Category before and after

Painted chairs

A quick look through my phone revealed I have over 100 browser windows open, alternating between news articles and home renovation ideas. I couldn’t find, though, the picture that has been stuck in my head for a few weeks now. It was just a painted chair in an entryway, simple, but that’s what I’ve had […]

Peach swirls are better with plants

Over the last two weekends, I’ve been working on making our hall bath much more livable.  It’s going to be a while before we’re able to do a full renovation on any of the bathrooms, but they’re all, just… not good. Someone got a good deal on a couple lots of builder-grade beige tile maybe […]

The hall light 

A tale of folly and victory told in two Instagram posts almost exactly 6 months apart. The first was from July 17th, 2016, the second from January 16th, 2017. Right after our offer was accepted on our house, but three months before we moved in, I prompted convinced Nik we needed to stop in every […]

The progress and surprises

Week three started yesterday, and the work continues in satisfying increments. The demo of the cabinets is complete, the tile has come up and the rough-ins for the electric and plumbing are nearly finished. Because I am impatient by nature, I am restless to get to the part where we put the finishes in, but […]