first project we tackled in our new house. You recall the awful wallpaper story, I’m sure.  I never got around to posting photos of the room fully decorated because we needed to find dining chairs first. After weeks of trying to find 8 beautiful chairs at a reasonable price we found some … Continue reading

Curtain Quest

Curtain Quest

I have spent, I don’t know… DOZENS of hours trying to find curtains for our living room. They needed to be at least 96″ long for two windows: one 120 inches wide, one more standard, like 30″ wide. I wanted a really full look which would mean many panels = expensive. (Left, previous owners curtains) I started with local shops … Continue reading

Powder Room Face Lift

Powder Room Face Lift

It all started with wanting to get a manicure. I was driving around Kent on my lunch break looking for a place to tackle my nail situation and per usual, shiny object syndrome took over. I spotted a Habitat for Humanity Restore store and had to go in. The selection that day had me in … Continue reading

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

What a neighborly weekend! If you want to smile from ear to ear in goofy, nostalgic bliss, take a listen:  Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood- Won’t You Be My Neighbor . And look at Mr. Roger’s sweater. Great color. This weekend we had the pleasure of meeting our neighbors to the left, right and across the street.  We … Continue reading

Whine and Dine

Whine and Dine

So we have all heard nightmare wallpaper stories before and this is one for the books!  It took Mike and I over 37 working hours to get our dining room together (Mostly Mike’s time as what needed to be done was above and beyond my skill level or patience). Here is a lovely “before” shot of our fabulous, … Continue reading

A Trip to Decorator Heaven

A Trip to Decorator Heaven

Legacy Village in Lyndhurst, Ohio is one of my new favorite places on the planet. Restoration Hardware, Arhaus Furniture, Crate and Barrel and Le Creuset all within walking distance from each other? I’m pretty sure that’s what heaven looks like. World Market wasn’t too far away, either 🙂 We are closing on our house in 10 days so … Continue reading

Home Away From Home, Away From Home

Home Away From Home, Away From Home

In the morning we’ll take the next step on our journey. Until we close on our new house we’ll be residents of the local Staybridge Suites.  I’m really impatient so having to move one more time before we get into our house is painful. We had to get a storage unit for the few things we had with us at … Continue reading

Why Rust Belt Beautiful?

Why Rust Belt Beautiful?

The comforts of home. Growing up my family lived in a hockey town, on a one way street surrounded with families that had as little as we did. It was great. We would hear our parents talk about the good ol’ days of Buffalo when Bethlehem Steel was booming and everyone had jobs, people went … Continue reading