How to Make Over a Vintage Bookshelf with Fabric

post contains affiliate links. Thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Dave thought I was being a little silly to insist that we redo the fabric in Abe’s bookcase. “You can’t even see it!” he said, “it’s behind all the books.” This was a good point, but I couldn’t help myself. We used really cool squid fabric for the back of Abe’s … Continue reading

An Ikea Friheten Sofa Comes to Live in Our Basement

The Ikea Friheten: it’s more than just a sofa with a difficult to remember or pronounce name. I feel like most of my posts for the past….two years or so start out with me being like, “hey–remember that thing I meant to get done way back a million months ago but then didn’t get around to until now?” Yeah, so, … Continue reading

Ari’s Rustic Industrial Tween (now Teen) Room: Three Years Later

I realized recently that it’s been a full three years since we finished Ari’s room makeover and I blogged about it. And, honestly, the room looks very similar now overall, so there hasn’t been a huge need to revisit it. But there have been some small changes and additions over time, and I also just like to go back to … Continue reading

National Parks Gallery Wall: Free Printables for Kids’ Rooms

Hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend! Our local fireworks this year were close enough to walk to, so we invited a few friends over for burgers and fruit flag: Then we waited until the last possible minute to let the heat die down some before heading down the road to find a fireworks viewing spot: And then we got … Continue reading