This post is in collaboration with BEHR Paint®.

The first year we lived in our home, we hosted Thanksgiving, and it was one of our most memorable holidays to date, bringing us a good laugh every time we think about it. We had just finished the drywall repair throughout the entire first floor, not a single wall had been painted (patchy pumpkin walls as far as the eye could see!), our furnace was on the fritz, and we were without water for half the day (due to a morning plumbing fiasco). At the time, it felt disastrous (although looking back, the comedy of errors was more hilarious than anything), but by the end of the day, having all of our friends dining around a freshly DIY-ed table in our new home made our hearts sing. We’ll never forget it.

Since then, our in-town ‘family‘ has grown, and the hosting duty was passed along to our friend with a large studio space. A few weeks ago, she sent out the annual Friendsgiving email, asking for that final headcount of who’s in (us!) and who’s out (no one; all of us are always in!) for a big, lounge-y, lazy Thanksgiving meal. It reminded us that the holidays are officially upon us (hooray, I live for this!), and it also gave us a good little kick to complete a handful of loose patio projects before the weather turns to snow.

All this to say, when BEHR Paint® reached out and asked us to take part in their holiday #BEHRBox challenge, we couldn’t agree fast enough. As a part of the challenge, they sent us a mystery box, and using at least 3 items from the box, we’ll need to create a last minute DIY project to prepare our home before guests arrive. Although we won’t be hosting Thanksgiving Day, we have been hosting a rotating crew of friends and family, and the guest room calendar fills up quickly at this time of year! The #BEHRBox was mailed to us last week, and we filmed our reaction to the reveal of what was inside:

BEHR Paint® just announced their Color Currents 2017, a palette of 20 limited edition new colors. Our box contained colors from the Composed Palette (our favorite of the 3!), including Silent Sands, Wanderlust and Shades On. Also included? Brushes, blue tape, sandpaper and a crafting sponge. (Pssst – Jack has always been our curious buddy, but did anyone spot the CC?)


Flipping through the Color Current swatch book has us debating this color versus that (depending on the type of projects floating around our noodles), although you know our favorites are any variation of their gray, blush and navy hues. Everything’s Rosy, Shades On and In the Woods could all blend seamlessly right into our home! Be sure to check out all of their limited edition colors – they’re good (and available for mixing at your Home Depot!).


Next week, we’ll share our TBD project as a part of the #BEHRBox Challenge, and while we hunker down and hash out those details, BEHR® wants to help you with your last minute holiday to-dos, too. So together with BEHR®, we’ll be giving away a $100 Home Depot® gift card to get started on those projects of your own! Using the Rafflecopter widget below, enter as many ways as you’d like. This giveaway is eligible for those in the United States and runs through Friday, October 28th until 5pm CST. The winner will be announced within this post and contacted directly. Good luck and happy entering!

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This post and #BEHRBox challenge is in collaboration with Behr Paint. As always, thank you for supporting those that allow us to DIY our little hearts out.

  • Emily Baron - October 25, 2016 - 6:10 AM

    I am loving those colors! #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

  • Karen - October 25, 2016 - 6:17 AM

    That’s My Lime might have a date with my guest room. #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

  • Carly Williams - October 25, 2016 - 6:19 AM

    I would pick the comfortable palette for my own home. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Elaine - October 25, 2016 - 6:23 AM

    #behrbox I’m loving Shades On and Silent Sands.ReplyCancel

  • Tari - October 25, 2016 - 6:30 AM

    Excited to see what you do! I’m liking the polished square and shades on #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Randi - October 25, 2016 - 6:35 AM

    #behrbox I love shades onReplyCancel

  • Haley - October 25, 2016 - 6:37 AM

    I might need to think of something to use the Jade Dragon on. Maybe Artful Magenta as well. #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - October 25, 2016 - 6:41 AM

    I’m liking silent sands. We are moving in a month so lots of painting is in our future #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - October 25, 2016 - 6:53 AM

    Ohh I love all of these ..favorite is Wanderlust! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Danielle - October 25, 2016 - 7:02 AM

    I love the Everything’s Rosy. #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Mara Smith - October 25, 2016 - 7:10 AM

