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Apr 27, 2013

happy spring!
(a field trip)

spring is in the air!
...and i'm a picture-taking nut.

i visited our local nursery a few weeks ago and spent a glorious two hours in their greenhouses taking pictures of plants and flowers.

i. was. in. HEAVEN.

Apr 25, 2013

hanging the dining room chandelier

after much hemming and hawing -- only a year's worth! -- we finally settled on a light fixture for our yellow polka-squared dining room:


now...
it's time to hang this bad boy.

Apr 23, 2013

a henredon campaign chest on craigslist

i was living my life, minding my own business...and i decided to check if anything good had been posted on craigslist lately. mostly because i was bored. i didn't even pick my lazy butt off the couch: i used the CL app on my phone, navigated to the "furniture by owner" section...and my heart stopped for a moment. 

look at what had just been posted:
aaaagghh! i totally got that heated, frenzied, i-must-have-this feeling.

Apr 20, 2013

fresh flowers

it's been over a month since i did my last fresh flowers post! don't worry -- i haven't abandoned my love for pretty petals. i've just been focusing more on adding greenery back into our space via houseplants. ...after i accidentally killed our previous plants by giving them sugar water. oops.

i couldn't avoid the siren call of fresh flowers for too long -- this wildflowery bunch practically screamed my name from across the grocery store. of course i snatched it up!

Apr 18, 2013

DIY:
personalized paper-cut house

did you catch the DIY paper-cut houses i shared on eighteen25 last week? if not, here they are for your viewing pleasure: it's a super simple DIY project featuring...your house! 

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty  ★  ☆ ☆  
would i do it again? : yes!


see the easy step-by-step after the jump!

Apr 16, 2013

choosing a dining room light

please meet the hole in our dining room ceiling. he's almost a year old!
happy birthday hole!

this is what used to live there:

Apr 13, 2013

little bit o' landscaping

we hemmed and hawed a lot during the winter about what kind of border we wanted around the flower beds in front of our house. well, with all the beauuuuuutiful weather lately, fish and i ((mostly fish)) finally felt up to tackling it. 


see the step-by-step after the jump!

Apr 9, 2013

DIY: relining a thrifted suitcase

<<< psst! you can see a full list of my diy projects here! >>>

[SNAPSHOT]
time : minutes
difficulty  ★  ☆ ☆  
would i do it again? : yes!


see the steps and the finished piece after the jump!

Apr 6, 2013

progress on the front room

do you know where i haven't taken you in a while?


why haven't i shown any pictures of the front room in so long? well...we haven't done much in there. but -- unless you keep up with me on instagram -- it probably looks a lot different than you're expecting.

Apr 4, 2013

25 sources for vintage home decor,
part three.

are you tired of me talking trash-to-treasure yet? 

i hope not, because here's the third and final installment of:


if you kept up with me last week, then you already read my general tips on thrifting. i also reviewed the first fifteen sources of vintage home decor: the obvious places as well as some that can be found around the neighborhood.

Apr 1, 2013

march in review

happy april first!

it's time once again to review the past month's goings-on at crab+fish. the dreary winter months are just flying by...and i'm very happy about that! soon it will be spraypainting weather again -- wahoo!

the most exciting moment of the month was seeing my gilded nightstand featured in an HGTV #lovehome commercial on tv!
AAAGGGHHHH!! my nightstand is famous! ;)

...but a lot more happened in march besides that!
read on...