Succulent Garden

June 23, 2011 § Leave a comment

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June 22, 2011

Two Years

June 20, 2011 § 1 Comment

When we moved into our house in June 2009, the garden situation was a bit dire. There was a super-ugly old cedar in front, underplanted with plain hostas (in the sun! why?) and goutweed.

May 2009

May 2010

June 2011

I think we’ve done well here.

Refreshing Vintage Wood

April 26, 2011 § Leave a comment

Our bedroom suite isn’t necessarily what Richard or I would choose, but it does clean up nicely. His parents bought it sometime in the fifties, and it’s been moving down the line since then. The mirror originally attached to this piece had a grease smear where SOMEONE scraped the excess acne cream off his or her hand each night for about a decade.

That mirror broke in storage. I did not weep.

Anyway, BEFORE:

A few passes with the sandpaper, a little Murphy Oil Soap, a couple dollops of mineral oil, a bit of spoon oil, fifteen minutes of elbow grease and
AFTER

Suddenly, it’s practically mid-century modern, yo. Something I quite like having in my home.

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