Adventures into Upcycling

Last week I was offered two cabinets, one long and one more like a bedside table, from family. Although I didn’t think our little wee house had the room for them I did think I could perhaps do something interesting with them. They were solid pieces of furniture and apparently worth a decent amount if…

Foxy Upcycling by Natalie Huntsman

As you already know I am a big fan of finding local, new, and generally underappreciated artists and showing off their work. I feel that if an individual artist starting out has any hope of beating the big corporate machine that wants them to create multiple versions of the same flowers to be printed on…

Planning A House Without The Pride

  I love houses that become homes. I love how a building can start to symbolise who lives there and represent the life they are trying to live. This is a bit strange seeing as I was unbelievably bored by architecture in Art History classes. I think this is because the walls, the roofs, the…

I'm Not A Minimalist But…

I am a realist. If something has a real sentimental attachment to something then I understand keeping it, even if you don’t have a massive use for it. What I don’t understand is holding onto stuff you don’t have room for, don’t have an emotional attachment for, and isn’t useful. At that point I would…

Furnishing Our Home With Very Little Money

So for the first time in our lives, and definitely in our marriage, Bear and I are moving into an unfurnished home. This has meant that we have had to actually think a bit more seriously about our furniture and think about how we can afford to furnish our home. Our new home has 3…