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This post is in collaboration with Pella Windows & Doors.

I feel as though this update couldn’t possibly come to you with more enthusiasm, so just imagine this: as we tell the story, we’re shouting! We’re grinning non-stop, and we’re jumping up and down. I’m feeling flustered just trying to find words at all (a rarity, for sure), so simply put, we have our kitchen door!

This story – as with all of our stories, it seems! – goes way back to this past winter, when our first door turned into a comedy of errors. When that contractor went M.I.A. (I like to speculate what happened, mostly out of curiosity but also because I was in denial, no doubt), Pella Windows & Doors came to the rescue. Working with the Pella team and their certified contractor, from the very beginning, has felt so easy. Everything from options and colors to measurements and feedback were handed out willingly and freely. They patiently listened when we asked many (many) questions, and they followed up with phone calls, emails and advice when asked. Imagine that! To say it was a breath of fresh air would be the understatement of the year. We’ve been singing their praises, and we’ll continue to do so.

A quick recap: After waffling on the merits of a 5′ vs. a 6′ door, we landed on the 6′ wide Designer Series door in the French style, a 1′ transom window above and between-the-glass shades with Insynctive technology (more on that in a minute). The French style has a thicker wood frame surrounding the glass, lending a more traditional vibe – perfect for the age of our old house. The door arrived last Monday, and the Pella certified team, LaPelusa Home Improvement, began installation the next morning. We never imagined we’d be so happy to see a hole in the side of our home!


My biggest concern when working with a construction team is the presence they have while I’m in the home. We’ve worked with a wide range of contractors since moving in, some we’ve loved, and some we’ve agreed to never call again. Our prior experience with the first GC from our kitchen renovation left us a little anxious, but the LaPelusa team immediately put us at ease. The entire job took three and a half days, and often times, I would forget they were here! They were clean and courteous, masking off their work area in the morning and vacuuming up the debris every afternoon.

I was worried that the work we’d put into the kitchen so far would get grimy from the new construction dust, but those fears were tossed aside when I saw how carefully they masked off their work area:


At the completion of day one, the door was roughed in. By day two, we had electrical run for a new exterior light fixture. Scott and I spent most of the first evening with a drink in hand staring at the back wall. It. Was. Beautiful. There was so much light!

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For the first several days, if I caught a kitchen glimpse from the corner of my eye, I’d think, who left the back door open?, only to remember that our new door was here! For a while, it seemed as though we were running in circles – we’d say, did we imagine the plans for a door all along? – but now that it’s here, well, it feels good. It feels right, like it’s always been there.


We’ve always loved the look of a dark door against lighter siding, and although there was a bit of a debate at first, we chose a black exterior finish. It’s so striking; we couldn’t love it more:


Our exterior light was a bit of a gamble, especially because the plans for our current deck and yard are up in the air. We have a jumble of ideas – big ones, for sure! – but they won’t happen until next summer (hopefully). Although our original intent was to center the fixture above the door, the upper deck placement had other plans. We shifted it to the side, which we’re still very happy with! The raw wood mount and white trim still need paint, which I’m looking to tackle this week:

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Last but not least, our between-the-glass shades are a game changer! We chose white fabric shades in Linen as a part of Pella’s Insynctive Technology. With the touch of a button, the shades rise and fall, and they do so quietly. Because they snap in between two panes of glass, they stay dust (and fuss) free!

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The shades still allow for light to pass through (above), although we prefer to leave them open during the day. (We’d been missing the light!) Jack and CC aren’t quite used to the screen door, and after a few silly instances of trying to run through the screen and failing, Jack will tenderly touch his nose to the screen. It’s a testament to how clear the screen looks!


Our backyard isn’t the most stunning, but we’re thinking long term. The stairs on the back are no longer necessary since we turned our house into a single family home (by tearing those down, we’ll completely eliminate the less-than-attractive transom view), and one day, we’ll have a (nicer) walk out porch. But for the short term, our door is in need of a little paint! We chose a primed white interior so we could relinquish all control on the final color – ha! I’ve got my paintbrush laid out; it’s going to change everything.

With any luck, we’ll have a completed kitchen within the week! I want to laugh like a maniac just typing those words. We’re thisclose, you guys.


This is a sponsored project written by us on behalf of Pella Windows and Doors, and you can learn more about Pella’s Insynctive technology right here.

