The Bathroom Renovation: Plans + Progress

The first floor bathroom is finally underway! We’ve been in our Chicago home nearly 6 years and the last ‘untouched’ room in the house is in the midst of being renovated. Our contractors are hard at work, and they’ve made made a ton of progress already, so we need to catch you up! We worked […]

How To Refresh a Vintage Bathroom + Keep the Charm: I of II

This post is sponsored by Lowe’s. Something that always hurts my heart is when I see an adorable vintage bathroom – you know, the kind with the pink, mint or yellow tiles – being demolished in favor of more modern sensibilities. I realize this is completely personal preference, but I never knew just how strong […]

2019, We Have Big Plans for You!

Late last year, we put a call out on Instagram to make sure that we continue to deliver posts, tutorials, photos and videos that are truly helpful – and hopefully entertaining? – for our incredible community of readers and viewers. We can’t thank you all enough for your feedback! We heard you and have already taken […]

A Master Bath Refresh (+ a Giveaway!)

violet pajama set | down booties | bath rug This post is sponsored by The Company Store. It’s been two-and-a-half years since we completed the total transformation of our master bath, and we’re still saying to each other, remember when there was duct tape on the floor? It’s hard to believe how far we’ve come when we […]

Faux Plant Converts + A Round-Up of Our Favorites!

coffee table | marble coasters | planter + plant | entryway light We think that nothing completes a room better than some fresh greens, and for that reason, Scott and I find ourselves at our local nursery at least a few times a month, if not once a week! Mostly we like to browse, but every […]

The Garden Bathroom Makeover!

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Delta® Faucet. The opinions and text are all mine. It’s funny, because when we first started thinking we might-maybe-should-we? renovate the garden apartment this summer, we thought for sure that we could bypass the bathroom. We said, It just needs fresh paint, right? Let’s demo the floors, but […]

To Replace or Reglaze? The Story of the Garden’s Bathtub.

It’s tough to say what has made the biggest difference in the garden’s bathroom progress. The fresh white paint? The scrubbing and re-grouting of the subway tile? The plumbing swap and rearrangement of the toilet and vanity? The door’s new out-swing? Yes, yes, yes and yes, to all of the above. Each upgrade has been playing […]

The Garden Bathroom: Before + Progress

We’ve taken you on a virtual garden tour, shared the laundry room and kitchen, and today, we’re officially introducing the bathroom! The room is small, but has the capability to be highly efficient. Unfortunately, the condition in which we received the space had a poor layout, builder grade finishes (of the worst variety) and very poor ventilation. Before […]

A Sagging Vanity Solution + Make Your Own Walnut Veneer!

It’s been almost one year since we completed our bathroom renovation. We’ve all but forgotten about the ten days of (backbreaking!) tiling, the endless search for an extra tall shower curtain and our funny little solution for that funny little sliver of space. We enlarged the footprint of this room to make room for a […]

Bathroom! Done!

With a place for everything, and everything in its place, we’re officially calling the bathroom done! It’s been a few months since we first shared our plans, but the entire process felt surprisingly painless. After last year’s kitchen debacle still weighing heavy on our minds, we’ll be the first to admit that we were overly cautious when […]