Sunday, September 22, 2013
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
As promised, here is the desk reveal. Fortunately, my "before" picture looked especially sad and cluttered so the transformation will look especially remarkable. And there is nothing I love more than a dramatic reveal. Well, except maybe for a really cute cat video. Anyway, all I did was sanding, paint and installing new handles. This past week ended up being especially gloomy and wet so I made the best of things and turned our kitchen into a temporary shop for a few days.
In the interest of making my projects as economical as possible (and because I really like the colour!) I decided to use the same turqoise-ish paint from the kitchen storage bench. Regardless of already having all of the painting supplies, I still ended up at the hardware store an unacceptable number of times. After expressing my frustration regarding the multiplicity of Ace voyages I undertook, my roommate Rose informed me that every project requires an average of three trips to the hardware store. I felt slightly consoled-after all, someone has to be the outlier.
Here's the final product, complete with a chair from Ikea (love!) I painted pink:
This finished piece combined with my full bookshelf makes this corner my favorite part of my room! So far at least.
Join me for my next blog entry about the best cakes I've made since moving to Carmel! Hint: one of them involves 23 of these friends. . .
Thursday, October 4, 2012
With my birthday coming up this weekend I am staying plenty busy but thought I would start with a quick entry about a beautiful bench I purchased at a garage sale that was on the side of SR32 somewhere between Noblesville and Anderson. Rose and I also picked up a few old trunks with the intention of restoring them, but that is an entirely different, and significantly more epic, story.
So this lovely $20 piece just needed some rags, sandpaper and a lot of paint.
A few trips to Ace and several Google searches later (as it turns out, I need a little help to navigate projects that actually involve the hardware store) and the bench transformed into this vibrant piece.
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Thursday, October 20, 2011
As promised, here is a sneak preview. Alas, the night lighting in this apartment fails, but this gives the general idea. p.s. The caramel in those chocolate cupcakes is to die for. Also, the chocolate chip cookie dough buttercream on top of chocolate chip cookie cupcake filled with faux chocolate chip cookie dough. Yum.
The Raven’s Nest
Enthroned in buttercream, the AU mascot makes a sweet appearance atop a gooey pocket of chocolate chip cookie dough nested inside a tender brown sugar cake.
The Presidential Sweet
Enjoy this charming pastry inspired by President Edwards: Grand red velvet cake brimming with congenial cream cheese filling.
The Edible Flame
The warm hues of orange cake meld with citrus cream cheese filling and rich chocolate ganache that will leave your taste-buds burning for more!
The Alma Mater
This confectionary “friend of all that’s good and upright” boasts chocolatey cookie pieces, delectable vanilla cake, and airy whipped topping within its borders. One bite will have you singing “Hail to thee all hail” with renewed gusto!
The Non-Creedal Creed
Moist chocolate cake filled with chocolate bits, infused with caramel, and topped with a rich dark chocolate frosting. Because we don’t believe that a cupcake should be boring!