Category Archives: something old, something new

transforming something old into something new. it’s magical, really. sometimes really slow, messy, frustrating magic.

bathroom reno update: hot and cold

remember when i wrote about my bathroom taps? the old tea kettle style knobs that had the hot/cold indicator tabs missing? a few of you mentioned that you’d had similar problems, and i thought i’d share that i wrote the … Continue reading

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craft magazines, old and new: part 2 of 3

last time, i shared a fab new craft magazine called mollie makes. today, i want to share an oldie that i hadn’t heard of before either.  when browsing through thrift shops, old magazines sometimes catch my eye. they’re such a … Continue reading

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recovering our dining room chairs

i have a joke, mostly in my head, that goes something like this… “in the beginning when we first bought this table set, i used cushions on the seats to protect them from stains. now, i use cushions on the … Continue reading

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you made it so: vintage trivet wreaths by corey

check out this wreath!   my friend corey designed and created some wreaths out of vintage straw trivets. i had to ask her more about them when i saw the photos…  what inspired you to make these? You, Ana, inspired me … Continue reading

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before & after: ensuite bathroom makeover

i shared a photo of the work in progress on the sunshiney bathroom: but i realize it’s not completely fair to take a very terrible photo and use it as a “before” photo for a make-over. so i went digging … Continue reading

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