Liz Learns that Reupholstery (and Refinishing) is Harder than it Looks: Part 2

January 27, 2011

At the end of my last post, the cute little ISU Surplus chair was looking as though it had seen better days. It had been stripped of the old upholstery and sanded, though not as thoroughly as I had intended. This very unflattering photo should jog your memory: . If you’ve read our bartop post, […]


Liz Learns that Reupholstery is Harder than it Looks – Part 1

January 2, 2011

A couple weeks ago, I bought a chair and (nearly, but not quite) matching loveseat at the same Surplus Sale where we bought 55 keyboards for the infamous bartop. Nate is really gung ho with the woodworking so I figure I better learn upholstery before he gets around to building us couches and chairs. This […]


Art Mart 2010

November 30, 2010

The Workspace’s Annual Art Mart Sale will be held this Thursday, Friday and Saturday at the M-Shop in the ISU Memorial Union. Items for sale include pottery, jewelry, baskets, prints. As always, there will also be LOTS of glass for sale from the ISU Gaffers’ Guild. At least twice a year the Gaffers’ Guild has […]


Of Lightbulbs and Beads

October 21, 2010

Last fall, I took a intro lampworking class with my friend, Amanda. I enjoyed it so much that I set up my own little mini-studio in the garage. I’ve made a few pieces of jewelry as presents, but mostly the finished beads just sit in little organized boxes waiting to become something brilliant. A couple […]


The Happy Couple

August 7, 2010

3 weeks from today, these little guys are going to be famous.