Kitchen! Done!

Monday night, Scott and I shared a bottle of wine that we’d been saving for 8 months. It was a gift from our friends (thanks, Joe and Kara!), given to us last December as we embarked on our kitchen journey. They told us it was one of their favorites (La Crema Pinot Noir, if you’re curious), and they […]

Four Things In the Living Room (and a Look Back)

As we wait for the final steps in our kitchen (ahem, the whole back door thing), we poured a little effort into the living room this past weekend! FOUR small changes, but kind of big, too. ONE. I mentioned that when we chose the wall color for our kitchen, our goal was to eventually paint […]

From Dresser to Island!

Our kitchen island is complete! First, I’ll admit that I really struggled with taking photos of the island since our kitchen is an oddly shaped box full of challenges (hi, furnace!), so you’ll notice that in most cases, it’s not actually in place. It’s also been an emotional roller coaster of a week with our […]

All the Finishes

This weekend saw a lot of kitchen progress, having started our kitchen island, completing the hutch (we’ll share this week!) and finally hunkering down and choosing a stone for our counters! Overall, the base palette for the room is every bit black, gray and white as we’d been craving, but we’ll be bringing in shine […]

Headboard!

The guest room just upstaged our sad, untouched bedroom by a landslide. This headboard, by the way? We’ve had it for years! Scott spotted it in the alley behind our former condo building while walking Jack. He ran inside, yelled inaudible words of excitement until I followed him downstairs, and minutes later, we were hauling […]

DIY Porch Swing

Remember when I said we had a front patio update, only to run into issues at the eleventh hour? (I mean, it’s DIY! Naturally.) Well over the holiday weekend, we were able to tie up the loose ends, and now we have a new, pretty porch swing to show for it! (As for the road […]