Category: Design

And now for the fun stuff…

We just started buying furniture to go in the living room. I’ve wanted a big sectional couch for a long time. Husband and I love to hang out and watch movies, football (preferably college, always Mizzou or Iowa), and basketball…

It is the task that never ends…

Drywalling! There’s husband building yet another wall. This one encloses some support beams. We’ll eventually build a desk that fits right into it. We’re thinking of just buying some butcher block from Ikea for that. Pretty affordable, and very durable.…

Advice from the real experts

Husband and I have been going back and forth about whether to install a master bathroom or not. We’d have to do it from scratch – all the plumbing, fixtures, tiling, shower, etc. – as it would be located where…

Husband wins, sigh

The commenters and people of Facebook have spoken — nobody liked the bright blue color I chose for the entryway foyer. So here’s the more toned down blue that we are using instead.

It’s all about the budget

This week has been an eye opener for the budget. Husband and I were planning on fixing up the facade and hiring a crew to help us finish the third floor this spring so we can finally, finally, finally finish…

Mixed feelings about the backsplash

The white subway tile looks great, but we’re a bit unsure about the super dark grout. We wanted dark grout, but probably should have gone dark gray instead of black. We might chip some out and try to replace it…

How our second floor looks now

  Remember when the second floor was chopped into a lot of little rooms, or had holes in the hole, or was just drywall everywhere? Well, these days it resembles an actual room – and there’s an actual kitchen!

Battle of the blue

Our plan has always been to duplex the top two floors of the house, so we had to add an extra door in front of the staircase to do this. (Otherwise Sylvester the cat will be all over the place.)…