Simply White Trim and a Painted Ceiling

The trim and ceiling paint are done! Everything is painted out in Benjamin Moore’s Simply White, and I love how bright and clean it feels now. All that is really left in here is to run the hardwood through the hallway- which we hope to get to soon, but I’m not sure when it will…

Drywall and Trim in the Mud Room Entry!

We have finished the drywall and have all of the trim installed in the mudroom! I have to tell you that my nesting, pregnant self is very pleased. Of course, this is an area we have wanted to finish for a while… but there is nothing like a baby deadline to get us motivated. Not…

Chippy Barn Light for The Hallway

Years ago Matt spotted this chippy barn light at our local restore. It was $25, and while we didn’t have a spot for it at the time- we knew we would some day! Upon doing a little research we found that they are often used in animal barns, are explosion proof- and that vintage ones…

Creating a Laundry “Room” Closet

Our laundry area has had me stumped for a while. I finally committed to creating a Laundry “Room” Closet. I was trying to incorporate barn doors but decided on double closet doors, because honestly it is a very tight space! It has certain access requirements because our electrical panel, crawl space access and washer and…

The Paint Diaries

I have spent a good chunk of the last 5 years painting things. And I mean a goooooood chunk. This week I have been busy with the brush yet again. I was able to add a steely  gray to my hubby’s studio door and 2 closets (definitely need to share his space with you soon!) and…

Progress In the Entry

follow our mud room makeover from the beginning: part 1, part 2 So, after I told you how we got nothing done, Matt and I had a crazy work bee on Saturday and fed our kids cereal for dinner. Sometimes you just have days like that. Tensions mounted around dinner time when we all realized we were…

Girl Got Goals!

So, remember how I said I wanted to work on the mudroom built ins- adding the face frames and building cabinet doors this week?! Well, we’re done! Just kidding… we aren’t. In fact, I didn’t even move a single piece of wood from the pile that is sitting in our dining area. I look at…

Our Scary Mudroom {The Before-Between}

There are some things I haven’t shared with you. The ugly, how do you live like that, kind of things. Today that changes. Prepare yourself. I don’t fully know the answer of how we have lived with this condemned, scary entry for so long… Perhaps it has something do with living in a reno, and having so…

Tickety Boo

You know the saying “Everything is moving along Tickety Boo” ? At least I think that’s a saying… I would love if I could move everything along at “Bippity Boppity Boo.” Where is my fairy godmother? But alas, things only move along when you put in the work. Sometimes the finished product seems SO FAR…