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 […]
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 […]
Is your house looking a little bare now that you’ve (hopefully) put away your holiday decorations? Mine was, so I decided to force some paperwhites indoors. If you’re not familiar with growing bulbs, they spend the cold winter weather dormant, and then when spring comes around, they sprout. But you can trick them into […]
That’s my homemade tomato jam in the middle there, by the way.
Out of all of the projects I’ve done with wood, making my own cheese board had the best payoff relative to the amount of work. Here are the steps I followed: Buy a piece of wood. Sand the […]
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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