A Cozy, Neutral (and Tiny) Nursery Reveal!

rocker | ottoman | rug | end table | sconce | ultrasound print | curtains | shades We put the finishing touches on Lucy’s nursery at the tail end of last year, hanging the last piece of artwork and folding the final blanket into place right around the holidays. And then, we waited, but luckily, not too long! Creating a room for our little girl was one of our favorite makeovers […]

Pom Pom Curtains + Other Updates In the Nursery!

rocker | ottoman | rug | end table | sconce | crib | curtains | shades The nursery is slowly coming together, but what you don’t see – just out of camera view – is a mountain of diapers and a toppling pile of onesies in need of their first washing! Every time I pick up […]

How We Added Extra Hunky Trim to Our Bi-Fold Doors

Adding decorative trim to bi-fold doors to turn them into something more custom is nothing new (we used inspiration from Room for Tuesday and DIY Playbook, and Project Palermo recently turned her doors inside out to do the same!), and we were determined to make this work for the closet in our Scary Room, too. It’s […]

A Trim Story: Repairing Old, Matching New + How We Install

The Scary Room is slowly chugging along, despite spending every weekend working on the trim. We didn’t make it easy on ourselves – what, with our 3-piece door moldings and 2-piece baseboards – but after caulking the last seam earlier this week, we can say that all the time intensive work has absolutely been worth it! […]

Adding Extra Deep Cabinets Above Our Closet

This post is in partnership with TheRTAStore.com. If you’re about to embark on any organized-dream-space renovation, we’re offering a YBH promotion below! Over the course of the last few weekends, we’ve been devoting our time to realizing our Scary Room closet plans – and it’s getting there! The upper cabinets are in place, the bi-folds are trimmed, […]

How We’re Matching Old Trim to New

One of the first things we tackled in The Scary Room was the removal of the existing trimwork, in an effort to properly repair the drywall before reinstalling. It was in sad shape (well, it still is), and from the beginning, I told Scott that I would spend days – weeks, if I had to! […]

Installing Hardwood Floors When Your Floor Isn’t Level

Scott said we may need to stop calling The Scary Room, well, scary, because now that it has a floor, it’s looking not-so-scary. Maybe we just call it The Room? In any case, we installed hardwood floors, and it’s starting to lean nice and cozy with that added layer or warmth (despite the lack of trim, but we’ll […]

Choosing a Paint Color for the Scary Room

In what might be the most anticlimactic reveal of all time, we painted the Scary Room! Despite the lack of contrast between where we started and where we are now, painting this room has made all the difference. What was once a hodge podge of new and old drywall, yellow-y joint compound and unknown grime is now a […]

Drywall, Electric, Closet and a Subfloor

Before we jump into Scary Room progress, we’ve been bursting to share with you that Chris and Julia have asked us and Daniel to help them give a reader kitchen or bathroom a big before and after moment as a part of the Lowe’s Spring Makeover! Applications to submit your space are open right now […]

Our Closet Plans for The Scary Room

Earlier this week, we introduced The Scary Room. Hands down, it was (and still is) the most neglected space in our house since the day we moved in. It will ultimately be our home’s third bedroom, but because of the room’s disrepair, there’s a rather large punch list to bring this room to a presentable starting […]