Thrift Score! Vintage Kitchen Table and a Domino Effect

Post contains affiliate links (if you buy something after following my link, you pay the same but I get a small commission). Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! It’s been a long time since I’ve been this excited about a thrift find! Probably largely because I haven’t had much time for thrifting at all lately, what with the trip and all (must … Continue reading

Porch and Deck Plans: the Fun Part is Here!

It’s blissfully cool here in Georgia right now; I am, in fact, wearing a jacket as I type this, and my air conditioner hasn’t cut on all day. It’s still August, and I’m sure there’ll be at least one more stretch of hot weather to endure before fall settles in for good, but it’s reminding me that it’s time to … Continue reading

DIY Deck Repair/Rebuild, Part 3: Some Details

This post is coming to you much later than intended, because I’ve kind of been dreading writing it. It’s one of those posts where I have to consult extensively with Dave, since I wasn’t really the primary decision maker or the primary getting stuff done-er on the project. And I hate talking to Dave. Just kidding. But it’s an extra … Continue reading

DIY Kids’ Backyard Construction Zone

Important lesson in parenting that I suspect most parents grasp a lot more quickly than I have: if you tell your preschooler that you’re going to build him a construction zone in the backyard “soon” you should make sure that you really mean soon….otherwise he’s going to ask you in an eager little voice every few weeks, “when are we going … Continue reading

Ulysses S. Grant National Historic Site: Another Day, Another President’s House

After a string of presidents with super complex legacies, it was kind of nice to go see the very green house of Ulysses S. Grant, reluctant president and, as far as I can tell, pretty decent guy. No, really, it’s very green: The ranger told us that this color is called Paris Green after the compound used to kill rats … Continue reading

Deck Repair/Rebuild, Part 2: To DIY or Not to DIY

Way back when we built the kids’ swing set, I wrapped things up with some philosophical musings about reasons for DIYing a project. I’m going to return to that topic in this deck rebuild post, because, as I’ve mentioned before, this project really pushed us to the very edge of our DIY comfort zone. Sometimes to DIY or not to … Continue reading

Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage: Boxy Colonial’s Cross Country Road Trip

We’re off on our big ol’ cross country road trip! You can follow along on the travel blog for weekly updates and in depth posts about the non-house/architecture stuff we see, but here I’m going to do some posts about historic houses and assorted other cool old buildings along the way. We had a quick overnight stop in Nashville with … Continue reading

What’s Going on Here Lately + Looking Ahead to the Summer in Blogging

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! (if you buy something after clicking on an affiliate link, I make a little money, and the cost to you is the same) I don’t know if you all realized this or not, but we’re leaving in less than two weeks on our ginormous, cross-country, summer RV road trip ! Ack! We started planning this … Continue reading

Peacock Duvet Cover + Fun with the Wide Angle Lens

Not much has changed in our master bedroom for awhile now….except the bedding, which changes constantly. I can’t seem to settle on anything. I mean, this would be fine if I were changing things up for fun to try something different, but it’s always because I was never really happy with what was in there to start with. Here’s where it … Continue reading