The Guest Room Game Plan

The guest room in our Chicago home was one of the very first spaces we completed after the initial wave of renovation. Do you remember? It started as a somewhat-crumbling tan shoebox, and one of the most time-consuming tasks of the makeover was repairing the drywall. As a bit of backstory, our home turned 131-years-old this […]

3 BIG Dream Room Dream Team Makeovers!

chunky throw | linen bedding | velvet pillow | stripe pillow | lamps (similar) | shades This post is in partnership with Bali Blinds + Olympic Paint as a part of the Dream Room Dream Team makeover series. See the kick off here and the progress here! For several months, we’ve been working with three amazing […]

The Tiniest Laundry Room Is Done!

This post is in partnership with Homes.com. As if on autopilot, a typical day might look like this: wake up, brush teeth, feed pets, work on the garden apartment. (And try to remember to eat!) Repeat. We won’t lie; it’s been an intense amount of DIY, hard work, and a test of our patience, but […]

The Studio Makeover!

Our home studio is where I work during the day, and if I’m lucky, Scott, too. At the start of last summer, Scott took on a new role in his job that would allow him the flexibility to work from home every now and then, and aside from this being the most exciting thing ever to […]

Our Closet Plans for The Scary Room

Earlier this week, we introduced The Scary Room. Hands down, it was (and still is) the most neglected space in our house since the day we moved in. It will ultimately be our home’s third bedroom, but because of the room’s disrepair, there’s a rather large punch list to bring this room to a presentable starting […]

Introducing The Scary Room!

There’s one room in our home that we’ve never been in much of a rush to address. Shortly after moving in, we pulled up the old, worn carpet and took down the dusty black mini blinds that covered the windows. One day, after a particularly rough rainstorm, we noticed that the drywall under one of […]

Laundry Room! Done!

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”2245120″] This time last year, we were wrapping up the demolition phase for our big 3-room-project. On the agenda was the second floor bathroom, master bedroom and laundry room, and because all of these rooms shared at least one wall, it made the most sense for us to dive in head first. No looking back, no way. […]

Our Back Patio Makeover!

It’s December, but I was determined to not let our back patio slip away before the end of this year! This ‘room’ in our home has seen a massive transformation over the course of the last 6-7 months, so much so, that we sometimes forget about the monstrous deck that used to (barely) hang on our home! […]

Making Over Our Mid Century Fireplace

Update 12/2016: Eek! An extreme overnight temperature dip caused our fireplace finish to crack. We wouldn’t recommend this paint in extreme weather climates (ahem, Chicago!), but if a little chip here and there doesn’t bother you, it still may be worth the makeover. Fair warning. We’ve since had our fireplace powder coated to prevent future issues, […]

Bedroom! Done!

We say this every time for every room, but we’ll say it again, bedroom, you’ve come a long way! We’ve been using and loving this room with our whole hearts for the last several months, but over the past few weeks, we’ve been dialing it in just so. It’s funny, because we thought our bedroom would be […]