The construction on our 1930s bathroom remodel ended back in March, but we have only recently put all of the finishing touches on the space. I finally took photos to share with y'all! The remodel overall was a super painful learning experience: countless trips to the tile store, more money than we ever planned to … Continue reading 1930s Bathroom Remodel – Reveal
Our 1930s bathroom was completely gutted this week, making way for a floor-to-ceiling remodel. While I can't wait to take a long, hot bath in a brand new Kohler tub that no one else's bum has been in, this construction phase has been pretty stressful. Preserving Old House Integrity Maybe I've been watching too many … Continue reading 1930s Bathroom Remodel – Part 1
Our downstairs bathroom makeover is complete! Goodbye split-pea green paint and weird old sink; hello new fixtures, paint, and a brand new feel! Sometimes it's really tough having a 90-year-old house. Don't get me wrong, I love the charm of our home, but it takes a lot of work to keep it updated and modernized. … Continue reading Save the Pink Tile – 1970s Small Bathroom Makeover Complete!
In late June, Russell and I started planning to take action on renovating our two bathrooms. I wrote a planning post about what I wanted our downstairs bath to end up looking like, and then...that was about all the movement we made for months. Blame my job getting hectic and lots of travel, and there … Continue reading Small Bathroom Makeover Update: New Paint
Oh boy. Here goes. We are officially planning on redoing both of our bathrooms this summer/fall, two projects we've been wanting to do since we bought our house in 2011. I'm not sure we're ready but we kinda can't wait any longer - I think the upstairs tub might come crashing through the kitchen any … Continue reading Small Bathroom Makeover – Planning, Part 1
We've easily done triple the work outside of our house as we have inside, including tearing out all of the existing landscaping and replacing it. As part of our ongoing yard efforts, we've planted hundreds of dollars worth of flowers, shrubs, trees, etc. And each spring, we're rewarded with beautiful blooms outside...and hungry, hungry deer … Continue reading Keeping Deer Away From Your Flowers and Spring Gardening Tips
Phew. This has been a long time coming. Three years, precisely. When we first bought our house, it had been empty for over a year, and the once-beautiful yard was a jungle. Overgrown bushes, ivy everywhere, and weeds galore. We couldn't even spend time in our yard for the first two summers we had here … Continue reading Before and After Backyard Makeover
I can't resist a cute apron, especially a seasonal one — my mother-in-law knows this, she always gets me adorable holiday aprons — so I've ended up with quite a few of them, and no where to put them. Until recently, they've been rolled up and shoved in the bottom of a kitchen cupboard, which doesn't … Continue reading DIY Apron Hanging Nook – Kitchen Storage Options