Finish carpentry, though slow and enigmatic, is the definition of “craft.” It really makes a room special, and we knew from the very beginning of our life in this home that we wanted every room to have some kind of special trim, moulding, paneling etc. that makes it feel like more than just a space […]

Our closet has been a really fun project, and something that added tangible value to our home, both in square footage and utility. But ever since the room was created, we haven’t had functioning doors. Until this week! Pocket doors are actually really simple to hang, once the frame is in  place. The frame is the […]

How to Plank a Ceiling and Install Crown Moulding

We’ve talked about wanting to give our ceilings a bit more attention in this home than we have in previous homes, and yesterday we did just that! Though things have really slowed down these past few months (for everyone), we’re making such great progress and are getting so close! Here’s how our closet started out […]

Our oldest daughter, Greta (10 this month!) has a real passion for horses. She’s taking riding lessons and learning so much that I have a feeling our pasture in the backyard won’t be empty for too long. So when it came time to choose art for her room, horses were a natural choice. I went […]

Well this is a post that I didn’t really know how to write and definitely did expect to be writing, but I thought it was important to be transparent about this part of the process, too. I was going to do a reveal of Greta’s bathroom a couple weeks ago, and then last week … and then […]


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