Another Edition of “If We Knew Then What We Know Now….”


I did one of these posts awhile back: reflecting on some of the projects we’ve done and house-related choices we’ve made and how we’ve come to feel about them in the long term. And then I got an e-mail a few weeks ago asking about the rug in the library and whether we regret going with such a light color, … Continue reading

Abe’s Vintage Fisher Price Little People Collection and Wishlist


When I was a kid, Fisher Price Little People were, hands down, my very favorite toys for a very long time. My mom was (and is) an excellent garage saler, so we had a huge collection of the stuff. My brother and I would dump all the accessories into a big pile in the floor and then take turns choosing … Continue reading

Eclectic Gallery Wall, Heavy on the Vintage: A Den Update


It’s Wednesday already! How did this happen?! The weekend kind of got away from me…probably because of all the SNOW! I know the mid-Atlantic part of Jonas got most of the attention last weekend, but just look what happened here in Georgia: Look at all that snow! Can you even believe it?! Okay, there wasn’t much snow here. But we … Continue reading

Storage Ottomans for the Den and Plans for MORE Storage


I mentioned the new ottomans we bought for the den when I showed you the new color last week, but now I’m back to dedicate an entire to post to them + the search for storage solutions for the den in general. When we bought the Karlstad sectional, we had to assemble it in a slightly unorthodox way in order … Continue reading

A Blue’s Clues Party in a Post-Blue’s Clues World, or: Abe is THREE!


Back to the den next, but I wanted to take a minute (or, you know, 1000 words and a million pictures, whichever comes first), to talk about the crazy thing that happened here over the weekend: my BABY turned THREE! You’re probably having a hard time believing this, because he was just born about a week ago and because he’s … Continue reading

Our Hale Navy Walls and Matching Fireplace and Trim

Benjamin Moore Hale Navy walls and fireplace

Why, hello there, den! You’re looking so much less neglected these days! I’ve written approximately 14 posts detailing all our big plans for this room, each one completely different from the last. But I think we should probably just pretend the first 13 didn’t happen, and that it all started with my post back in October, because three months is … Continue reading

DIY No-sew Canvas Play Tent: Abe’s National Parks Room


post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! You know, I don’t think I ever put it together before that we’ll be finishing Abe’s National Parks room (knock wood) the same year as the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service. We’re real good at planning that way. Back when I put together the mood board for Abe’s room, … Continue reading

Five Favorite Projects from 2015

black and white master bath with red rug

I went back and looked at last year’s analogous post, and I did ten projects for that one. Well. 2015 was the year of quality over quantity. Let’s just say. It was a hectic year for non-house stuff for sure, but we did get some biggish projects finished that I’m proud of. In no particular order: Our Master Bathroom:   … Continue reading