Pantry Redo + Making Wallpaper Removable

Our neglected pantry, which has been working overtime during this pandemic, recently got some love with new shelves and wild wallpaper – applied with only tape to make it removable (I’ll share all the details below)!The pantry is in our laundry room, right off the kitchen, and though its size is generous, it had been … More Pantry Redo + Making Wallpaper Removable

Yellow Laundry Light!

We finally finally finally bought the light I’ve been dreaming of for the laundry room – this wild, punchy yellow starburst from Sazerac Stitches. The laundry room (a generous title for what is actually a little alcove between the kitchen and the garage) doesn’t often make it to the top of the priority list in … More Yellow Laundry Light!

Kitchen Pass Through Turned Room Divider

Kitchen pass throughs, aka window-like openings in the wall between the kitchen and dining room, aren’t a common house feature these days. But they can be found in many mid century homes – ours included. While I’m all for keeping quirky old-school details, this particular quirk in this particular house needed some reworking. With the … More Kitchen Pass Through Turned Room Divider


We’re still living in what I call “phase 1” of our kitchen redo. Phase 1 started, and was mostly completed, soon after we moved in but some recent finishing touches have made it as good as it’s gonna get until we move on to bigger (probably not major…though I’m taking suggestions!) changes in the future.The … More Kitchen!

Switching From Nonstick Pots and Pans to Vintage Enameled Cast Iron

I was going to title this one ‘Piss Off, Nonstick Pots and Pans’, but I thought that may come off a little aggressive. Earlier this year our house made a full switch from nonstick cookware to enameled cast iron pots and pans. Ousting the nonstick has been on the to-do list for years but there always seemed to … More Switching From Nonstick Pots and Pans to Vintage Enameled Cast Iron

The Kitchen So Far

Time for a million pictures of where the kitchen is at now. Check out this post and this post for more info. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done so far… Kitchen Completed Remove sheet vinyl flooring Asbestos test the linoleum floor tiles we found underneath that (we shipped samples to a company…they tested … More The Kitchen So Far

The Kitchen Plan

If you didn’t catch my kitchen lowdown from the other day, check it out. Our plan was to work big time on the kitchen as soon as we got the house but before moving in, so that we could have a functioning space as soon as we moved in. We made all major decisions before moving … More The Kitchen Plan

Kitchen Lessons

I didn’t see our house in person until we moved here. My husband flew out to see it once but, had our realtor had been comfortable with it, we would have purchased sight unseen. We had family check it out so with their approval, along with 100’s of pictures, we felt we had a good grasp … More Kitchen Lessons