Pella provided us with a Designer Series sliding patio door with transom, and all text, opinions and storyline drama (what’s a renovation without one?) are our own. Thank you, as always, for supporting those that so graciously support us.

  • Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus - August 26, 2015 - 6:47 AM

    Wow, it totally changed the space. Love the transform window above!! Windows/Doors are always drama, aren’t they?! Glad you guys are taking it in stride.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 9:08 AM

      They really are! It changes everythiiiiing.ReplyCancel

  • Mags - August 26, 2015 - 7:16 AM

    It looks great! Forgive me for not remembering all of the door saga! But can you tell us why you chose to go with a slider and not french doors? If it were me, I’d want to be able to open up both to the deck sometimes!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 7:45 AM

      Thanks, Mags! We originally were going to have one door with a sidelight on either side (this was what was ordered back in December, which we found out was done incorrectly by the first GC). After finding out the error we went back to the drawing board and considered sliders mostly for space reasons: we didn’t want to have to fuss with doors being in the way, swinging in or out. I wasn’t on board at first, thinking sliders felt a bit 90s (I couldn’t get that idea out of my head for some reason!), but after looking at photos online, I came around to their practicality and ease. Once we paint them this week, they’ll look even more seamless! The cross breeze between this new door and living room windows has been a game changer!ReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn - August 26, 2015 - 8:12 AM

    I was SOOOO excited when I saw the post title. It is probably a little weird how excited I am for someone else’s home project, but I am so happy for you guys and it looks great!!ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne - August 26, 2015 - 8:36 AM

    Hey, congrats!! If we were staying longer in the house we’re currently in, I’d LOVE to make our back door a big sliding door. Yours is gorgeous! So. Much. Light.ReplyCancel

  • Lyndsey - August 26, 2015 - 8:43 AM

    The big question- where will Jack & CC’s food bowl go?!?! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 8:53 AM

      This literally made me LOL. It was really something we considered! It would have fit with a 5′ door, but not with a 6′ – sooooo we miiiight have to make them something new that’ll fit in the corner. Ugh, so spoiled!ReplyCancel

      • Lyndsey - August 27, 2015 - 8:55 AM

        How can you not spoil them– so. dang. cute!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Lynn - August 26, 2015 - 8:44 AM

    SOOOO happy for you guys that this has finally come to fruition! I know it’s been a long road. Looks great and it seems that the pups are going to love it! :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 8:54 AM

      Thanks, Amy! Can’t wait for you guys to come over and hang out around the island in a finished kitchen! :)ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - August 26, 2015 - 9:02 AM

    OMG IT LOOKS INCREDIBLE!!! SO worth the wait. I can’t even imagine your excitement! Every time we do something in our house (like, we just got cellular shades in our bedroom after being shade-less for over a month) I can’t stop saying how excited I am about it every 15 minutes… I’d be even more out of control and annoying with such a long-awaited and AWESOME addition like these doors. Love it!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 9:09 AM

      Ha, same here! We’ll say, “hey, remember when our kitchen door was installed?!” and then scream, because we’re dorks.ReplyCancel

  • Trilby C. - August 26, 2015 - 9:17 AM

    I usually never comment, but this post deserves a big CONGRATS!! I know how excited (and then bummed) you guys were for the completion of the door. It looks wonderful – and the LIGHT!!! We just had a Pella storm door (removable glass/screen) installed in our kitchen, and we love, love, love it. It wasn’t cheap, but it was worth every pretty penny!! Congrats again! Can’t wait to see what you guys have in store next.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 9:40 AM

      Thank you for chiming in, Trilby! It really has felt like a roller coaster.ReplyCancel

  • karen - August 26, 2015 - 9:27 AM

    I was so excited to see this post! I have been anxiously waiting for the pictures, and the doors look beautiful. I just completed all my work on a kitchen/dining room renovation. I finished the caulk on the backsplash Monday, finished the last coat of paint on Sunday. It was a 6 month process. The feeling of accomplishment is so amazing! Great job, and thanks for all the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • Christin - August 26, 2015 - 9:35 AM

    AWESOME! I’m so glad to see you finally have your door! It looks like the doors were meant to be there. It’s amazing the kinds of things you get excited about when you’re an adult. I was so excited when we got our exterior doors replaced and I still love them.ReplyCancel

