I’m so excited about this: “Design Week Portland celebrates design as our city’s most promising cultural and economic resource. Our purpose is to explore process, craft, and practice across disciplines through our city’s vibrant design programming.”
Design Week Portland happens October 9th – 13th
Visit Design Week Portland‘s website for more info
These little babies just became available for pre-order and guess who just put an order in? That’s right – SO excited!! Every so often I see something that makes me feel like a kid again and these Balancing Blocks are a great adult toy for design enthusiasts. I also needed an excuse to order something from Areaware. I’m so looking forward to adding these to my collection. Just waiting for October 15th………
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the Sous Style Blog. It pretty much encompasses every element I enjoy reading when it comes to personal style / home style blogs. If you like seeing stylish everyday folks share their style, home and kitchen skills, then Sous Style will definitely that part of you.
I have a bad habit of being non-committal and impulsive when it comes to home furnishings. Hence, the plans for our DIY Shelving Unit have changed. David convinced me to think about this more and consider using higher quality materials. So I decided to use raw/live edge wood for the shelf and make a desk to match. We didn’t want all the supplies from the previous design to go to waste, so I decided to use the already purchased 2×4′s to make benches for the front and back porch and 2 benches for friends in need of outdoor seating. (pics to come)
We’re 2 weeks in and still have to:
- chisel off the remaining bark and sand the sides
- apply a pre-stain conditioner to avoid any blotching during the staining process
- apply stain and let dry
- apply varnish, let dry, sand down with steel wool and repeat (at least) 3 times
- place an order for custom shelf brackets and legs for the desk
- attach hardware
I’m hoping we’ll be enjoying the finished product by the end of the summer.
I’m so glad I took David’s advice about taking it slow and and being thoughtful when designing and building furniture. More updates to come.