(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)

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(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)