Behold, the show notes for Episode #16 of kokokara Has A Podcast. In this episode, we chat with furniture designer and tool ninja Ana White about how she found the courage to dive into building everything from beds and bookcases to tiny houses and forever homes. We also go behind-the-scenes of our recent teachers lounge makeover (you’ll never guess what item threw us the biggest curveball) and discuss Gwyneth Paltrow’s recently listed house… using words we never imagined. Plus it turns out we’re both kinda on the fence about a particular design trend in the bathroom.
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- Here’s a link in case you haven’t seen our post about the teachers lounge makeover that we mentioned in this episode (it’s full of lots of before & afters!).
- You can see pics of Gwyneth Paltrow’s apartment on Goop (and read the rest of their creative descriptions). Below is her kitchen with that crazy thick counter on the island.
- Here’s Ana’s website, ana-white.com, and her book, The Handbuilt Home, which includes some of her favorite plans and a good overview on getting started with tools & materials
- You can check out her YouTube page (including the series on their new forever home) or preview some of her videos right here (see below, and above).
- She also did a great guest post on our site (waaaay back in 2010) with plans for building floating shelves – which we referenced ourselves in our bonus room!
- We also adapted some of her plans to create the mega console table in our last house, which we still use today behind our sofa.
- Here’s the Kreg Jig we both mentioned loving. Although no one’s stopped us in an airport about it yet!
- Lastly, we mentioned a cordless nail gun (the one that I was “digging” way back in Episode #4), so here’s the link to the refurbished one I bought and have been loving. Just don’t forget a charger and battery if you don’t have one.
- Above are some of the shower curtains that Sherry’s fawning over (also: stylists love a claw foot tub).
- And here’s that site, SimpleDesktops.com, where you can download wallpapers for your computer or phone. These are some of my favorites (there’s Sharktopus in the bottom left). Clearly I have a preferred color scheme…
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