Knorr Storage Chest


This stunning storage chest was left neglected in the attic for a long time until I decided to adopt it and bring it home with me a few months ago. Meet the newest member of the family. It doesn’t have a name yet. I’ll worry about that later.

A little boy’s mindless act of vandalism made this chest look very sad for a while, but it was fortunately saved with a bit of love and care.

Now it sits proudly next to our couch and serves as a toy chest for our godchildren. It contains everything from picture books, legos, Mr. Bearsie to a train set, and it will continue being a box full of joy until we convert it into a coffee table a few years later.


I tried all sorts of methods existing under the sun to remove vivid from painted wood without causing any damage. I will skip the blah blah and just get down to the point.

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Baby Gift Idea: Diaper Bundle


Happy one year anniversary Anchor it down!

Also, welcome to this world my little precious Gottichind (Swiss German for Godchild). I’ll be taking this little present to the hospital; a diaper bundle. It’s a simple and practical gift that I know will be put to good use.

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DIY: Coffee Bean Candle Holders


Inspired by this and this, I made these sweet little coffee bean tea light candle holders today. Yes, it’s true and tested – the room will end up smelling so good from freshly brewed coffee once the candles warm up the coffee beans.

To make these gorgeous little decor pieces, you’ll need:

  • Small glass jars  (I used yogurt glasses, but baby food or jam jars will also work)
  • Some twine
  • Handful of coffee beans
  • Tea light candles
  • Hot glue gun (to secure the twine around the rim)

The photo is pretty self-explanatory, so I’m sure you know what to do next.

Remember to recycle the glasses if you decide to get rid of them later 😉