This room has been a long time in the making. I started in July and am just now, eight months later, feeling ready to call it. Old Allison would have started this in July, finished in July, and been changing things by August because she realized she hated it. I am by nature an incredibly impatient person, and that has come back to bite me in my flat, pancake rump many times throughout the … [Read more...] about Dining Room Makeover: Full Reveal!
There is a bit of a trend developing in my last several projects. This is yet another furniture "flip", spurned by the ever growing pile of crap in my basement that either needs to go, or get made over STAT. I've decided to call this series "Furniture February" in honor of all the junk that's getting new life around here, what do you think? This hutch (what constitutes a hutch, anyway?) was … [Read more...] about The Little China Hutch That Could
I am on a serious PAINT ALL THE FURNITURE kick thanks to a basement full of broken promises and a resolution that I am making a half baked effort to keep. This project is another RE find, and let me tell you a find it was! I am falling more and more deeply in love with all the boho/mid-century modern mashup style that is currently taking over Pinterest and Instagram feeds. I love everything … [Read more...] about Mid-Century Modern Makeover
Shark Tails turned one a few days ago, and I can't believe the year has flown by so quickly! Even though it hasn't been that long, looking back on some of my very first posts and projects are akin to discovering and re-reading the diary you kept in junior high: absolutely cringe inducing (except, as my dear friend Gill pointed out, the blog has photo evidence). In honor of my little blog's … [Read more...] about My Top 10 Must-Have Tool Picks for Beginner Builders
Continuing on with my personal challenge to tackle all the would-be projects that have been building up in our basement, this week I'm going back to basics with this simple little furniture flip. This little guy was a RE find (RE is our local thrift store and I love, love, LOVE it!) and I almost left without him! There was just something about the cool geometric cut-out sides … [Read more...] about The Little Black Table
I'm sure you're all sick to death of hearing about everyone's New Year resolutions (I know I sure am) but I'm gonna lay this out there for you anyways: my resolution is to not spend ANY money (within reason) on house/project related items for the next 3 months (retro to January 1, obvi) and instead focus on completing ALL the projects I have just "waiting" to be started/finished. Now that I've … [Read more...] about Easy Photo Ledge for Commitment Phobics