May 25, 2012

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We’re a couple of homebodies, working to uncover the home our home wants to be. And we’re so happy to have you here. 




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We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen. 

Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.

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Now that the floor has dried and cured, we are anxious to lay the FLOR tiles.  I will say, they aren’t exactly the color I expected (isn’t that 85% true of every online purchase?) but I think that they will still be lovely. Especially with…
The tapestry-turned-curtain you all voted on!!! This tapestry took 57% of the vote and I ordered two, one for each side of the window.  They arrived a couple days ago.  This is the silliest photo I could get showing how big one panel is.  Complete photo fail, but the others looked like I was trying to be sexy or something–which in my opinion–is infinitely more embarrassing (right?). The fabric is gorgeous and I can’t wait to get them up.  You guuyyss, you did such a good job choosing everything for the studio.

We also hope to get in some yard work, Ikea-ing, and barbecuing and relaxing and more relaxing.  After all, it is the weekend.  A holiday weekend.  What are you up to?

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  1. I so. love that picture of you with the tapestry. Like borderline new Chris Loves Julia timeline banner

  2. Lsellmer says:

    I can’t wait to see it all come together. Those curtains will look amazing. In my experience, TRYING to look sexy always make you look like a homicidal maniac. Lol.

  3. Laura Priest says:

    LOVE IT.
    My family is moving from northeast Iowa to the Las Vegas area this weekend, so I’m meeting up with them just south of Provo to spend the weekend with my family and cousins and grandma. :) Have a great weekend!

  4. meaganbriggs3 says:

    Loooooooooooooove the tapestry! Can’t wait to see this room really come together!!

  5. Jessie McKinley says:

    That is huge!!! What a great deal you got on curtains! Love it :)

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