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The Right Way to Refinish a Rolltop Desk

Roll top desks are such classy statement pieces in any home.  It’s so rare to find one in excellent condition.  They are notorious for being difficult to paint because you can easily gunk up the tambour (rolling portion) with paint causing it not to roll at all.  1,152 more words

The trap is set, Spring has sprung, but frost keeps the jaws at bay.

Where has the pleasant weather gone?  I spent most of yesterday afternoon processing a downed tree in River Front Park a block from my house, and now I’m sat at my computer with the windows shut and a blanket across my knees.  811 more words



Project by Pamela M., Habitat Store customer and local upcycler. 

I found this desk at Habitat for Humanity during one of their 50% sales.  I only paid $12.50 for the desk.  324 more words


5 Ways to Go Zero Waste at MUNI Market 2017

#MUNIonThis: A 2015 study in Science journal estimates millions of tons of plastic waste get dumped into our oceans annually, with middle-income nations, including the Philippines, among the top contributors. 614 more words

Shopping & Consumption

Cardigan Upcycle

For a long time I have been looking for a good wool jumper or cardigan.  My knitting is so slow, I still haven’t quite finished the lovely merino wool cardigan I started in the summer. 163 more words

Capsule Wardrobe

Day 2 of Kid's Clothes Week


What a day it has been!

I am exhausted, yet I feel like I have accomplished nothing!

My strike off fabric did not come in the mail… again…. 280 more words


Procrastination to Productivity

So, today I began my desk project. I am going to repaint this so I knew I just needed to sand it all back to get the gloss off. 505 more words