How to Clean a White Enamel Sink (Safely and Naturally)

faucet | sink | toaster | coffee maker | sconce | hardware | towel Let’s switch gears from the Tree House kitchen remodel, and instead, I’d like to talk about a decision we made in our home kitchen years ago. That room came a long, long way (over the course of way, way too long!), and we made the decision […]

Kitchen! Done!

Monday night, Scott and I shared a bottle of wine that we’d been saving for 8 months. It was a gift from our friends (thanks, Joe and Kara!), given to us last December as we embarked on our kitchen journey. They told us it was one of their favorites (La Crema Pinot Noir, if you’re curious), and they […]

DOOR! DOOR! DOOR!

This post is in collaboration with Pella Windows & Doors. I feel as though this update couldn’t possibly come to you with more enthusiasm, so just imagine this: as we tell the story, we’re shouting! We’re grinning non-stop, and we’re jumping up and down. I’m feeling flustered just trying to find words at all (a rarity, […]

A Kitchen Update, but First, a Story.

This post is in collaboration with Pella Windows & Doors. We haven’t talked about the kitchen since April, but for good reason. Simply put, nothing has been happening. It’s in a standstill. Well, I should say, it was in a standstill, as this story has a happy ending with a resolution(!). For a couple months at the […]

The Kitchen Sludge + Let’s Break It Down

We’re still in the kitchen sludge. It’s just… well, there’s no other way to describe it. We’re at a point where we can’t move too far forward as we wait on the back-door-debacle, and we feel stuck, at a standstill. I want to roll out the rug so badly, but, um, we’re still not done […]

Hardware + Lighting

This post is in partnership with Rejuvenation. Since our cabinets were installed well over a month ago, we’ve been pulling out the trash compartment in our socked feet, opening drawers from their outer edge and avoiding the spice rack almost entirely (that sucker was too difficult). This style of cabinet needs hardware, but as of a […]

Checking Off the Backsplash!

See part one of the tile post right here. The thing about tiling is not that it’s difficult, but it really is a job that takes time, patience and a lot of supplies. Luckily, we still have a handful of tools leftover from our entryway, but I will say that if this is your first […]

Setting the Backsplash

Our tile backsplash is in place! We had about 50 square feet to complete, and our goal was to set the tile on Saturday and enjoy a day of nothing-ness on Sunday – and we did it! We still need to finish the job with grout, caulk and sealer (one night this week, if all […]

Adding Trim We Didn’t Know We’d Need

As much as we love the stone we chose for our counters, I’ll start by saying that I was a little confused after the fabricators left. I snapped some photos for Scott (they’re done, and they’re gorgeous!, I texted), but the more I looked at them, the more I felt they were – too high? […]

From Dresser to Island!

Our kitchen island is complete! First, I’ll admit that I really struggled with taking photos of the island since our kitchen is an oddly shaped box full of challenges (hi, furnace!), so you’ll notice that in most cases, it’s not actually in place. It’s also been an emotional roller coaster of a week with our […]