Bar Cart Kept Simple

A bar cart has always been on my “get list” for our living room. I’ve always liked the idea of having a place to store alcohol and glassware (that is not the kitchen cupboard). I also tried to keep our bar cart simple by sticking to the basics. Having a bar cart, and keeping it stocked, means I usually have (most of) the cocktail ingredients available if I want to try something new. A bar cart is also great for…

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Dining Tables For Small Spaces

In my earlier post about  our dining table, I wrotethat we have had a variety of dining tables in the last few years (or no dining table). One thing that has always been true, no matter where we lived, is that we have never had the space for the massive 10-15 person tables you sometimes see in home decor magazines. Because of this, I’ve had a lot of experience looking for dining tables for small spaces. The first place I usually look…

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Our Bedroom Nightstands

We got new nightstands! First, let’s take a look back at some of our bedroom nightstands from the past. There was the DIY hairpin leg nightstand. This first one is from when we lived on the East Coast. I had a crazy idea to design/build our nightstands even though I had never done anything like that before and it worked! I should point out these nightstands only had two legs. They had to lean against the wall for support. However, I…

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Our Dining Table Details and Shopping List

I am excited to announce we now have a horizontal surface on which to eat and serve food. Up next I will be hosting a 6-course intimate dinner to show off our West Elm dining table. Not really. Fun fact, we have not had a “real” dining table for almost two years. Before moving from New York to Seattle, we sold our old Norden gateleg table and did not bother with a replacement. After the move, a dining table was very…

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