Repairs, New Hardware + Paint for the French Doors

pendant light | bed frame | jute rug | vintage rug | sectional | door hardware A favorite feature of our little Tree House is the set of French doors that separate our master bedroom from the main living space. Based on what we can determine from an old photo attached to our water utility […]

The Pocket Door: Our Holiday Homework

Are we all out of the holiday fog yet? We’re getting there, although Scott has always been much better about getting back into the swing of things than I am. Maybe it’s because I read too many blogs with lists and resolutions, and maybe it’s because I feel that we should have those, too? In […]

Know When to Hire It Out.

We love DIY; that’s for real. (You know that already, because this blog.) But every now and then, we’ll run into a project where we find ourselves spiraling downhill, wasting time and arguing way, way more than the, uh, normal amount. Accusations fly, something will inevitably shatter in to pieces, frustrations grow, and pretty soon […]

The Great Door, Revisited (And Getting the Lead Out)

This weekend, we revisited our coat closet door; the door that taught us so many life lessons. When we purchased it from our local architectural salvage, we were told that it was old (obviously), and we could see that there were 2, maybe 3 layers of paint we’d need to strip off. We wanted to […]

The Great Door Hunt of 2013

When wrapping our brains around the reconfiguration of our house’s entryway, we knew that there were two big things we needed to take care of: ONE, get those walls down (check!) and TWO, add storage. After working with our architect-turned-friend-turned-home-therapist Nancy, we knew it made the most sense to reverse the sun nook’s closet, which […]