Pink!

We didn’t get to the foyer (or living room) baseboards this weekend – quite the opposite, actually – but we did cross off a pretty important to-do: the studio! Working from home every day, I’ve learned to put my blinders on; if I didn’t stare at the walls too long, I wouldn’t see the smudges […]

The Attic Window: Blockormore

Have you ever heard the term blockormore? (Or as Kim would call it, the Monet?) Looks good from far, but far from good? We’re trying to avoid that syndrome as much as possible around the new digs, but there are certain projects where looking good from street-level is all we’re striving for. Let me explain. […]

The Great Door, Revisited (And Getting the Lead Out)

This weekend, we revisited our coat closet door; the door that taught us so many life lessons. When we purchased it from our local architectural salvage, we were told that it was old (obviously), and we could see that there were 2, maybe 3 layers of paint we’d need to strip off. We wanted to […]

Prep and Paint (Sort of)

Things we shouldn’t do until our contractor completes the drywall repair –  well, the drywall we’ve ripped out… but also the ceilings we’ve taken down and the floors we’ve ripped up: Nail anything into the walls. Our home will still be shifting (ever-so-slightly) until they complete the support beam installation. This means that any built-in […]

Canning Paint

Working in such tight quarters with a few fuzzy co-workers, while fun (and yes, I talk to them all the time), can pose challenges in cleanliness. I like my studio fur-free, so we vacuum almost daily, and before punching out, I usually take a damp cloth to wipe everything down. The biggest challenge, however, are […]