Covered Coffee Table: Drexel Hack #6

Our Drexel Heritage coffee table scratches and stains so easily. If it wasn’t an eyesore to begin with, it became one just a few months into post. The GSO “solution” of putting one of the dining table scratch pads on top as a protector was.  just. wrong. So I have been staring at this thing (above) and percolating this project […]

Silly Little Drexel Hack

Every time I walked into my studio, and from each sideways glance while seated at my computer, my eyes were assaulted by the wooden scallop from the Drexel Heritage Computer Hutch we are stuck with.  I couldn’t stand to look at this eyesore for one more second:

Picture Perfect

Have you seen these?! A fellow DS-spouse friend (who will be departing for her first post soon!) brought indie mats to my attention, and I’m so in love.

UAB Box Brilliance

I’m so happy to be documenting and sharing the ideas of others in this FS life! This one is from Sandra Para, who has more great ideas for upcycling UAB boxes on her Pinterest page. Below is her story about adapting to a new post – and creating a headboard from UAB boxes. “When we found out our next […]

Ektorp Sans Ikea

Whenever someone goes looking to cover  the ubiquitous (and hideous) Drexel flat-top patterned couches, the Ektorp is mentioned. Ikea slipcovers are versatile, affordable, and quickly update the feel of a couch. But Ikea ships very few  products,

Tile Tattoos

Tile is commonly used in many second and third-world countries, but most designs don’t exactly scream “neutral” (or blend with the beautiful Fiesta Ware you’ve been lovingly collecting).

Pouch-friendly area rug

Several years ago, M and I were moving into our very first apartment together. This was back in our Army days (we traded one traveling lifestyle for another, but at least I get to go with him now), and when our dog Rocky was still a puppy. I hunted for