    Their new color palette is modern and refreshing! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Christopher Mason - October 25, 2016 - 7:23 AM

    #BEHRBox Need to pain a birdhouseReplyCancel

  • Cara - October 25, 2016 - 7:28 AM

    I cannot wait to see what you guys come up with #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Jessica - October 25, 2016 - 7:35 AM

    I love the confident palette, especially “Hot and Spicy”! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Rochelle Pietropaulo - October 25, 2016 - 7:43 AM

    Love the Laid Back Gray!ReplyCancel

  • Justynn Yagiela - October 25, 2016 - 7:47 AM

    This is so fun! Great job by the BEHR team #BEHRBox. My favorite is Shades On, but I also raelly love the Artful Magenta, Hot and Spicy and laid back gray. And Wanderlust, and in the woods… and midnight show… ok I like a lot of them…ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 10:20 AM

      I agree, such a fun campaign! And yeah, so many of the colors are killing it.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa - October 25, 2016 - 7:48 AM

    OoooOOoo! Should I keep my downstairs hallway moody with Wonderlust or go ultra fem with Everything’s Rosy?! Tough choices. #BEHRboxReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 8:25 AM

      I am so in love with Everything’s Rosy!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - October 25, 2016 - 7:52 AM

    can’t wait to see what you guys come up with!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - October 25, 2016 - 7:54 AM

    Love the bold color of Wanderlust!! And, I am drawn to Artful Magenta — May need to pick some up to do an accent wall or the inside of the closet in my daughter’s room. #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Missy G. - October 25, 2016 - 7:56 AM

    Definitely a fan of the Composed palette. #BEHRBox

    P.S. Loved the video! It put a smile on my face before 7 am, which is no small accomplishment. More, please!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 10:19 AM

      Aw, thanks, Missy! Trying to get over our nerves of being in front of the camera. :pReplyCancel

  • sofija - October 25, 2016 - 7:59 AM

    In the Woods would look great in our newly wallpaper-free guest room! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • kate - October 25, 2016 - 7:59 AM

    can’t wait to see what you guys decide!ReplyCancel

  • jane - October 25, 2016 - 8:04 AM

    I would love to use polished aqua for my closet #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Ellen from Ask Away - October 25, 2016 - 8:04 AM

    I love the #BehrBox Comfortable Pallette. The colors are still invigorating but light enough that they would brighten some of the rooms in my home that dont get much natural sunlight. I espeically love Peek a blue and lifes a peach!ReplyCancel

  • Brent - October 25, 2016 - 8:07 AM

    Shades On would be gorgeous in my bedroom, and Close Knit and Midnight Show are also beautiful. I love the entire palette! #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 10:18 AM

      Right?! It’s all so good.ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - October 25, 2016 - 8:08 AM

    Pretty! I love them all.ReplyCancel

  • Laura C - October 25, 2016 - 8:18 AM

    Looks like there may be a word missing in the first sentence. Probably “Thanksgiving”?ReplyCancel

  • Grace Ray - October 25, 2016 - 8:22 AM

    I love the entire comfortable collection, but have to use the Life Is A Peach. Such a pretty color!!!ReplyCancel

  • ann - October 25, 2016 - 8:23 AM

    looks like an interesting project. the colors are pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - October 25, 2016 - 8:23 AM

    We’re gearing up to complete a few DIY projects at home before the holidays, and the Wanderlust color included in the #BEHRBox would be the perfect choice for our bar! Can’t wait to see what y’all create!ReplyCancel

  • Katie Richards - October 25, 2016 - 8:24 AM

    I love the Composed pallette.Wanderlust is calling to me! #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

  • Jeanne Bush - October 25, 2016 - 8:24 AM

    In love with Comfortable Palette! So warm and inviting! #BEHRBox

    Always looking forward to what else you two will do next in your home <3


  • Kimberly G - October 25, 2016 - 8:34 AM

    I would choose Shades On T17-10 color palette.ReplyCancel

  • Teresa Perryman - October 25, 2016 - 8:35 AM

    Love the colors!ReplyCancel

  • Leah - October 25, 2016 - 8:38 AM

    Gorgeous colors–I love shades on and wanderlust. Excited to see what you guys do! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - October 25, 2016 - 8:41 AM

    I’m loving the Composed palette! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Sarah - October 25, 2016 - 8:49 AM

    So excited to see what you guys come up with project wise using your #BEHRBox. This time of year always makes me want to get my house projects finished also. Having Home Depot install insulation next week since our old house had barely any in the attic! That gift card would definitely be put to good use!

