A tale of two butterflies

This is a quick post about my new office update, and this one’s all about butterflies! I’ve just finished some more artwork for my gallery wall. Come see what’s done.
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Weekend Travelogues: Woodworking in rural China

A short photo story about wood and woodworking in the countryside near Lishui, China.

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A built-in bookcase

Our new office is getting very close to finished. This bookcase is my last big project. We needed a place to keep all of our (mostly my) books. So I crafted this built-in bookcase solution.  Read on to see how I did it!

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A wall of paneling for the office

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There is a new wall of paneling for our office! I spent a few days assembling a simple frame to cover one wall of the office and give the whole room a nice detailed finish. Here’s my step-by-step process.
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A new door for the kitchen

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Here are my efforts to turn the world’s ugliest breakfast nook into a slightly better in-progress nook. I’ve just finished restoring and painting the glass door and it’s made a world of difference. Read on to see my progress from the beginning. Read More

New plants for the homestead!

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The weather was too nice this weekend to do anything indoors. So Jeff and I headed outside to finish a little landscaping project I’ve been planning for awhile. Keep reading to see how terribly overgrown our side garden was before we started and how lovely and clean it looks now!

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Weekend Travelogues: Climbing a tower in Tallinn, Estonia

I adore taking photos of floors and doors. It’s a wonderful way to remind myself of all the little details that are so easy to forget once I get home from traveling. Plus, I love all the architectural differences in faraway countries! This summer we spent two days wandering around Tallinn, Estonia. Here are some of my photos of the doors and floors in the city.

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London in the fog

This is the story of assembling my (evolving) gallery wall in the office. I’ve spent most of my spare summer days transforming our extra bedroom into a great office space for Jeff and a wonderful library/rotating art exhibit for me!
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Read on to see my office gallery wall going up!

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When you wish upon a Star(burst frame)…

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This is a simple starburst frame update I completed this week. Read on to see my step-by-step process and my sunburst/starburst travel inspiration from all over the world!

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My dresser all dressed up

Dresser update

Another furniture update! I’ve had this great vintage dresser for about a decade. I used it in my bedroom in college in Moscow, Idaho and in Pullman, Washington where Jeff and I lived during grad school. It was always a nice walnut color with solid wood drawers and dovetail joints: good quality. Once we moved into our first house in Arkansas I realized I needed to update this classic:

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