The Garage Sale Guide

Spring is a perfect time to host a garage sale: the weather’s warm and you can clean out your home of things you haven’t touched in the last year – or ten! My friend Kelsey is an expert garage saleist and sent me this list of tips. I found it extremely helpful and thought I…

The Not- So Temporary Bedside Table

Yep – a moving box. I moved into my apartment a year and a half ago. Didn’t have much furniture; had plenty of moving boxes. Fast forward to my current bedside table: still a moving box, but don’t tell anyone! I found some great fabric (shocking – in back and white) at a local craft…

Quest for the Perfect Cafe Table: Rose Bowl Flea Market

  For the first time in my adult life I have a backyard! (well in reality a 3×6 foot balcony). But it’s just enough space for some flower boxes, herbs and potted tomato plants. What was missing was seating to enjoy it all. I searched all the usual places: Target, Bed Bath and Beyond, Craigslist –…

Pop of Color : Painting a Wood Dresser

BEFORE AFTER Growing up with a mother from New York, and living there for quite some time myself, my favorite color to wear and pair is obviously: black. When I moved back to sunny California I realized my solely black and white room needed a pop of color! I found this old wooded dresser at…