    The Composed Color palette is speaking to me the most since autumn and winter are all about those deeper cozier colors.ReplyCancel

  • CC - October 25, 2016 - 8:58 AM

    I’m thinking the Hot & Spicy might work for my guest bed. I’ve been looking for a warmer tone for that space. Excited to see what you guys come up with for the project! #BEHRbox

    Also, I think I saw a CC shaped lump in the sunbeam. Never would have guessed! :)ReplyCancel

  • Anne - October 25, 2016 - 9:19 AM

    Unsurprising for me, I love Shades On, all grey, all the time, please.ReplyCancel

  • Alleira - October 25, 2016 - 9:24 AM

    Very cute stuff! Love it!

    The Rafflecopter widget isn’t working on my computer, but hopefully I can get it to work. Usually leaving a comment is one way to enter, so I figured I’d get on that!

    We need to paint some night stands I bought off of CL. I think Shades On would be a perfect color, especially since we’re putting them in a room that is primarily grey with accents of neon green (it works. seriously.).ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 10:17 AM

      Thanks for the heads up, should be working now! Make sure to go through the Rafflecopter and confirm that you’ve entered. :)

      Also, I NEED to see this grey/green room!ReplyCancel

      • Alleira - October 25, 2016 - 11:22 AM

        I will take a photo of it and tag you on IG (@interrobanged). It’s really fun, probably my favorite room in the house!ReplyCancel

      • Ali - October 25, 2016 - 4:33 PM

        #BEHRBox Love the Comfortable Palette.ReplyCancel

  • Melissa T - October 25, 2016 - 9:41 AM

    Getting the fall itch to paint some rooms! Love the new colors. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Alexis Rothring - October 25, 2016 - 10:11 AM

    That is pretty much the pallet of my current home!ReplyCancel

  • Alexandra - October 25, 2016 - 10:23 AM

    Ooh, the Composed palette is great, but I also love Midnight Show in the Confident palette. Can’t wait to see what y’all do with your #BEHRBox!ReplyCancel

  • Holly - October 25, 2016 - 10:27 AM

    Excited to see what you create! #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Gina - October 25, 2016 - 10:27 AM

    The new colors are awesome. Hope I win.ReplyCancel

    • Gina - October 25, 2016 - 10:29 AM

      Forgot to #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Autumn Greene - October 25, 2016 - 10:28 AM


  • Penny - October 25, 2016 - 10:43 AM

    LOVE Shades On!ReplyCancel

    • Penny - October 25, 2016 - 10:44 AM

      LOVE Shades On! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Nichole B - October 25, 2016 - 10:45 AM

    I love all of these colors! I am seriously lusting after wanderlust :)ReplyCancel

  • megan - October 25, 2016 - 10:45 AM

    I need to find somewhere to use “Everything’s Rosy”! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Sarah - October 25, 2016 - 10:49 AM

    Loving the new colors. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Tracy Bach - October 25, 2016 - 10:53 AM

    Love them all!!! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Ashley - October 25, 2016 - 10:58 AM

    My husband and I just bought a house and are painting nearly every room. The close knit color would look great in our master bath! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Jill - October 25, 2016 - 11:02 AM

    #BEHRBox I could use that gift card to give my front entry a facelift with new paint on the door and a keyless entry.ReplyCancel

  • Ananda - October 25, 2016 - 11:05 AM

    I would use Laid Back on my walls in the living room. I’ve been wanting to lighten up with a soft gray in that room for awhile now! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - October 25, 2016 - 11:06 AM

    ‘Life is a Peach’ would be the perfect color for my dream closet that I’m always mentally designing. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Courtney Weston - October 25, 2016 - 11:08 AM

    I would love to give our master bedroom a fresh coat of paint! I loved seeing you open the #BEHRBox. The Composed Palette is so calm and soothing!


