There are a handful of recurring questions we receive that pop up week after week, and while some of them are item-based (as in, how’s that so-and-so holding up?; we answered a lot of those right here!), most of them have to do with the cutest, sweetest valuables in the home – our pets! They might…
  • laura {not a trophy wife} - April 20, 2017 - 8:13 AM

    Love this! I have an entire category “Woof” devoted to our pets.
    We have an Aussie and a Berner. I love the idea of their own space… we don’t kennel them anymore now that they are house trained, but I love the idea of dedicated space. Hmmmm…. you got me thinking…. lauraReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

      I LOVE Aussies! I had two growing up. They’ll always hold a soft spot in my heart.ReplyCancel

  • CC - April 20, 2017 - 9:03 AM

    We call our pets “The Kids” and we are pretty crazy about them too!

    Last year, I started upgrading our air filters. I now get the super duper allergen reducer air filters. While we still have fur tumbleweeds when I fall behind on vacuuming, I have noticed WAY less dust and pet dander overall. They are more expensive but totally worth it. Less dusting and my allergies haven’t bothered me at all so far this year.

    We also have a dedicated ‘Kids Room” that is just for our fur babies and where we keep all their stuff. So the toys, food, litter, etc has a much smaller footprint, or paw print if you will! :DReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 9:12 AM

      Such great points! We recently went up to super allergen as well, and it HAS cut down on some of the muck in the air. Plus, it’s healthier for the longevity of your furnace, too.

      And you brought up a good point – while we don’t have a whole room for the pets (that’s awesome), we have one big, deep drawer in our kitchen island for all of their medicine, treats and toys. Having everything in one place was a MUST when we were figuring out what goes where during our kitchen renovation.ReplyCancel

      • Hannah K - April 20, 2017 - 11:43 AM

        I’ve seen the allergen filters state change every 3 months. With pets, how often do you change yours?ReplyCancel

        • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 11:53 AM

          Every 3 months, no question!ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - April 20, 2017 - 9:25 AM

    Do you have the cordless Dyson? I’ve been debating one. I’d love to know how you like it.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 9:32 AM

      We do! The link and our take on it is in the post. :)ReplyCancel

    • Nicolette - April 30, 2017 - 1:27 PM

      The cordless has changed my life! I know it sounds dramatic but I’m telling you this thing is great. The most annoying part of vacuuming to me was always getting the vacuum out, unwinding the cord, finding an outlet, hanging to switch outlets, then wind up the cord. All of this is eliminated! I think the biggest complains are the small canister size and battery life. As long as you get in a routine, this won’t be an issue.ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - April 20, 2017 - 9:44 AM

    Thanks so much for sharing! I have a one-year-old greyhound mix who we got towards the end of last summer and I’m just now that we’re starting to get into a groove and out of the puppy phase, we’re starting to get to the “holy crap, we have no idea how to live and be normal grown-ups with a dog in our apartment” phase, so this is all very helpful!ReplyCancel

  • Misie - April 20, 2017 - 9:48 AM

    We bought the Dyson cordless last year – agreed the canister is small when you have husky style tumbleweeds – but it’s so convenient! When we had our couch made we took the various swatches and rubbed them ALL over the dogs to see which showed fur the least. (thankfully we really liked the gray – which is now our universal color choice for anything they will be touching) Maeby’s undercoat is seemingly lighter than air and still gets on everything…everything; we were recently introduced to the furminator and the shampoo so here’s to hoping! Thanks for the fabric tip – that’s quite helpful :-) If only my lululemon’s could be furminated – I will forever be the hairy girl in yoga class.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 10:22 AM

      We totally rub down our pets with any fabrics we’re considering, too! So funny. And three cheers for the cordless Dyson. It makes quick vacuums much easier, and we’re WAY more likely to do it.ReplyCancel

  • katie - April 20, 2017 - 9:55 AM

    We have 2 long hair cats, and a golden, so pet fur is a constant battle in our house… after much debate we bought a roomba and it’s been amazing. We let it do it’s thing every other day, and I feel like our house is just cleaner overall. It’s actually helped cut down on the dander in the air, and we haven’t had to dust as often. We still bring out the big pet vacuum every few weeks, but I honestly think that the roomba does an impressive job of deep cleaning. Now I’m trying to justifying buying a second one for upstairs ;)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM

      I’m so skeptical of the Roomba, even though we only hear great things! Which model do you have?ReplyCancel

      • kerry - April 21, 2017 - 11:06 AM

        I have the 595 Pet series and we love it. Our house faces east/west and we have long hardwood expanses. The sun shines PERFECTLY to illuminate any dirt and dust, so we can’t really let it get too bad, but I loathe vacuuming. The downsides to Roomba as I see them are 1)you have to get anything that might tangle or get in its way off the floor,although it rambles right over the footer rods for our couch and 2)you do have to clean/maintain it. It honestly takes a minute after each vacuum run, and 10-15 for a deeper clean/brush the hair off the rollers which I do once a week or so.

        About once a month I roll through the house with a dust wand attachment on my regular vacuum and do moldings, etc but for day to day floor cleaning, the roomba is great. It also does fine with our area rugs, which are all also low pile wool.ReplyCancel

        • Kim - April 21, 2017 - 11:54 AM

          Thank you!!ReplyCancel

          • Erin Griffiths - April 24, 2017 - 8:27 AM

            My husband surprised me with a Roomba this Christmas, and I am surprised at how much I love it. We have a large, hairy Bernese Mountain Dog, a cat and a 9-year-old boy, and the robot vacuum is a total game changer. It runs almost every night while we sleep. Then I just need to do light touch ups with a handheld vacuum upstairs in between our biweekly big cleans.
            We have 650 model – I think the cheapest one. I was extolling it’s virtues to a friend at dinner once, and she ordered it right there on her phone!

          • Kim - April 24, 2017 - 9:07 AM

            You guys are convincing us!

  • Kristin - April 20, 2017 - 10:04 AM

    It’s always interesting to hear how others do things! I was under the impression in our old house that Alice the dog was not allowed on the couch. Turns out as soon as I left, she climbed right up. In our new house, I gave up. The furniture is now either vintage/old or slip-covered, and nothing is too precious. Yes it takes a little more tidying, but it’s fine. Plus it’s cute to see two kitties and the pup snuggled up together.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 10:16 AM

      Haha, well, they don’t dare climb on the furniture when we’re around, but they LOVE snuggling on the chairs when we leave the house. So, it’s a daily battle. That said, you’re absolutely right – nothing is too precious. That’s pretty much our motto around here.ReplyCancel

  • Taylor - April 20, 2017 - 10:10 AM

    Thanks for sharing these tips! Have you found a bed that you like for larger dogs that holds up well to washing?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 10:15 AM

      We have beds from Shop Janery made from outdoor fabric! I’ll pre-treat any stains before I throw them in the wash, but by sticking to outdoor fabrics, it helps them to last longer.ReplyCancel

  • Virginia - April 20, 2017 - 11:01 AM

    Seriously, thank you so much for sharing this. We have a cat and a dog and sometimes I bemoan that our home will never look Instagram-y because… here’s a dog crate. And pet bowls. And a litter box. And fur tumbleweeds. (I could vacuum every day and there would still be fur tumbleweeds.) Pets have *stuff* and they make messes! It just seriously made me so glad to see the photo of the crate in your bedroom, because that’s also my reality. Our pets are part of the family and this is their home too.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 11:34 AM

      Totally. We always joke that this is more their home than ours, ha!ReplyCancel

  • Bernadette - April 20, 2017 - 11:08 AM

    Hoping Katie comes back and can tell us what kind of Roomba she has too! I’ve found that having 2 dogs somehow means having 1000x the pet hair of just one dog, and have been debating the cordless Dyson (LOVE my corded one, but it can be a hassle for quick clean ups) or a Roomba (but which one is best?!).ReplyCancel

    • Flora - May 6, 2017 - 11:18 PM

      Ahh I wanted to chime in since I have both a Dyson corded and cordless vac and a Roomba. I’m pretty embarrassed about it to be honest, since having three vacuums seems really weird and excessive.

      But! They are all so good. I have the Roomba 665 (I think it’s the same as the 650 but has a longer battery life) and run it every other day. I run it when I’m home or out with the pup because I’ve heard of some horror stories of Roombas running through pet accidents (pretty much poo armageddon). The suction isn’t super powerful, but overall it does a decent job collecting the GSD tumbleweeds. It works best on hard floor and low pile rugs. Our house is a bit tough for the Roomba to navigate – it’s a ranch but the hallway layout makes the Roomba confused. I think it’ll do better in a really open concept home.

