DIY Home · DIY Projects

DIY Storage Cabinet

My cousin and his fiance recently moved into a new house that has a good size bathroom, but was lacking storage space for towels and toiletries. They came to us with an idea of either a bench or shelf that could hold storage baskets to help keep everything organized. First of all, I was thrilled… Continue reading DIY Storage Cabinet

DIY Home · DIY Projects · Restore

Furniture Flip: Vanity Edition

Two years ago, I began piecing a vanity together with the idea that I would one day refinish it. The seat and vanity itself came from one seller, and the mirror from another. Each piece with a ton of character and beauty in their own right, that when together, look like they were made for each… Continue reading Furniture Flip: Vanity Edition

Crafts · DIY Fun

DIY Whiskey Caddy

Over the past year, Dan’s brother has started to introduce him to the wonderful world of whiskey. And throughout the summer, our nights were often spent relaxing in our backyard, drinking wine and whiskey, and burning scrap wood in a campfire. Our “perfect nights,” we’d call them. So this one pays tribute to those perfect… Continue reading DIY Whiskey Caddy

Room Renovations

Installing Crown Molding

With the interior doors now completely refinished throughout the house, we’re getting closer to bringing all the “old” in the house back to it’s original life. But there was still something missing to give the old plaster walls a more finished look. And for Dan, that was crown molding. When we first bought the house,… Continue reading Installing Crown Molding

Home Improvement

Refinishing Interior Doors

All summer long we’ve had a lot of fun working on outdoor projects, building furniture, and updating our rec space in the garage. But that hasn’t stopped us from all the home improvement projects we also have going on indoors. While the major updates like bathroom remodels, refinishing floors, and painting walls and trim were… Continue reading Refinishing Interior Doors

DIY Home · Outdoor Space

Building Outdoor Furniture

Between Dan’s time spent working on projects, and the rec space we’ve made with the bar, we  sure spend a lot of time out in the garage. In the summer months, we likely spend more time on our patio and in the garage than we do in our own living room. So it only makes… Continue reading Building Outdoor Furniture

Outdoor Space

A girl walks into a bar…

One of Dan’s summer-long projects was updating our bar in the garage. Little by little, he added some new features and upgraded other original features. This is one of those ever-evolving projects that I’m sure we’ll add to year after year, and is definitely one of the more fun ones we work on. And of… Continue reading A girl walks into a bar…

DIY Projects · Outdoor Space

Building a Trellis Archway

After our Memorial Day Weekend wedding, we visited Cape Cod for our honeymoon. We stayed in a quaint little cottage and spent our days visiting quiet little towns, taking bike rides, and strolling through the neighborhood streets. Every way we turned, we saw beautiful trellis archways that led to a garden or framed a cottage’s… Continue reading Building a Trellis Archway

DIY Home · Restore

Furniture Flip: Dresser Edition

A quick furniture flip for you guys. We spotted this dresser on the side of the road one day and of course couldn’t pass it up. Clearly, I have a thing for old furniture, so when we drove by, Dan already knew that he was about to have to pull over. Busy street or not.… Continue reading Furniture Flip: Dresser Edition

DIY Decor · Outdoor Space

DIY Barn Door 2.0

You soon may start to notice that Dan tends to change his mind about projects. A lot. Remember when Dan stumbled upon his inner pyro and built that awesome barn door for our garage? Well guess what? He woke up one day, decided he didn’t like it, took it apart, and started building a new… Continue reading DIY Barn Door 2.0

DIY Home · Room Renovations

DIY Window Seats

One of the home improvement projects I’ve been looking forward to the most is adding window seats to the master bedroom. You might remember that we previously tore down, rebuilt and added more closet space, filling each corner of the room and giving us 2 closets each (or as Dan would say, 3 for him,… Continue reading DIY Window Seats

DIY Decor · DIY Home

Building Buffalo’s Skyline

With each project, I become more and more impressed with Dan’s creativity and woodworking skills. He usually blows it off like it’s nothing, or finds the tiniest of flaws and says “it could be better,” but he’s really just being too hard on himself. While he may not always see the potential in his work,… Continue reading Building Buffalo’s Skyline

DIY Home · Room Renovations

Building Mudroom Storage

Our basement has come a long way since we first bought this old house. From a run down bathroom and spray painted walls, to a refinished space with plenty of room for storage. When we first renovated the basement bathroom, we also bumped out the wall of our basement landing with the idea that we… Continue reading Building Mudroom Storage