Showing posts from March, 2015


Yeah...this is what happens when I go out of town for work for four weeks, get sick, and spend most of that time in a hotel, with hotel cable TV (that doesn't even have TCM)!  Okay, I'm really not as tragic a figure as that sounds, but sometimes Eyore-ing it just seems appropriate.  What am I talking about?  This blog-site...for the third time in what - the last three years ?, I've redesigned the site.  All because I actually have the time.  Truth is, I'm only half way through the trip, and if things don't pick up for me, I'll do some more tweaking.  Here's what I've done:  I changed the banner (again), this time opting for a clean, minimalist look.  Then I changed the entire blog template, and spent hours on customization. THEN I spent even more hours installing the slider.  So I set up slides for a few of the things that really matter here at 173:

The first slide "RE-USE" is pretty obvious isn't it?  It's about being creative, thoug…

Made at 173: Dining Room Table - Partial Reveal

Okay,okay, okay.  I've had a few requests for a picture of the completed dining room table.  Against my better judgement, and although I wanted the dramatic impact of a full dining room makeover reveal, I'll at least give a little more of a peek now. I think I may have put this one in the previous post,  but here it is again....I really like the way the base turned out:

And of course, I like the way the antiquing picked up the rope applique: