Staining Our Fence Black!

This post is in partnership with Wagner.  A properly executed fence is a mix of form and function. Privacy and (dog) security can work in harmony for a beautiful end result. The goal for our Tree House backyard fence was to utilize a simple, classic design that would fade into the background and provide contrast […]

A Quick Summertime Porch Refresh

This post is in partnership with Wagner. While I always joke that the entryway is my favorite ‘room’ in our home, Scott would argue that his is the front porch. (I mean, I’m right there with him, really!) A good front porch is a gem in Chicago, and it was high on the list of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Ace Giveaway: Wagner Power Painter Plus

Before we moved into this house, Scott and I had a very serious talk – the good kind of talk that makes us all giddy and raise our voices over each other; the louder the better. The topic? What new tools will we need? Because if anything makes Scott excited over a project, it’s power tools […]