before story: the rental

Because we don’t have enough to worry about around our own house (clearly, I jest) the hubs and I decided to buy our first rental property. Of COURSE we couldn’t buy one that didn’t need a ton of love. Let’s check out the before pictures, shall we? The exterior is all brick  which means it

greenhouse clean out

Once upon a time, we bought a greenhouse bought a house that had a greenhouse hanging off the side of it. With visions of year-round homegrown veggies dancing in our heads, we were stoked at the idea. Then we discovered that what we had really purchased was a retirement home for spiders looking for a

master bath progress

We are still at it in the master bathroom but are making serious headway. It feels so freaking good. The pocket door/entryway door awkwardness has been resolved. Remember that post?… The vanity cabinets were in great shape—we may give them a fresh paint job down the line, but there is lots of life left there—but

master bath reno: phase 1

Hey guys! We are still alive. This new construction site has not had the best of us yet. In fact, we are moving from wallpaper removal to the much more dramatic transformation of our master bedroom and bathroom. Clearly, time for an update on what’s been going on around these parts. Ooooooookay. Here we go.

before + after: stairs

With 75% of the rooms in our new construction site covered in dated wallpaper you can imagine where all of my free DIY time has been spent. While I’m not afraid to pat myself on the back for the progress made in my world that revolves around how much wallpaper removing I can squeeze into