In an effort to be less of a garbage-person, I have been trying to introduce some routines into my life and today’s focus is on cleaning. I’m saving health and fitness for future Michelle, she’ll love that. While I like having a clean and organized house, I seem to have a hard time keeping it that way. A little background: I have three levels of hardwood floors and a basement that I generally avoid. I hate cleaning and would much rather be working on a project, laying down, or eating a hot fudge sundae, so those “15 Steps to a Clean House” checklists don’t really apply to me. I have all the standard cleaning things: vacuums, mops, buckets, brooms, Swiffers, etc. I just rarely use them because they are heavy or annoying. Also, I have two pets, and they leave fur everywhere. So I came up with a two-part cleaning routine that is not eco-friendly or particularly cheap, but my house can pass for clean and it helps keep the fur to a minimum.Keep Reading
DIY Mid-Century Plant StandsView Post
This weekend I’ll be selling furniture at the Westside Flea Market! This will be my first flea market and first time trying to sell my refinished furniture outside of Craigslist and garage sales. I got a little wrapped up in trying to make this site perfect for the flea market, but I ran out of time to pull all of my content together. So stay tuned for tons more hideous, neon photos of my house and some great(or at least much improved) after photos.
For those of you in the Cleveland area, I hope to see you there on Saturday!Keep Reading
DIY Leather Strap Rolling BenchesView Post
I’m back at it again with another Craigslist Remix. Well, this started as a remix and then I decided I HAD to have these benches in my life, so I hurried to the moving sale after work and bought the set.
If you spend enough time on Craigslist you will come across some amazing posts. Some pieces are easy for me to figure out how to refinish and sell or remix and share. Some posts aren’t great for the remix, but the furniture is too good not to share! I included links to the original posts if you want to snag anything.Keep Reading
Labor Day Weekend in New York CityView Post
I spend a lot of time on Craigslist searching for great pieces of furniture to fix up. Unfortunately, I don’t always have the time or money to work on all of the great things I find. Enter, Craigslist Remix. We can all get the satisfaction of seeing a before and after (with a little Photoshop magic) even though I don’t have space in my garage to make it happen.Keep Reading
From a few steps back, the dining room didn’t seem to be in bad shape, but upon further inspection, it was just as much work as the living room, if not more work. Let’s get into it:Keep Reading