      We picked up the Dyson V6 cordless recently. I justified the purchase because it was on sale. It comes with a couple attachments but I like that you can use all your doodads from your corded vac with it too. We use it for small messes and to keep the pup’s favorite areas and our furniture relatively hair free.ReplyCancel

      • Kim - May 8, 2017 - 1:18 PM

        We love this feedback, thanks, Flora!ReplyCancel

  • katy - April 20, 2017 - 11:12 AM

    We have 6 cats. (not on purpose, it just kind of happened) I got a Roomba (the pet one? 650?) last year and it has changed our lives. We’re a single-story house, all wood floors and no rugs (cats think it’s a secret cat box so we finally just gave up) and the only level change is down to the entry way, so we put the roomba invisible wall there and set it run every day just before we get home form work. It’s finishing up as we get home, gets emptied, and goes back to it’s port to charge for the next day. He lives under the course, out of sight. SO MUCH BETTER. Once a month we still have to get in the nooks and crannies and under low furniture to get the cat bunnies that have hidden away beyond Roomba reach. There have been two downfalls with the roomba – you can’t leave cords on the floor because it will eat them. Might not be a problem in other households, but our computer tower is on the floor and we tend to leave our phone cord plugged in to it (hot spot) and it’s been eaten a few times… Other downfall is making sure to pick up in the morning and leave a clear path for Roomba to run. Which is a great way to keep the house picked up, but sometimes it will eat a cat toy (it just stops and we rescue it when we get home). It’s like our little robot housekeeper, and it has helped with pet hair and seasonal/dust related allergies, so definitely worth the investment! Especially if you’re a lazy house cleaner and hate to sweep/vacuum.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 11:34 AM

      Man, we really might need to check out the Roomba! Thank you for chiming in with all these tips!ReplyCancel

  • Paige - April 20, 2017 - 1:58 PM

    These are all awesome tips!


  • Elizabeth - April 21, 2017 - 5:34 AM

    Thank you Kim for sharing all these tips. We have cat and a dog at home and having spread out cleaning supplies and the long time delayed Roomba which we have been debating to buy it or not will really help us.ReplyCancel

  • Martin Joy - April 21, 2017 - 6:29 AM

    First of all, Thank you for sharing this useful article, I loved it. Really if we have a pet so we should know How to keep a Clean and healthy pet-Friendly at home.

    I Have a pet so I will this ideas and tips.ReplyCancel

  • Katy DeBardelaben - April 21, 2017 - 10:32 AM

    Whoa, the most interesting thing about this whole post to me is the revelation that you have neighbors downstairs! Am I totally late to the game here?! I’ve been following for a long time but never knew that your house had a garden apartment downstairs! I have so many questions. You guys own the whole building right so is this an additional source of income for you guys? Do you ever see yourselves not letting anyone live there in order to have more space? Guest suite or Airbnb perhaps? Do the people that live there ever complain about the noise of renovating? I don’t know why but I’m so fascinated by this :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 21, 2017 - 10:40 AM

      Haha, those are all such great questions! You’re going to learn a lot more about the garden apartment in the coming weeks, hint, hint…

      But to quickly dive in, yes, we own the whole building, and we’ll likely always keep it as an income stream (as a rental). It has a front/back entrance that we can’t access without going outside, so it doesn’t make too much sense for us to have that as a part of OUR home.

      And somehow, our renters have never complained about the renovation noise, but we were also upfront about the work before they signed on the line.

      More to come!ReplyCancel

  • Katie - April 21, 2017 - 12:47 PM

    Ahhhh this post is perfect! We have a lab/german shephard who has black fur, and white carpet all over. Excellent combo right? I’m often found brushing insane amounts of fur off the dog outside or running around our house with the cordless Dyson. You’re not alone in the battle!ReplyCancel

  • Jenna - April 21, 2017 - 5:29 PM

    Do you have any specific info on the outdoor-rated faux sisal you mentioned? I just can’t seem to get passed how much wool rugs shed!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - April 23, 2017 - 8:15 PM

    I have a nonshedding cockapoo – non shedding breeds are an epiphany!! I will never get another dog that sheds. Having said that …. Why can’t pitties/all other dog breeds be non shedding too ☹️ReplyCancel

  • Staci - April 24, 2017 - 2:31 PM

    Wow, the crate! I didn’t know CC had one. I have one and it is such a design buzzkill in my bedroom. I tried spray-painting Mosey’s white (so it blends in better with our light walls) but that has not held up so great over time.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 24, 2017 - 10:28 PM

      It IS a buzzkill, but CC loves it so much. And so, we keep it for her. :)ReplyCancel

  • Christina D. - April 24, 2017 - 10:09 PM

    Hi Guys, love the blog and seeing pics of your furbabies:) I just furminated our long hair cat-if you keep up with it on a regular basis it really helps, I am 100% with you all. Also I always thought your rental unit was in the garage:)) Not sure why I imagined it there and not “under” the main unit:)) Probably has to do with my being born and bred in southern California. Not a lot of rental stream opportunities in properties here-and I would consider you dream landlords! We are renters and some things are just so important to us-the a/c needs to be in good working order/we need to change the air filters every 3 months/good insulation keeps the cool in and the dirt out…lots of things that we check out/ask about of prospective rentals. Sometimes the information is just not available and we have to see in person. I would rent your place in a heartbeat because of your honesty, fairness and committment to doing the job right:)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 24, 2017 - 10:31 PM

      This is so sweet, thank you! We’ve learned a lot being landlords to both the garden and our previous condo, so we do try our best to be as attentive as possible – when needed. (And yup, Chicago winters wouldn’t do well with a unit in the garage, ha!) There’s a lot of good stuff to come with the garden apartment, so stay tuned…ReplyCancel

  • Lucy (UK) - April 26, 2017 - 3:01 AM

    Ah yes I love real life posts! We also got a cordless Dyson and it’s lived up to all our expectations. Our normal Dyson isn’t actually that heavy but it’s cumbersome, and it meant hoovering became a once weekly marathon, ducking and diving under each and every piece of furniture to snag all the fur, kindly left in the wake of our 9 kg Norwegian Forest cat (who, joy of joys, is now shedding his winter coat – thank goodness he’s cute and affectionate!). But with the cordless it’s so dang easy to zip it round or do a quick clean up of the lounge and kitchen if we have people coming over. I love love love the food station you made for the pups and am planning to do a take on this for Ralph over the summer :). Keep up the amazing work guys!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 26, 2017 - 8:43 AM

      So true, the cordless just makes us that much more willing to do the vacuuming – less time unwinding the cord, plugging it in, unplugging and finding another outlet… It has changed the way we clean our home so much! And if you end up making the dog food station, we’d love if you sent us photos!ReplyCancel

  • Monique - May 3, 2017 - 6:46 AM

    Another informative article. Even though animals can add to cleaning chores, I feel they are well worth it.

    This tip isn’t for everyone but when I began feeding my 8 year old dog whole foods, ie. raw beef or cooked chicken/pork with veggies and other nutrients, my dog began shedding much less. When I brush her now, I rarely collect hair in the brush. Other added benefits are her teeth became white, mobility improved, hair became darker and she loves her food.ReplyCancel

  • Dianne Tolar - May 4, 2017 - 2:36 AM

    I do not understand. No dogs on the furniture. Then you say one dog can. Did I read correctly?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 4, 2017 - 9:43 AM

      Libby is allowed on the furniture, but she’s a cat. :)ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - June 13, 2017 - 11:24 PM

    I have a question about your pillows. Like you, we limit ourselves to pillow covers that can be removed and washed, which are EXTREMELY hard to find. Any chance you’d like to provide a source list of pillow covers you’ve found through the years that can be thrown in the washer?

    Also, do you wash even the pillow covers that aren’t technically machine-washable? For example, I notice that you have the fabulous xbase pillow from CB2, which can only be spot cleaned (I’ve researched it in the past). Do you throw caution to the wind and wash even “spot clean only” covers? Do you make exceptions?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - June 14, 2017 - 9:40 AM

      Hi Cindy, GREAT question! Here’s the thing, you know how Target always has the cutest pillows? We can never buy them, because about 99% of them don’t have removable covers! So frustrating. Here are some favorites:

      Crate & Barrel has the BEST velvet covers!
      C&B’s cotton blend pillows look like linen, and we couldn’t love them more
      CB2 pillows all have removable covers, but of course we stick with ones that are a cotton blend of some sort
      West Elm is the same – we try to stick with cotton blends!
      Also, I’d be amiss not to mention IKEA or H&M Home for affordable basic pillows in wide color varieties!

