Exterior Paint Colors

So, I promised some progress / concept on the house exterior.  I had a tiny bit of time last week between packing for a family reunion, getting things squared away before closing, figuring out part time child care, etc etc etc…. to get some photoshopping done.  Here is what the house looks like now (photo … Read more


Are finally complete and more or less populated with books and accessories.  Last weekend was prep and assembly and this weekend was putting everything on the shelves (hence the delay).  Morgan’s original instructions were more or less correct. However, I did find a few things to be different in our shelving scenario.  Here are a few things I … Read more

More DIY

So before I get so baby belly big that I can’t move at all, we figured we had better get a few more home improvement projects crossed off the list. This weekend should be our DIY Home Depot Shelving extravaganza (with some Labor Day bocce ball festivities thrown in).  I’ve already featured Morgan from the Brick … Read more

Happy Labor Day

This weekend was full of DIY and home improvement. When we had the guest room wall built a couple months ago, we had our contractor replace the wavy glass shower enclosure with a more traditional L-shaped rod (better for bathing future baby and more in keeping with the style of our house).  We got clear … Read more

Friday Filaments

I was perusing The Brick House and came across Morgan’s DIY of Lindsay Adelman’s chandelier. Industrial yet refined and delicate.  Something to try at our place? And some other options from Lindsay’s website – DIY instructions and parts lists included.

Giveaway: Cutting Edge Stencils

Lately, I’ve been a bit obsessed with surface decoration.  From the awning stripe on the baby’s ceiling to my plans to do a faux bois wall in the powder room and a chinoiserie in the bath.  Well, Cutting Edge Stencils to the rescue! Have you checked out this website before?  They have some amazing patterns. And when you don’t want to … Read more