From File Cabinet to Credenza (+ Other Studio Updates!)

desk | credenza | shelves + brackets | light | tray | brass frame You know how life changes, small or large, can set off a domino effect of shifting needs in your home? When Lucy joined our lives back in January (large change), initially, she didn’t come along with too much ‘stuff’ that spilled […]

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, […]

Our Backyard Plans: The (Really) Long and Short of It

For the last few days, I’ve been thinking about how I would write this post. By the way, by this post, I mean, how do I even begin writing about our backyard? Scott and I have been talking about this yard for as many years as we’ve lived here, and while a lot of our major renovations took place […]

Chair Love

We have fallen in love yet again. And yes, we’re talkin’ furniture. This happens quite often, but usually we can restrain ourselves from unnecessary purchases. After all, if something comes in, something must go. It’s our number one rule of small home living, and we stick by it. But the first time we laid eyes […]