A Sound Solution For Your Walls Without All the Demo

This post is in collaboration with National Gypsum PURPLE XP®. #askforpurple After completing the renovation of our laundry / mudroom at Tree House, we celebrated like any other person – with a load of laundry (ha)! All was well, and then the spin cycle started. Whirr, whirr, whirrr. Although we installed the same machines we have (and love) in […]

We Have Walls Again! (+ a Giveaway!)

This post is in collaboration with National Gypsum PURPLE XP®. #askforpurple Last week, we shared our experience with National Gypsum PURPLE XP drywall products, and today, we’re so excited to share the results in our garden apartment! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing quite like making it through the dirty, grimy renovation […]

Making Drywall Fun + A Tour of the Mudroom

This post is in collaboration with National Gypsum PURPLE XP®. #askforpurple 4 years ago (this week!) we closed on our house. We talk about those remember when?s often – from the moment we cut down the ‘For Sale’ sign on our front gate, to christening the new-to-us home with a good champagne smashing, to the first swing of our […]

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! […]

Drywall Repair + Paint = :)

We have painted kitchen walls! Yea, paint! As soon as the contractors wrapped up wave one of renovation last week, we were right behind them with our drywall tape, mud and sandpaper. Scott did the majority of this work while I continued the hutch refresh, and he powered through for an entire weekend and several nights […]

Drywall! Ceiling!

Last week, we didn’t have an update on the contractors progress – rather, we busied ourselves with projects that gave some instant gratification – but between then and now, a lot has changed. There were a handful of days where all work came to a grinding halt due to a prior job on their plates […]

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, […]