  • julie - August 26, 2015 - 9:44 AM

    Wow such a huge improvement! You must be absolutely delighted. Living in the city myself I wonder how the locks are on the door. I know you have Jack and CC on watch, but sliders seem like vulnerable entryways — we used to have a broom handle jammed in the track just in case.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 9:48 AM

      Good call, we were concerned about that ourselves and questioned the Pella team on the safety features! There’s a foot lock on the floor, and there’s a heavy duty lock at the top AND at the handle. It’s made so well, we fell really comfortable and safe. We also love that the blinds give us privacy in the evenings!ReplyCancel

  • Fara - August 26, 2015 - 9:49 AM

    That is gorgeous! We have been dreaming of replacing our current contractor sliding door for a false french w/transom. However, it is in the awkward living room, so I think it would be weird having the door swing. This, however, doesn’t have that sliding door look, and I love it!! Our door is about 8 1/2 or 9 feet high (weird), so I don’t think we’d have to do too much demo. Going to Pella now to shop!ReplyCancel

  • Lori - August 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM

    YESSSSS!!!!! At last! It looks amazing! I am desperate to do the same thing in my kitchen. It’s like a cave in here, and the swinging door I currently have really limits what I can do for furniture.

    So happy for you guys!ReplyCancel

  • Jodi - August 26, 2015 - 10:44 AM

    YAY YAY YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! It looks SO great!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 10:53 AM

      We feel the same way!!!!!!!! :DReplyCancel

  • jenn aka the picky girl - August 26, 2015 - 10:47 AM

    This is SUCH great inspiration on rethinking a space. I loved the kitchen before this huge change, but WHOA! Holy moly, this created the most sophisticated space. It looks amazing, and I’m so glad you guys will finally have the kitchen you’ve worked so hard to create.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - August 26, 2015 - 10:47 AM

    Gorgeous! What paint colors do you use for your walls and trim?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 10:53 AM

      The walls are Intense White (Ben Moore) and the trim is Ultra Pure White (Behr).ReplyCancel

      • Anna, Sydney - August 26, 2015 - 4:58 PM

        Soooo… Which is whiter, Intense or Ultra Pure…? Hehehe (sorry, not enough sleep)ReplyCancel

        • Kim - August 26, 2015 - 5:03 PM

          Yeah, funny names for sure! Intense White is actually a really soft warm gray. :)ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - August 26, 2015 - 1:37 PM

    Yay!!!! So glad you guys finally got your door! That light coming in is amazing: enjoy enjoy enjoy!ReplyCancel

  • Josh | The Kentucky Gent - August 26, 2015 - 3:05 PM

    SO fancy with those window blinds! I love your decision for the black exterior, it looks great against the rest of the house.

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  • Heather - August 26, 2015 - 3:54 PM

    YAY! OMG it feels so good when projects like this – huge, room-changing or intensely frustrating – finally come together.

    Also contractors who are clean are my absolute favorite.

    The door looks stunning! I hope you keep noticing ALL the light for longer than it took to get this door installed :)ReplyCancel

  • Anna, Sydney - August 26, 2015 - 5:00 PM


    It looks awesome. Congratulations! (Is that ok to say for a door?)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 28, 2015 - 9:55 AM

      It’s preferred, actually! :)ReplyCancel

  • Erin - August 26, 2015 - 6:14 PM

    SO happy for you! The door looks great!!ReplyCancel

  • Vanessa - August 27, 2015 - 1:05 AM

    Oh, fantastic!ReplyCancel

  • Trude - August 27, 2015 - 10:16 AM

    Oh wow, looks like it was worth the wait! It’s absolutely gorgeous! And blinds I don’t have to clean, sign me up! :)ReplyCancel

  • Kate - August 28, 2015 - 9:51 AM

    I pulled up your site today and saw the door picture and just broke out into a big grin. :). You got your door!!! And it looks amazing!!! Perhaps you can enjoy the supermoon this weekend by going in and out your back door all night to look at the sky. Bravo on getting this giant “to do” checked off the list.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 28, 2015 - 9:55 AM

      I give that idea a thousand thumbs up!ReplyCancel

  • kb - August 31, 2015 - 12:29 PM

    I want and need these doors!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - August 31, 2015 - 1:33 PM

    Gah! It’s glorious!!ReplyCancel

  • Erica - August 31, 2015 - 10:07 PM

    I am green with envy! My garage is pretty organized, but I would love to be able to get more items up on the walls!ReplyCancel



This post is in collaboration with Mohawk.

