How to Prep, Repair + Paint a Front Door

Valspar Pinkwash | Sherwin Williams Black Magic We knew from the first time that we stepped into our Tree House that all the doors and windows would need new trim and a fresh coat of paint. Although that sentence is so easy to think, say and type, in reality, the task is incredibly daunting. So […]

The Guest Room Closet + Modifying Brand New Furniture

clothing rack | hangers | rug | velvet pillows | white coverlet Friends, we wanted to share this post for a few reasons. One, it’s a closer look at the Tree House guest room’s so-called closet (and why it is how it is), two, it’s okay to modify existing furniture to fit your needs perfectly, and […]

Panels, Trim + Fillers: The Important Stuff (+ a Vlog!)

This post is in partnership with Lowe’s. Kraftmaid cabinetry in Dove + Natural | slide-in range | panel ready refrigerator It would be so easy to leap from A) the installation of our cabinets to B) tiling, styling and calling the kitchen and mudroom done! But it really isn’t that simple, and there’s one huge step in every kitchen we’ve designed […]

Vlog: Behind the Scenes at Tree House

[adthrive-in-post-video-player video-id=”moQ8rV0L” upload-date=”2018-05-23T04:00:00.000Z” name=”Behind the Scenes at Tree House” description=”null”] If you’re unable to view the video above, you can watch it on YouTube right here. Our hope is to always encourage you to tackle your own DIYs, put some elbow grease into the dusty areas and polish up your homes so that you absolutely […]

Frog Tape Challenge Reveal: Our Guest Room Oasis!

This post is a collaboration with FrogTape®  as a part of the 2018 Paintover Challenge. You can now vote for your favorite makeover, and FrogTape will donate $10,000 to the organization of the winner’s choice! Details at the end of this post.  Our Tree House guest room has come a long, long way in a short, […]

Lessons in Boiling, De-Lacquering + Aging Brass Hardware

Sherwin Williams Black Magic | hardware Our Tree House has a handful of original doors and windows throughout, and they lend so much character to every room. The house was built in the 1930s, and over the last almost-century, some of the windows were replaced, but to the credit of the previous homeowners, the replacements don’t […]

Frog Tape Challenge Progress: Going Green

This post is a collaboration with FrogTape®  as a part of the 2018 Paintover Challenge.  Last week, we shared the design plan of our guest room as a part of the Paintover Challenge with FrogTape®, and the first (really!) big change came with – what else? – a fresh coat of paint! A large part of our […]

FrogTape Challenge Kick-Off: Tree House Gets a Guest Room!

This post is a collaboration with FrogTape® as a part of the 2018 Paintover Challenge.  In-between kitchen and mudroom planning, we’ve been working on a fun and fast paced project behind the scenes, as well! We were asked by our friends at FrogTape® to take part in their 2018 Paintover Challenge, in which 6 bloggers […]

Our Roman Shades Installed + a Video!

This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds. Our Tree House Roman shades have been installed! Not long ago, we shared why we chose the shades we did, including everything from selecting our free Bali Blinds samples from to testing each fabric swatch to measuring for our final order. There’s a lot to consider when choosing […]

Hey Yew Guys! (We Need Your Help!)

I think the only time we’ve shared the exterior of our Tree House was on the same day we announced the fun news that we closed on the sweetest, tiniest, littlest lake house in Michigan. Fun fact: Tree House almost didn’t even come to be, because Scott and I could not get over the main exterior […]