Jelly Bean Monogram/Spring Buffet

jelly bean monogram behind moss

I spruced up our dining room buffet over the weekend after finally taking down the Valentine Day set-up {only about a month late}.  I spent about $4 on the whole table and brought some color and brightness to the room.  Since I don’t really decorate our mantle for the seasons {because of the giganto t.v. […]

Ikea Round-Up and a New Light!

dining room light up close

This weekend we took off to Cincinnati with some friends for some shopping, good food, and a Foreigner concert.  We had a great weekend, but I have to say the highlight for me {besides watching 60 year old men rock out in their skinny jeans and long hair} was the shopping.  The first stop we […]

Round Wood Table Tutorial

round table tutorial pic

Thanks for all the kind words on our round table reveal. I’m glad so many of you were as excited as we were:)  I will warn you, today’s post is picture-heavy, but we wanted to make sure we gave all the details in case any of you are thinking about tackling this project yourself {and […]

Pottery Barn Inspired Round Wood Table

round table finished

It’s done!!!!!!!!!!!  And I am thrilled.  Mike did a fabulous job building our new dining room table and it is gorgeous.  We have a full tutorial coming up this week on how we built this beaut, but there are a lot of photos to go through and steps to type out and I just couldn’t […]

How to Sew a Parsons Chair Cover

parsons chair tutorial

We spent some time this weekend working on building our table, but as with most DIY projects, it’s taking a little longer than expected.  It looks awesome though and I can’t wait to share when it’s done.  In the meantime, I’ve been working on sewing some chair covers for my parsons chairs that will go […]


stained boards

We conditioned and stained the boards last night {on our old dining room table that is now our new kitchen table because we sold our old kitchen table on Craigslist for more than we listed it for!  Got all that?} and they turned out gorgeous.  We are still trying to decide if the color is […]

Stenciled Parsons Chair

stencil chair at table

With our new dining table in process of being built {yay!}, I decided to make some chair covers to spruce up our parsons chairs so they could feel special too next to the pretty new table.  After seeing how Elizabeth at the Mustard Ceiling made her own ikat stenciled seat cushions, I decided to try […]

Valentine Buffet Decor

vday buffet books

I’m not a “decorate the house for every little holiday” type person, but I was itching to do a little crafting recently and decided to make a few things to sit out on our dining room buffet for Valentine’s Day.  It’s been bare since Christmas so this was the perfect excuse to liven it up […]