      For our beloved X base pillow from CB2, you’re right – we throw all caution to the wind! It’s been through the wash and dryer more times than I can count, and it has survived just fine. The same goes with any of the velvet pillows you see in our home!ReplyCancel

      • Cindy - June 14, 2017 - 10:18 PM

        This is SO helpful, thank you for the sources and the advice!ReplyCancel


This post is in partnership with Rejuvenation.  We started The Scary Room at the top of this year, and here we are, in the second half of April, and we are finally thisclose to the room’s starting point! I say ‘starting point,’ because do you remember where we began? Many of the rooms in this house required…
  • Sarah - April 18, 2017 - 6:06 AM

    Looks Great!ReplyCancel

  • Jordann - April 18, 2017 - 6:27 AM

    Beautiful! I love seeing this room come together and I’m in love with your closet solution for this space. I have a room in my 87-year-old home that could really benefit from the same closet treatment.
    If I were to win the Rejuvenation giveaway I’d spring for a Thurman 2-1/4in Flush Mount to replace the boob light in my entryway and the Carson exterior light for over my front door.ReplyCancel

  • Jess - April 18, 2017 - 6:37 AM

    I LOVE the lacquered brass look. That is what we have going on in a few rooms in our house and we just love how it ages. So cute! If I were to win, I’d order new hardware for our Butler’s Pantry…a project we’ve been putting off since we purchased this old fixer upper.ReplyCancel

  • Carolyn - April 18, 2017 - 6:49 AM

    I’ve been eyeing up some of their drawer pulls for our new desks!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy Loring - April 18, 2017 - 7:04 AM

    My favorite ceiling light is the Cedar and Moss Conifer.ReplyCancel

  • Mrs Mike - April 18, 2017 - 7:05 AM

    love the hardware, but that pendant is FABULOUS!! Great job on this room.ReplyCancel

  • Nate B - April 18, 2017 - 7:12 AM

    In to win some new bathroom hardware!ReplyCancel

  • Colleen - April 18, 2017 - 7:13 AM

    Oh what I would do to be able to have Rejuvenation “Cedar and Moss 8 Semi Flush” in the new apartment I am moving in to in May. Your home and the Scary Room are simple and chic at the same time.ReplyCancel

  • Tari - April 18, 2017 - 7:14 AM

    I love the soft glow that comes a linen shade. The light from rejuvenation looks gorgeous in there! Amazing job, guys!ReplyCancel

  • Tricia - April 18, 2017 - 7:30 AM

    My dining room is in desperate need of a new pendant/chandelier. I’ve been eyeing the conical drum pendant and the pleated drum pendant. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - April 18, 2017 - 7:35 AM

    Looks great! I love the cupboard latches. I would love to have shades for my antique light fixture.ReplyCancel

  • Emily R - April 18, 2017 - 7:37 AM

    I love rejuvenation. I’ve used them for my latest bathroom renovation. I’m waiting to have my vanity installed so I can see if their brass towel ring and matching toilet paper holder will fit the space!ReplyCancel

  • Gretchen - April 18, 2017 - 7:40 AM

    I love Rejuvenation! I still have boob lights all over my house so I could definitely use an upgrade and they have the best options.ReplyCancel

  • Megan Cuy Castellanos - April 18, 2017 - 7:44 AM

    I would love the CROCKETT INDUSTRIAL FLUSH MOUNT to replace the boob light at the bottom of our stairs!ReplyCancel

  • melissa - April 18, 2017 - 7:49 AM

    I’ve been a long time reader and you guys are just the coolest. The space is looking beautifulReplyCancel

  • Kristin - April 18, 2017 - 7:49 AM

    Looking great!! I have been lusting after that wall sconce as well. We are also waiting to finish our bedroom remodel before pulling the trigger.ReplyCancel

  • Justynn - April 18, 2017 - 7:51 AM

    Ooo, I could use some of those for our bathroom reno!ReplyCancel

  • Megan - April 18, 2017 - 8:00 AM

    I pretty sure those knobs will be finding a home in my bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Emma L - April 18, 2017 - 8:02 AM

    Wow! I think this will turn into my favorite “before and after” of all time. That lamp is my favorite Rejuvenation piece, too!ReplyCancel

  • Ann Ingleby - April 18, 2017 - 8:07 AM

    i love the cedar and moss flush mount light. beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Lorna - April 18, 2017 - 8:10 AM

    The Medallion Hand Knotted Rug is really pretty.ReplyCancel

  • Haley - April 18, 2017 - 8:16 AM

    oooh, love the latches you picked! I’d love the CYPRESS ARTICULATING SCONCE for my bed. So many good options.ReplyCancel

  • Erin - April 18, 2017 - 8:19 AM

    Beautiful semi flush mounts would be perfect for our hallway.ReplyCancel

  • Jennette Quinn - April 18, 2017 - 8:24 AM

    My whole house is full of rejuvenation furniture, lighting and decor! The multnomah sofa is my my favorite thing ever. What I have been lusting after lately is the Yeon pendant for my entry. Would look so good!ReplyCancel

  • Chelsea - April 18, 2017 - 8:27 AM

    Lovely! I rent so hardware or mounted lighting wouldn’t work but I finally got a much-needed sofa console table (my dog needed the play area in front of my couch, so the coffee table got the axe!) and could use lamps for it. Or, if I’m being honest, pretty vases and stuff. ;)ReplyCancel

  • Kate - April 18, 2017 - 8:40 AM

    I’m loving the string lights at Rejuvenation! And of course their hardware is always the best.ReplyCancel

  • Michelle Arroyo - April 18, 2017 - 9:04 AM

    This light – heck, this whole room – is goals, goals, goals. I love the pendant light!ReplyCancel

  • Brittany Washington - April 18, 2017 - 9:04 AM

    I love everything from Rejuvenation. I’m so glad they opened a store in Chicago.ReplyCancel

  • sofija - April 18, 2017 - 9:05 AM

    I’ve been looking for the perfect lighting solution for our dining room, and that tiered drum pendant would be PERFECT!ReplyCancel

  • Amy Hamilton - April 18, 2017 - 9:08 AM

    Love how bright the room is with all of the white and gold!ReplyCancel

  • elissa - April 18, 2017 - 9:10 AM

    While everything at Rejuvenation is lovely, I’ve been drawn to their more art deco styles lately. I’ve got my eye on the Willamette currently!ReplyCancel

  • Jenny - April 18, 2017 - 9:12 AM

    I love your brass pulls in your bathroom. Definitely something I’d use the $250 on. This room is looking so good- the wall color and finishes are perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Laura Thigpen - April 18, 2017 - 9:12 AM

    I love the carson wall sconce. we have a weird sconce in our hallway and i think this one would fit JUST RIGHT.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - April 18, 2017 - 9:12 AM

    Oh wow would I love to win this! BTW, those latches are killing it! Kudos to choosing something so beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 18, 2017 - 9:13 AM

    Those cabinet latches are amazing. A little detail that adds a lot of character!ReplyCancel

  • Haley - April 18, 2017 - 9:16 AM

    I’m making over a 80-100 year old dresser and that fabulous lady needs new hardware! Rejuvenation always have the bestReplyCancel

  • Jeanne - April 18, 2017 - 9:20 AM

    Love seeing the scary room become so full of life!! Beautiful work as always :) I love all of unique pendants Rejuvenation has!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica Anderson - April 18, 2017 - 9:21 AM

    Love it!Their lighting is the best! I have been eyeing some sconces for my kitchen for almost a year!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - April 18, 2017 - 9:26 AM

    Looks amazing!! I’ve been debating between the Tiered Drum Pendant and the Berkshire Drum for our dining room – great choice, it fits the room perfectly!ReplyCancel

  • Allison Hasserd - April 18, 2017 - 9:29 AM

    love their wall sconces and i’m crushing hard on a couple ceiling fans! ooohhh, life in your thirties. :)ReplyCancel

  • Emily - April 18, 2017 - 9:32 AM

    Looks great, guys! I’d love to snag some new bathroom hardware to give our dated bathroom a quick facelift.ReplyCancel

  • Liz - April 18, 2017 - 9:38 AM

    I love everything about rejuvenation, but am particularly ga-ga for their hardware and house parts and the beautiful lighting.

