Our 1970s Basement Update: New Sectional Couch + DIY Cabinet Handle Refresh

Hi friends! I’m writing you from our basement sitting on our new sectional! We began couch hunting in early February, knowing it was the first addition we wanted to make for our newly updated space. Mike and I had a lot of fun checking out different stores and sat on a lotttt of amazing couches. …

Our 1970s Basement Update: Drop Ceiling is Done & Walls are Painted!

YOU GUYS! You haven’t heard from me because I’ve been dancing the past two weeks (oh, and working 😉). I’m dancing because I still can’t believe it. My drop ceiling is done! And surprise – we got new windows and our walls are painted too! I actually finished our basement drop ceiling last week, but …

Our 1970s Basement Update: Inspiration Board

Our 1970s basement update is coming along (very) slowly, but surely. I’ve been dreaming of the type of space our basement will be with ideas swirling around in my head. Something that’s helpful to me is compiling my ideas into one place – Pinterest helps with that! In addition, piecing everything together on one document also …

TV Console Transformation with Fusion Mineral Paint

If you remember a few weeks ago, I snagged this beautiful, vintage buffet on Facebook Marketplace with a plan to transform it into a TV console for our basement! And if you’ve been around for any amount of time, you know I’m a liiiittle obsessed with painting furniture to create a cohesive style in our …

Friday Favorites: Purifying Air, Zapping Bugs, Reading Books

I’ve been thinking for quite some time that I’d love to share more of our life and loves that’s more casual than our typical Tuesday blog posts. Whether that’s asking for your opinion, chatting about something we’re reading, wearing, or loving – or just a funny story to share. So here we are today, introducing …

Buying and Selling on Facebook Marketplace: Strategies and Safety

Y’all, I just came across an awesome find on Facebook Marketplace – a vintage buffet that we’re going to use as a TV console in our basement! And guys, look at it! We’d been looking for a piece like this at furniture stores and online retailers. Our budget for a white TV console that was …

A One Week Review of Our LifeProof Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring

It’s been a week since our LifeProof Luxury Vinyl Plank flooring (also known as LVP) was installed and we’ve had so many questions, so today we’re sharing our review and experience after 1 week! Why Vinyl Planks? When you hear the phrase “1950s basement” what’s something you might think of? Maybe water? Yep, and that …

How to Paint Cabinets: A Step-by-Step Guide

When I first walked into our basement, the most attractive feature in a sea of wood paneling were the built-in cabinets. They are well-constructed and a timeless style. We’re so thankful because I’m not sure we would’ve been able to make that investment – or at least it wouldn’t have been a priority! You guys …