After light demolition, lots of stripping, sanding, painting, and tiling, my back stairs are finally done with their makeover. In my last progress report, they looked like this:
Which was a vast improvement from how they started, but still not quite done. The full before is here, along with […]
Probably well over a year ago, I was excited to find a cool candle holder at a thrift store. After I got it home, I realized that it took a non-standard candle size. Smaller than tapers, but bigger than birthday candles. Maybe it’s standard elsewhere (in Northern Europe? The design could be Scandinavian), but not in the […]
For the past few weeks I’ve been working really hard on my last big house project for a while: Renovating my back stairs. I’m not quite done, but I thought I’d share some of my progress so far. It’s come a long way from its wood-paneled beginnings. In case you don’t feel like clicking, the […]
These copper and marble candleholders represent a couple of my weaknesses. One is reusing materials or items that would otherwise be discarded. Before I can get rid of anything, I ask myself whether I could somehow use it. Recently I’ve been saving eggshells for my garden, avocado pits for a future blog project […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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