How (and Why) We Added a Stair Runner

pendant light | DIY mirror | runner | vintage cactus (similar) | planter This post is in partnership with Homes.com. One of the most popular questions we’re asked is, What’s your favorite room in the house? I always, always answer with our entryway. Always. Although it’s not technically a ‘room,’ it’s an area that saw a lot of […]

When Painted Stairs + Dogs Don’t Mix

Until recently, we were pretty positive that our plainted black and white stairs were just One of Those Things that we’d have to maintain. All the time. We love them so, so much (as proven by the intense amount of love was poured directly into them), but every couple of months, I’d have to take out my […]

Going Up?

File this one under a little weird. (But also we sort of love it.) This story begins at California Nights, a monthly vintage-shopping-hop close to home with a $5 entry fee that’ll get you a never-ending cup of beer. (It’s pretty much the greatest hop there ever was, really!) During one of our stops, we […]

Stairs! Done!

Aah, our stairs. We’ve been slowly – very, very slowly! – working on them since we moved into this house two summers ago. After taking down a handful of walls to open the foyer (the first step to transition our two-flat into the single family home it is now), ripping up the old maroon carpet […]

DIY a (Faux) Paneled Wall!

Yesterday we shared our friends’ entryway makeover as a whole (this photo of Miss M checking out her foyer is too much!), and now we’re going to dive into the most simple paneled wall DIY. I suppose this could also qualify as board and batten, although inspiration photo searches pull up B&B as going mid-way […]

A New Entry for Friends (+ an Ace Giveaway!)

Last week, we shared with you this DIY bench – but it wasn’t for us. Today (and a handful of working weekday nights later), we’re excited to share with you its new, finished home! For the last year, you know that we’ve been happily working with Ace Hardware to complete projects around our home, and […]

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 […]