The Borrowed Abode

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A DIY/ Home Decor blog focused primarily on decorating rental homes and apartments.

Roadside Find: A Mid-Century Wassily Chair Pair!

Authors: Jane

The other night I spied a Wassily style chair as I walked the dogs.  It was just like the one in Ryan’s office, except with different upholstery.

Ryan’s Wassily Chair

This chair was sitting in someone’s yard, not as part of landscaping, but more like it was destined for trash. Since it wasn’t on the curb, I wondered what was...

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Just Say No to Affiliate Links! My new advertising policy.

Authors: Jane

The Borrowed Abode is going ad-free and ditching affiliate links*.    I’ve only ever linked to products I use and love, but I’m getting rid of any affiliate linking to them because I’m tired of blog being overrun with affiliate links.

That’s the short version. Ready for the long one?

During my 6 years of blogging I’ve tried d...

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Sew It: Decorative Waterproof Changing Pad For the Nursery

Authors: Jane

Decorating a nursery?  This easy-off decorative waterproof changing pad mat is a snap to make and super easy to switch out when things get messy during a diaper change.

When I was busily preparing for our baby’s arrival, my friend Katie warned me that “babies pee a lot, so skip the changing pad cover.” Katie was absolutely right, but I’...

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Fetching Furniture: Our May Road Trip to Littleton, NH

Authors: Jane

Ryan and I drove north for Memorial Day weekend, leaving Maple in New Jersey with my in-laws, then continuing north to New Hampshire.

We stayed two nights, which meant we essentially drove two days for one day of vacation, but we have so much fun on our route to and from Littleton. We’ve got coffee shops and cafes to stop at every 2 or...

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Introducing the All New JANERY Website!

Authors: Jane

Toss the confetti and pop the champagne, because the JANERY website has finally launched! 

But before we go shopping, THANK YOU to all of you readers who have encouraged me along the way.  You rock.

It feels good to finally accomplish this huge business goal.  When you get to the website, I hope you’ll join the Janery VIP Club!

What...

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JANERY Launches Monday! Want access to the VIP sale?

Authors: Jane

I’m so excited to tell you that the new JANERY website is finally launching on Monday! 

I’ve put a lot of time and effort into the site, and I can’t wait to share it with you.  I’ve written and re-written text, I’ve taken and edited photos, and then retaken photos when I wasn’t happy with the...

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The Scavenged Garden: Rescuing Old Landscaping from New Construction

Authors: Jane

This weekend I set out to do a tiny gardening project, but it quickly got carried away – in a good way!  What started out as me venturing to a house to dig up a few daffodil bulbs ended in my slowly driving home with the trunk of my station wagon open, trees spilling out the back of it.

But let’s back up a little.

My town of...

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Sapling Status: 4 Months

Authors: Jane

Maple’s third month was even more exciting than her second, with her making more talking sounds and even starting to babble in addition to cooing.  She also learned to pull things to her mouth and suck/chew on her fist. And just days before her 4 month birthday I gave her a stuffed doll, and she loves holding it. When she’s sleepy, she...

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Amber the Poodle Has Surgery for Chronic UTIs

Authors: Jane

Amber the Poodle has spent the last week sulking under our bed. The reason? She’s stuck in a big plastic Cone of Shame and isn’t allowed to lick or groom her back end, after surgery to fix her chronic UTI issue.

We have yet to figure out how she manages to get under the bed with the Cone of Shame on, but she does. Standard Poodles are...

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Ethical Pet Accessories for Dogs and Cats

Authors: Jane

Hey guys! I’m excited to kick off this week with a guest post on ethical pet accessories from Jamillah at Made-to-Travel! She’s been a blog friend for several years, and I love that she blogs about ethical shopping. The fact that most of the products we buy are made overseas and in sweatshops of both underpaid adults and...

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