Outdoor Space

Upcycling Adirondack Chairs

It’s in the thick of summer, which means I get easily distracted by beautiful weather, awesome concerts, family parties, late night bonfires… you know, all that fun stuff that makes July fly by so quickly each year. And in between all that fun are more and more projects keeping us busy in our spare time.… Continue reading Upcycling Adirondack Chairs

DIY Home · Restore

Furniture Flip: Dresser Edition

A quick furniture flip for you guys. We spotted this dresser on the side of the road one day and of course couldn’t pass it up. Clearly, I have a thing for old furniture, so when we drove by, Dan already knew that he was about to have to pull over. Busy street or not.… Continue reading Furniture Flip: Dresser Edition

DIY Fun · Outdoor Space

DIY Marquee Sign

It’s been about three weeks since I last posted, and for good reason. Dan and I (finally) got hitched! Everything came together even better than we imagined. From the ceremony surrounded by family to the limo bus with our closest friends, pictures at my favorite Buffalo landmark to the perfect reception with amazing food and… Continue reading DIY Marquee Sign

DIY Decor · Outdoor Space

DIY Barn Door 2.0

You soon may start to notice that Dan tends to change his mind about projects. A lot. Remember when Dan stumbled upon his inner pyro and built that awesome barn door for our garage? Well guess what? He woke up one day, decided he didn’t like it, took it apart, and started building a new… Continue reading DIY Barn Door 2.0

DIY Home

From Scrap Wood to Coat Rack

I know I’ve said it a million times, but with each project I become more and more impressed with Dan’s creativity and learn-on-the-fly carpentry skills. But what’s even better is when he makes something out of seemingly nothing. Like leftover plywood and trim. Before I knew it, he was off to the races on using… Continue reading From Scrap Wood to Coat Rack

DIY Decor · Outdoor Space

Butcher Block Polish Falcon Clock

Its Dyngus Day! And there’s nothing more fitting than a hand-carved Polish falcon clock! With piles and piles of scrap wood hanging out in the workshop (and all over the garage), it’s always a mystery with what project Dan will come up with next. This one stays true to our heritage, as Dan turned scrap… Continue reading Butcher Block Polish Falcon Clock

DIY Decor · Our home

DIY side tables

A few projects in a row now have been focused on the office. And with each one, I’m slowly coming to terms with the fact that the room we’ve been tackling since day one is now turning into Dan’s man cave. With the family symbol, Buffalo skyline, and desk (that currently has a humidor sitting… Continue reading DIY side tables

DIY Decor

DIY Wall Art: Family Symbol Edition

While Dan and I both share a Polish heritage, his last name depicts his ancestry much more clearly than mine. Meaning yes, he was blessed as a “ski.” Growing up, it was only natural for family and friends to abbreviate this, giving him and his brother, Tommy, a lifelong nickname of “Waz.” Somewhere along the… Continue reading DIY Wall Art: Family Symbol Edition

DIY Home · Room Renovations

DIY Window Seats

One of the home improvement projects I’ve been looking forward to the most is adding window seats to the master bedroom. You might remember that we previously tore down, rebuilt and added more closet space, filling each corner of the room and giving us 2 closets each (or as Dan would say, 3 for him,… Continue reading DIY Window Seats

DIY Decor · DIY Home

Building Buffalo’s Skyline

With each project, I become more and more impressed with Dan’s creativity and woodworking skills. He usually blows it off like it’s nothing, or finds the tiniest of flaws and says “it could be better,” but he’s really just being too hard on himself. While he may not always see the potential in his work,… Continue reading Building Buffalo’s Skyline

DIY Home · Room Renovations

Building Mudroom Storage

Our basement has come a long way since we first bought this old house. From a run down bathroom and spray painted walls, to a refinished space with plenty of room for storage. When we first renovated the basement bathroom, we also bumped out the wall of our basement landing with the idea that we… Continue reading Building Mudroom Storage

Outdoor Space · Restore

Another Old Trunk

Guess what I got for you? Another trunk. I know what you’re thinking, but I just can’t help it. I see old trunks laying around and I just can’t resist the urge to take them home. I feel the same way about puppies, but have yet to successfully sneak one into the house. So until… Continue reading Another Old Trunk