$25 Spirograph Coffee Table

Got me a new coffee table! It’s sparkly and glass and gold and looks like my favorite math toy of yore: the spirograph. Not familiar with spirographs? Lay your eyes on this piece of 80s cinematic masterpiece. Note: I can empathize with the haircuts of all four people in that commercial. Damn I miss the […]

Front Porch Makeover for Under $100

There were grand plans to strip, sand, and paint the porch in the spring…but then spring turned to summer and “strip, sand, paint the porch” turned into “let’s buy cheap furniture at Goodwill and spray paint it yellow.” Story of my life. The swing was from the people who used to live here but it […]

Pineapple Pendants

In my never ending quest to hang random crap on my chandelier, I present my latest adventure: Pineapples. Don’t ask why. It wasn’t on purpose. I went to the Dollar Tree luau section (yes they have a luau section) hunting for flamingos for cake toppers (which I got) ….but, they had some honeycomb paper pineapples […]

Mrs. Roper’s Revenge

My 1970’s kick continues. First it was Mrs. Roper’s kaftans, now it’s her decor. I don’t know about you, but woven wall hangings were all the rage when it was a kid. It was awesome. Somewhere along the line they went out of fashion and up until recently you’d find them dime-a-dozen at thrift stores. […]

Dinnerware Gone Rogue: How to Hang a Plate Wall

By my calculations, based on my age and fondness for food, I have consumed somewhere in the arena of 37,230 meals. Minus that post-breakup month I ate nothing but ice cream and wine slushies (don’t you judge me), that comes to 37,200 occasions for plates. And if I had my druthers, I would have taken […]

Disco Enlightenment

I couldn’t bring myself to take down all the Christmas decorations. A transition phase was needed. And so what if it’s half-way to Easter? Listen, we deserve some sparkle. That buttmunch groundhog promised six more weeks of winter and I’ll be damned if I am supposed to spend it in darkness. I need light. I […]

How to Hide the Cable Box

So this thing happened five, maybe ten, years ago – TVs got big. Big and flat. It used to be that TVs were big boxy things and people would try to stash them in armoires, or relegate them to hidden rooms like Edward Rochester’s first wife, never to be seen by anyone but the inner […]

Feelin Like Gold

It’s that day in November. That day in November when rain turns to snow. Snow soup. Puffer coat in snow soup — that’s me. It’s that day and it ain’t cute. The begining of snow also means it is the end of spray paint season. It’ll be a good four or five months until temps […]

Celery, Sorta

BAM. New chandelier. It’s big. It’s bright. It’s celery green. I can’t make up my mind if I like it, but I’ll tell you what, it was a $19.99 fixer-upper from Goodwill. And aint nuthin’ wrong with that. The new (to me) Cesca chairs in the dining room made me anxious for a new lighting […]

Suzani Time

Follow up to a post earlier this summer wherein I mentioned I did not have a real bed. Mattress/box spring – yes. Bed, per say –no. Update: I now have a real bed. It’s a hand-me down Ikea bed from a friend and I totally love it. Modern. Sturdy. Free. Even better – it’s low […]