A New Look In the Dining Room!

This post is in partnership with Blu Dot. More lately than ever, our friends have been saying, your home is so close to done! What’s next? Although the list of rooms on our to-do list is the shortest it’s ever been, we don’t even consider the rooms that we’ve shared done done. As our needs from room to room […]

Painting Our DIY Patio Table, Part II

To see how we built our patio table, see part I here! Hey, pretty table! Paint looks good on you. After we shared how the DIY build went down, some of you wondered why we didn’t consider staining the table. We both agree that this hunky style would be so pretty stained, but in our case, […]

A DIY Pet Bed for Woof

Our block held a huge multi-family yard sale a few weekends ago, and besides purging our little hearts out and having an all around blast with our neighbors (day drinking, pizza and sunshine? Yes, please!), we had the chance to meet familiar faces from around the ‘hood. Think: Oh, you’re the mom of the brindle […]

From Slab to Bench + a Giveaway!

For this month’s partnership with Ace Hardware, we were encouraged to break the painting rules. Think: colored ceilings, painted floors and hot pink furniture (which, by the way, we’d be down with!).  We wanted to have fun with idea, but between completing the guest room and looking forward to the kitchen, we weren’t quite ready to […]

One End Table Solved

Our guest room is thisclose to completion, but while we wait for the final pieces to fall together, let’s switch gears to the living room – a room that, for the most part, could be considered complete, but let’s be honest, this is us. Maybe it’s because we started by selecting pieces and color schemes […]

Our Chairs Are Here!

Our chairs are back from our favorite upholsterers, and we couldn’t love them more! Although there was a bit of an outcry to keep the mustard fabric (and believe us, we have nothing against yellow), we went with our gut and stuck with a durable Sunbrella fabric in Frequency Ash. Not only was the original […]

That Time We Accidentally Bought a New Table

There are lots of items still on our look-out-for list. You know, larger items such as lighting, rugs and shelving, but smaller items, too. Like a spoon rest. Or a butter dish. (I can’t make this up.) One thing that was most definitely not on the list? A dining room table. Remember, we made one […]

A Really Simple DIY Bench (but Not For Us!)

Over the weekend – in addition to completing the studio baseboard installation (but not including the dreaded spackling, caulking and painting, oy!) – we spent a morning building this bench: For a handful of weeknights, we’ve been helping our friends makeover their home’s entry (more on that next week, that is, if all goes well!), […]