{Decor} A Better Bookcase

Painted Back of Bookcase "Brass" Figurine

Were on a roll with the home-improvement projects over here. And what were sharing today is one of those do-it-yourself gems that takes almost no time, costs next to nothing, could not be any easier and still makes a big impact. We spent Saturday afternoon finishing off the last of the quart of Benjamin Moores […]

{DIY} Dumpster Dive Kitchen Dresser

Meredith and The New Yorkie Dumpster Dive Kitchen Dresser / Bar

Earlier this month, Gwyneth found the Dumpster Dive find of the century on one of our Sunday afternoon walks. Most of the Dumpster Dive furniture we find and makeover is of the Ikea variety and while were big believers in Ikea hacks, finding real wood furniture with great bones is a true treasure. After […]

{DIY} Dumpster Dive Dresser Inspiration

Dumpster Dive Dresser

If you saw last weeks post, you know that Gwyneth and I scored a major Dumpster Dive find outside our Nob Hill apartment! Weve been working away at turning this beast into a beauty, and we cant wait to share the finished piece with you! Weve still got some work ahead of us, so today weve […]

{Decor} Small Space Inspiration

Amplified Apartments Erin Souder’s Apartment

Earlier this week, our Nob Hill apartment was featured in Amplified Apartments, a regular series from the ForRent.com Blog. If you arent familiar with this small-space inspiration source, its definitely worth checking out. It has tons of tips for small space dwellers from maximizing closet space, to creating a pantry when your apartment doesnt have one to […]

{Decor} Living Room Update

San Francisco Living Room Bay Window

If you saw Mondays post, then you know we made a few updates to our living room. Gwyneth and I have been busy doing what we do best moving furniture around and dumpster diving, and were pretty pleased with how our living room has turned out as a result! We moved our couch so […]

{Decor} Odds Ends

Yellow Front Door

We know its been a while since weve been here; because last week Gwyneth and I fielded the same question from family, friends and you, dear readers Are you two alive? Its been two weeks since weve written, and those two weeks have gone by in approximately 3.4 minutes. Weve been running around with […]

{Decor} Dine In Library

Dine In Library

What this post should really be titled is Mother Knows Best. Because like most of the good ideas on this blog, this one came from my Mom. If you saw this post where we shared the floorplan of our new space, then you may have noticed that our open floorplan leaves us without many walls […]