How We Added Beadboard to the Laundry Room

Last week, some of you might have seen on our Instagram Stories that we added beadboard to the garden apartment’s laundry room! Almost immediately, we received a handful of requests and questions about the install, and we’re happy to share that it’s a relatively inexpensive project with a big impact. Ever since we used beadboard […]

Make Your Own Laundry Soap (Using the Microwave Method!)

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2465928″] Six years ago, we decided to try our hand at making our own laundry detergent. It started as an experiment in saving some money, but then something happened – we never stopped. It’s cost effective and we like that this mixture leaves our clothes clean without the heavy scent of ‘mountains’ or ‘fields of flowers,’ […]

Laundry Room! Done!

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2245120″] This time last year, we were wrapping up the demolition phase for our big 3-room-project. On the agenda was the second floor bathroom, master bedroom and laundry room, and because all of these rooms shared at least one wall, it made the most sense for us to dive in head first. No looking back, no way. […]

How We Plumbed Our Sink with an Extra Deep Countertop

When we decided that we’d be using extra-deep 24″ upper cabinets in the laundry room, we also realized that in order to maintain a functional countertop depth, we’d need to cheat the base cabinet forward by 8″ to maintain good working proportions. We went back and forth on how to accomplish this task, but eventually, […]

How We Measured, Cut and Installed Our Butcher Block Countertop

We’re still talking about the laundry room, but we’re in the home stretch! After installing our cabinets, we could move on to the countertop, which we actually started working on over the summer. But in Chicago, with nice weather comes outdoor projects, and so the countertop took a back burner while we laid pavers, built […]

When Trim + Wallpaper Don’t Play Nice

At the time that the wallpaper was hung in the laundry room, we were starting with an empty box. There was a washer and dryer, but we hadn’t yet decided on cabinets, and we definitely didn’t have baseboards. (Btw, baseboards! When will this to-do ever be off our list?) But now that the cabinets have been installed, it […]

Small Victories In the Laundry Room!

Things seem to be busier than ever around here, and yet I’m having a hard time sitting down to write about all the updates – mostly because I don’t even know where to start. Summer is in full swing, and so in-between barbecues and late night gatherings and weddings and nights away and and out-of-towners in, we’re watching […]

A Laundry Room Progress Report: Cabinet Edition

Our bed and laundry rooms are slowly making their way, with our bedroom at the point where everything is cozy and functions well. I’m still anxiously awaiting the arrival of a pretty sconce for a lonely corner (this one!), and we’re (read: I’m) debating on a few more framed photos or artwork. The laundry room, on the other […]

Ostriches! Cute, Cute.

First! Thank you to everyone who shared their space for a room makeover with Lowe’s! We’re diving deep into each and every story and photo submission (we’re laughing, we’re crying; you guys are amazing), and we’ll be in touch with the chosen applicant next week. We cannot wait to work with one of you! (But also wishing it could […]

Demo, Week 2

We’ve had both good and bad experiences with contractors in this home, and as a result, we have a tendency to be overly cautious with anyone we hire. We make copies of every check we give, we write out the most detailed contracts and we go over line items no less than 5 times a […]