Buying a New Mid Century Modern Door

Buying a New Mid Century Modern Door Earlier this year when spring arrived, heavy clouds rolled in with a generous amount of rain. I could see the plants were loving every second of it as they turned taller and blossomed. The birds chirping from a large tree behind our house sounded happy and overall, the vibe and weather near perfect.  Except for one huge issue… Our front door had a massive gap towards the bottom so when you stood a...

Renovation Jumble

You guys! I haven’t wrote in awhile but I swear it’s for good reason. First, we had a massive renovation which was pretty rough to live through and then I also started a new job. Let’s talk about the renovation – Before we purchased our house, we knew we’d remove a wall or two to open it up. The potential was there, it just needed to be done. The living room felt like a cave with hardly any natural light and...

Mid Century Modern Flooring

Several years ago, my husband and I purchased our first home together. The home was entirely original which we loved. After we moved in, we found a surprise most home buyers of vintage homes dream of – the original wood floors lay quietly untouched under the old carpet! All the rooms besides the kitchen had the original flooring but after removing the carpet in the living room, we weren’t sure if it was salvageable. The 50 year old carpet pad was...

Eames Fiberglass Rope Edge Chair – The Story

Today Tofu is standing next to the Eames rocker with his toy, ready to play. I look at him and think back to how we got the rocker in the first place. We drove a moving truck through a bunch of snow in the middle of no where and then had Tofu lay on it for hours as we traveled to our new home. It’s one of those right-place at the right-time stories. Let’s take it back to about six...

World Market Weston Mid Century Modern Dining Table

Moving day is only two days away. Let’s face it, Tofu (the dog), hates apartment living. We’re six floors up and no backyard. His favorite hobbies are to smell plants, eat random things and listen for delivery trucks. Really, I can’t blame him. My husband is still working on painting the interior white. As I mentioned before, the whole house was a light gray including the ceilings. After he started painting, it made a drastic difference: from cave, to bright and open. I’ve...

The Eames Molded Chair

Yesterday I was assembling a pink reproduction Eames molded chair that will be used for our kitchen nook. The Eames chairs have a little spot in my heart. Even as a little girl, I loved these chairs. I remember in elementary school, I would walk into music class where several rows of Eames fiberglass chairs sat waiting for us. They were in a variety of colors; green, blue and yellow. I recalling sitting on the chairs and noticing how shiny...

How To Clean Haze and Paint Off Your Windows

It’s Saturday and that means only a few more weekends until we move in. There’s a lot of work to be done and my husband is working long hours on painting the interior. I feel terrible I can’t help paint because of an allergy but I have other tasks to complete. Today is the adventure of cleaning windows. Last night I logged into Pinterest and searched the best way to clean windows. There’s an overwhelming amount of DIY window solution science experiments that promises results. Actually,...

Mid Century Modern Home Essentials

One of the best parts of buying a home is decorating. You get to make the house your home. I like to look at the layout as a blank canvas and the possibilities are endless. Sure it gets frustrating when you can’t find the exact piece you have in mind. Sometimes you find the perfect piece but the price is too high and there doesn’t seem to be a coupon floating around. I’m probably one of the most frugal people out...

Buying Our Mid Century Ranch

I can hardly believe it. We finally bought our mid century ranch we always dreamt of. Keys in hand, I’m ready. It seems like yesterday him and I were sitting at our table debating accepting the job. The sun shining, the birds chirping – absolutely nothing pointing us to a negative sign but he was hesitant to take the job because of my career however, this was a perfect opportunity for him. Plus, moving to a new city just a week before...

First Post!

Hi and welcome! I’m beyond excited to share our modern adventures of our new home with you. This blog will have many DIY, home projects, travel posts, maybe a few posts about the pup and so much more. I really hope you’ll enjoy following along!...