Our little globe, er, plant stand is looking much nicer these days! What started as a $5 thrifty find at a yard sale turned out to be a pretty spectacular Jens Risom illuminated globe stand – sans globe. (Womp.) When we picked it up, we assumed it was a plant stand, and although a bit of research proved us wrong, we stuck with it.

To start, we needed a planter that was large enough to fill the stand without looking too teeny. It would allow for something up to 18″, and we weren’t surprised to find that options in this size were upwards of $200 or (way) more. The hope was to find a simple round planter with a diameter of 18″ from top to bottom, but wouldn’t you know, that added to the cost!

After a bit of digging, we found these round planters at Restoration Hardware with a measurement of 18″ x 18″. Although it wasn’t a perfect cylinder, it was the closest we could find, and with a final sale price of $50, we went for it! It came in two colors, slate and limestone (ours). While the slate was gorgeous, the same size in that shade was almost three times the cost, so we said, eh, big deal – we’ll just paint it any color we want! (It looks like this size has since gone up in price.)


But first, we wondered, how would it look if it was just a bit shorter? It’s sort of top heavy, don’t you think? We picked up a blade made for cutting concrete for our angle grinder, and after I used a pencil to mark the new height, it took Scott less than ten minutes to zip off the top. Using a file, he quickly took off any sharp edges, too:

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Later that night, I gave our newly sized pot two coats of Ben Moore’s Morristown Cream (a super soft pink), leftover from our Varde makeover. If anything, this further proves that we like things how we like them (read: type A much?), and it’s never out of the question to make those few modifications to make our hearts sing. I promise you this: It’ll always be worth it to get it just right.

Next, the stand was in need of a refresh, and this time, we gave a few new products to try from Mohawk. The team behind the name had reached out to us earlier this year, letting us know that they were a strong contender in the wood refinishing market, and would you like to give it a try? We sent them a photo of our stand, and they told us we’d be happy using their Wax Wash Remover (to rid the grime) and Scratch Off (to darken, protect and finish in one!). We were surprised that their how-to was so incredibly simple, one step easier than our typical wood refreshing methods, as it takes the sanding step away completely! Side note: These products will be reaching their store soon, and you can see their other products right here.


Using a piece of #4/0 steel wool, I went over the entire surface with the Wash Wax – a prep step that would remove any lingering dirt and oils. Because the stand was covered in gunk, I did this a few times. Afterwards, the wood took on a slightly haze look, but any remaining sheen disappeared. It’s a strong solvent, so being outdoors or near a window helps, and a pair of gloves will keep your hands clean!


I followed up with the Scratch Off made for dark finishes, using a clean piece of #4/0 steel wool. The Scratch Off had the consistency of a thick stain – a small amount goes a very long way! – and it penetrated the wood quickly while eliminating scratches and dents. On the left, the wood has been Wax Washed, and on the right, the wood has one application of Scratch Off:


The initial coat soaked in quickly, so I applied one more to darken the finish further. Finally, I buffed the stand with a clean, soft cloth, and I was done! The entire refreshing process took a whole fifteen minutes out of my day, and I was super impressed with how well it worked. (I started eyeing my big vintage desk, but I’ll save that excitement for another day! No, really.)

To keep things a bit more lightweight – the stand wasn’t meant to hold a ton of weight, after all – I filled the bottom third of our planter with packing peanuts, and I potted a couple of rubber plants in soil as usual. She’s so pretty! The studio is turning into quite the little jungle!

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Well played, Mohawk. A heavyweight champion for sure!

This is a sponsored post in collaboration with Mohawk, and these opinions are our own. Wax Wash and Scratch Off will hit their online store soon, and in the meantime, you can shop right here. Thank you, as always, for supporting those that so graciously support us.