  • Susan G - October 25, 2016 - 11:23 AM

    I think I would try sepia filter in my house #BehrBoxReplyCancel

  • Jules - October 25, 2016 - 11:25 AM

    I really love that compose palate, especially the magenta color. It’s hard/brave to use that as an all-over color, but there is a recessed nook in my office that might take it very well… I’m gonna go check out HD this weekend and sample the color.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - October 25, 2016 - 11:26 AM

    #BEHRBOX – I think I’d use Shades On for our master bath!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Sadler - October 25, 2016 - 11:28 AM

    So fun! Love painting! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Emily H - October 25, 2016 - 11:28 AM

    Close knit Gray might be the perfect gray! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Keegan Flaherty - October 25, 2016 - 11:29 AM

    My guest bathroom could use some Comfortable Palette paint love before the holidays! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Laura Sadler - October 25, 2016 - 11:29 AM

    So fun! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Lauren Shelton - October 25, 2016 - 11:29 AM

    Have been crushing on blush tones of late and Silent Sands is lovely. Can’t wait to see how unconventional ‘holiday’ colors will be used! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Julie - October 25, 2016 - 11:31 AM

    The Comfortable looks greatReplyCancel

  • Amber - October 25, 2016 - 11:33 AM

    Gorgeous colors! Cant wait to see what you do. #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

  • Kate - October 25, 2016 - 11:33 AM

    Those colors are perfection! I can’t wait until our house is ready for paint! #BERHBoxReplyCancel

  • Dee - October 25, 2016 - 11:49 AM

    My next project before the holidays is refurbishing some bentwood chairs! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • kribss - October 25, 2016 - 11:56 AM

    I’m totally digging Close knit and midnight show! Cant wait to see your reveal!ReplyCancel

  • Nathan - October 25, 2016 - 11:56 AM

    My wife and I only use BEHR paints. We typically get Benjamin Moore colors matched. I think there is definitely some need to use Close Knit, Jade Dragon and Laid Back Gray into some of our upcoming DIY projects! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Emily S - October 25, 2016 - 11:56 AM

    #Behrbox! I love the composed pallet, bright and fun, but not TOOOO bright an fun you know?ReplyCancel

  • Emmy - October 25, 2016 - 11:58 AM

    We just moved into our first house (eek!) and are slammed with trying to finish up projects. I have a practical question for you: do you like BEHR paint when compared to other major brands? (I realize this is a sponsored post but I’ve been following your blog for forever and trust your opinion!) We’ve had the best luck with Pittsburgh Paint Paramount and hated Valspar. #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 12:56 PM

      Hi, Emmy! BEHR is for sure one of our favorite brands to use! We used BEHR (Pale Bud) in our entire studio, and every last bit of trim molding and all of our interior doors are painted using Ultra Pure White (untinted off the shelf!) in semi-gloss BEHR Marquee. We have a gallon of it in our workshop at all times for new projects and to touch up any scuffs over the years. :DReplyCancel

  • Sarah B. - October 25, 2016 - 11:59 AM

    Behr has ALWAYS been our go-to paint. I’ve never been disappointed! Loving all these new colors. Go #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Roman - October 25, 2016 - 12:05 PM

    I’m really feeling the Composed Palette –maybe with a few of the more muted Confident Palette colors for painting accent furniture #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Sarah - October 25, 2016 - 12:11 PM

    I can’t wait to see what you decide! (I like Shades On) #BehrboxReplyCancel

  • Lindsey Probst - October 25, 2016 - 12:14 PM

    Oh wanderlust is pretty much what we’ve got going on in my living room. Love it. Can’t wait to see what you guys come up withReplyCancel

  • Emily W - October 25, 2016 - 12:16 PM

    I love Wanderlust, but I’m thinking Close Knit would be perfect for our dining room! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Amanda H. - October 25, 2016 - 12:19 PM

