What’s Next for the Kitchen?

Now that is has some shiny shelves? I’ve talked about the kitchen and future plans for it before, but not for a long time, and of course they’ve changed some since then, so I’ll just go forward assuming that either you haven’t read that post from awhile back or that at least you didn’t memorize it and spend every moment … Continue reading

Chickamauga and Chattanooga National Military Park

We didn’t have any big travel plans for Dave’s spring break a couple of weeks ago, but we decided sort of last minute to do a quick overnight trip to Chattanooga. The idea was that we were going to do all things we’d never done there before, which is a little tricky because we’ve been there quite a few times. … Continue reading

Copper Shelves: The Tutorial!

We’ve been planning to make these shelves since…..last fall? A long time. And then we finally got around to the buying the copper back in the beginning of March, and STILL we did not make shelves. Because we were afraid. Also because our original plans were thwarted and we had to regroup. The shelves were supposed to be floating shelves … Continue reading

In which I attempt to divert attention away from the lack of a copper shelf tutorial by posting pictures of a cute dog and my toddler

This is not a copper shelving tutorial. I fully intended to have that for you today, but then things happened. As they do. I hope you weren’t planning to make copper shelves using my tutorial this weekend. Probably you weren’t. Instead, here are some pictures of Abe hunting for Easter eggs at my grandparents’ house last weekend. He was really … Continue reading

Basement Floors, et. al: A Few Updates

I’ve been asked a few times now about how our basement floors are holding up; I always answer people in the comments, of course, but it seems like it’s probably about time to do an actual official update now that we’re a few months in. But I didn’t want to have a post that’s three sentences long, so I’m tossing … Continue reading

DIY Copper Shelves for the Kitchen

  post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Update: the tutorial for making the shelves is here. Hey! We finally finished these shelves! When we last left the kitchen–nearly a month ago!–I talked about how we finally took down the weird and terrible corner cabinet that was hanging out smack in the middle of our kitchen: ….and I … Continue reading

A Modern End Table for the Basement from Sauder

Thanks to Sauder for sponsoring this post! We declared the basement finished a few weeks ago, but, of course, nothing is ever really finished. I mean, in the house. But you could take that as some sort of super deep philosophical statement about life, too. If you want. Two things I’d always planned to add to the basement at some … Continue reading

Road Trip Planning and What We Did Last Weekend

So last weekend was my (40th!) birthday. I had a great birthday and did many fun things and celebrated with lots of family and friends, and, in short, things were pretty crazy and our kitchen shelves STILL aren’t finished. So I’m taking a birthday blogging break sort of by default this week. Or at least a break from blogging about … Continue reading