(living room)

After living in our house for over three years, I finally finished off our living room.  I had tried a few temporary set-ups using some chairs we had, but I knew the room wouldn't feel balanced until we introduced a couch. Thankfully, the Wayfair Way Day sale at the end of April gave me just … Continue reading (living room)

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(staind)

Last week we had to choose the floor stain which was REALLY HARD.  The wood floors will be throughout the entire first and second floor and are not easy to refinish - so we have to like it.  Plus, they set the tone for the whole house.  After seeing the the unfinished wood installed in … Continue reading (staind)

(tile style)

Now that all the tile is installed (!!), we had to head over to the house to choose the grout colors that will be poured next week.  Here is a glimpse into the master bath (as it currently stands). The photo on the left is a corner of the Master Shower, which I am very … Continue reading (tile style)

(finding the perfect white paint)

Whoops!  Looks like someone (and I'm not going to name names) forgot she had a blog.  I have been super busy at work/ working on the house that I am a bit behind... Anyways, I have been stresssssing out while on the search for the perfect white paint color for the walls.  Who knew there … Continue reading (finding the perfect white paint)

(mullin’ over mullions)

Now added to the list of things I never thought I would care about: mullions.  Most of you are probably asking "What the h are mullions??" and a few weeks ago, I would have been in that exact same boat.  Mullions, you see, are window grilles.  But what the h are window grilles?  Window grilles … Continue reading (mullin’ over mullions)

(brass is back)

So next on the to-do list is to confirm all the plumbing fixture choices for the house.  I thought I would have an opinion about this and let me tell you, I just don't; except for the brass faucet I ordered for the powder room. Brass is so back - is there anything chicer than … Continue reading (brass is back)

(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?)