So that happened over the weekend. It wasn’t without lots of swearing, splinters and a lot of “wow, they don’t fit. unscrew it!” — but we got ‘er done. I’ll be back with a bigger update (including those two sexy chairs in the back) once she’s sanded, stained and pillowed up.

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Guys, I couldn’t do it. Scratch that, I didn’t do it. I didn’t make my own deadline. As I walked in the door last night after a day of Christmas overload (we decorated Yong’s mom’s house), the disappointment fully set in as I realized what day it was. My plans had included using this weekendContinue reading

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Below is the current state of events when it comes to my workspace. Sad, I know. I don’t think I’ve ever shared this space because I never really knew where I was going with it. I kept waiting to have some epiphany about how to finish it.  I have a thing for black walls andContinue reading

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So this happened some time in March and I guess I completely forgot to mention it? The middle shelf is longer than the bottom or top shelves so I made the braces sit wider. All that to say, they’re aren’t crooked! They also aren’t permanent, so for now they’re a major improvement.

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Thought I’d share some things currently happening at Casa de Yu. Giant ceramic peace signs (thrifted), strange half gold, half gray ceramic orbs, DIY caged pendants I made recently, squirrel cages. You know, good stuff.

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You guys might remember these from the living room. They’ve moved! Why? Well, in an effort to keep the progress in the kitchen moving while I figure out what will happen with the pot rack/open shelving situation. Someone reminded me I live in Southern California. Earthquakes much? Ugh. Are the living room windows naked? OfContinue reading