Media Makeover with Amy Howard + a Giveaway!

With the kitchen and nook checked off our list, we were asked earlier this week if that completes our first floor, and if so, what’s next? Well, we’re thisclose, with the exception being a teeny bathroom that’ll have to wait. In the meantime, we’ve been kicking out a handful of things that we’ve been meaning to do for a while – pruning our […]

Well, That Changed Everything (+ a Wagner Giveaway!)

This post is in partnership with Wagner SprayTech. Our three day weekend meant that, in between One Tail shopping and list making, we had an extra day to knock off another to-do on the garage list! (I’m sort of joking, and to be fair, we did take off an entire day to relax, brunch and celebrate […]

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 […]

Drywall Repair + Paint = :)

We have painted kitchen walls! Yea, paint! As soon as the contractors wrapped up wave one of renovation last week, we were right behind them with our drywall tape, mud and sandpaper. Scott did the majority of this work while I continued the hutch refresh, and he powered through for an entire weekend and several nights […]

The Pocket Door: Our Holiday Homework

Are we all out of the holiday fog yet? We’re getting there, although Scott has always been much better about getting back into the swing of things than I am. Maybe it’s because I read too many blogs with lists and resolutions, and maybe it’s because I feel that we should have those, too? In […]

From Slab to Bench + a Giveaway!

For this month’s partnership with Ace Hardware, we were encouraged to break the painting rules. Think: colored ceilings, painted floors and hot pink furniture (which, by the way, we’d be down with!).  We wanted to have fun with idea, but between completing the guest room and looking forward to the kitchen, we weren’t quite ready to […]

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 […]

The Painted Front Door

This is the story of a painted front door, yes, but it’s so much more than that! It’s sort of silly to keep reminiscing on how far certain areas of our house have come in the last year (while others have remained completely stagnant), but as we check off another to-do on the list, we […]

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 […]