A Finished Fauxdenza!

I'm in love with this fauxdenza. The final touches were a labor of love and totally worth it.

Putting the final finish on the wood that wraps around the fauxdenza gave me quite a bit a grief. I wanted it to be just right, which resulted in a lot of trial and error, but in the end we got it figured out.

The finish coat I used on the wood was a semi-gloss polycrylic. I wanted the wood to remain natural in color and polycrylic is a crystal clear finish that leaves no color tint behind.

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DIY Geometric Photo Display

I've been thinking a long time about how I wanted to decorate the walls of our hallway.  And by a long time, I mean like since we remodeled over a year ago.

Sometimes I'd think it would be better to leave it bare, then I'd think we needed another picture gallery.  I constantly went back and forth. 

Then, I started thinking about a way to maybe showcase our Instagram pictures *ding* lightbulb. An idea hatched and I was off to create a sketch.

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Crib Palooza

One of the first things you think about buying when you are going to have a baby is a crib.

A few weeks ago we sold our crib that went through our first two children.  It was a little bittersweet and I truly loved the crib, it just didn't fit into my vision for the new nursery.  So, away it went and the hunt was on for a new crib, and I eventually settled on "The One".

If you didn't catch the crib in the nursery mock up you can check it out here

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Furniture Family Addition

Since we moved into our current home, over 3 years ago, our front living room has had only a single couch to sit on, and no chairs to speak of.  As you can imagine, this has been quite the inconvenience.

Any time someone came over for a quick visit or a casual chat, we were stuck sitting right next to each other instead of a comfortable face to face, but not in your face position.

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DIY Letter Pocket Tutorial

When we made our command center I had a very specific vision in mind, and in this vision were some very long skinny pockets.  I knew I would not be able to find the exact pockets I wanted anywhere, so...we made them.


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