    I still just yearn for their furniture. Not enough $ yet!ReplyCancel

  • Lydia Low - April 18, 2017 - 9:39 AM

    I hope I win!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - April 18, 2017 - 9:39 AM

    I would love to add a vintage rejuvenation pendant light in my kitchen! It’s the next project on my house list and I’m still working on the final plan.ReplyCancel

  • Trilby C. - April 18, 2017 - 9:40 AM

    I’ve been on the lookout for a great rug for our bedroom. Some help at Rejuvenation might just prod me to finally make a choice!ReplyCancel

  • Eliza - April 18, 2017 - 9:40 AM

    I love the simplicity of the finishes in the space! Looks beautiful and so peaceful. :-)ReplyCancel

  • renee johnson - April 18, 2017 - 9:44 AM

    You make scary stunning!!

    And the wooden door knobs and the copper kitchen sink have to be my favorites from rejuvenation right now!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - April 18, 2017 - 9:45 AM

    I love the high back bench!ReplyCancel

  • Brad - April 18, 2017 - 9:52 AM

    Looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey - April 18, 2017 - 9:53 AM

    This space is coming together beautifully! We are in the same boat with regards to stripping a space down and rebuilding to a clean starting point again. I’d love to pick up a set of those gorgeous linen curtains for our living room so we have at least one space that’s closer to finished.ReplyCancel

  • Lu Ann Freeman - April 18, 2017 - 9:59 AM

    Loving the little latch and that you always add the paint color name to your posts!ReplyCancel

  • Kristi Colunga - April 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

    I’ve had my eye on the red Buckman rug for a while!ReplyCancel

  • Molly - April 18, 2017 - 10:00 AM

    I love Rejuvenation! I just bought a light fixture with them and can’t wait to install it.ReplyCancel

  • meg - April 18, 2017 - 10:01 AM

    picking lighting is so debilitating! size, style, finish, drop, WIRES…staring at our plethora of boob lights day in and day out is giving me a swift kick in the pants, though.ReplyCancel

  • Marilee - April 18, 2017 - 10:02 AM

    So hard to pick! I love Rejuvenation style in general – perfect for my own century old house. In particular, I’m eyeing the vintage industrial lockers and the beautiful and the Navy Hospital brass clamp lamp. So beautiful!ReplyCancel

  • Courtney - April 18, 2017 - 10:05 AM

    Oh I LOVE how you mixed the hardware and kept it understated at the same time!

    I am currently doing a bedroom refresh and I’m looking for the perfect hardware for our dresser built by my brother in law, I do love these:

    We have also been looking for the perfect house numbers for our 1930’s home. I think these numbers are PERFECT:

    It is so difficult to choose!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 18, 2017 - 10:18 AM

      Love the idea of Bowman pulls for a dresser!ReplyCancel

  • Nia Bowling - April 18, 2017 - 10:06 AM

    I have been dying to get rid of the (horrible) pendant lights in our entry way/long hallway that leads to the rest of the house.ReplyCancel

  • Jackie - April 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

    So pretty! I’d love the Hood globe pendant – that shape – ooh yes!ReplyCancel

  • nadia - April 18, 2017 - 10:08 AM

    I can’t get enough of Rejuvenation’s Mission hardware line.ReplyCancel

  • Ann - April 18, 2017 - 10:12 AM

    I love the Tiered Rectangle Pendant!ReplyCancel

  • Regine from The 256 Project - April 18, 2017 - 10:16 AM

    I love these details and I am a fan of Rejuvenation. We have quite a few lighting updates we need to make throughout the house and Rejuvenation is a go-to Pinterest source. I love getting their catalog. :)ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - April 18, 2017 - 10:18 AM

    Love how this room is coming together and those brass pulls are exactly what I’ve been looking for to use on our entry table that is an Ikea hack to look more mid-century.ReplyCancel

  • Jacki - April 18, 2017 - 10:21 AM

    The BURNSIDE 5-LIGHT MULTIPENDANT is on my list.ReplyCancel

  • Jane - April 18, 2017 - 10:26 AM

    I would love the Cylinder Task Floor lamp-antique brass and white for my bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • Perry - April 18, 2017 - 10:31 AM

    Love how it’s turning out! That tiered pendant would look perfect in our bedroom!ReplyCancel

  • karen - April 18, 2017 - 10:37 AM

    I love the light you chose for the scary room. Wish I had the ceiling height to pull it off!ReplyCancel

  • Nathan - April 18, 2017 - 10:40 AM

    We’ve been looking at Rejuvenation for some new hardware for bathroom reno!ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne​ - April 18, 2017 - 10:44 AM

    Love the kilim rug they have that Chris and Julia have in their playroom. And of course all the lighting!ReplyCancel

  • shannon - April 18, 2017 - 10:44 AM

    We visited the Rejuvenation store in Palo Alto, and I fell in love!!! Now that we are (hopefully!) about to close on a 1914 home, I am trying hard to resist the pull to buy every single light fixture from them.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 18, 2017 - 11:25 AM

      Right?! Ever since they opened doors in Chicago, we have been SO inspired.ReplyCancel

  • Katie - April 18, 2017 - 10:46 AM

    I love those cabinet latches!ReplyCancel

  • Angie - April 18, 2017 - 10:47 AM

    Room looks great! I love all the lighting options. There are several rooms in my house that need the lighting updated so I’d pick a new light! Thank you!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah Matthews - April 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

    I can’t wait to see how you finish this room up! I am always eyeing Rejuvination because my 1948 house is missing a bathroom doorknob and there are straight up scary wires poking out of our backdoor trim where a doorbell used to be and I love their vintage reproductions!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - April 18, 2017 - 10:50 AM

    The room looks amazing!ReplyCancel

  • kelsey - April 18, 2017 - 11:02 AM

    I LOVE rejuvenation! I would love one of their sconces in my kitchen.ReplyCancel

  • Sara - April 18, 2017 - 11:06 AM

    I have had two 12″ Carson wall sconces in my shopping cart for months now! My front porch needs them! And they are currently on sale.ReplyCancel

  • Erica Boyer - April 18, 2017 - 11:07 AM

    My favorite is the Cypress Double Swing Arm Wall Sconce!ReplyCancel

  • Kelsey G - April 18, 2017 - 11:19 AM

    I LOVE their Lighting!ReplyCancel

  • Marnie - April 18, 2017 - 11:19 AM

    Honesty, I would get the exact same pendant!ReplyCancel

  • Crystal - April 18, 2017 - 11:28 AM

    I love everything rejuvenation!! I would totally update some lighting in my house if I won!ReplyCancel

  • Karen - April 18, 2017 - 11:29 AM

    I love everything you guys do! This room has turned out to be on of my favorites.ReplyCancel

  • Becky - April 18, 2017 - 11:31 AM

    Love the room, especially the knobs and latches. I would love to buy a rug, like the Buckman kilim, if I win.ReplyCancel

  • Natalie - April 18, 2017 - 11:32 AM

    It looks great in there! I’d love a follow up on how the brass ages. I see a lot of designers going for unlacquered brass lately, but I don’t really know how it changes with time.ReplyCancel

  • Marie Clements - April 18, 2017 - 11:32 AM

    Rejuvenation has the most beautiful products! Would love to own some of their light fixtures or lamps one dayReplyCancel

  • Amanda S - April 18, 2017 - 11:37 AM

    We just bought a new to us 70’s modern house and need all new light fixtures and door hardware. Rejuvenation is the only place I’ve been looking because they’ve got exactly what we need.ReplyCancel

  • Casey - April 18, 2017 - 11:39 AM

    I love everything rejuvenation!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda Schoenrock - April 18, 2017 - 12:02 PM

    I’ve had the same dilemma about using those latches in my house! I’m a big fan of Rejuvenation’s hardware. At the top of my list is their industrial hook rack and some house numbers to dress up my entry – the front door is getting a glossy black finish this weekend and these would be a great touch.ReplyCancel

  • Bridget P. - April 18, 2017 - 12:11 PM

    Love the hardware you picked!ReplyCancel

  • katy - April 18, 2017 - 12:14 PM

    I love the unlacquered brass! and the little nooks above the closet are giving me so many ideas for using the wasted space at the top of our tiny old house closets!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kari - April 18, 2017 - 12:14 PM

    The Scary Room needs a new name, It’s not so scary anymore!
    Love the lightshade!!ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer - April 18, 2017 - 12:19 PM

    We’re also Rejuvenation devotees. Although it seems my favorites are slowly going away. The 10 pack of oil rubbed bronze switch plates is very handy as we slowly work our way through the house. And thanks to your post I actually noticed that the WildWood sconce is on sale. I’m still not sure I can afford the sale price, but I’ll have to run the numbers.ReplyCancel