    I absolutely love these paint colors!ReplyCancel

  • Jimmy - October 25, 2016 - 12:27 PM

    I would use Everything’s Rosy or Lifes a Peach in our daughters room… so comfortable palette for sure! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Julie - October 25, 2016 - 12:29 PM

    #behrbox Love all the colorsReplyCancel

  • Laurie - October 25, 2016 - 12:34 PM

    I love wanderlust!!!ReplyCancel

  • Leslie H - October 25, 2016 - 12:35 PM

    I am loving the Composed Palette from the Color Currents 2017! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Regan - October 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM

    I’m loving wanderlust!! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Anna Kristina - October 25, 2016 - 12:45 PM

    So excited to see what you do with the #BEHRbox!ReplyCancel

  • Leigh - October 25, 2016 - 12:49 PM

    I love all these colors! Can’t wait to see what you make! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Mary G - October 25, 2016 - 12:59 PM

    So many great new colors. I can’t wait to see what you guys create!ReplyCancel

    • MARY G - October 25, 2016 - 1:01 PM


  • Laura T. - October 25, 2016 - 1:01 PM

    #BEHRBox !!!!!!
    I’m all about that comfortable palette. I mean, GREY for life.ReplyCancel

  • Tommy V - October 25, 2016 - 1:03 PM


  • Tommy V - October 25, 2016 - 1:05 PM

    Composed! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Callie - October 25, 2016 - 1:18 PM

    Can’t wait to see what you do! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Ben - October 25, 2016 - 1:29 PM


  • susan - October 25, 2016 - 1:31 PM

    Oooh, Wanderlust reminds me of Hague Blue (which I totally used your front door as inspiration for my front door)! So pretty. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Kelsey G - October 25, 2016 - 1:32 PM

    Definitely Composed Palette. I love the earthiness to itReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie - October 25, 2016 - 1:33 PM

    That grey is gorgeous! But mostly I found it hilarious that they tied two wooden crates together and stuffed it with paper…for a tiny shoe box. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 1:59 PM

      Haha, it was all a part of the allure!ReplyCancel

  • Susan H - October 25, 2016 - 1:48 PM

    I can’t wait to see what you all come up with!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - October 25, 2016 - 2:09 PM

    Yes please! Wanderlust would look incredible in my guest bedroom! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Sarah - October 25, 2016 - 2:14 PM

    love this idea #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Amanda - October 25, 2016 - 2:20 PM

    I can’t wait to see what you two come up with. Don’t forget, the crates are fair game too. ;) thanks for the chance! #BEHRBOXReplyCancel

  • Jackie - October 25, 2016 - 2:40 PM

    Thanks for the chance to win — I’ve got projects galore to get done :) #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Kelly - October 25, 2016 - 2:43 PM

    #BEHRBox Can’t wait to see what you both create!!ReplyCancel

  • steph t - October 25, 2016 - 2:44 PM

    Funny. I’ve been slowly doing our new house in the composed palette just naturally! #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Jasmine - October 25, 2016 - 2:59 PM

    Can’t wait to see your finished project! Also, Friendsgiving is the best :)ReplyCancel

  • Dana - October 25, 2016 - 2:59 PM

    What a cool idea!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea T - October 25, 2016 - 3:12 PM

    I love that grey, right before the black, in the fan deck! I’m forever on the hunt, and never pulling the trigger, on the perfect neutral grey. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Rosie - October 25, 2016 - 3:30 PM

    I love the Comfortable Palette #BEHRBox! I already have accessories for blue and yellow, this gives me more ideas of what to add! The Peek a Blue is so pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 25, 2016 - 3:35 PM

    Those colors are on point! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Sharon Flasche - October 25, 2016 - 3:42 PM

    Can’t wait to see what your going to build!ReplyCancel

  • Sammy - October 25, 2016 - 4:05 PM

    I just picked up this color palette book yesterday from HD!
    love the comfortable palette!

