As I’ve said many times, I’m a big fan of rocks and minerals (evidence: my geode jewelry box and crystal curtain tiebacks). One type that I particularly like is agate slices. So when I saw an overpriced vase with agate slices on the side, I knew I had to […]
When you move into a new house, you have to prioritize your changes based partly on difficulty and motivation. And over the year and a half we’ve lived here, the difficulty of the renovations we’ve made has been ramping up. But one room we’ve just been chipping away at is our kitchen. When we moved in we replaced […]
Since we moved into our house, we’ve been slowly chipping away at changes we want to make to our kitchen, like replacing the light over the kitchen sink. Even bigger improvements are ahead, but I thought that adding this built-in paper towel holder would be a fun and quick project. I was […]
A couple of weeks ago I posted about resources for free printable botanical/natural art. But not being content to use what was already available, I made up my own batch. By “made up,” I mean I resized and cleaned up vintage artwork from multiple sources, mainly
Doors are front and foremost in my mind right now because this week I finally tackled a project I’ve been meaning to work on for months. Our 103-year-old house came with beautiful, old five-panel wood doors, some of which are in need of some cosmetic work. Many had original doorknobs and doorplates, but at some point they’d […]
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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