The Stairs, Step 1

Now that the basement is done, our house guests are gone and winter has┬áreally settled into Chicago, we’re in full blown hibernation-le’ts-work-on-our-house mode. The project list is long, long, long, but first up? We decided to take on our entryway staircase – step by step, ha! – and turn one of our home’s biggest eyesores […]

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 […]