Last Friday, Munsell was about to leave for work when he closed the garage door to find this: Why on earth this happened to us is still a mystery. No other houses in our neighborhood were hit. And after talking with our neighbors, nothing like this had ever happened before either. We have a few… Continue reading Making lemonade
The bathroom project was one of those, as Munsell calls it, “scope creep” projects. Basically, the more we did the more work we had to complete. First it smelled like smoke from the previous owner, so we painted it. Then it still didn’t smell clean, and we discovered the vanity and cabinets smelled. There was… Continue reading The Vanity
Is anyone else out there confused how it’s nearing the end of July already? I mean really, what happened to June? And the rest of July? If it wasn’t for the scorching, humid heat I’d have my feet firmly planted in believing its May. Also, to anyone out there waiting for the big “reveal” on… Continue reading ….hello?
Last time we left off, our built-ins were looking like this We were needing a mantel, crown molding, and some additional trim around the fireplace hearth. I wanted the mantel to stand out. There was a lot of white going on and I thought a wood rustic wood beam would contrast nicely. Of course, I… Continue reading A Mantel and Trim
By now I’ve gotten the question multiple times about why/how Munsell and I are renovating our home, building furniture, and in general driving ourselves insane. My mom likes to tell this story of how one night she found me, 12 years old, in my room sitting on the floor and attempting to learn how to… Continue reading My Mother’s Fault
So it’s been a month since I last posted…sorry about that. We officially moved into the house (yay!!!) and my new job started as well and general life events just happened. Last time we left off, we were planking the fireplace wall. We wanted to create a gap between the drywall and planks as room… Continue reading What we’ve been up to…
I have pictures again! Yay! So last time I left off, we had prepped the fireplace with cement board for tile and I gave you a sneak peak of the tile we had chosen, this lovely carrara marble mosaic from The Tile Shop. At this point, we laid out the tile in the general shape… Continue reading Fireplace Part 2