We recently removed the closet in our daughter Faye’s bedroom and revealed that we don’t plan to build a new one. The amount of DMs I received informing me of bedrooms requiring closets was through the roof! So I figured we should clear the air once and for all by answering the tale old question, […]

Occasionally, after finishing a big project like the Fullmer Kitchen or our bathroom renovation or the backyard–we share a budget breakdown. We get asked for them often and we get it, you’re curious what it costs to do projects like these! For some projects, it wouldn’t make sense because labor varies so much from area […]

I recently bought a canvas print at Target based solely on the frame. I loved the ornate, traditional gold — and at $16, it was a steal (even if it was just for the frame alone). I wasn’t wild about the folksy-looking portrait within but was inspired at the thought of painting over it. Before […]

Footings, Floors, and an Unplanned, Last Second, Major Switch Up

Y’all have been so great, you deserve to know how progress is coming on the major renovations here. If you’re not caught up, read the last progress report first, but once you get permits things really kick in! Pour Footings – Check We hope one thing that is clear by us sharing this process – […]

A friend of mine was picking my brain earlier this week about how she could add more storage to her home. Closets and storage solutions make such huge difference in the quality of life in a home and it’s not always something we think about when looking at a home. While that’s all true, sometimes […]


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