Thursday, August 14, 2014

How to Raise a Vintage Hutch

I've been talking a bit lately about the hutch makeover I've been working on for a friend (updates you might have missed can be found HERE and HERE) and today I'm showing you the finished piece and sharing how I raised the top hutch piece off the bottom sideboard.

I had a few issues along the way - this is almost always the case when you take on a new project - but other than those, which I'll tell you about below, the raising part of the project was pretty simple!

Easy directions for raising the top of a vintage hutch from The Chronicles of Home

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Landscape Photography to LOVE

I've been trying really hard not to be impulsive about hanging things on the walls in our new house and want to arrange old and purchase new pieces with purpose and thought.

This is very, very hard for me.

It's just so easy to grab a hammer and smack something up on the wall.  You know?

I recently put a little collection together in our previously naked-walled family room and I went so far as to lay the three pieces out on the floor ahead of time to make sure I liked them together.  Are you not impressed by my deliberate and mature planning?

Affordable wall art - gorgeous landscape photography source

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Frozen Root Beer Floats

If you are on the lookout for a dessert that is simple, made from all purchased ingredients, and a definite crowd-pleaser, look no further.  I made a super easy root beer slush and just layered with vanilla ice cream to make these summer-perfect frozen root beer floats.

Super simple frozen root beer floats by The Chronicles of Home

Friday, August 8, 2014


Happy Friday!  Time for a little F-themed love - if you missed last week's explanation, I'll be rounding up a few favorites on Fridays, and they all start with the letter F.  For Friday.  And food.  And fashion.  And...well, read on :)

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Laundry Room Rug + Plans

Before I even start to show you the beautiful new rug in the laundry room, can we all observe a moment of silence that I even have a laundry ROOM.  With windows.  Two windows.  I'm dizzy with happiness.

The novelty of this has not faded for me yet, and I hope I never take it for granted or forget how much I hated doing laundry in laundromats and dirty basements for the past ten years.  I positively longed for a laundry room.

The laundry room in our new house is right off the mudroom and you haven't really seen either of those spaces here on the blog yet.  Largely because my precious, longed-for laundry room has been an easy dumping grounds since we moved in.

But I have plans.  Oh, do I have plans.

Just this week I cleared out some of the clutter and added a plush indoor/outdoor rug - the Barcelona Flores Off White Rug by Jaipur, from Payless Rugs.