Archive for May, 2008

Extra! Extra! Read All About It.

Guess whose mugs graced the new Home & Garden section in Richmond’s local paper this morning?

I know. We couldn’t believe it either.

Last week we were just sitting around minding our business when, totally out of the blue, The Richmond Times-Dispatch contacted us. They wanted our help relaunching their newly expanded Home & Garden section by featuring our DIY table project in their new column appropriately named “I Did It Myself.” Needless to say, we were ecstatic.

To read the online version, click here. And if you’re visiting us thanks to the article- howdy! We have lots of exciting before and afters and tons of archived DIY projects and mini-makeovers, so feel free to make yourself at home. And speaking of home making, click here to find out how you can score an exciting room makeover of your very own.

Oh and drop us a line if you’d like to introduce yourself. We always love meeting new neighbors (you never know when you’ll need to borrow some sugar).



Penney Pinchin’

You know how you always click the “clearance” button on websites with big dreams of finding something amazing for a really good price but all that remains is old holiday decor and weird stuff that no one would actually want, even if it was free? Well, I clicked the “clearance” tab in a recent JC Penney email with that exact experience in mind, and was pleasantly surprised. Turns out they had some stuff that’s actually pretty great for a lot less than you’d think. We’re all about mixing high with low (and low with low) so check out the clearance goodies we sleuthed.

Like this charming rattan stool on sale for $49 (down from $129):

And these chic storage trunks ($79-129, down from $199-299) that come in white, turquoise, or red (and are a lot cheaper than these Pottery Barn versions):

They also had this sleek red garden stool marked down from $159 to $69:

And this adorable etagere (orginially $249) now only $99. Oh and it also comes in a beachy white finish. Decisions, decisions. Of course there are still a bunch of questionable clearance items in the mix, but that’s to be expected.