6 Lighting Ideas For Rooms Without Ceiling Lights

Our home was built in 1875 - like a lot of homes with that much history, ours has plaster ceilings and no ceiling fixtures in the living room. We've learned a lot about how to light a room without ceiling wiring!

House Tour: A Modern Cabin in Upstate New York



Patrick and I just got home from our yearly trip upstate. The cabin we stayed in this year was minimal and modern with a suspended fireplace, year-round hot pool, and a greenhouse with a woodburning stove - the perfect place for a getaway from the city.

New Living Room Layout

Sometimes all you need is to do some rearranging - loving our living room with this new layout!

DIY Project: How to Make a Wood Toilet Tank Topper


While adding a bathroom shelf to an upper alcove, I had some spare wood lying around and decided to build a toilet tank topper since I was giving my bathroom an update.

A toilet topper can be used to store extra toilet paper, books, or other bathroom accessories in an easy-to-find spot for guests - and is a great way to add some personality to an otherwise boring part of the bathroom.

In this post I'll walk through what materials you need and how to build a toilet tank topper for your own bathroom!

DIY Project: How to Make a Live Edge Wood Slab Coffee Table

I've always loved the look of live edge wood - on countertops, on tables, on siding - and we've made a handful of tables for our house. Live edge wood comes in so many shapes and sizes that it's easier to make a custom table than to hope that you find one that's right for your home.

This is a project you could do in a weekend from start to finish - with most of the time being dry time for the polyurethane!