  • Lindsey P - April 18, 2017 - 12:22 PM

    Any of their plug in sconces are amazing! We’ll be in need of one to replace a standing lamp we have in the corner once we get our sectional. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Molly R - April 18, 2017 - 12:23 PM

    Great job! Been following you guys for a while; first time commenting. Love those latches!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - April 18, 2017 - 12:25 PM

    The details are where it’s at and you guys always pay such attention to them! Looks fantastic.ReplyCancel

    • Amy - April 18, 2017 - 12:28 PM

      I’d choose one of the exterior pendants for our stoop. Ours looks like an old lantern which doesn’t really speak to me. :)ReplyCancel

  • alex - April 18, 2017 - 12:26 PM

    i love their hardware! our kitchen could use a little jewelry upgradeReplyCancel

  • Ashley - April 18, 2017 - 12:32 PM

    You two always take such incredible care with your spaces and man, it shows. Beautiful once again!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly D - April 18, 2017 - 12:36 PM

    I like their W.B. Brown Oak Mission Dome Light w/Art Glass & Fringe.ReplyCancel

  • Christina Alexander - April 18, 2017 - 12:37 PM

    I love their light fixtures but have yet to pull the plug! fingers are crossed!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - April 18, 2017 - 12:46 PM

    Ooooh lovely! And a Rejuvenation giveaway! AWESOME!ReplyCancel

  • Rose - April 18, 2017 - 12:57 PM

    I, like you, really love the Small Tiered Drum pendant. So pretty!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - April 18, 2017 - 12:59 PM

    Looks great!ReplyCancel

  • Robyn - April 18, 2017 - 1:10 PM

    I think the Peregrine Industrial Ceiling Fan is great and would go very well in our loft.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - April 18, 2017 - 1:26 PM

    Congrats on all your hard work! The room is coming together so nicely…you’ll have to rename it! There is an octagonal lantern at rejuvenation that I’ve been eyeing FOREVER. $250 would put a nice dent in the cost!ReplyCancel

  • tonya - April 18, 2017 - 1:27 PM

    I need lighting!ReplyCancel

  • Julie - April 18, 2017 - 1:28 PM

    So fresh and bright. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Mahdi Martin - April 18, 2017 - 1:40 PM

    I would love to update my guest bathroom with the Kemp Widespread Faucet. It is beautiful in its simplicity, and it looks easy to clean.ReplyCancel

  • Kate - April 18, 2017 - 1:46 PM

    So excited to see this room come together!!ReplyCancel

  • Jaclyn - April 18, 2017 - 1:47 PM

    Love how bright this turned out and LOVE the light fixture! Can’t wait to see how you guys decorate/furnish the room! Great work!ReplyCancel

  • Nicole - April 18, 2017 - 2:02 PM

    Lighting! Oh I would love to change so many of the lights in my house and Rejuvenation has so many great options!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 18, 2017 - 2:03 PM

    This is so beautiful! I’ve loved following along with this room’s progress!ReplyCancel

  • Katherine J - April 18, 2017 - 2:21 PM

    Love the hardware! I’ve been looking for something just like this for my bedroom closet. Thanks for the giveaway!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy - April 18, 2017 - 2:39 PM

    LOVE Rejuvenation! I’ve been eyeing their door hardware for MONTHS.ReplyCancel

  • Heather - April 18, 2017 - 3:23 PM

    GAAH!! That light is gorgeous. The room looks so great. I can’t wait to see the final reveal!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - April 18, 2017 - 3:23 PM

    I really should NOT have looked at the Rejuvenation website because now I want the Tumalo Walnut Knob on every door in my house!ReplyCancel

  • Kate - April 18, 2017 - 3:29 PM

    I’m thinking I would probably find a fun ceiling light for my first child’s nursery, but I’m overwhelmed and want everything hahahaReplyCancel

  • Charlotte Lindsay - April 18, 2017 - 3:39 PM

    Love how the hardware and the pendant nicely compliment each other without being to matchy. This space is coming together so nicely!ReplyCancel

  • Emily S - April 18, 2017 - 3:51 PM

    They have great lighting options, I need a new pendant for my stairway!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth - April 18, 2017 - 4:03 PM

    Wow! The scary room is scary no more! I LOVE that gorgeous ceiling light! What a statement!ReplyCancel

  • Emily - April 18, 2017 - 4:04 PM

    You guys did such a knock-out job on those bi-fold doors!!! I definitely saved it for a future project. I actually just ordered the ball cabinet knobs for my bathroom vanity (upcoming remodel). I would LOVE to be able to also replace my lighting with the carlton sconce. (not in the budget currently!)

    Keep up the great work guys!ReplyCancel

  • Jan - April 18, 2017 - 4:13 PM

    I’m in love with it all….especially the lightingReplyCancel

  • Roxie - April 18, 2017 - 4:25 PM

    What’s not to like at Rejuvination?!ReplyCancel

  • carol clark - April 18, 2017 - 4:30 PM

    CYPRESS ARTICULATING SCONCE they have a good selectionReplyCancel

  • Karen - April 18, 2017 - 4:37 PM

    I have so much fun following your blog. Love your style and taste!ReplyCancel

  • hannah c - April 18, 2017 - 4:55 PM

    ugggh, we wandered into the new chicago storefront a few weeks ago and mister and i were both like D-: …everything’s so beautiful but also pretty pricey. we’ve been wanting one of their gorgeous copper pendants for the kitchen ever since, though!ReplyCancel

  • susan - April 18, 2017 - 5:20 PM

    i’m really digging that tiered light fixture! the texture of the shade is perfect. thanks for the give-away!ReplyCancel

  • Rana Durham - April 18, 2017 - 5:50 PM

    i am interested in the OAK TRAIN RACK for my bathroom.ReplyCancel

  • Anneliese - April 18, 2017 - 6:56 PM

    Love that light shade! Gorgeous.ReplyCancel

  • Susan H - April 18, 2017 - 7:23 PM

    I can’t wait to see how you decorate The Scary room! It’s looking amazing so far!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle - April 18, 2017 - 7:32 PM

    I love the large wool baskets. I have a lot of stuff to hide lolReplyCancel

  • Gayle Parrish - April 18, 2017 - 7:33 PM

    I love Rejuvenation and have for at least 25 years!ReplyCancel

  • Rachel - April 18, 2017 - 7:38 PM

    My top picks are the Lido crystal cabinet knobs, Haleigh wire dome rod pendant and round walnut mirror.ReplyCancel

  • Rachel L Allmen - April 18, 2017 - 7:40 PM

    I drool whenever I drive by the store on North Avenue!ReplyCancel

  • Beth - April 18, 2017 - 7:44 PM

    Rejuvenation is perfect!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - April 18, 2017 - 8:18 PM

    Love that light fixture!! I’ve had my eye on one in rejuvenations site foreverrr but can’t quite pull the trigger ($$$). It doesn’t be perfect for our “stupid room”…similar to your scary room but stupider ;)ReplyCancel

  • Samantha - April 18, 2017 - 8:18 PM

    I LOVE the Berkshire single sconces at Rejuvenation!ReplyCancel

  • Nicolette - April 18, 2017 - 8:21 PM

    Eek! I need one of the huge gooseneck lights for my backyard! Dying over the copperReplyCancel

  • Amy wadley - April 18, 2017 - 8:37 PM

    I’m obsessed with how rejuvenation retires old pieces to be used! I’d love to add an old fixture to our home!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - April 18, 2017 - 9:21 PM

    I love the gold hardware on the cabinets. The closet and cabinets look great!!!ReplyCancel

  • Paige Flamm - April 18, 2017 - 9:51 PM

    That lighting is gorgeous, I’m obsessed!


  • Megan - April 18, 2017 - 9:51 PM

    We’re about to build a new home in Mpls – in thinking intense white might have to be our color throughout! Thank you, guys!ReplyCancel

  • Mary Frances - April 18, 2017 - 9:51 PM

    I love this vintage cabinet! It would be perfect in our bathroom.

