Door Hardware Clean-up Tutorial

It’s another tutorial friends…because I learned something new (and super easy) and feel like I should save another poor soul any wasted, unnecessary effort. We saved all the original main floor doors – because they are completely amazing! Both the doors and all the hardware had at least 87 coats of paint on them. At

Tuesday Tidbits

Time for another Tuesday Tidbits and we have been moving fast! The pseudo-finish line is in sight (I say this because we won’t actually be totally finished…but finished enough to move in). We are definitely getting a little adrenaline push for some of these projects. This past week we installed the gigantic hood over what

Q & A

It feels like it hasn’t been that long since our last Q&A, but we receive a lot of similar questions and try to keep up on the answers. Here are some of the more recent common ones. Question: When are you moving in? Answer: We truly have no idea! But we are hoping by the

Tuesday Tidbits

Many apologies for the later than usual Tuesday Tidbits post today! If you follow along, you know that this past Sunday was the New York City Marathon. I ran for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and had a wonderful time. As I mentioned last week, Trent stayed home to keep things moving on the house

Friday Favorites

Ahhhh…the weekend is finally here. We are through Halloween and looking towards Thanksgiving. And we just might be moved into this house by Christmas! For all of you that have stated how sad you will be once this project is done (and you have no blog posts to read), fear not! Just because we are moving

Tuesday Tidbits

Time for another Tuesday Tidbits and it has been a busy week! While we don’t have a “deadline” to be into the house, we have deadline. The exterior will not be done until next spring/summer (I’ve accepted it and moved on). However, we believe the interior will be mostly done by the end of the

What’s In Your Toolbox?

Every once in a great while we do a slightly different style of blog post. Okay…to be clear, you guys know that I write these posts. It’s not really a “we” thing.  “We” actually do all the work on the house together. “We” have an equal say in all things pertaining to the house. But

Tuesday Tidbits with a Confession

Friends and followers we have a confession to make on this Tuesday Tidbits. We are done. No, no, no…we aren’t actually done with the house. We are simply done mentally. We are done physically. We are over it. We have somehow allowed ourselves to fall into the scam of social media. While scrolling through Instagram

Tuesday Tidbits Part 2

**If the house stuff is your only interest, keep scrolling down!** This Part 2 of Tuesday Tidbits is to fill you in on some personal stuff as well as house stuff. We have some busy days surrounding us right now…exciting but busy. Many of you have asked about the New York City Marathon that I

Tuesday Tidbits Part 1

We have so many updates this week that I am doing a two part Tuesday Tidbits. The second portion will be tomorrow (on Wednesday) …obviously not being on a Tuesday…but there is just too much! So, let’s get down to business: I have spent every spare minute of each day scraping, sanding, priming and painting