A New Look In the Dining Room!

This post is in partnership with Blu Dot. More lately than ever, our friends have been saying, your home is so close to done! What’s next? Although the list of rooms on our to-do list is the shortest it’s ever been, we don’t even consider the rooms that we’ve shared done done. As our needs from room to room […]

Fauxdenza in the Dining Room

We’d been going back and forth on an additional furniture piece in the dining room for – oh? – months. Originally, we thought for sure we’d fill the wall between the kitchen and bathroom with something vintage. We’d surely stumble upon something at one of our summer flea adventures! When that didn’t happen, we turned […]

Another Accidental Dining Room Update

Remember when we were all, we’re thinking of hanging a pair of these 14″ West Elm lights above our accidental dining table? Or maybe just one of these 16″ Rejuvenation lights? You all chimed in with your input, and you nudged us in the same direction as our guts, the former. We had actually already […]

That Time We Accidentally Bought a New Table

There are lots of items still on our look-out-for list. You know, larger items such as lighting, rugs and shelving, but smaller items, too. Like a spoon rest. Or a butter dish. (I can’t make this up.) One thing that was most definitely not on the list? A dining room table. Remember, we made one […]

Make a Table This Weekend

Every year, Scott and I spend Thanksgiving in Chicago with our friends that aren’t usually able to make it home for the holidays – for one reason or another. Our little in-town family of orphans knocks it out of the park; we are potluck champions, and we consistently rock it, regardless of our long list […]

It’s Getting There.

Our definition of ‘getting there’ used to be much more lighthearted. A-ha! This pillow is just what we needed for the new bedsheets! Yes, it’s definitely getting there, we’d say. Or, hey, should I move this potted succulent to a different shelf? Ooh, much better. Yup, the shelf styling is getting there. Those were good […]

These Old Pipes

Our house was built in 1887, making our most recent baby 126-years-old. We absolutely love the romantic idea of fixing up our turn-of-the-century home (we often wonder about the house’s first owners – what furniture they owned, what they wore and how they talked [all proper like, obviously]), and with every Demo Day came fun, […]

And the Ceiling Goes Up!

And when the first floor ceiling goes up, the second floor floors also go up. But let’s take one step back. As mentioned earlier this week, we met with our contractors* over the weekend to firm things up, triple check the estimate and discuss any more demo that Scott and I could tackle ourselves (therefore, […]

Come On In.

It would be really cruel of us to get into the second week of July and withhold photos of the new home, and since I’ve finally had a moment to edit down my way, way too many photos into an amount that makes sense (we hope), let’s do this! It was really interesting to see our […]