Motorized, Cedar Driveway Gate

This was a really fun and challenging project that ended up taking WAY too long due to the fact that we decided to start demolition on the master bathroom before we finished this project.  (we’ll never learn!)  But, we did eventually finish this one (after the bathroom was completely finished).  🙂 When we moved intoContinue reading “Motorized, Cedar Driveway Gate”

Master Bathroom Renovation

Hands-down, this is the most ambitious project that Susan and I have ever taken on!  It’s the first project that we decided to tackle in our new house.  We moved here in October 2017 after realizing that we were more about the ‘Urban Life’ and less about the ‘Lake Life.’  Our lake house sold veryContinue reading “Master Bathroom Renovation”

Master Bedroom Remodel

Susan and I have this dream of buying a fixer-upper and rehabbing it one day.  I think this master bedroom remodel project was a good way to get our feet wet before for a much larger, whole-house project.  Before the remodel, our bedroom was tiered.  As you can see in the pictures below, we hadContinue reading “Master Bedroom Remodel”

Outdoor Sofa

We had some leftover “beams” from our DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas table, and figured we’d put them to good use by making a matching sofa for the patio.  DIY furniture is the best, because you can customize everything.  For instance, we knew we wanted a sofa on our back patio, but we didn’t have muchContinue reading “Outdoor Sofa”

DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas Table

A lot of our project inspiration comes from Restoration Hardware.  Let’s face it, RH’s furniture is jaw-dropping gorgeous, but a wee little bit pricey.  Ok… it’s way pricey.  Take this outdoor dining table, for instance.  Pretty, right?  Yep, we thought so, too.  But at $4,075 (for just the table!) it was a bit out ofContinue reading “DIY Restoration Hardware Bardenas Table”

Ebb & Flow Through San Diego

This isn’t a travel blog… but, as a blog about our adventures, I feel compelled to write about our San Diego experience.  Have you ever experienced effortless flow on vacation?  Maybe this is more common for others.  For Susan and me, vacations are typically more mentally exhausting than rejuvenating.  We always return from vacations feelingContinue reading “Ebb & Flow Through San Diego”

Wallpaper is cool again… No, really!

For Valentine’s Day this year, we spent some quality time in the bedroom.  No, no… this isn’t that type of blog.  We spent the afternoon wallpapering.  😉 Wallpaper is coming back into style in a big way!  No joke.  There are some really awesome prints and patterns available – everything from forest scenes to metallics to theContinue reading “Wallpaper is cool again… No, really!”

Distressed Wood STARS

Winter storm Jonas hit, and left us house-bound for the better part of 2 days.  These stars were the result.  They’re built just like our Wood Stars, but with a different (read: way better!) finish.  IMHO. There are many techniques for creating a faux distressed look with paint.  Usually, if I want to achieve the distressed look,Continue reading “Distressed Wood STARS”

Boot Trays

We’ve had insane amounts of rain here in Charlotte, NC during the last couple months.  It’s been unseasonably warm for Nov/Dec (70’s!), but too rainy to take advantage of the nice temperatures.  But rainy days make for excellent project days!  And what could be more appropriate this time of year than boot trays!