Making a Gallery Wall

My office had a gigantic, blank wall that I needed to spruce up. But decorating an office is tricky business because the people who visit it will look around and draw conclusions about you based on what they see. I was once on an interview in an office that had a large painting of a sunken ship- not exactly the essence of optimism. I needed a piece of art that was big enough to cover the wall, peaceful for me … Continue reading

My Chairs Got a Butt Lift

Our dining chairs were so ugly. I can’t believe we lived with them for four years. When I realized that we will likely be living with them for another few years, it was time to make a change. I had seen my mom reupholster chairs many years ago, so I decided to give it a go. It’s a slightly tiring, slightly fun project with a huge payoff. If you have chairs as ugly as mine, I suggest you give it … Continue reading