DIY Mirror Wall Art

This is a project that has been in progress even longer than the tiling has, if you believe it. I started it last summer, when we were just finishing painting the cabinet doors for our guest bathroom. I didn’t finish it until yesterday… so… yeah. After finding an unbelievable deal on some bright green paint […]

Nightmare Phase Two: Laying Tile

Well, it’s about time I finally do this post. We actually completed laying this tile in November, but I kept putting off doing this post, because if I wrote it I would feel obligated to actually start grouting. Since the grouting finally started last weekend, I may as well get this post out there in […]

Nightmare Phase One: Pouring Self-Leveling Concrete

So it’s finally time for me to begin the series of trials that we had to brave in order to successfully install the new tile floor in our living room. First up, subfloor preparation. I.E. pouring self leveling concrete. I.E. a messy, repetitive hell. Now, you may not need to do much extra work to […]

Our Guest Bathroom Trim and Décor

So the guest bathroom has been a project that we do parts of, work on something else, then come back and do something else, move on, come back, rinse and repeat. But we’re finally done. The last post showed the finished painting except for the trim and the doors and any kind of décor. Well […]

DIY: Farm Table

So, my husband and I are an engineer and a designer respectively. So, what that means for us in relation to getting projects done on the house is that we grossly underestimate the amount of time that it will take (very typical of engineers) and we procrastinate until we find that we have to go […]

Guest Bathroom Reveal!

It’s 9 o’clock in the evening on labor day as I’m writing this. I hope that everyone has had a good one! I am incredibly excited to be doing this post. I’ve been looking forward to doing it for what seems like forever. Our original goal was to have the guest bathroom completed before we […]

DIY Modern Dresser

It has been quite a while since I’ve done a blog post. About three weeks, I think. I don’t actually know because although I’m currently signed into my blog, I’m still too lazy to check, so there you go. There are a few projects that we’ve been working on. My future sister-in-law came up a […]


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