For this Flashback Friday it is time for phase two in our kitchen renovation and another messy project under our belts! We really don't like textured walls...I mean really don't like them, which is why we had the completely crazy notion to skim coat the entire kitchen and back entryway with a thin layer of drywall compound. Erik skim coated the upstairs bedroom on his own a while ago, but this was a slightly larger job, so I jumped in to help with the kitchen. It's actually
Happy Thursday everyone! I hope you enjoyed your holiday weekend. Ours was packed with a new adventure and lots of new friends, but more on that later... Today I am beyond excited to share with you the beginning of our kitchen renovation! This room was one of the biggest transformations in our home, which is funny because we had no intention of taking the changes to the kitchen this far. Initially our thoughts were: "We'll paint the cabinets, update the hardware, paint the
Today on Throwback Thursday, we bring you our homemade sliding barn door, one of my favorite features of our house! Every inch counts in a smaller house, which is why we wanted to avoid traditional hinged interior doors as much as possible. Cue the sliding barn door. With it's minimal clearance requirements and versatile design options, it was perfect for our downstairs bathroom. Of course, being the mindfully selective people we are, the hardest part was finding a door we
For today's Flashback Friday, we will be showing you the first step in our process of installing new hardwood floors downstairs. This was one of the biggest and most emotional renovation decisions we've had to make. Although we had the flooring purchased for a while, the decision to cover the original floors with new hardwood didn't feel real until we actually started covering the original floors. I'll admit, it was a little sad to say goodbye to the antique fir and maple.
Welcome to another edition of Throwback Thursday! It is wild looking back at these photos and remembering what our house once looked like. Like many of our projects, this was a small change with big impact. Apart from our exterior doors, the entryway from the front door to the living room was the last remaining door frame in the house. The large format trim closed off the entry making it feel really small and cramped. Erik removed the trim, added corner bead, and finished
Welcome to our first Flashback Friday! Every Thursday and Friday we will be featuring past updates so we can get...well, up to date on our current projects. First up, our upstairs railing. For the longest time we had to be very careful at the top of our staircase because we did not have a railing. We shopped around, but just couldn't find anything close to what we were envisioning to go with the modern-yet-somewhat-industrial-loft style that the bedroom has been taking on.
We took a day trip up to Merrill today to pick up another Craigslist find. This time it was engineered hardwood maple flooring. It almost matches what we put in upstairs. We are so excited about this find - can't wait to install it!! #renovation #hardwood #flooring #maple #modern
Here are some recent updated pictures with the finished shower, painted window frame with frosted glass and mirror. The fun shower soap dispenser was an inspiration from one of the places we stayed at while on our honeymoon. #renovation #bathroom #shower #windows #glass #clawfoottub #IKEA #vanity #modern
Our latest project has been painting the frames of the rest of the downstairs windows. We started with brushes, but found that spray paint worked much better. We're going with a gloss finish to match the rest of the trim in the living room. #renovation #windows #frames #white #paint #modern