Highlight of my summer right here everybody! One super simple paint job and the backyard is now my kind of crazy. You can get a good idea of how blah this retaining wall used to look like in this post. And now, excusing the millions of fence spider webs, get a load of it! *Update: See the whole backyard here … More Painted Mosaic Cinderblock Wall!
*2018 update: I’ve written a new post on this same subject with some updated information! I know butterfly chairs are a contentious issue but I am a shameless super fan. Some people say they look too dorm, but loads of Julius Schulman photos say otherwise. Plus, The Parker. Who you gonna believe? I nabbed these rusty and pitted vintage butterfly … More Vintage Butterfly Chair Covers
Hi guys! Question: will you still read this blog if I say ‘balls deep’ right now? I know it verges on vulgar, but in the interest of transparency I feel like we should go there. That’s how I talk to myself in my head, and outloud too, and it’s really the only accurate way to express … More DIY Yard Curbs
Fair warning, this is a monster post filled with locksets, handlesets, knobs, escutcheons, trimplates, backsets and more galore! I could go on and on, so I’m probably gonna.I casually mentioned before what a struggle it was to find mid-century leaning door hardware for the front door. As if just finding something cute and mid-century compatible in a sea … More Mid Century Front Door Hardware Sources
Those Palm Springs houses put mine to shame and gave me some renewed enthusiasm for house projects, though time will tell how short-lived. Inspired, I eagerly painted our old front door the day after we got home before I even unpacked.To clarify, this door is on its way out as a new one sits in … More Coral Front Door
Hey everybody! A new addition has joined the fat stack of projects in our garage: a new front door. I know we won’t get to it for a while, but I wanted it in my possession to relieve some of the front door shame I am currently feeling. It’s a plain solid wood slab destined for … More The Porch Currently and a DIY Brass Mailbox
It’s May and that means it’s time to think about the long list of projects that have been put off until Summer: finish the floors, redo the yard, paint our dining/family room, build a bed, and have the exterior of our house painted. Summer is always shorter and busier than I expect it to be so, realistically, … More House Exterior Paint Colors