To chalk paint or not to chalk paint? That might not be what Shakespeare meant, okay. I had my own Hamlet moment over Spring Break, but instead of holding some knife it was a quart of chalk paint. But seriously, is it nobler to break down and just buy new stuff, or takes arms and… Continue reading Master Bedroom Update.
Check out that title... #alliteration I love having a pantry. Our kitchen at our old house was large and open after we moved the L-shaped peninsula bar and turned the kitchen into a large U-shape with a butcher-block island. It was probably the best feature of the house, to be honest. But, it still had… Continue reading My Pinterest-Perfect Pantry Project.
When we moved, I hated leaving the unfinished, half started nursery. It was the only room I really felt “attached” to at that time. We had always planned to do a Beatrix Potter-themed nursery (back in 2010, 2011) but after miscarriage after miscarriage, nursery decorating got pushed to a halt and none of that ever… Continue reading Nursery Redo, Take 5.
Redoing our master bathroom was something we knew we were going to have to do when we bought our house. You know how when you house-hunt, your realtor (or in my case, my realtor/BFF/voice of reason/favorite decision maker… I’m looking at you, Katy!) reminds you that finding a house with this, that, and every single… Continue reading Master Bath Reno… Part 1!
For my thirtieth (EEK!) birthday, Jake has hired professional painters. Yes, DIYing would be cheaper and possibly more fulfilling, but doggone it, Jake hates painting. HATES it. And our original plan was to have this done by painters some time while Mira was in the hospital for her Glenn, her second open heart surgery, that… Continue reading Repose Gray paint and new lighting.
Not long after we moved in, we painted the brick fireplace and in doing so, took down the old white mantle that was boring and crooked and just not right for the space. We planned to get to it April. Or May. Or maybe June. Then, Mira came. Obviously, it fell to the bottom of… Continue reading A More Meaningful Mantle.
Back in March, we added three chicks to the family. Yes, like chicken-chicks. I've always wanted to have chickens. Not a whole flock - just a few I could name who would lay enough eggs to support my baking habit. I was so worried about neglecting them once Mira was born. Our chickens… Continue reading The Little Red Backyard Chicken Coop.