DIY Chalkboard for Abe’s National Parks Room

Post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! I was always planning to make a bear shaped chalkboard for Abe’s room. Right up until the very day when we were all ready to make a chalkboard. And then I sat down to try to sketch out a bear profile for Dave to cut out, and….I couldn’t get it how … Continue reading

Abe’s National Parks Room Progress Report

I recently declared that finishing up Abe’s room is our official April project around here. And then April proceeded to kind of get away from me a bit. That sort of thing happens to me a lot. But! I have TWO essential components for finishing Abe’s room on the way to me right now and big plans to work on … Continue reading

Impulsive Dining Room Changes: Pottery Barn Chairs

I’ve been meaning to write a post for a few weeks now about changes I’d like to make in our dining room, but I could never figure out quite what I wanted to say, because I can never figure out quite what I want to do in the dining room. Here’s hoping the impulse buy we made for the dining … Continue reading

The Boxy Colonial: Then and Now

I’m pretty sure I’ve said this about 43 times over the past year or so, but I’m kind of frustrated with the pace of house projects lately. Like mostly since Dave started working on his masters and then, lately, since Abe stopped napping. I know it’s fine. I know that we have the rest of our lives to work on … Continue reading

Campaign Chest Makeover with Wagner Home Decor Paint Sprayer

Thanks to Wagner Spraytech for sponsoring this post! This little campaign chest has been waiting for its moment in the spotlight for a long time. It made its first blog appearance way back in August…of 2014: I’ve always liked it, but I had the hardest time finding the right spot for it. And then we decided to move Abe’s play … Continue reading