  • Rust - April 18, 2017 - 10:17 PM

    I would love to get new bedding. I specially like the Reversible Diamond Matelasse Coverlet & Shams.ReplyCancel

  • Arli - April 18, 2017 - 10:33 PM

    That room is do NOT scary! It is beautiful! Incredible transformation.ReplyCancel

  • Heather R. - April 18, 2017 - 10:37 PM

    The room is looking so lovely! We are wrapping up our huge kitchen renovation in the next couple weeks and I need to decide on hardware for the cabinets. So many great options from Rejuvenation. I can’t decide!ReplyCancel

  • Gwendolyn Jordan - April 18, 2017 - 11:46 PM


  • Annette - April 18, 2017 - 11:50 PM

    The Cascade bed is at the top of my wishlist.ReplyCancel

  • Stephanie - April 18, 2017 - 11:53 PM

    I love the cypress medium sconces. That whole line, really!ReplyCancel

  • Elisabeth - April 19, 2017 - 1:52 AM

    So beautiful. Everything looks perfectly minimal and lovely.ReplyCancel

  • Cassie - April 19, 2017 - 5:57 AM

    This room is so beautiful! I love that you’ve maintained some of the historic integrity of your home with all the extra effort to match trim and molding. That takes dedication!ReplyCancel

  • Elizabeth Armstrong - April 19, 2017 - 6:40 AM

    This gives hope for some of the scary spaces of our 100 year old home that have been taking forever to get to!ReplyCancel

  • Tracie Cooper - April 19, 2017 - 8:13 AM

    I would love the Berkshire Floor Lamp!ReplyCancel

  • Jane - April 19, 2017 - 8:25 AM

    I would love the cylinder task floor lamp in white to be in my bedroom.ReplyCancel

  • Debra - April 19, 2017 - 8:43 AM

    Is it weird that it made me incredibly happy that all the slots in the screw heads face the same direction?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

      We wouldn’t have it any other way, haha!ReplyCancel

  • Cara - April 19, 2017 - 8:47 AM

    Such an amazing transformation! The hardware is perfect & doesn’t steal the spotlight.ReplyCancel

  • Hannah - April 19, 2017 - 9:23 AM

    Oh man, the lights! We still have so many to replace in our home!ReplyCancel

  • Mandi L - April 19, 2017 - 9:30 AM

    Thanks for this opportunity guys! I am trying to win so I can gift it to my sister who just bought a house and is going to renovate her kitchen this fall after she has her baby in July. I love the latches. Perfect for that room.ReplyCancel

  • Ghada - April 19, 2017 - 9:49 AM

    Contest is open to Canada, wohooooo!! I was so excited to see that. Some of my favorite lighting picks from Rejuvenation are: Arrington Globe Pendant, Cypress 5-Arm Chandelier (in white. I also love the Cylinder Task Telescoping Wall sconce!ReplyCancel

  • Nora Vassar - April 19, 2017 - 9:56 AM

    I love everything: so new and bright!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin H - April 19, 2017 - 10:14 AM

    I really like those cupboard latch ones!

    I can’t complain too much about my new house & all of our matching brushed nickel knobs, but I would really love some fun ones for our bathrooms & laundry room. Then I could give ours to friends who bought an older house that needs some upgrading :)ReplyCancel

  • Sara - April 19, 2017 - 10:18 AM


  • Fonda Rush - April 19, 2017 - 11:16 AM

    There are so many wonderful things at Rejuvenation. For now, I chose the Mahogany and Steel Medical Cabinet w/ Black Glass Knobs
    Circa 1936 $3,850. I don’t know if I could ever afford or justify that purchase, but it sure is nice. Thank you for the opportunity to win!ReplyCancel

  • Lauren - April 19, 2017 - 12:40 PM

    I’ve been eyeing up the Rejuvenation Carson outdoor lights for awhile now!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - April 19, 2017 - 12:42 PM

    Love the brass hardware! We are looking to use the exact same knobs and latches in our kitchen renovation next month.ReplyCancel

  • Erica - April 19, 2017 - 12:42 PM

    Love what you’ve done with the closet! That pendant looks great in there too. I’ve been eyeing the Echo Art Deco wall sconces for our bathroom renovation but I’d probably go straight for the case study planters since I’ve lusted after them forever but can’t quite work up the nerve to click buy.ReplyCancel

  • Ling - April 19, 2017 - 1:21 PM

    The idea of adding trim to flat bifold doors is SO genius!! Why have I never thought of that??? MY house is FILLED with them. They’re hollow though, so not sure I could beef them up with trim very well, but still might give it a try! Nothing to lose :) Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Jessica - April 19, 2017 - 1:22 PM

    I’m picking up what they’re putting down! All their lighting, hardware, errrrrrrrthang is amazing! Hope I win! :) Super jelly of the light in that room, imagine the indoor plants you can shove in there??? Two thumbs up you guys! :)ReplyCancel

  • courtney - April 19, 2017 - 1:49 PM

    I’ve had the Hood ( on my wishlist for some time now! I think it would go perfect in our 1920s tudor dining room!ReplyCancel

  • Malissa Jeffreys - April 19, 2017 - 1:51 PM

    The room is turning out so well!! At what point do we stop calling it The Scary Room, because it is anything but now!!

    I have loved Rejuvenation for a while now, but all the beautiful globe pendants hold a special place at the top of my list.ReplyCancel

  • Susan - April 19, 2017 - 1:55 PM

    Love the handle and light fixture! Undergoing a huge Reno and the handles for sure will be on my list. Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Sara - April 19, 2017 - 1:58 PM

    Just beautiful.ReplyCancel

  • Shavonda - April 19, 2017 - 2:06 PM

    Sooooo amazing guys! I love everything you do! Such an amazing transformation!!! And I looooove all your lighting and hardware choices!ReplyCancel

  • Mandy - April 19, 2017 - 2:13 PM

    Wow! This is gorgeous and I’m loving the hardware you chose – it’s so stunning and absolutely makes the space!ReplyCancel

  • Liz - April 19, 2017 - 2:33 PM

    I used the Vernon bin pulls in my kitchen and LOVE them. My ‘lighting’ pin board is almost entirely Rejuvenation!ReplyCancel

  • Jamine - April 19, 2017 - 2:52 PM

    Just everything 👌ReplyCancel

  • Allison - April 19, 2017 - 2:58 PM

    I would get the same drum pendant you have to put in my master bedroom!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - April 19, 2017 - 3:10 PM

    We have a mile-long wishlist at rejuvenation right now- we just moved into a 1970’s colonial and it hasn’t been updated since the early 90s. Thankfully all the ugly wallpaper was removed before us, but there’s a lot of hardware past it’s prime and ugly (or missing) light fixtures!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley - April 19, 2017 - 3:19 PM

    Love the hardware!ReplyCancel

  • Tashah - April 19, 2017 - 3:20 PM

    I love how much light is in this space. And the gold fixtures are amazing. That light I would love to have in my home.ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - April 19, 2017 - 3:41 PM

    Love the lighting and new hardware. The room looks great.ReplyCancel

  • Jamie - April 19, 2017 - 4:20 PM


  • Wehaf - April 19, 2017 - 4:25 PM

    With spring here I am focused on my garden. I love the planter options from Rejuvenation, especially the Barter planter bowls and stands.ReplyCancel

  • Wendy Stewart - April 19, 2017 - 4:55 PM

    The scary room isn’t looking scary anymore!
    We’ve been in need of a dining room pendant since buying our house 5 years ago. We’re still rocking an ugly boob light.ReplyCancel

  • Summer - April 19, 2017 - 5:57 PM

    Totally in love with the latch hardware you used! The room looks wonderful and I would do a happy dance every time I walked past that open door as well. Everything rejuvenation does is great and I can think of a plethora of ways I could use their classic look to make our new home not feel quite so plain. Keep up the great work!ReplyCancel

  • Natalya - April 19, 2017 - 6:22 PM

    The Pacifica Wall Sconce is gorgeous!ReplyCancel

  • Ricky - April 19, 2017 - 7:23 PM

    I love how clean and bright this looks!ReplyCancel

  • Christina - April 19, 2017 - 7:58 PM

    LOVE that light!!!! May need it!ReplyCancel

  • AmyLynn - April 19, 2017 - 8:18 PM

    Oh my gosh, I’d love SO MANY THINGS! from Rejuvenation … and likely would NEVER buy any of them without some financial assistance! Haha. :)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 9:13 AM

      Treat yourself, Amy! We cannot wait to get up to you and see your new home!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - April 19, 2017 - 8:41 PM

    I have been dying for the stand table lamp forever 🙌🏻ReplyCancel

  • Martha - April 19, 2017 - 9:02 PM

    I love that light, need it for breakfast nook.ReplyCancel

  • Cindy - April 19, 2017 - 9:19 PM

    Mailboxes. I love there mailboxes!ReplyCancel

  • Neens - April 19, 2017 - 9:25 PM


  • Monae - April 20, 2017 - 1:44 AM

    I am in love with Rejuvenation’s bushel rolling laundry baskets!ReplyCancel

  • Gretel - April 20, 2017 - 4:48 AM

    Your room looks fabulous. Well done!ReplyCancel

  • Christine Bietenbeck - April 20, 2017 - 6:25 AM

    Your room looks so fresh and brightReplyCancel

  • Alli - April 20, 2017 - 7:21 AM

    I love the cupboard latches! So classic and beauiful! 😍ReplyCancel

  • Keri - April 20, 2017 - 7:43 AM

    So cool! The room looks great…thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Andrea - April 20, 2017 - 8:12 AM