  • Will G - October 25, 2016 - 4:09 PM

    Very cool #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Laurel - October 25, 2016 - 4:14 PM

    #BEHRbox colors are great!ReplyCancel

  • Anna J - October 25, 2016 - 4:17 PM

    Can’t wait to see what project y’all come up with! I’m hoping the grey color paint makes the cut. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kaci Tucker - October 25, 2016 - 4:22 PM

    I need to paint my guest bathroom so badly! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • alicia szemon - October 25, 2016 - 4:23 PM

    #BEHRBox my favorite is the Comfortable PaletteReplyCancel

  • Nicole - October 25, 2016 - 4:31 PM

    Wanderlust! That color is and always will be my jam. Approximately 25% of my wardrobe is right around there.ReplyCancel

  • Lisa P - October 25, 2016 - 4:35 PM

    I’m excited to see what you come up with! I also love the cameos of Jack and CC in your blog posts :)ReplyCancel

  • Maya L - October 25, 2016 - 4:45 PM

    I love these colors! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Kristin - October 25, 2016 - 4:55 PM

    Love those colors. Excited to see what you guys made!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - October 25, 2016 - 5:13 PM

    Those new paint colors look great!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - October 25, 2016 - 5:14 PM

    Those new paint colors in the #BehrBox look great!ReplyCancel

  • Allison - October 25, 2016 - 5:15 PM

    #BEHRbox – Those colors are great. Very excited to see what you make!ReplyCancel

  • Cully - October 25, 2016 - 5:19 PM

    We’re using this Colorado Indian summer to do some painting we’ve had planed since we bought the house 2 years ago, also dig that grey and teal, you know Hailey loves tealReplyCancel

  • Sarah - October 25, 2016 - 5:22 PM

    Just took a look at the colors and wow, it’s uncanny how the Composed Palette closely mirrors the wall colors in my home- four of them closely resemble paint I’ve used. I’ve been looking for a nice wine color for our foyer as well, looks like Artful Magenta could be a good option there, thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - October 25, 2016 - 5:31 PM

    It’s like the DIY version of Chopped, I love it! And can’t wait to see you what you guys come up with. $100 to Home Depot would definitely come in handy in our near future! :)ReplyCancel

    • Amy Lynn - October 25, 2016 - 5:32 PM

      Oops, the #BEHRbox is a lot like the DIY version of Chopped … should’ve fully read the directions first, haha.ReplyCancel

  • Emilie - October 25, 2016 - 5:37 PM

    I need to repraint a couple of rooms in our house. I will be looking at their colors to choose from. ThanksReplyCancel

  • Allyson - October 25, 2016 - 5:58 PM

    What a great color palette! #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Katrina - October 25, 2016 - 6:09 PM

    Cant wait to see what you create with the crate!ReplyCancel

  • Casi - October 25, 2016 - 6:37 PM

    We hosting Christmas in our “new” home. We have a million projects to do including refinishing the original floors from 1951 and repainting every inch. We’re hoping that with great food and A LOT of wine the family won’t notice all of the rough spots! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Jacqui - October 25, 2016 - 6:44 PM

    Love the turquoise!ReplyCancel

  • Katie C. - October 25, 2016 - 7:26 PM

    I’d use the Comfortable Palette in my home #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Hannah D. - October 25, 2016 - 7:37 PM

    I can’t wait to see what y’all create!ReplyCancel

  • latanya - October 25, 2016 - 7:43 PM

    #BEHRBox jade dragon and hot and spicyReplyCancel

  • Kathy - October 25, 2016 - 8:03 PM

    I totally want to paint a room hella dark. Like. A library! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Colleen - October 25, 2016 - 8:18 PM

    I want to be brave enough to try Wanderlust! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • alex - October 25, 2016 - 8:29 PM

    Love this!ReplyCancel

    • alex - October 25, 2016 - 8:30 PM

      oops – wanted to include In the Woods #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Samantha - October 25, 2016 - 8:30 PM

    I’m in love with the Comfortable Palette, that Peek-A-Blue is gorgeous. #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Haley W - October 25, 2016 - 9:04 PM

    Love the colors you got! #BEHRboxReplyCancel

  • Melissa - October 25, 2016 - 9:16 PM

    You guys are so cute!! Can’t wait to see what you come up with.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna - October 25, 2016 - 9:25 PM

