How to Refinish a Vintage Teak Dining Table

Once Upon a Vintage Dining Table… Prior to our cross-country move from Arizona to Virginia this summer, we dined on a modest table (built by my dear husband) that seated only 4. It suited us perfectly, but it didn’t leave much room for friends and family. After moving in to our new home, we united in the

Adventures in Teak Restoration

Spent a little time walking my lion around Old Town this week. No big deal. I’m much too grown up (on the outside, at least) for trick-or-treating, but we discovered that police block off about six blocks of a street in our neighborhood, and it turns into a family-friendly trick-or-treat-free-for-all! Armed with a big bowl

I Dreamed It — On Craigs List

Today, I want to talk about Craigs List. Why? Because we just moved across the country. And we all know that moves pretty much begin and end with Craigs List.  In July, we left a trail of dust and a fiery sunset in our rearview mirror, heading east from Arizona, then north, so that we could live in the

DWR’s American Modern Bed: Our DIY Project

Welcome to our (thrifty and awesome) DIY bed project. Our goal: to create a version of this $3,000 bed that is both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound, and most importantly, way… way cheaper. When we married 12 years ago and blended our furniture, the queen bedroom set (formerly my parents’) bestowed unto me in 8th grade trumped

Casa McGregor is Ready for Renters

***AVAILABLE SPRING 2015*** Gather around the above-ground fire pit with friends in the winter months, enjoying breathtaking views of a star-studded sky… and splash around the pool (or cannonball from the rock waterfall) in the summertime: this mid-century modern inspired home is perfect for relaxing and entertaining in both the fully enclosed front and back yards! Located

Ikea Sofa Cover Hack + Comfort Works Giveaway

{FREEBIE ALERT: $150 reader giveaway opportunity from Comfort Works custom textiles & slipcovers! To learn more, read through to the bottom of this post. Contest ends 12/16/2013.} Recently, I asked for input on our Cover Works sofa project, and I received a lot of suggestions! Too many good ones, in fact, and it made the

Comfort Works Project + Reader Giveaway

Recently Rachel Yeng, co-founder of Comfort Works, contacted me with the idea for a sofa renovation project. And as a token of appreciation, she’s also going to include a product giveaway for our blog readers in December! Rachel and her partner, Henry Chandra, create custom furniture slipcovers and a variety of home furnishings. To keep