how to build a fireplace mantel

building a DIY fireplace mantel

When I shared the thankful garland, I mentioned that after an extended hiatus from remodeling projects, we are back in the saddle. In fact, Adam is tiling the backsplash while we’re gone this month (lucky me!). And we just picked up tile for a black and white bathroom redo. But before I get ahead of [...]

copper barn light ikea hack

copper barn light IKEA hack

I have this special talent for finding and falling in love with expensive things. I have a knack for it, really- if you need someone to come with you to a store to pinpoint the most expensive item (with price tags hidden, of course), I am your girl. Strangely, I haven’t found much use for [...]

goodbye final bagster, hello light at the end of the tunnel

cousins sitting in the new kitchen

Friends, it is a happy day at the Gentry casa. A really happy day because…. *drumroll please*… the new house is guest-ready. Well, ‘ready’ might be a bit strong- perhaps ‘guest-safe’ is more accurate? Regardless, the last few months of house projects (and the last week of frenzied project-finishing, trim-and-door-painting, working-our-tails-off and very-little-sleeping) have paid [...]