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Chesterfield Cottage Reveal: Part 1 {Exterior, Living Room, and Bathroom}

For the past 8 weeks or so, we’ve been working on a project that we’ve been calling Chesterfield Cottage.  You may have seen progress photos on Instagram or Facebook (if you missed them, you can check them out here!).  We got it on the market this past weekend, and guess what? We received a first day offer and are in contract!  Now that we have some time to breathe, we’re excited to share all of the fun details and before & after photos...

DIY $102 Fireplace Facelift

Now that kitchen #1 is operational at the Pearl St. duplex, we’ve been focusing on doing low cost, high impact projects to make the rest of the house feel less like a construction zone.  We’re fortunate that this property has been well maintained and doesn’t have major pest issues like our last property did.  That was not fun.  In this side of the duplex, every room needs something, but it doesn’t have to be a complete overhaul if we don’t want...

Rustic, Chic Bathroom Transformation

It’s time for another room reveal in side #2 of our Franklinton duplex.  If you missed our kitchen reveal, check it out here.  And if you missed our progress tour with before photos of the whole house, check it out here. Of all of the rooms we’ve renovated and decorated, this bathroom is my favorite project so far.  The mix of the exposed brick, subway tile, charcoal floors, reclaimed wood vanity and fancy chandelier created a really special space. It’s hard to believe...

“I just want BRICK!”

I hope everyone is enjoying the holiday season.  I capped off my vacation yesterday with a little Rehab Addict on Netflix.  I love Nicole Curtis, and every time I hear her say “I just want BRICK!” in her intro, it makes me smile.  Now that we are in the middle of rehabbing a brick duplex, I can relate!  We exposed lots of it on our side of the duplex, including both of our fireplaces. This is what our dining room fireplace...