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

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

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 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

Tuesday Tidbits

This week has been another busy one! We are into the mostly fun phase of installing lots of finishing touches. (It’s not all fun, but the results are fun!) At the very least, it makes for an enjoyable Tuesday Tidbits. We did get our bedside lights installed in the master bedroom this week. We spaced

Tuesday Tidbits

AHHHH….it has been another busy and productive week at our house! Lots of pics for this Tuesday Tidbits post to show some of our updates. Trent has been continuing to work on the bathrooms. I absolutely love the faucets we selected (9 months ago). On past projects, I haven’t been willing to splurge on items

Tuesday Tidbits

It has been another super busy week! Our Tuesday Tidbits could seriously have 100 photos and updates this week – but I won’t bore you. Plus, I think it would take me an entire day to sort and download them all. Here are the week’s highlights: Since Trent was able to build the 2 crazy