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One of the easiest ways to update a piece of furniture is to change out the hardware. New knobs can change the look of your dresser or cabinets instantly. I recently added knobs to my plain dresser to update the look and add a little personality to it. This is one of the easiest DIY that I have ever done!
If your piece of furniture has knobs already then the only thing you need to do is remove the old knobs and screw in the ones. My dresser did not have existing knobs. So, I just measured on the drawers where I wanted to place them and drilled a hole (I did make sure that my drill bit was similar size to the screw attached to the knob). Once the hole was drilled, I just screwed in the knobs and within 5 minutes had an updated dresser!
Our famous Boozehound has been out and about. He was spotted recently enjoying the St. Patrick’s Day Parade out in Lakewood. Needless to say, Quinn is not quite sure what to think of him…Where will he show up next?
In February’s Born To Be Wild, I described Constantin Brâncuşi as a modernist whose own personal art movement was ever and always away from the representational. And the very representationalism from which he distanced himself might be personified in the French realist Rosa Bonheur. Might be. If it weren’t for the fact that, even in Bonheur’s realism, the revolution was already brewing.
Born March 16, 1822, Rosa was doomed to art from the very start. She was the daughter of landscape and portrait painter, Raimond Bonheur, and sister to artists Auguste, Juliette and Isidore Jules Bonheur. By the time her music-teacher mother taught her to read and write (having Rosa draw a different animal for each letter of the alphabet), the crayon handwriting was on the wall, and she was destined to become what some believe the most famous female painter of the 1800s.
But despite her realist’s dedication to objectivity, I think Bonheur showed her true colors in how she painted. She was a dedicated animalière, or animal artist, and by romanticizing the subject she loved, she may have drawn a new line in the sand to mark art’s steady progression away from pictures of things to pictures of ideas, as Realism was followed by Impressionism followed by Photography followed by Picasso. In her massive The Horse Fair (1835-55, detail above), giant bobtails, their preeminence at the time threatened by horses of the iron variety, appear on the verge of rioting.
Something you should know about me before reading this post is that I am terrible with taking care of my things. All of my jeans have holes, my glassware is in broken sets (pun intended), and all of my CDs are scratched. This is the number one reason I decided to add a terrarium to my dining area. They are very easy to maintain and are simple to make. There isn’t a single living thing in my space except for my wonderful pup, Klaus, and with the spring in bloom I have felt inspired. Plus, have you seen all the great terrarium jars out there? I just want to start collecting terrarium containers now! And when I found a leather-strap hurricane at our Flea Market Grand Opening Sale last month, I knew it was serendipity.
The problem I’m faced with now: What type of terrarium? Here are a few DIY projects I’ve looked at. Which one do you like the most, dear readers?
- Sweet Paul
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- Curate This Space
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Introducing Maggie, lovable hound of our Product Manager, Emily.
What’s your favorite pastime?
Sleeping in the sun. I love when the sun shines through the balcony door. I just lay there all day!
What’s the one thing that really makes your hackles stand up?
Squirrels and bunnies! I love to chase squirrels up trees, but they make me mad cause they won’t come back down and my mom drags me back inside. Same thing with bunnies, they’re too darn fast! One day, when I am not on a leash…
What’s your favorite toy?
I love my colorful rope.
Who’s your favorite snuggle buddy?
Peanut Butter flavored rawhide.
What is your favorite kind of mischief to get into?
I love to chew up remotes, but I don’t know why I always get yelled at afterwards.
If you had to describe your perfect day, what would it be?
Going to my Uncle Johnny’s house because my best friend, Teemo lives there. We would run and play around the house and in the yard. We like to chase each other and play tug-of-war with our ropes.