Restoring an Antique Bench

Bench before and after

This beautiful solid wood bench restoration was another project I took on while I was visiting my parents. Keep reading to see this antique transform from crumbling to vintage perfection.

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The Nightstand quick fix

Nightstand before and after

While I was visiting Idaho I took on a few pieces of furniture that needed some love. First up were these two nightstands. These were a simple and fun update. Keep reading to see how I perked them up.

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The first pumpkins of October

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A simple pumpkin project to spice up the autumn decor. Keep reading to see the rest of my pumpkin pictures.

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…A very good place to start

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How do you solve a problem like an entry? (I love The Sound of Music, let’s just get that out of the way right now). ┬áThis is a huge post about everything we’ve done on the front yard and front porch of our house in the first year in the homestead. Read on to see how we transformed the porch, entry stairs, and landscaping. it’s a treat!

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It’s only Fair

I love this time of year. All the crisp nights and the sharp sunlight before the leaves really start changing. That also means it’s fair time! I love the saturated colors and kitschy-ness and sheer fun of it all. ┬áHere are the colors I captured at the Idaho State Fair while visiting my parents.

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A Sunday of Lights

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Today Jeff and I hung three lights we’ve had sitting in the garage. They’ve been piling up, waiting for us to get around to them. Now we get down to the thankless job of electrical housework; at least the lovely finished light fixtures seem worth the trouble! Keep reading to see all the new lucky homestead lights.

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A lucky thrift trip

I made it to my favorite thrift store this Saturday, between trips to the grocery store and Home Depot. Here are the spoils:

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Keep reading to see photos of my lucky finds!

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My First Post!

I don’t yet know how this website stuff works but, like my first house, I’m going to figure it out as I go along. I’ll use this site as a place to record and share all my great (and some not-so-great) house projects. So this is my blog all about fixing up my first house, my attempts at fine(ish) woodworking, at decorating, at landscaping, at homesteading!

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That is me, enjoying the Oregon coast and a weekend off from the house.