‘Big Stuff’ Updates In Our Tree House (+ Our Go-To Paint Tools!)

sofa | rug | throw (similar) | velvet pillow | pouf | pendant light In the weeks leading up to our California getaway, we were loading up the car and heading to Tree House almost every weekend, sometimes during the week and often times for a long stretch. We were starting to feel it. We […]

Painting Our Windows and Doors Black!

table | chambray shams | linen sheets | duvet | velvet pillows | bed | USB lamp The master bedroom in Tree House has come so far! It’s the only space in the home that we could even consider (somewhat) complete, only in the sense that it has baseboards. And window trim! And painted walls! And, as of […]

Starting Fresh: How We Chose Paint and Trim for Tree House

Over the long weekend, we loaded up the dogs and spent a one-nighter at Tree House. Our list of things to knock out was long, but each task was relatively simple – measuring for lighting, ceiling fans and a couch (this one, specifically!), installing new locksets and, the kicker, choosing paint colors and all new […]

A Pretty In Pink Closet

tiered pendant | cabinet latches | door hardware Now that we’ve painted the inside of the closet the sweetest, softest blush, the nursery is officially ready for furniture and organization! Although the large pieces in the room will be mostly neutral, we always planned on injecting a touch of color in the closet, especially with the off-white walls in […]

8 Things (You Can Do Right Now!) To Make a Big Difference In Your Home

We filled up on a lot of heavy lifting throughout the entirety of the garden apartment renovation, and while those things certainly make for a more dramatic before and after, every teeny, tiny thing we did added to the overall equation, too. More often than not, it’s those little things that really make the biggest impact, because without […]

Paint From Top to Bottom!

tile floors | door hardware | wall color This post is a collaboration with Paintzen. Use promo code YBH50 for $50 off your paint service!  This post is about so much more than paint. It’s a celebration of the last big, huge, monstrous step in getting the garden apartment ready for its future tenants. It’s the […]

The Case for Not Doing It All: Hiring Out the Deck’s Paint Job

Earlier this summer, we tore down a massive, scary and unsafe 3-story deck on the back of our home. It was replaced with an extra wide set of pressure-treated wood stairs, which has been everything we hoped it would be – a warm welcome to the backyard, inside to outside flow and, maybe our favorite […]

#BEHRBox Challenge + a Giveaway!

This post is in collaboration with BEHR Paint®. The first year we lived in our home, we hosted Thanksgiving, and it was one of our most memorable holidays to date, bringing us a good laugh every time we think about it. We had just finished the drywall repair throughout the entire first floor, not a single wall […]

Painting Our DIY Patio Table, Part II

To see how we built our patio table, see part I here! Hey, pretty table! Paint looks good on you. After we shared how the DIY build went down, some of you wondered why we didn’t consider staining the table. We both agree that this hunky style would be so pretty stained, but in our case, […]

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 […]