This Dusty House
My Weekend, According to My Phone
- Published on Monday, 23 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseOur weekend purpose was this pile of old things destined for a garage sale, now waiting to be cleaned, sorted, and tagged:
But even better was being surrounded by space, old barns, fires of paper garbage:
Even better was how happy this little dog was to get so dirty:
And these beignets from my mother's kitchen:
- Published on Friday, 20 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseWhen the Husband and I got married and moved in together, my parents though that, finally, finally, they could get rid of the pile of my stuff that was living at their house.
And then, they helped us move into our 580 square foot condo on the 30th floor of a four year old building in North York. All dreams of...
- Published on Wednesday, 18 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseWhile our first focus is going to remain on the front of the house, putting our best face forward in a literal sense of the phrase, we don't want to neglect the back yard this summer. In fact, in some ways, the improvements we want to bring to our back patio will be even more welcome than those we plan for our...
- Published on Tuesday, 17 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseLast year at this time, we were knee deep in some major renovations. We're not done, per se, and plans and ideas keep wandering through our daily conversation. But, for now, for now we've decided to take a bit of a break. If you can call it a break. This summer is not going to be full of some glorious remodel,...
- Published on Monday, 16 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseMonday mornings never go well for me. This morning, I spent an extra half hour wandering the house in search of my (very very dead) phone. I did not find it. Then, I realized my Metropass was still in the pocket of my husband's coat, the husband that had left for work 20 minutes earlier. To top off the trifecta of...
The Garden Plan: Always In Flux
- Published on Friday, 13 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty House
Raised Beds Tutorial
- Published on Thursday, 12 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseIn a way, this is a tutorial, though I believe you would be able to figure this out on your own. The Husband and I followed our own intuition as we built them. I know you all have a similar intuition, so, instead of a tutorial, consider this the story of how we built our raised beds.
And how you could too.
Raised Bed Love
- Published on Wednesday, 11 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseWe have a garden!
When we started planning our garden with our Downstairs Friends, J suggested that we build raised beds. At first, I was very cool to the idea. After all, raised beds meant the kind of work that, around here, seems like a great idea, but never actually gets done. Besides that, I was seeing dollar...
It's Spring! But It's Not. Gardening Link Up Party!
- Published on Tuesday, 10 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseThis spring has been kind of hard. The weather is gorgeous, warm, sunny. Our grass is growing and everything, everywhere seems to be budding. And I'm getting antsy. The longer I wait, the more green things turn, the less it looks like winter and the more it looks like summer, the less I'm able to resist the call of...
Remember This? Reupholstering Update
- Published on Monday, 09 April 2012
Authors: Nette @ This Dusty HouseI started this project ages ago. Remember this montage of funny faces and a headband slipping further and further back on my head?
After telling you all about the chair and sharing the journey of ripping it apart, I wanted to appear awesome and come back with a full reveal of a finished chair, say, a month...