The Hunkiest Trim of All

Let’s talk trim. Baseboards! Windows! Room transitions and plinths and headers! It’s no secret that trim work is my least favorite task around this house, but Scott actually claims to enjoy it (wha?), and so we motor through the job – together. He pulls up the old, I paint the new, he cuts, he nails, […]

Moving Back Into the Master with Leesa (+ Rescuing That 80s Headboard)

We moved back into our master bedroom almost two weeks ago, after two months of living out of our guest room. Hooray! The funny thing, though? We had grown used to staying in the guest room. It’s small, and it felt cozy (which was our goal when we gave the space its facelift all that time […]

Demolition Wrap-Up + What’s Next

Hello, 2016! How have you been? What have we missed? Can we talk about Making a Murderer? (We devoured 10 hours in just a handful of days, yowza.) Even so, we kicked it into high gear these last couple of weeks – a little bit here, a lot bit there – but first, let’s wrap up the […]

Demo, Week 3 = Drywall!

What a difference a week makes! I feel like we’ve been saying that a lot – at the very least, we’ve been throwing those words around this house like crazy – but man, do we mean it. The biggest difference in where we left off? Drywall! We have honest to goodness walls back in our life! […]

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 […]

It Wouldn’t Be Demo Without a Few Surprises

Demolition started last week, and things got real real, real fast – in the best possible way (mostly)! On the first day, I sat at my desk on one side of the plastic sheeting and painted your pets. Every now and then, our general contractor would ask me my opinion on something, and with every brief interruption, he’d […]

Ready!

Sunday was spent emptying the bed, bath and laundry rooms of everything, and although it’s not the most exciting way to spend the last day of a holiday weekend, it was, honestly, refreshing. Goodbye, bathroom! See ya, chimney-that-makes-no-sense! We created piles for donation, sale and trash, and now the upstairs feels… well, it feels empty! […]

Bed + Bath + Laundry: Bedroom Edition

Make sure to check out part I (bath) and part III (laundry) of this renovation party! At first, we thought we wouldn’t bother with getting our bedroom up to snuff – yet. We figured we’d get the bath and laundry rooms just so since they share a wall, but when it really came down to it, it actually makes […]

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 […]