I've always loved the raw wood tables at Le Pain Quotidien, so today I sanded down my old farmhouse table. The table surface had gotten really worn and dirty, and so it was satisfying to reveal the wood texture under the grime. After sanding it down, I put a light oil on it to keep the blonde look of the wood.
Saturday, April 23, 2011
So proud of myself for mastering the drill and getting the pot and pan rack up all on my own. This is the third kitchen this pot rack has lived in and I have to do a shout out to my mum for coming up with this ingenious and cheap way to hang our pots and pans. It's just 2 curtain holders and an cut-off broom stick. Awesome! Now I might need to give those pots a good scrub.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
This weekend we followed the advice of the Apartment Therapy book and did a huge purge/clean out of all of our stuff before moving out. We went through every item in the house and asked ourselves if we needed it/loved it/ever used it. For Jacob, this was most challenging with his books, for me, my vintage clothing. But in the end we gave up more than 8 bags of clothes, 4 boxes of books, and so many nick nacks, you couldn't count! We made over $200 in the sale, and donated everything that was left over to goodwill.