So I’ve known for a while now that I wanted to paint the front door black. Spent the better part of my Saturday making it happen. I’ll spare you the details and how-to’s as there’s a million tutorials online. A few key points, I sanded down the door to get rid of some of theContinue reading

The last time you saw our living room it looked a little like this: I needed to get rid of that peachy color as fast as possible and I really liked the idea of an accent wall. I’ve never been scared of dark walls so I started there. Our last place had a couple blackContinue reading

I promise this blog isn’t just about floors now. To prove it, I’m taking a break from the Living Room to share progress in the master bedroom. It’s definitely not done but we’ve made so much progress from sleeping on a mattress on the floor on top of scary brown wall-to-wall carpeting. We’ve upgraded fromContinue reading

A quick update on the living room floor (a million years later). When we finally removed all of the carpeting, it started to become more and more apparent why they had covered it up with that wretched carpet. At some point, someone decided to paint the walls without protecting the floor.   This particular spotContinue reading

The first two things we did when we received our keys was A) lay on the floor and bask in the glory of it all and B) rip up a corner of the carpet in the living room. I had done some research and found that houses built in the 50s and 60s were almostContinue reading

About 7 years ago, this blog was born. It’s purpose was to document our journey into eventual home-ownership. The House on the Hill was a sort of “rent to own” situation that never materialized. For many reasons, which I won’t really get into, that home was not meant to be for us. So after theContinue reading

Life comes at you fast and if you’re lucky…it’s a big beautiful mess of love, sweat and tears. On Sunday, October 4th… we got hitched. It was a randomly cool & rainy day in the middle of a heatwave in Los Angeles. Our family and friends laughed and cried right along with us. And trustContinue reading