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”

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!

Baby Shower Favors – Distressed Pots with Herb Seeds

Our friends Chris & Shara are having a baby!  We offered to help with the favors for their shower.  They had a pretty large shower – around 40 guests!  So we knew the favors had to be awesome, but also economical.  After some internet surfing, we came up with this idea, which is a mashupContinue reading “Baby Shower Favors – Distressed Pots with Herb Seeds”

Wood Stars

I’m so amazed by smart people.  I mean, don’t get me wrong, I like to consider myself fairy bright.  But sometimes I’m truly overwhelmed by what other people can do.  Take these stars, for instance.  It would have taken me somewhere in the ballpark of 3 months to figure out the math and the anglesContinue reading “Wood Stars”

Console Table from Raw Lumber

We absolutely love tables made from slabs – especially when the live edge is left intact.  Something about the modern + natural combination is so beautiful.  All the clean, sharp lines intrinsic in modern design coupled with the rawness and beauty of wood slabs is just stunning.

Mudroom Remodel

When we moved into the new house, our mudroom consisted of 4 walls, a tile floor and a ceiling.  That’s about it.  Since we had about 734 projects that took priority over finishing this space, we quickly hacked together an old Ikea bookcase and turned it into a wardrobe-of-sorts. It served it’s purpose – hadContinue reading “Mudroom Remodel”

Kitchen Pantry Remodel

Prior to this remodel, there was so much unusable space in our kitchen pantry!  The built-in shelves that our builder installed did not maximize the space at all.  We can’t really claim this as a DIY project because all we did was demolition the old pantry, and install the new one.  But we’re still proud ofContinue reading “Kitchen Pantry Remodel”