It’s been just over a month since our darling Beatrix Rhodes’ arrival and we are so in love. She took her time, keeping cozy an extra five days before greeting us an uncharacteristically chilly Easter Sunday: April 1st, 2018 –Read More
Trigger Warning: if you're a wood purist maybe skip this one.
When it comes to painted furniture I land somewhere in the middle. I'd almost always prefer a beautiful piece left un-doctored than risk witnessing a midcentury stunner slathered in chalk paint and stenciled decals. But sometimes, GASP! I do think a fresh coat of paint can actually better serve a vintage piece of furniture – specifically if you're starting out with something like this:Read More
Last week I (somewhat melodramatically) walked you through the unfortunate state of our second floor bedroom/soon-to-be nursery. If you want a refresh on why I've dubbed it the Ugliest Room in Our House, read here. Or to summarize: it used to be a kitchen and comes complete with a wall of upper cabinets, thin brown wall-to-wall carpeting, an exterior door that essentially leads to nowhere, and just generally an awkward layout.Read More
Living in a Victorian duplex has its charms! But a hundred and thirty plus years is a long time, ripe for inflicting careless and questionable "updates" on a once grand original design. When you factor in its multi-family dwelling and non owner-occupied status, all bets for tasteful preservation are off.Read More