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 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

Outdoor Space

DIY Picnic Benches

Ever since Dan discovered the Shou-sugi-ban technique used by the Japanese to age wood, he just can’t get enough of it. From the wooden beam light above the bar, to the recently built barn door, it’s become one of his staples for his carpentry projects. And this time around was no different. Dan was building… Continue reading DIY Picnic Benches

Outdoor Space

DIY Sliding Barn Door

Now that Dan has discovered how to distress wood by burning it to a torch (aka. became a pyro), it would be fitting that he continue the tradition into the next project. Just can’t get enough. Back when we had the garage door installed, Dan took a saw-zaw and cut a hole in the wall… Continue reading DIY Sliding Barn Door

Home Improvement

Heating things up

Remember that story about the rush of emotions that I experienced when first stepping through the front entrance of our house. There were no pictures online, and aside from sneaking a peak through a few windows, we really didn’t know what to expect. It took all of two seconds before I knew we’d found our… Continue reading Heating things up