6 Tips for an Easy Gallery Wall

For months, every time I would walk past the giant blank wall in our living/dining room, I would grumble to myself "I should do a gallery wall."  I kept putting it off because a. I didn't have enough pieces and 2. I thought it had to be a very complicated process.  I scrolled through Pinterest for inspiration and … Continue reading 6 Tips for an Easy Gallery Wall

(get the look for less: counter tops)

Now that construction has actually started, we thought it might be time to get our ducks in a row and start nailing down some finishes.  On our contractor's recommendation, we ventured out to Stone City in Humboldt Park after a deeelightful breakfast at WHISK (those salty caramel pancakes - omg!). Upon entering the warehouse, I … Continue reading (get the look for less: counter tops)

(wood you like to know the recipe for adding instant character?)

I have always had a penchant for vintage things with loads of character, but after taking Woodworking 101 at the ReBuilding Exchange in the Spring, I want salvaged everything. I took the class with my future sis-in-law and we absolutely loved it. We hand selected our own timber and used real badass power tools over … Continue reading (wood you like to know the recipe for adding instant character?)

(kitch-inspiration)

Last weekend we ventured out to the burbs to work on cabinetry selections for the house.  We had a great meeting (albeit both of us slightly hungover) and started to make some major strides in nailing down decisions for the kitchen.  While we wait for the cad drawings, I figured I would share some of … Continue reading (kitch-inspiration)