Blog love! Strange & Charmed: Make your own planner folder insert

Blog Love: Strange & Charmed DIY

The organization obsession continues! Last night I was clicking around and one of the gals in my planner and organization group shared this video on how to make your own folder inserts. Oh my gosh. It’s a craft, a paper craft, and an organizational thing! IT’S ALL THE THINGS!

DIY: How to make a vintage suitcase table

How to make a suitcase table

We’ve all seen those cute projects on Pinterest showing coffee tables, night stands, and pet beds made out of vintage suitcases, right? Well it’s probably one of the simplest upcycling projects you could tackle and lots of fun to boot. Here’s one I did recently with a chalkboard top. It’ll work as a cute play […]

Free demonstrations of Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan at Nest

Annie Sloan Chalk Paint Stockist near Chicago

10/7/13 UPDATE: We are no longer carrying Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan. It’s a fabulous, wonderful, lovely product and we hope you’ll continue to seek it out.  … So what the heck is this Chalk Paint® decorative paint by Annie Sloan stuff? Is it for making chalkboards? Can you paint outdoor stuff with it? Do […]

Cover a globe with buttons, chalkboard paint, or just let it be

Button-covered globe

Sara and I have been enjoying old globes quite a bit lately. She came into the shop (Sara does lots of picking for Nest) a couple of months ago with a stash of Soviet Union era globes with beautiful Mid-Century typography on them. The colors were just gorgeous. But there was one sad little modern […]

That time I painted a Victorian sofa…with PAINT.

sofa during

I recently got into using chalk paints at the shop. I saw a video where another retailer had painted a sofa hot pink, which made my eyes open extra wide as I thought, “NO WAY”. So when Sara showed up one day with an amazing sofa she picked up at a favorite haunt for $20, […]