When it rains it pours. My sweet boy touched something he’s allergic to (we think) on a hike and woke up the next morning covered in hives all over his face and neck, with a very swollen eye and itching all over. We took him to the dr and got some meds and have been treating the rash. I almost cried in front of him but I didn’t want to scare him even though he really is the fearless one in the family. He just laughed his way through the doctor appointment and was still fighting all those imaginary bad guys ☺️. Meanwhile I’m sick, vomiting multiple times a day, he’s better I’m better, that’s what matters. And now I’m just grateful for these quiet hours today, playdoh, Gregory Alan in the background, hot peppermint/chamomile tea, catching up on laundry and slowly putting the house back in order after a chaotic week. #whatwevebeenupto #modernhome#sodomino#interiordesign#theeverygirlathome#mydomaine#houseplantclub#plantsmakepeoplehappy#pocketofmyhome#howyouhome#showmeyourstyled#midcenturymix#myhyggehome#currenthomeview
This is a little before and after story (swipe➡️) I bought this MCM dressing table bench for $5 at a yard sale long ago. I was living in Minnesota, my student loan payments were bigger than my paycheck, and I lived in a house with no furniture. So I discovered the joy of vintage furniture at yard sales! I had always wanted a dressing table, so I bought this bench ($5), a vintage student desk ($5), and an antique mirror ($10). I painted and reupholstered, and for all of about $40 (Including the paint and fabric remnant) I had a dressing table which I used for more than a decade. . Eventually I replaced the table and the mirror, but the bench has served well for a long time. It, however, had seen better days. Years of dripping wet hair and many, many moves (11 moves, 4 states) had not been kind to this beauty. So as part of my Guest Room Refresh last spring, I gave this piece some love. I sanded it down with a fine grit sandpaper, reglued all of the loose joints and connections, and then applied two coats of boiled linseed oil. I reupholstered the seat with some vintage fabric, and voila! This bench is now perfect in our guest room! I am a big fan of boiled linseed oil and will be using it again as part of the upcoming @oneroomchallenge . Have you ever used it? What’s your favorite refinishing tip or trick?
Just dropped Maisie off at school... the house is so quite... and I’m missing her already!!! I guess I could use this time to clean up the trail of toys that she has scattered around the house! I mean how does such a tiny human make such a huge mess!?!? But let’s me honest, I’m probably going to just sit here and sip my coffee while counting down the hours until pickup at noon!!!
I still need to figure out what I’m going to do with the fireplace (thinking maybe stone the entire wall) and the built ins. There’s lots of weird angles in the built ins where they meet the ceiling I can’t unsee.
currently sprawled out riiiiiight here eating a bagel I bought in SF at 9am 🥯 😅 after a looooong travel day alone with Lucy and Jack. ✈️ I’ve officially awarded myself parent of the day for somehow surviving that adventure. 🏆 🤪 happy to be back home — and to assemble our new coffee table for this room that just arrived ✨ (NOT TONIGHT!) #aenashnest#mamatired
Don’t know how Mr K puts up with me! We’d no sooner arrived, parked up the van and walked the mile into town on our weekend trip away when I spotted the local church had a jumble sale on!!! Found all these amazing goodies for £13 the lot!! Not bad for a Hornsea serving dish, 2 teak snack dishes, 2 wall baskets, a waste paper/plant basket, a hessian lampshade, a magazine rack and a huge teak lamp complete with shade and bulb! Only problem was we then had to walk the mile back to the van carrying all the stuff through the busy high street before we could walk back again to finally get some lunch, Mr K was totally unimpressed, can’t say I blame him really, now where the hell to put it all.........We also managed to visit the Kelpies while we were away, which are breathtakingly awesome, all in all a great weekend.#thisiswhyihavetothriftshopeveryday #midcenturymodern#midcenturylamp#midcenturymix#retrohauls#moreismoredecor#myeclecticmix