    We’re about to do a major historic reno of our little Chicago bungalow and by chance we and our architect picked many of the same fixtures and hardware from Rejuvenation! Love love all of their stuff!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 9:09 AM

      That’s a great architect!!ReplyCancel

  • Danielle haskins - April 20, 2017 - 8:22 AM

    Can’t wait to see how the scary room is Styled!ReplyCancel

  • Ashley B - April 20, 2017 - 8:30 AM

    I LOVE the cabinet latches 😍ReplyCancel

  • Pamela - April 20, 2017 - 10:01 AM

    Beautiful restoration of the space! I always love the details that the rejuvenation products have. Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Hollie @ Stuck on Hue - April 20, 2017 - 10:08 AM

    You have done great things to the formerly scary room. The doors are looking great with the beefy trim, the pendant is perfect, and I LOVE me some cupboard latches. I used a combo of knobs and cupboard latches in my former Craftsman kitchen and loved them. They’re definitely on the list for my 1916 kitchen reno. Such character.ReplyCancel

  • Anna Kristina - April 20, 2017 - 3:21 PM

    This room looks amazing already! I’d be tempted to get new cabinet/drawer pulls for our kitchen. I like the Canfield in brass!ReplyCancel

  • Katy - April 20, 2017 - 3:54 PM

    The Scary Room is definitely not so scary anymore. The brass looks fantastic with the color of the walls. What is the paint color?

    I would LOVE to have one of Rejuvenation’s gorgeous rugs. The difficult part would be choosing which one…ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 4:19 PM

      Thank you! The color is Intense White by Benjamin Moore.ReplyCancel

  • Carly Williams - April 20, 2017 - 6:14 PM

    I love the Momo 8-Arm Chandelier!ReplyCancel

  • Sarah - April 20, 2017 - 7:18 PM

    I love everything at Rejuvenation — but especially the rugs.ReplyCancel

  • Tera - April 20, 2017 - 10:34 PM

    Thanks for the introduction to Rejuvenation! I love the updates on The Scary Room! Keep them coming!ReplyCancel

  • Lena Shepherd - April 21, 2017 - 9:03 AM

    I love that you use such quality hardware selections. I’ve not purchased from Rejuvenation but you can see the quality and care that is put into each piece:) Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Gill - April 21, 2017 - 10:27 AM

    This room is stunning, and it is all in the details. I can’t get over those latches, they’re perfect! Out of curiosity, what lighting would you have chosen for a room with 10′ ceilings?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 21, 2017 - 10:29 AM

      These ceilings are only a few inches shy of 10′! So I’d say we’d still choose this drum pendant. :)ReplyCancel

      • Gill - April 22, 2017 - 1:44 PM

        Hi Kim, I goofed – I meant 8′ ceilings – I love the fixtures you selected, but think they might be too much for an 8′ ceiling. I’d love your input!ReplyCancel

        • Kim - April 24, 2017 - 9:12 AM

          I believe the light we chose could get as short as a 6″ down rod – But if you’re looking for something even shorter, we always search for semi-flush mounts. For example, anything in this category would be perfect for 8′ ceilings! Unless it’s above a dining table – then for a lower hanging show stopper. :)ReplyCancel

  • Ryan - April 21, 2017 - 11:55 AM

    I have gotten all of my replacement hardware for our kitchen from Rejuvenation because it’s an exact match to what was there before, but not pitted and scratched. We have the cupboard latches on our cabinets and they’re not really fussy (in case anyone is deterred by that idea). It’s still one motion to open, just twist and pull at the same time. Bonus if you live in earthquake country your know your plates and glassware won’t come flying out during an earthquake :).ReplyCancel

  • Emily - April 21, 2017 - 12:20 PM

    Lighting and hardware 😍ReplyCancel

  • Emily - April 21, 2017 - 12:21 PM

    Lighting and hardware 😍 I love what you have done in here.ReplyCancel


Adding decorative trim to bi-fold doors to turn them into something more custom is nothing new (we used inspiration from Room for Tuesday and DIY Playbook, and Project Palermo recently turned her doors inside out to do the same!), and we were determined to make this work for the closet in our Scary Room, too. It’s…
  • Alli - April 13, 2017 - 1:27 PM

    Looks amazing — especially the two knobs in the center of each!ReplyCancel

  • Erin - April 13, 2017 - 10:39 PM

    That’s so hardcore!ReplyCancel

  • Marti | Project Palermo - April 14, 2017 - 9:05 AM

    This turned out beautifully!

    Thanks for the link – I saw a jump in traffic yesterday, which was really fun! And, I think it’s a sign that you blogged about this paint sprayer on my birthday: I need to treat myself and finally buy one.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 14, 2017 - 9:25 AM

      Happy birthday, Marti! And yes, we love Wagner and have used several of their sprayers (in all price ranges), but we always go back to this one when we want the smoothest finish possible. Treat yourself!ReplyCancel

  • Kim - April 19, 2017 - 8:03 AM

    WOW VERY CLASSY!!! I am so addicted to your site that I am getting ideas all the time. I am currently remodeling a bathroom and you have helped me so much. You have increased my confidence to do DIYs that I thought I could no way do. THANK YOU SO MUCH!! LOVE YOUE STYLE and Dogs. I have 7 of my own.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 19, 2017 - 10:19 AM

      Wow, that’s a full house! Thank you for the kind words, Kim!ReplyCancel


This post is in partnership with Lowe’s. A few months ago, Chris and Julia asked us to be a part of their Dream Team. This team would help one homeowner transform a kitchen or bath, and together, we’d knock out a the renovation in just a few short days for this year’s Lowe’s Spring Makeover. Having completed a similar…
  • Renee Gooch - April 10, 2017 - 9:52 AM


  • Jodi - April 10, 2017 - 10:01 AM

    You guys! It looks AMAZING!!!!!!!!ReplyCancel

  • Kristin - April 10, 2017 - 10:26 AM

    I completely agree, I love the breadboard detail and the rail molding at the top of the cabinets. It looks like it has always been there. Great job!ReplyCancel

  • Amanda - April 10, 2017 - 10:57 AM

    I absolutely love this! You all did such an amazing job! I love the exposed brick wall – it was such a lucky find!! How did the home owners know it was there?

    My favourite details are the lights you choose, the crown moulding & the base paint colours. I need to incorporate that colour somewhere in my home too!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 10, 2017 - 11:00 AM

      The homeowners had seen the exposed brick in a neighbor’s home, and so they decided to do a little investigating of their own. They knocked down all the plaster before we arrived!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - April 10, 2017 - 11:26 AM

    The transformation is completely unbelievable. Wow! The color scheme is so pretty and plays well with the exposed brick wall. One question- Did you guys think about painting the underside of the wall cabinets since the raw wood is pretty noticeable in the photos?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 10, 2017 - 11:30 AM

      Oh, Heather! If only we had an extra 30 minutes. I wish we did, but the good news is that we left a half gallon of leftover cabinet paint (from the surrounding trim) for Nate and Aura to tackle if they wish. :)ReplyCancel

  • Paige Flamm - April 10, 2017 - 1:48 PM

    This kitchen is so pretty!


  • Charlotte Lindsay - April 10, 2017 - 2:41 PM

    This space came out so well. Finding a brick wall, what a wonderful surprise! My favorite part of this kitchen is the cabinet color. It really adds a fun flair while still sticking to a more neutral theme.ReplyCancel

  • jannike - April 10, 2017 - 3:02 PM

    Gorgeous! Can’t believe you did all that in 4 days. I love everything about the new kitchen and how it ties in with the age of the house and the beautiful columns.

