Friday Finds

Throughout the week we come across all sorts of fantastic real estate, home improvement and technology tidbits that don’t always fit into our blog posts, but that we want to share with you all the same. Welcome to Friday Finds!



  • Want to take a peek inside Colin Meloy’s pad? Wall Street Journal has a cool feature on the indie rocker’s home that he shares with his wife, Carson Ellis, an illustrator. The lead singer of The Decemberists talks about how the forest setting has infused his albums. (WSJ)
  • Speaking of December, today is the first day of autumn! Believe it or not, it’s time to start thinking about how to winterize your home for the coming weather. (Re-Nest)
  • It’s no secret that I love salvaged furniture, including this impressive dresser transformation. Last year, I found a great bedside table on the side of the road; with a fancy knob, it’s now an adorable bedroom addition. Do you have any treasured pieces that you salvaged? (Salvage Savvy, Casa Sugar)
  • A now, a project for the more practically (and environmentally) minded, eco-friendly countertops. (Dwell)
  • Be sure to check out these awesome mobile apps for home improvement. My personal favorite? The tile calculator! No more diagrams and complicated multiplication. Which app would help you the most? (Mashable)
  • Technology can be such a help… but it can also spoil a sale. Here’s a story about a hopeful homebuyer who shared too much via social media and lost the home of her dreams. (MSN)

Did you find any cool stories this week? Post in the comments and let us know!