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We just took a trip to France, my favorite country in the world to visit. Not that I’ve been to all of them, but still. One of the highlights was the Loire. We’d been there 20 years ago, on the first trip we ever took together, but we were young and broke and while we […]

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The Schoolhouse originally had seven tall windows – three on each side and one in the front. We took out two to create the kitchen so there are five left, curtained in matching blue(ish). The one in the front looks out on the front porch and road and across to our neighbor’s house directly across […]

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I was super happy to have found these two almost-matching nightstands for our second bedroom. I bought them both off Craigslist. One is a bit shabbier than the other but I did a quick coat of water-based polyurethane to stop it from chipping further and all was well. Until we moved everything in and I […]

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Months ago I found this on the street, being given away for free. I think it was originally a doll bed or something like that. It’s a little weird, with the posts on one end higher than the other, but it was a really cool color of cracked and crazed light blue with some coral […]

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Even piped, pillows are the simplest thing ever. You will need: Fabric Thread 1/4″ cord A sewing machine A zipper foot Stuffing or pillow forms The usual suspects (scissors, straight pins, etc.) If you’re trying to decide between two colors of thread, choose the one that shows the least (in this case, the one on […]

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