Monthly Archives: January 2014


Liebster Award

It’s been over two months  since Gabriella at Craft Queen nominated me for the Liebster Award. I have been juggling a lot of things, so apologize for taking so long to pass this on.  The Liebster Award is given out by bloggers to other bloggers, the main goal being recognition of new/up-and-coming blogs and a warm, […]

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Cold Press Coffee

So, as many of you know I love coffee! I bought my first espresso machine 15 years ago with graduation money (my parents were not super thrilled). Over the years I have collected many different coffee brewers from around the world.  At last count I had well over twenty. Two years ago I started roasting […]


Chalkboard Paint – Fridge

In my opinion one of the easiest beginner DIY projects is painting something with chalkboard paint. We remodeled our kitchen and a new fridge was not in the budget. The cream color did not go with the new upgraded kitchen, so I opted for chalkboard paint. A can of paint costs around $13 depending on […]

Condo Size Reclaimed Wood Farm Table

Reclaimed Wood Table/Desk

We decided to build a smaller scale reclaimed wood table that could also be used as a desk. Condos and apartments often do not have the space needed for a large scale table. This table is 5’6″, which is six inches smaller than a typical table. We decreased the depth to 24 inches as opposed […]

Restoration Hardware Beam Table Hack Final

Restoration Hardware Wood Beam Table Knock-off

I have always loved the Restoration Hardware Salvaged Beam table. We set out to build our own version using DC area reclaimed heart pine. To be specific the wood we used is from an 1874 Baltimore row house that was being renovated. Restoration Hardware sources their wood from Great Britain. We like to keep it […]

Lineberry Cart

Vintage Lineberry Cart

        I found this vintage Lineberry cart at my local Habitat for Humanity ReStore. It was a steal because of the rough shape. A little elbow grease and paint stripper and it looks amazing!     I sealed the top with two coats of poly.    

Farm Table 1

Farm Table

I recently finished this farm table with two 48 inch benches. If you have limited space benches are a great solution. They fit neatly under the table and seat three people per side.


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