Sunroom Bar

Sunroom Bar

Let me just start this post by saying this room is completely unnecessary and an extravagance.  If we were building, this space would be unnecessary UNLESS we had an amazing pool… but we don’t.

we broke a mcm elitist rule…

we broke a mcm elitist rule…

We painted our fireplace.  Our mid mod elitist card was immediately revoked and we have been hanging out heads in shame ever since.  I kid.  I don’t give a shit… it’s my fireplace.  Now having said that, karma bit us in the ass and I am not 100% pleased with the final result.  Drama unfolds below ūüėČ OK so… here is what we were originally working with: The fact of the matter is we would never choose to have a big brown brick wall in the middle of our house.  This room isn’t exceedingly bright as it is so having...

entry way completed

entry way completed

Our entryway might be one of my favorite rooms in the house! Is it a room? Do we call the entryway a room? It is definitely more than a hallway. One of the favorite features is that wood paneling wall which is original to the home, as is the flooring and doors.  Basically everything is other than the dark grey wall. Off of the entry way is the room where I meet with my photography and marketing clients.  For this reason, having a space where people could hang their belongings or set their bags down, was crucial.  We do have...

boys room

boys room

While we do have four bedrooms, we have always wanted the boys to share a bedroom.  This is something we may revisit when they are a bit older but as it stands now, they are sharing a room.  Now having said that, it is rare that they both stay in their own beds through the night so it doesn’t much help in the keep each other company aspect.  In the end, a king bed is really for two adults and two kids, right?!  Is my sarcasm coming through? Here is a look back on the initial design for the boys...

buffet makeover

buffet makeover

Why hello there ole blog that I’ve done nothing with for 3 years!  To say that renovating a 4,000 sqft house which we are mostly DIY renovating, oh, while also having busy careers and two, even busier, little boys has been overwhelming is quite the understatement. So here we are, with a handful of projects completed, and I’m going to start sharing more specifics on this blog… mostly because it will be more efficient than answer Instagram DMs. On to the buffet makeover… This mother fucking buffet was the bane of my existence for that first month or two of renos. ...

mama wants a tub

mama wants a tub

There are two types of people in this world, the ones who entertain and the ones who observe… Whoops! What I MEANT to say, there are two types of people in this world: Those who appreciate a nice soaking tub and those who are satisfied with just a shower. Don’t get me wrong, I love a long hot shower as much as the next person but a bath?! Girrrrl! Give me a bath with all the things and I am happy. Now having said that, we have managed to, thus far, only live in houses that have a small tub....

boys get spacey

boys get spacey

If I could design kids rooms full time, I would love it.  They are so much fun to put together.  For the boys room at our old house (take a peek here & here) I used a lot of pieces that I knew would grow with them or that we would be able to utilize in other parts of our house.  When moving in to Oh Mid Mod we decided that the rooms were plenty large enough for the boys to share and the other bedroom could be used at their playroom, which I cannot wait to do!  Locke is...

buffet makeover in progress

The 80s made people do questionable things… the faux marble finish on the 13 foot buffet cabinet in our dining room has been one of the biggest projects. ¬†Our lovely seller, Jill, told us (thankfully!) that underneath the faux marble, that she had commissioned a local artist to do, there was a lovely warm wood and the top was the 1×3 tile that matched our entry. ¬†I spent many hours stripping both sides of this¬†13 foot¬†buffet with an eco friendly paint stripper. ¬†Pulled the top off only to see that the 80s top was glued down to the lovely tile....