Apparently, David and I have a lot of booze and booze-related accessories. Don’t judge- there’s a lot of items involved when making cocktails! We’ve got wine glasses, beer steins, bottles of everything, bottle openers, mixers, shot glasses, etc. and we needed a place to keep them all together. Also, we have people over all the time, and I didn’t want them to dig through a random kitchen cabinet when helping themselves to a glass of wine. Therefore, I knew I wanted/needed a bar cart or bar cabinet situation. I kept my eyes peeled for something that could hold all our bar goods on Craigslist, and I shopped around a few antiques stores in town for months. I never found anything that clicked with my vision (and my pocket book) UNTIL THIS:
Today I am writing this post with a happy heart. My heart is filled with joy because (drum roll please) our kitchen reno is 99% finished!! The last thing on our giant never-ending renovation to-do list was to build/install a fridge surround. Now some of you might be asking, what is a fridge surround? Here’s what I’m talking about:
What can you get when you combine an old door with an Ikea twin bed? Read to find out. Read more
After learning we do NOT have asbestos, we got back to pulling-up the green linoleum floors.
This is the kitchen we purchased with our house. Notice its meh floor:
My friend, Charles, recently bought a piece of property in the up-and-coming East End of Austin, TX. He was working with an budding architect and designing two townhouses to place on the property, and he asked me to assist him with this project. Read more
It’s officially spring here in Houston, and that means we will be spending a lot of time outdoors. However, our backyard is a little sad and unwelcoming. It’s not my favorite place to spend time. I’ve been on a mission to make our backyard space clean, inviting, and most of all- fun. I want people to step into the yard and feel like they’re in a cool, artsy, relaxed, party zone. I want it to be full of bright colors and prints and planties. I want it to be like Axelrad meets the spray paint murals of Eado meets cooky backyard: Read more
I’ve always wanted to build my own dinner table. To me, the dinner table is the most intimate and symbolic part of a home. I’ve got a few buddies that have built their own – one guy did it out of new materials, and the other did it using 100-year-old wood from the ACU Ag barn. Both tables give their houses a warm and alive feel- both were made with their own two hands for their own little families.
So given that build up of inner mushiness about handmade dinner tables, I jumped on the idea when Dana pitched it. Read more
We are in dire need of clothing storage in our master bedroom. We have a teeny master closet, and it’s just not working. There’s simply not enough space for both David and my clothes and shoes for all seasons.