Oct 17 2017

Happy Anniversary + Transformation Tuesday

It just so happens that our anniversary this year falls on Transformation Tuesday, so we will pair them together as they kind of fit nicely together. Joe and I are celebrating our 8th anniversary today. HOW HAS IT BEEN EIGHT YEARS!?! For those of you who don't know, Joe and I met at church and he asked me to sushi afterwards. Well, six short weeks after that he proposed. It was a whirlwind, but my parents shockingly said yes when he...

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Trend Alert – Cerused everything

Cerusing is very hot right now and for good reason. It is not only beautiful because it accentuates the flow of the wood grain on the piece, but also is sophisticated, while having the ability to be under-stated. Cerusing is when you strip down the wood and then open the grain with a brush. Next you stain the piece or paint it. After it is dry you then fill in the grain with glaze or lime wax. It has been...

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Oct 10 2017

Transformation Tuesday – Campaigning for campaign!

I fell in love with campaign furniture years and years ago. I love the clean lines, the almost always brass hardware. Our customers love campaign too! So when we got this piece in, I knew it would be a hit. Although I love love love burlwood, I felt the burl on this piece was a little dated looking with the style of the piece. So, to brighten this puppy up, we decided to go with Farrow and Ball Wevet in...

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Oct 06 2017

Kids Playroom/Guest Room is under way! Here’s the inspo board!

We have this room of our kitchen. Every ounce of me wanted to tear down the walls and make the kitchen/living room into one big room. However, we only plan on living here for a few years and it would be nearly suicidal as a home seller to take away a bedroom. Second option was let Wells and Brooks have separate rooms and stick one of them in there. However, when I first moved to Chicago, I had the room off...

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Oct 03 2017

Transformation Tuesday – Black and Blue Bamboo

This bamboo wardrobe we did really turned out amazing. We had it here for a couple months, but as soon as the transformation posted it sold! Making the change from the dingy bamboo laminate to the sophisticated glossy black, with a dash of fun blue certainly did the trick. I love to work magic on older pieces and make them new again. Scroll down to see the magical before + after of this gorgeous bamboo stunner. ...

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Sep 29 2017

Happy National Coffee Day!

Every now and then I get personal.  I write about pressing things on my heart and mind and this is one of them.  Coffee.  It’s the nectar of the Lord! Coffee jump starts my day as I wake up with children sitting on my face or next to me watching youtube kids videos because they got up WAY too early and I need a second to gather myself.  By the way should we start to create some of those cause...

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Sep 26 2017

Transformation Tuesday – I’m Blushing

We revealed the new fall color last week here and so far people are going crazy over it! Farrow and Ball's Pink Ground is your perfect off-white dirty pink. And I mean dirty in the best way possible. We decided to show it off with a brass metal base. The before + after of this one has me like whoa! It looked so old and rustic before and now looks so bright and beautiful. Scroll down for the video transformation. And...

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