Plaster. Marriage. Remodeling. Gardening. Sinks. Paint. Demolition. Reading. Writing. Construction. Laughing. Dirt. Dust. Mess. Sheetrock. Frustration. Renovation. Tile. Noise. Progress. Lack of progress. Joy. Failure. Faucets. Flooring. Disappointment. More noise. Restoration. Old stuff. New stuff. Budget. Over budget. Chaos. Obsession. Panic. Hilarity.
Over two years ago, my husband and I bought an old house.
We moved from a pristine, Arts and Crafts, 1920’s home. To a disaster 1890’s Victorian.
We have lived here while rehabbing.
It has been:
The Internet has become part of my life in a way that it wasn’t before. The last two years, I’ve spent an insane amount of time hunched over the computer. The access to ideas, inspiration, fixtures, tile, advice… has been invaluable.
The sites I’ve found most valuable are personal, house-centered blogs. The ones with actual content. And actual homes, with real projects, real experiences, and real limitations. Not just gorgeous pictures and pristinely decorated, unattainable spaces.
I found myself wanting to be a part of that experience—to share the process of what we are doing with our home, with people who are similarly inclined.
I’m so glad you’re here!