In which paint goes on the walls, the cabinet is made whole again (and then some!), a mirror is removed, and a night light fixture gets installed.

Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 4 – Paint & Light

While there may not be a GREAT deal of progress aesthetically, I have poured a great many hours into this project since my last update. In short, I reassembled the cabinets (including adding new storage), removed the mirror, got paint on the walls, and replaced the light fixture. BUT DAMN, IT WAS A STRUGGLE. Continue reading “Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 4 – Paint & Light”

In which we learn about how the Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation kit lies but is also wonderful, and see how the tile transformation is coming along!

Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 3 – Tile & Cabinet Transformation

Wahoo! There has been so much progress in the last 10 days! Despite a number of false starts, surprises, and slow progress at times, I am delighted to report that the tile job is ALMOST DONE! As an extra bonus, I am wrapping up the cabinet transformation in the next day or so. Which means that altogether, the bathroom is super close to being functional again and looking way improved! Continue reading “Industrial Bathroom Makeover: Part 3 – Tile & Cabinet Transformation”

The process, takeaways, and lessons learned from having a contractor build a deck and pergola.

We Built a Deck: Lessons Learned

Okay, we didn’t build it. That would be sheer lunacy. But we hired a contractor who had various crews work to bring our design and vision to life. It has been the hardest/longest project I could imagine, and I didn’t even lift a finger. So here is an abbreviated version of the process of having a contractor build your deck, with some major takeaways. Continue reading “We Built a Deck: Lessons Learned”

The down-and-dirty details of the "before" turning our master bath into an urban industrial spa.

Industrial Spa Bathroom Makeover: Part 1 – Planning

We moved into our (new) house last March after seeing it in January and falling in love. It was almost absolutely perfect for us! The location, the size, the layout, and most of the finish-out. We had a short punch list of items that we wanted to do on the house to make it really perfect before we added to our family. Continue reading “Industrial Spa Bathroom Makeover: Part 1 – Planning”

Works in Progress

Naturally, I started this blog with the hope of capturing all my wildly wonderful home projects and making you positively emerald with envy.

I’m not particularly handy, but I am damn stubborn and relatively frugal, which tends to result in risky DIY activities at a regular cadence. Continue reading “Works in Progress”