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
After months of praying and writing to local government folks and H-E-B, a brand-stink’n-new grocery store is scheduled to be built in my neighborhood! I can’t even tell you how much of a BFD this is for us Trey dwellers. Currently the Third Ward is considered a “food desert.” Yes, that’s a thing.
On-Suite sounds so fancy, huh? Read more
The first step of our kitchen reno is to open the wall between our kitchen and dining room. Ultimately, I want one big cased opening that matches the others in the house. The photo below shows David’s work before and after he removed the arched doorway and arched bar window (?) between the two rooms.