    #BEHRBox I love the composed palette!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Johnson - October 25, 2016 - 9:44 PM

    I love the wanderlust color for a bold project! Excited to see what you come up with! #behrboxReplyCancel

  • Rachel Allmen - October 25, 2016 - 9:47 PM

    Midnight show is pretty nice #behrboxReplyCancel

  • angela - October 25, 2016 - 9:51 PM

    Ah, I love these colors! I just started painting some dressers a deep olive green but nowwww I wanna try and talk my husband into a blush for the dressers. Not sure if he’d agree to it since we just painted our front door pepto bismol pink :)ReplyCancel

  • Tanja - October 25, 2016 - 10:00 PM

    This is an exciting challenge. Not sure what I would DIY with that but love the colours.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle J. - October 25, 2016 - 10:36 PM

    Gorgeous! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Dana - October 25, 2016 - 10:40 PM

    #BEHRbox I’m drawn to the Composed palette. Love the rich tonesReplyCancel

  • Jen - October 25, 2016 - 10:58 PM

    Loving Midnight Show and Fired Up! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Denise - October 25, 2016 - 11:35 PM

    I love in the woods! #BEHRBoxReplyCancel

  • Alexis - October 26, 2016 - 12:09 AM

    This is cool, I can’t wait to see what you’ll do. Are the crates a part of the challenge?ReplyCancel

  • Nicki - October 26, 2016 - 12:10 AM

    I would pick silent shades #BEHRBoxReplyCancel


Last week, my friend Jess and I were walking to a neighborhood coffee shop when she spotted a teeny neon piece of paper tacked to the window on one of the prettiest storefronts in Logan Square. The space was home to Butterfat Studios, a unique tattoo shop that was so much more than body art, rather, it was…
  • Kathy - October 20, 2016 - 8:06 AM

    It’s my dream to get a tattoo from Esther…I have a bunch already (including my favorite super!nerd Zelda tattoo) but I am reserving space especially for her. That being said, have you SEEN her work? She has such an elegant, realistic style that’s so breathtaking you could hold up one of those books to a tattoo that she’s done and not even tell the difference!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 20, 2016 - 8:36 AM

      Yes! Their work is amazing. A friend of ours has the most stunning floral tattoo from them (can’t remember if it’s from Esther or Stephanie), but yeah. I always tells Scott that I wish I would’ve started yeeeaaars ago on some sleeves. :)ReplyCancel

      • Kathy - October 20, 2016 - 9:02 AM

        It’s never too late! It’s so addicting though, which I always thought was hilarious because when I got my first one I was like, this friggin’ HURTS like who in their right mind would go back for MORE? Um, me. Oops. The memory of the pain disappears surprisingly quickly.ReplyCancel

        • Kim - October 20, 2016 - 9:58 AM

          Don’t tempt me! I already know exactly what I want! One day, I very well may be the grandma with two full sleeves.ReplyCancel

  • Megan - October 20, 2016 - 11:16 AM

    I love those books!!! They are so pretty… I would be equal parts wanting to tear out pages to frame them, and leaving them intact on the coffee table.

    And I love that playground art. It seems so peacefull…ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 20, 2016 - 12:53 PM

      Right? I have them closed up for now so I’m not tempted to tear out every page.ReplyCancel

  • Jeanette - October 20, 2016 - 12:43 PM

    Wow, that photograph. Really love it!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - October 20, 2016 - 9:57 PM

    What great finds – I’m honestly a little jealous!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy G - October 21, 2016 - 6:48 AM

    Those books! I have a bit of an obsession for natural history posters and art. I have several replica posters, and I am always on the lookout for real vintage posters and books. What a find! I am sorry that you have to say goodbye to a neighborhood treasure.ReplyCancel

  • Micah - October 24, 2016 - 6:13 PM

    The cover of that pigeon book is amazing!ReplyCancel


Over the last couple of months, in addition to dialing in our backyard, Scott and I have been making and committing to decisions in our home studio! The studio has seen a lot of changes over the course of our 3+ years in this home, and although it has come a long way, it hadn’t yet hit its…
  • Sarah - October 18, 2016 - 8:35 AM

