Drexel Chairs: Boring to Boho!

The 8 chairs that come with our huge Drexel dining table are upholstered in more gold polyester. Blech. I am certainly not the first person to cover the seats, but I am so pleased with the result that I’m sharing my version of this popular Drexel hack. Continue reading Drexel Chairs: Boring to Boho!

A Bit Less Shiny Brass and Harvest Gold Please

By the time we leave Warsaw, I will have spent 19 years of my life in Embassy housing, 17 of them surrounded by Drexel furniture. In other words, each post may be just temporary, but sadly, this is my life!

I am no longer a college student, people. I’m at a stage of my life in which, in normal circumstances, I might be able to choose furniture that I actually like. So, it’s worth it to me to put a little time and effort into my housing and make it at least sort of my own. Continue reading A Bit Less Shiny Brass and Harvest Gold Please

Government Housing Hack: Patio to Catio

When I heard that we would be moving into an apartment in Warsaw, I immediately added “catproofing” to the list. Not because I am a crazy cat lady (though I am). Because cats can’t fly, and ask us how we know that!

Poor old accident-prone Huckle has since left us. Our current kitties appear to be more coordinated, but we aren’t taking any chances. Continue reading Government Housing Hack: Patio to Catio

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