Changes, changes, changes (like the weather)…and a REVEAL!

It is springtime.  Trees are sprouting new leaves, flowers are blooming, weeds are overrunning my yard, weeds are growing in my sidewalks and driveway, weeds are everywhere!  But enough about the weeds; my point is, everything is changing…including the RPhD blog.  That’s right…so many changes heading our way.

To start with, I’ve been contemplating whether or not to extend this blog into an all-around nesting/home decor/DIY blog.  Owning a historic mansion that has been converted into an apartment building means that I have a never-ending list of home improvement projects.  I generally do all of the work on my own.

Many projects start out, I reckon, the same way everyone’s do, with a lot of trepidation.  I am always afraid that I’m going to uncover a monster of a clusterfreak or open a can of something I’m totally ill-equipped for.  But after countless days of talking myself into it, gathering all the supplies I will need (because driving to Home Depot fifteen thousand times a day is NOT fun), and researching the possible hiccups I will face along the way, I put on my work clothes and I set to work.  Then, after many headaches and google searches, I eventually finish the project, admire my work, and feel inspired to tackle the next big project.  Wash, rinse, repeat.

With every project I complete, I learn something new.  And one of the things I have learned is that there are a lot of DIY tutorials out in the blogosphere.  I have also learned that many of those tutorials proved worthless to me.  With that in mind, I have decided to bring my DIY skills, my passion for home improvement, my long lost love of writing, and my warped mind together in order to bring tutorials to my faithful readers and to the googlesphere. My hope is that these tutorials would prove useful to other people that think and operate like myself and, consequently, find many of the available DIY tutorials to be less than helpful.  Or they can just skim right past those particular posts and move on to the pretty pictures of furniture I post!

Like these pictures of The Vanderpump!

The Vanderpump is headed to the home of a very special client whom happens to love pink.  They saw a hot pink desk with heavy black glazing in another shop, snapped a picture, and came to me to see if I could replicate the look on this wonderful, little, roll-top desk.

Roll-tops are not the easiest pieces of furniture to Renew and breathe new life into…but they sure do make a statement and make it totally worthwhile!  I just love this desk.  Love it.  Now I want to find another one and make space in my apartment, which is already overflowing with more furniture than anyone could possibly need.  Oh well, maybe one day…like when I win the powerball and can move into a 20,000 sq foot house.

So, because we will be diversifying our posts here on the blog and expanding our content coverage, we will also be doing some re-branding.  We’re still trying to figure out exactly what that will look like, with a new name and all, and whether we want to keep the RPhD name under a larger umbrella, or just do away with it altogether.  Right now, we are leaning towards keeping the furniture business under the RPhD name and incorporating it into our DIY/nesting blog.

Stay tuned!

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  1. Hi again. Love the pink! Gutsy client. I am looking for people like that! On Long Island, everyone seems so color phobic and I can’t get enough color in my life.

    Great blog!

    PS – yes, add the DIY stuff and reno projects as you re-do your home. Get a professional blog designer to revamp your blog. Your material is great – but I almost dismissed your blog because I wasn’t sure I was in the right place when I clicked over from Miss Mustardseed. You need some great pics on your header!! I may be revamping my blog AGAIN, after switching over to last year. I learn so much from other bloggers on what you need to do to improve your stats etc – and so another revamp may be in my future as well.


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