  • jenn aka the picky girl - August 20, 2015 - 11:14 AM

    It turned out beautifully!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - August 20, 2015 - 11:21 AM

    I dig it! We have an old, metal stool that we want to use as a plant stand, we’re just waiting for the right spot. We’re also hoarding a leggy plant stand that we think will end up being a sweet side table. So three cheers for making anything into a plant stand and a plant stand into anything else :)ReplyCancel

  • KM - August 20, 2015 - 11:58 AM

    This looks beautiful! I’m having trouble visualizing your addition of the packing peanuts – are they directly below the soil (any problem with them getting wet and crumbling)? This is a great idea to lighten the load, as you said!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 20, 2015 - 12:06 PM

      Yup, they take about the bottom 1/4 or 1/3 of the pot. This was recommended to us by someone at the nursery, letting us know it was a great way to reduce the weight on very large planters! I just happened to receive a package in the mail the morning I planned to pot the plant full of packing peanuts – lucky. Another option is to use the leftover plastic pots that the plants come in, turning them upside down in the bottom of the planter so that the dirt fills around them.ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - August 20, 2015 - 12:21 PM

    I just commented to say that I love that your house seems so ‘happy’! Lovely plants, pretty art, gorgeous upholstery and adorable pets make for a fun blog to read. So…thanks!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 20, 2015 - 1:21 PM

      My goodness, that’s so incredibly nice! We always say that we want people to just feel “happy” in our home, so that means so much to us! Thank you for taking the time to let us know. xxReplyCancel

  • Josh | The Kentucky Gent - August 20, 2015 - 12:53 PM

    This is quite possible the most beautiful $5 yard sale find, ever. I need to go hunting with y’all sometime!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  • Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus - August 20, 2015 - 1:31 PM

    Love this so much!!! Now, I’m on the hunt for something similar. =)ReplyCancel

  • Anna, Sydney - August 21, 2015 - 1:46 AM

    See! You people are so crazy creative. Who else would think to cut the top off a concrete pot?! I would be chasing those damned perfect measurements across all of Google and the whole world, without ever even considering it to be possible to tweak a half perfect planter.

    How do you guys always manage to think outside the (pot) square? No seriously. If you bottle YOU, I’m buying at least ten.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 21, 2015 - 7:52 AM

      Anna, you’re hilarious, but thank you! On the other hand, we often wish we could be those people that knew how to leave well enough alone and be happy with it. BUT, alas, we like things how we like them, even if it means an extra trip to the hardware store and a spare afternoon of modifications. YOU can do it too! I promise.ReplyCancel


A-hem, first, an announcement: Chicago friends! We hope to see you tomorrow night at the West Elm store opening party in Skokie! Let’s eat desserts, drink Prosecco and hang out. We’ll be there from 6-8 pm wearing our sparkly shoes (well, I might be on my own with that one). See the details and RSVP right here!


Yes, we’re totally the people that put curtains in their garage, and I realize how silly that must sound! To be fair, one) they’re inexpensive drop cloths and two) our projects get really, really messy. This’ll help. We’ll get back to the curtain in a minute, because there’s so much else that we’ve been knocking off of our garage to do list!

We painted trim. Such a small task, but what a world of difference. Add that to the new roof and proper gutters, and the exterior of our garage looks a lot better! (We don’t love the siding, but at least it’s inoffensive.) The photos below were taken from the back door of our kitchen, so getting this view polished up was important to us – especially once our glass sliders are in place. The yard and back patio, on the other hand, need help; next year!


We installed a door and painted it. Look at us, making strides! We now have a proper door threshold and jamb. It’s all new, as the old door wasn’t salvageable. For the color, I used an oops! can of Benjamin Moore’s Swept Away paint leftover from our pocket door. When the salesman first mixed our quart, it was accidentally done at a gallon’s strength. In turn, this color is a bit deeper and more saturated than our pocket door, but it works great out here! We painted both sides, giving the exterior a minty splash, too. The trim was painted using Clark+Kensington’s Designer White, color matched to Valspar Aspire leftover from our front porch railings. (The question begging to be asked: Do we like to make mixing paint difficult, or do we like to make it difficult?)

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We finished the cabinet kick plate, baseboards and butcher block top. We tossed around the idea of a hot pink kick plate, but in the end, I (yes, I) chickened out and convinced Scott we should stick to navy. It’s nice and cohesive, and I’m happy I’m such a chicken! The “baseboards” and kick plate were made from our piles of scrap wood, and it helped to streamline our whole set-up. To complete the cabinets, Scott trimmed the extra-long butcher block, and I darkened it up with oil.


