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New Hutch

Today I'm super excited because the hutch I found at a local consignment store is being delivered. I've been looking for one for a few months. I originally wanted the one above from Crate and Barrel but just couldn't pull the trigger on the $1,000 price tag. The piece ended up being a little smaller than what I was looking for and after doing some more research I quickly learned big pieces like this don't normally hold their value very well.…

What to Do With Those Thrift Store Finds

If you follow me on Instagram then you know on Thursdays I have been showing off my thrift store finds or just things I think are cool on my stories. Although I talk about what you can do with the things you find while thrifting sometimes it's better to show examples and that's easier for me to do on the blog. Here are some things I found yesterday. I like to look at the curtain section not because I necessarily…

Summer Break

I can't believe summer is over. Of course it's still 96 degrees in Nevada so that may have something to do with it. Today is  completely non-design related so this is probably just for Ya Ya and Pop Pop and the rest of my family! I am working on a few posts to show some progress on the house so stay tuned! We started off the summer with a trip back home to visit Ya Ya who immediately bought Coop…

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The Kitchen and Bath in the Studio Apartment

Thank you all for the awesome comments you left regarding Sloan’s studio apartment reveal.  I’d love to say it was a super fun project to do and leave it at that but that would be a big fat lie.  Moving things out of Sloan’s dorm and into a second floor walk up in the city while there is a Cubs game going on was not fun. Evertime I paint I always remember that I hate painting and this little space…

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Studio Apartment Makeover with The RoomPlace

My daughter just finished her first year at DePaul University.  She made the decision to stay in Chicago this summer because she has a job and just landed her first internship. DePaul offers limited housing options after freshman year so we decided it was best she rent a place for the next 3 years. She found a studio in the city that is affordable and in a great area but it is small! I’m talking under 300 sq feet small.…