My DIY Art Deco Inspired Accent Ceiling

I’ve had a love obsession with classic vintage tile for as long as I can remember. In fact, I’m pretty sure I spent most of my last trip to Paris staring at the ground, drooling over the intricate mosaic tile floors from bygone eras. So when we decided to renovate our guest bathroom, I wasContinue reading “My DIY Art Deco Inspired Accent Ceiling”

Bathroom Meet World, World Meet Bathroom: A Renovation Story

Have you ever wanted to design a bathroom whose inspiration you’d describe as an old english gentleman’s club meets a cabinet of curiosities with a dash of art deco glamor and a good helping of craftsman charm? No? Just me? Cool…. keep reading if you want to see how that played out lol… The BeforeContinue reading “Bathroom Meet World, World Meet Bathroom: A Renovation Story”

Complete Kitchen Budget Breakdown

Talking about money is nobody’s favorite subject, but I’m also pretty sure its the one thing everyone secretly wants to know most when you share a project like this. Some might say its just natural human curiosity, but personally, I feel like if you’re spending time reading kitchen renovation blog posts in the first place,Continue reading “Complete Kitchen Budget Breakdown”

Our Tiny Mixed Metals, Black, White & Wood Kitchen

Welcome to our new and improved teeny tiny, kitchen! She may be small, but she’s finally rocking her new look and we love her! (I still can’t believe this room used to look like this can you!?). What is so satisfying to me about this update is how much better I feel like this kitchenContinue reading “Our Tiny Mixed Metals, Black, White & Wood Kitchen”

Thanks, They’re Semihandmade

In the world of kitchen renos, we were attempting to pull ours off on a shoestring and a prayer. I stalked sales and clearance racks, I bought used appliances and inexpensive dupes of nicer items. I spent months hunting down the cheapest deals I could find. But the one area I refused to skimp onContinue reading “Thanks, They’re Semihandmade”

Butcher Block Countertop Install

One of the design elements I was most excited for when I started researching older kitchens from the 1920s was the use of wood countertops. So I went full Kadie and researched absolutely everything I could about installing and owning real wood countertops. Here’s what I found: To start with I was excited to discoverContinue reading “Butcher Block Countertop Install”

Ah… The Joys Of Tiling Old Unsquare Rooms…

Here’s the thing about tiling an old home. Absolutely nothing is square or level. Nothing. So if we had just started tiling, following the line of one of the walls as our guide to start, the tile would have ended up crooked and skewed on the floor. Or worse, the uneven start would have setContinue reading “Ah… The Joys Of Tiling Old Unsquare Rooms…”