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 […]

Cute DIY Ball Hooks

cabinets | light We designed the Tree House mudroom to be a command center of sorts; with a wall of cabinetry (remember when it looked like this?), it’ll conceal the pantry, overflow tools and cleaning supplies, and it’s where we’ll do laundry, drop off muddy shoes and stash the carseat. It’s also the first space we see […]

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 […]

Kitchen + Mudroom Progress: The Cabinets Are In!

We spent the better part of last week and through the weekend at Tree House with the goal of installing every last kitchen and mudroom cabinet … and we did it! But just barely – ha! Our cabinets were delivered on a Wednesday morning, and we spent the rest of the day going over the inventory […]

14 Ways the Kitchen + Mudroom Are Inching Closer to Cabinet Day!

We’re in this weird limbo with the kitchen and mudroom renovation. We’re waiting for the cabinets to arrive (they’re scheduled to land at the end of the month!), but in the meantime, there are still a lot of things we should be doing. Like re-caulk all the seams in the beadboard ceiling. (We’ve been doing this task […]

How We Designed the Tree House Kitchen + Mudroom

This post is a paid partnership with Lowe’s. Last week, we shared where we’re headed with the overall aesthetic of the kitchen and mudroom in our Tree House – a neutral palette, warm woods and painted finishes. We’ve decided to tackle these rooms together, not only because they’re adjoined, but also because both spaces will receive cabinetry, […]

We Have Walls Again! (+ a Giveaway!)

This post is in collaboration with National Gypsum PURPLE XP®. #askforpurple Last week, we shared our experience with National Gypsum PURPLE XP drywall products, and today, we’re so excited to share the results in our garden apartment! I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again, there’s nothing quite like making it through the dirty, grimy renovation […]