Our Salvaged Wood Mirror DIY (+ Our Favorite Entryway Mirrors!)

entryway light | planter + plant | media console | vintage wood cactus (similar) Our entryway has taken every bit of 5 years to get to this point. (And hey, we’re actually celebrating 5 years of living in this house this July!) Over that period of time, we’ve talked about the journey extensively; this is where we started (whoa), this is when […]

How to Prep, Repair + Paint a Front Door

Valspar Pinkwash | Sherwin Williams Black Magic We knew from the first time that we stepped into our Tree House that all the doors and windows would need new trim and a fresh coat of paint. Although that sentence is so easy to think, say and type, in reality, the task is incredibly daunting. So […]

Cute DIY Ball Hooks

cabinets | light We designed the Tree House mudroom to be a command center of sorts; with a wall of cabinetry (remember when it looked like this?), it’ll conceal the pantry, overflow tools and cleaning supplies, and it’s where we’ll do laundry, drop off muddy shoes and stash the carseat. It’s also the first space we see […]

How (and Why) We Added a Stair Runner

pendant light | DIY mirror | runner | vintage cactus (similar) | planter This post is in partnership with Homes.com. One of the most popular questions we’re asked is, What’s your favorite room in the house? I always, always answer with our entryway. Always. Although it’s not technically a ‘room,’ it’s an area that saw a lot of […]

Updates To Our Most Asked About Home Projects!

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2520816″] For years, I’ve been keeping little digital sticky notes on my computer desktop. If something pops into my mind that I need to do later, tomorrow or next month, I’ll type it into my sticky. I keep track of ideas for posts, upcoming projects and appointment reminders. It’s become so habitual, and I’ve become […]

If At First You Don’t Succeed: Part I

Try, try again. Sometimes, we get so excited about an idea that we jump in with both feet and don’t look back. As an over-researcher of pretty much everything, it can feel so liberating to just make a decision and run with it! No more Googling, no more questioning. But sometimes, after that initial thrill, we’ll step back and […]

When Painted Stairs + Dogs Don’t Mix

Until recently, we were pretty positive that our plainted black and white stairs were just One of Those Things that we’d have to maintain. All the time. We love them so, so much (as proven by the intense amount of love was poured directly into them), but every couple of months, I’d have to take out my […]

Going Up?

File this one under a little weird. (But also we sort of love it.) This story begins at California Nights, a monthly vintage-shopping-hop close to home with a $5 entry fee that’ll get you a never-ending cup of beer. (It’s pretty much the greatest hop there ever was, really!) During one of our stops, we […]