‘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 […]

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 Trim Story: Repairing Old, Matching New + How We Install

The Scary Room is slowly chugging along, despite spending every weekend working on the trim. We didn’t make it easy on ourselves – what, with our 3-piece door moldings and 2-piece baseboards – but after caulking the last seam earlier this week, we can say that all the time intensive work has absolutely been worth it! […]

How We’re Matching Old Trim to New

One of the first things we tackled in The Scary Room was the removal of the existing trimwork, in an effort to properly repair the drywall before reinstalling. It was in sad shape (well, it still is), and from the beginning, I told Scott that I would spend days – weeks, if I had to! […]

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 […]

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 […]

DIY Reality + A Small Step Backwards

Here’s the thing. If we weren’t constantly in full blown install-all-the-baseboards mode, I have a feeling that we’d be much, much farther along on our front porch and overall curb appeal (which, right now, is still non-existent. Better, but lacking!). In reality, however, these baseboards are taking forever. Forever! We started on the living room […]

You’ve Come a Long Way, Entry.

I almost can’t believe I’m about to say this, but the entryway trim, baseboards and flooring are done! Considering how long we’ve been working on them (what, with going back to the new tile, it’s been over 5 months?), we should be done. But! There are a small handful of loose ends to tie up, […]

(Even More) Entryway Progress!

Let’s just put it out there that we’re still talking about the entryway. Who knew such a small part of the house would take up so much of our time and energy? At the same time, it is the first thing you’ll see upon entering the home, and we’ve always been big believers in making […]