a built in nook under the stairs

The perfect use for the space under the stairs- book shelves, a bench, drawers and even a little closet

So, we closed on our house last week. Honestly, that was a sad, sad day for me. Not only did we love that house, we poured so much of ourselves into the remodeling. Since moving overseas wasn’t even a thought until, well, until Adam interviewed for a job overseas mid-March, we picked details we loved [...]

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 [...]

a project a week for 2013

a project a week for 2013

You might’ve noticed last post (or in some other gushing-about-my-love-for-making-list-post along the way) that I love making lists and getting organized. I also love New Year’s for the push to do just that. I also have a really unfinished house. I feel like we’ve spent the last four months making our new house into a [...]