This is something we’ve never ever done before and something we didn’t even plan to do! But as we were talking through our hopes and dreams for the bunk room, Chris brought up removing the staircase entirely, and suddenly everything clicked! Pendants The entrance into the bunk room/play room is through a breezeway from the […]

Last week I took some time to slow down and this week I’m hitting the ground running, or rather the stairs. When I shared an update on the grand staircase and entryway, I mentioned that I might want to paint the balusters black and we even did a fun mock-up. Well, the entryway got painted, […]

When last Friday afternoon rolled around, I had a lump in my throat. Looking around, there wasn’t a lot of visual progress made in the house last week despite workers being on site every day. And being on month 7 of this (and 2 months over schedule), it’s not all rainbows of positivity. That being […]

Ah, I am coming up for air after a bout of food poisoning. Glad to be on the mend! During my down time, I think I finally nailed down a fixture for our stairwell. Well, top two at least. We have been on the hunt for the past 3 months and I wasn’t in a […]

Now that the entry is taking shape, there are a few elements that are sticking out in a not-so-good way. We haven’t touched the stairwell. The light, walls, stairs themselves and the railings are all just as they were when we moved in. You can’t tell in pictures, but the paint job is done in […]


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