Making a STATEment-DIY Bookends

One of my new favorite handmade items to make are these wooden bookends.  This idea started last year when I was desperate to come up with a gift for Jim that was both rustic and personal.  The personal touch came by adding the state we were both born in, and then the state we both moved to and met in, but really these bookends can

Roadside Assistance – Hutch Makeover

Everyone knows the idiom “one man’s trash is another man’s treasure,” but not everyone may take it literally, as I did.  I rescued this beat up old hutch from the side of the road, and with a little help brought it back to our apartment (which my boyfriend was not happy about).  For months this sad, heavy piece was blocking closets and taking up space,