    The shelves look so good! And weirdly I just bought that kitty planter myself last week! Good to know I have good taste!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - October 18, 2016 - 11:15 AM

    Do you print the photos from The Print Shop at home? Just wondering where you hide away all that equipment. Your studio is so clean and organized! Mine always seems to feel like a computer lab.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 18, 2016 - 11:23 AM

      We don’t! We’ve been working with a trusted printer that we love and can produce high quality prints.ReplyCancel

  • KK - October 18, 2016 - 11:46 AM

    Ah the shelves turned out beautiful! Where did you get the clear paper storage container in the last photo? I’ve been searching for something exactly like that!ReplyCancel

  • lindsay - October 18, 2016 - 11:54 AM

    Love these shelves! Your pintrest link leads to nowhere :( I’m dying to see what that is because I’m currently looking for ideas for my living room.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 18, 2016 - 12:02 PM

      Oops, thanks for the catch! Should be fixed. :)ReplyCancel

  • Dee - October 18, 2016 - 11:59 AM

    The last link on this page (about laying behind the television) isn’t working. I’d love to see what you mean!

    Also, the shelves are gorgeous. You’ve inspired me to go to my local rebuilding center and try to score some old boards!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 18, 2016 - 12:03 PM

      Thanks, Dee! (Link fixed btw – thank you!)ReplyCancel

      • Jess - October 18, 2016 - 1:28 PM

        It’s not working for me either for some reason.ReplyCancel

        • Kim - October 18, 2016 - 1:33 PM

          Ack! It looks like Pinterest is down right now.ReplyCancel

  • Dakwerken - October 19, 2016 - 4:08 AM

    Wow! Those are some really great ideas to reuse the wood planks! I am not going to throw them away anymore. Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Brynne | The Gathered Home - October 19, 2016 - 8:56 AM

    These shelves are just gorgeous! You can’t beat the beauty of salvaged wood! My heart still hurts a little for the salvaged wood shelves I left behind at our old house!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 19, 2016 - 2:12 PM
    • Regine Labossiere - October 20, 2016 - 1:50 PM

      We just made shelves out of reclaimed and salvage wood and I’ve already said that we MUST take them with us when we move, whenever that may be!ReplyCancel

  • Regine Labossiere - October 20, 2016 - 1:48 PM

    I love using reclaimed and salvage wood. It’s just so beautiful and each piece is unique. We recently used pieces of pine and raw edge maple to create shelving in the mud room and it looks great.ReplyCancel


At the tail end of last week, Scott and I packed our bags and stole away for an extra long weekend in San Francisco. Our yearly tradition has always been to discover a new city on or around our November wedding anniversary, and although we’ve spent a good amount of time in SF in the…
  • misie - October 13, 2016 - 10:05 AM

    Sounds fantastic – a soul feeding good time! Love the pics – San Fran is definitely on our list. Also – have you guys watched the Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee with Jerry Seinfeld and Fred Armisen – they roll around Portland – it’s a good one.ReplyCancel

  • Eileen - October 17, 2016 - 11:13 AM

    Hi Kim! What do you use to edit your photos? I love the look of the Golden Gate Bridge shot!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 17, 2016 - 11:36 AM

      Thanks, Eileen! I use Lightroom for initial edits, and then I pulled these photos into Photoshop and ran some light actions over them. :)ReplyCancel

  • Kathy - October 19, 2016 - 2:01 PM

    Oh, this is perfect! Hubby and I are going there in 3 weeks…can’t wait!

    Any recommendations for restaurants besides the more popular ones?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - October 19, 2016 - 2:12 PM

      Oh, dear. I don’t remember many of the places we grabbed food, since most of it was done late in the evenings after a fun night! We did have an amazing brunch at Black Sands (the photo of the coffee cake, but their scrambles were DELICIOUS), so I’d highly recommend that! Does anyone else have suggestions?ReplyCancel

    • Haley - October 21, 2016 - 3:46 PM

      This was one of my favorite places when I lived there years ago.

      Unfortunately a lot of places I remember how to walk to them but not the names or streets.ReplyCancel