    One trick we’ve used at home is finishing our baseboards with doorstop moulding instead of quarter-round. It gives a sleeker profile.ReplyCancel

  • Josh Johnson - April 10, 2017 - 6:26 PM

    This kitchen is absolutely gorgeous. I’ll be showing this to my boyfriend for some inspiration of our own. A job very well done!ReplyCancel

  • Nancy - April 10, 2017 - 7:36 PM

    The beadboard and 1x4s look amazing on the ceiling! How did you attach the beadboard? I too removed a dropped ceiling to gain height–but it’s plaster underneath, and in poor condition.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 11, 2017 - 9:29 AM

      This would be a perfect solution for you! We used a finish nailer and had to adjust the power so that the nails wouldn’t go all the way through the boards. Then we trimmed out the seams with 1x4s and used a finish nailer here, too. It required caulking every seam and spackling every single hole before painting, but the results were SO worth it!ReplyCancel

  • Jen - April 11, 2017 - 12:14 AM

    Wow, what an amazing job you guys did!ReplyCancel

  • Stacy G. - April 11, 2017 - 6:42 AM

    It is just so good, Kim. Way to go! I can only imagine the laughter and fun that accompanied this reno, even during the exhaustion. :)ReplyCancel

  • Daria - April 11, 2017 - 9:35 AM

    Ah! This is STUNNING. I am obsessed with the light hanging over the island.ReplyCancel

  • Sammy - April 12, 2017 - 9:20 AM

    you guys are rock stars!
    I loved following along and it came out so amazingly!
    my favorite part of the coffee station shelving, I am going to have to incorporate that somewhere in the apartment and those countertops look awesome!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 12, 2017 - 12:05 PM

      Those shelving brackets can also be used as desk legs!ReplyCancel

  • Julie P - April 12, 2017 - 9:26 AM

    I absolutely love what you guys did here! So so so amazing and classy. I had a question: the original kitchen did not have an island with a dishwasher. Was the plumbing and electrical added in the crawl space etc before you guys arrived? This seems like a big and messy part of the job!

    Again, such beautiful results!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 12, 2017 - 2:32 PM

      The plumbing and electrical took place over the course of the weekend, and thank goodness it wasn’t TOO messy or TOO big of a job! :DReplyCancel

  • Chelsea Asermely - April 12, 2017 - 11:38 AM

    Wow, fantastic! I’m dying to know, how did you attach the project brackets for the coffee bar shelving to the wall? It looks like there are only holes on the rungs to attach the shelving part, but no way to get it on the wall? How did you do it!!?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 12, 2017 - 12:04 PM

      Oh, great question! We used a drill bit that can go into metal, and we simply added the holes we needed! :)ReplyCancel

  • Trude - April 13, 2017 - 6:59 PM

    It looks amazing, so much inspiration! That gray-green paint color is just stunning.ReplyCancel

  • Colleen Welsch - April 14, 2017 - 9:28 AM

    I cannot BELIEVE you guys were able to accomplish this in just 3 days! Actually, I can believe it because you’re all awesome. Imagine what you could accomplish in a week!ReplyCancel

  • Amy - April 16, 2017 - 1:12 PM

    Amazing! Where did you guys get the stools for the island? I can’t seem to find the source in this entry or Julia’s!ReplyCancel

  • Laura - April 19, 2017 - 8:44 AM

    Beautiful job! Can you give some info about the range hood cover? Did you guys make it and if so what were the materials and steps you used? Also, how did you build in the upper cabinets to go up to the ceiling? Thank you! And congrats on a job very well done!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 19, 2017 - 9:23 AM

      It’s just a standard range hood, and we built it up using plywood, trim, caulk and paint! To help the cabinets go up to the ceiling, I think we also used plywood, and then trim helped to hide the seam where it met up with the cabinet.ReplyCancel

      • Laura - April 19, 2017 - 12:07 PM

        Wow! Did you assembly it and then hang it or hang it bit by bit? Did you attach the pieces with a nail gun? Thanks so much for this very helpful info!ReplyCancel

        • Kim - April 20, 2017 - 9:18 AM

          The boys built the hood before it was installed, and for the life of me, I’m not sure how they attached it, but I’m sure a nail gun was involved. I hesitate to give you too much information, as this particular project wasn’t one that I personally tackled! I can say that it was a very simple frame, and then the hood was installed inside it once it was in place.ReplyCancel

  • Patrice - April 19, 2017 - 9:14 AM

    That was an amazing transformation! I love every detail and it came together so well! What kind of floor is that? Looks really good. Is it the wood-look porcelain tile?ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 19, 2017 - 9:24 AM

      It’s laminate! Hard to believe, right?! Direct link in the source list!ReplyCancel

  • Jamie G - July 5, 2017 - 4:14 PM



The Scary Room is slowly chugging along, despite spending every weekend working on the trim. We didn’t make it easy on ourselves – what, with our 3-piece door moldings and 2-piece baseboards – but after caulking the last seam earlier this week, we can say that all the time intensive work has absolutely been worth it!…
  • Mallory - March 30, 2017 - 8:41 AM

    So glad our little money saving trick worked out! I’m definitely in the millwork-loving camp and totally think it makes a room. Can’t wait to see all your meticulous work painted!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 30, 2017 - 8:49 AM

      Yes, THANK YOU, Mallory! I searched through my messages and old posts, and I couldn’t find the way you had reached out – I’m so glad you chimed in here.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - March 30, 2017 - 9:13 AM

    You guys are amazing. The trim looks amazing!!!ReplyCancel

  • Daria - March 30, 2017 - 9:42 AM

    My parents have been dying to redo the molding in their 1970s house for YEARS, and this might be the trick to helping them with it!

    It looks amazing! I can’t wait to see the finished product on the scary room! (That’s not so scary anymore!)ReplyCancel

    • Kim - March 30, 2017 - 9:50 AM

      Updating all the molding is a huge task, but it would be SO worth it! Little by little. We’ve been redoing ours for the last (almost) 4 years!ReplyCancel

  • Karen Smith - March 30, 2017 - 10:35 AM

    You guys, this looks awesome!! We are about to embark on replacing trim in our home and will be using this a reference :) Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Paige - March 30, 2017 - 1:21 PM

    Its coming a long great! You guys are doing an awesome job!


  • Julie Marquez - April 1, 2017 - 11:05 PM

    It looks so good! I’m loving the baseboard hack. We will be doing molding on our house soon, so it so timely to read this.ReplyCancel

  • Life On Hill Street - April 2, 2017 - 11:23 AM

    This room is looking less scary and more awesome! Your windows turned out great – and thanks for the step by step for when we have to do it (which I’m already nervous about!) I hope you’re having fun in Baltimore, your insta stories look like you are!

    • Kim - April 4, 2017 - 10:08 AM

      Thank you! It’s been a fun adventure!ReplyCancel

  • Jenn - April 3, 2017 - 3:50 PM

    About to embark on a similar scary task. I have been stripping old moulding in my 30s bungalow forever and now to start repairing and installing what’s missing. Have alot of similar areas that need some imagination to recreate and alot of patience. Hoping you do a post on priming and painting. Thanks for all the information and inspiration!!!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 4, 2017 - 10:08 AM

      Best of luck, Jenn! We plan on using the same paint/primer we use on all the rest of our home’s trim – it’s BEHR Marquee in Ultra Pure White. :)ReplyCancel

  • Meredith - April 4, 2017 - 7:35 PM

    You may have answered this elsewhere, but what paint brand/color/finish do you like to use on trim? We are about to start the process of fixing our house’s trim (in its life its been painted red, then beige then a superrrr crappy/cheap white that is now flaking off) and we have never done anything like this. Your posts have been super helpful!ReplyCancel

    • Kim - April 5, 2017 - 9:25 AM

      We use regular off the shelf semi-gloss paint! It’s BEHR Marquee in Ultra Pure White (untinted), which is just a really bright white. Depending on what look you’re going for, you can always choose your own white from a paint swatch, but I’d recommend at least a satin or semi-gloss finish so they’re super wipeable!ReplyCancel

  • Laine - May 13, 2017 - 12:44 PM

    We live in an older home with detailed molding and I would love to restore too. I did the lead test however and it came up positive like yours did. I’ve googled a ton and some of the techniques for safe lead handling seem so difficult and tedious that it sounds much easier and cheaper to just buy new. How did you sand down the molding and restore it while controlling the lead exposure? Can you sand it with just a mask on? It’s hard to tell what’s going overboard and what is actually dangerous. By the way, no kids in our house to risk eating it while doing the reno.ReplyCancel

    • Kim - May 15, 2017 - 10:07 AM

      You’re right – it can be dangerous and definitely confusing. In our case, I used a mask with HEPA filters, and I didn’t sand below the top layer of paint, which was still just water-based paint. The lead based paint was under a few coats of the latex. The whole patching/sanding job was done in our basement, and any dust was sucked with our Shop Vac using HEPA filters in that as well! If you’re unsure of the process, it might be worth collecting some quotes for having it done professionally.ReplyCancel