And, oh yeah, we hung curtains.  We take on a lot of the dirty work in the garage, using the messiest tools we have on hand – the table saw, orbital sander and spray paint. Even in the cold Chicago winter, we bundle up, stuff hand warmers in our gloves, and we tough it out. That said – especially in the winter! – we easily slip into the Comfort Zone. We leave those messes behind, turn a blind eye and say, we’ll clean it up later! To prevent this, we hung curtains to close off the cabinets, open shelving and tool area to keep them clean. We purchased inexpensive drop cloths and hung them from a 2×4 support beam using Ikea’s KVARTAL track system. Of course this won’t protect all dust (we’ll still have lawn equipment on Side Messy), but it’s a good start. Also, note to self: I promise to not get comfortable.

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All that’s left is putting the rest of our storage systems in place! Hooks for tools, tubs for containing and getting our bikes up off the floor are on the agenda. The garage door – which is missing a few parts and needs a good cleaning – is a wish list item, so we will see.

Fix the leaky roof
Lumber storage
Bike Storage – got it!
Open metal shelving for bins + occasional use items
Wall treatment for cabinet wall (close up exposed studs)
Paint everything – no more bare plywood!
Reconfigure and paint cabinets
Install a countertop
Epoxy/paint the unlevel/cracked garage floor – not this year, womp.
 Cabinet kick plate and finish baseboards
Wall of hooks/hanging storage
New side door
Paint exterior trim

Re-caulk exterior siding
Repair/new garage door
Replace lighting with LEDs

Garage, we never thought you’d be finished before the kitchen, but hey, you can’t plan everything. (Another note to self: Kim, you really can’t plan everything.)

  • Kari - August 18, 2015 - 9:16 AM

    Wow – you two are amazing! These curtains are above and beyond anything I’ve seen for a garage! They fit the space so well (did you hem them to barely touch the floor?) and are so functional. I am truly impressed. The garage is looking great!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 18, 2015 - 9:26 AM

      Thanks, Kari! We took the height of the panels into account when we were hanging the track. These panels were just under 9′ tall, and we did fold them at the top to make them shorter by about 2″. No hemming required!ReplyCancel

  • AnnMarie - August 18, 2015 - 10:01 AM

    What a great idea! Your garage workshop is looking mighty fine. I admit to being just a smidgen…okay, a lot…jealous.ReplyCancel

  • Ashley@Biggerthanthethreeofus - August 18, 2015 - 12:06 PM

    LOVE that mint green door! Perfect color. Also, I really like the curtain idea. I may have to steal that!ReplyCancel

  • Josh | The Kentucky Gent - August 18, 2015 - 1:03 PM

    Crazy how much difference paining some window trim/door can make! Totally freshened up the space.

    Have a blast tomorrow night!

    Josh | The Kentucky Gent

  • Laura - August 18, 2015 - 4:58 PM

    I’m confused… what is the purpose of the curtains? Is it to prevent the messy projects from getting onto your cars?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 18, 2015 - 6:11 PM

      We don’t park our cars in the garage yet (someday maybe, but street parking is pretty easy for now!), so it’s to keep all the dust and debris we kick up (which is A LOT) from getting all over the open shelving, workbench, tools in the work area, etc. Ideally, we’d pull them closed and work on one half of the curtain, suck up all the wood shavings, etc, and not have to worry about all our storage or things we access frequently accumulating a ton of saw dust!ReplyCancel

  • George SSF - August 19, 2015 - 2:04 AM

    Love the perfect matched color. The curtain is so lovely! thanks for the postReplyCancel

  • Hilary - August 20, 2015 - 7:09 AM

    Love the curtain! We have been wanting to do a similar project in our basement for awhile now. If you are willing to share, how much did it cost?

    Love your blog! Great inspiration.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - August 20, 2015 - 8:11 AM

      Thanks, Hilary! The track spans almost 20′ wide, so we bought 4 tracks and put them together, plus the accessories. At that length, I want to estimate that it was somewhere around $50 for the entire track, plus the cost of the drop cloths (about $18/ea, and we bought 2). We’re super happy with the tracks! We had to fuss with them where they connect in a few places, but once we got it all figured out, the curtains move nice and smooth.ReplyCancel