Browse: Catherine

  • A New Dining Room Table and the Design Plan

    A New Dining Room Table and the Design Plan

    Let me start off by apologizing for being ALL OVER THE PLACE lately! Last week I chatted about our new couch, then our mini front door makeover and then this week I gave you the updates on our nursery. And here I am today starting to chat about a whole new room — the dining room…

  • Reviewing 2017’s Home Goals & Making New Ones for 2018

    Reviewing 2017’s Home Goals & Making New Ones for 2018

    One of our favorite January traditions is sitting down to review our home goals from last year while making a new list of home goals for the year ahead. This helps us prioritize which projects to research, plan, and eventually do…

  • Gray Shiplap Behind the Basement TV

    Gray Shiplap Behind the Basement TV

    Our basement wall was looking a bit bare, so I decided to go ahead and add some gray shiplap behind our TV. This subtle touch has made a huge difference…

  • Choosing A Dark Floor Stain Color

    Choosing A Dark Floor Stain Color

    This post has been a long time coming and I’m so excited it’s finally here! Today I’m checking in with the “last” step from Phase I of our home renovation, choosing floor stain for our hardwood floors…

  • Tips and Tricks When Ordering Craftsman Style Doors

    Tips and Tricks When Ordering Craftsman Style Doors

    I don’t want to play favorites but just after the floors were stained last week, we installed the new doors and new hardware and this update may be my favorite part of this entire transformation so far…

  • Where We’ve Been Living Since Closing on Our New House

    Where We’ve Been Living Since Closing on Our New House

    We sold our first house on October 10th and ever since that day, we’ve been living in the basement of the new house, which is far from picture perfect. Come take a tour (but please excuse the mess)…

  • B’s House Has New Trim, Casing & Doors!

    B’s House Has New Trim, Casing & Doors!

    Two carpenters had been working for 3 full days hanging the baseboard, window casings, door frames and new doors. When I finally came home to see their hard work finished, I could not WIPE the smile off of my face…

  • Progress on B’s House: 2 Months Later

    Progress on B’s House: 2 Months Later

    I shared a to-do list of what we wanted to accomplish during “Phase 1” of this remodel right when we moved in (you know we LOVE a good to-do list). I thought it would be fun to check-in today, two months later, and share what we’ve gotten accomplished since then…

  • Mudroom Makeover: Faux Wood Ceramic Tile

    Mudroom Makeover: Faux Wood Ceramic Tile

    I shared the history of our mudroom, then the design plans, then the dramatic paint transformation, and finally chatted about finding the perfect tile. Today I’m back with my last… but BEST… mudroom update so far…

  • The Mudroom: Shopping for Tile and Choosing the Winning Option

    The Mudroom: Shopping for Tile and Choosing the Winning Option

    When I initially walked into the mudroom, I immediately started thinking of the potential for this space and the first thing on my mental to-do list was to rip out the red clay tile…

  • The Mudroom: Painting White Brick and Black Doors

    The Mudroom: Painting White Brick and Black Doors

    Yesterday I shared the backstory behind the mudroom and my design inspiration for this space. But today I seriously can’t wait to show you how much different this space looks now that the brick has been painted…

  • The Mudroom Before: Layout and the Design Plan

    The Mudroom Before: Layout and the Design Plan

    One of the spaces I’m most excited about in our new house is our “mudroom”. I received quite a few comments about this interesting room and I’m not surprised because it’s super confusing!! Allow me to break it down for you…