Partial Room Reveal: The ‘Weird’ Room

The ‘weird’ room. In a former life, before the previous owner added an extension onto the house, it was likely a tiny bedroom. But after two additional bedrooms were added upstairs (bedroom 1 and 2 as we call them) it’s unclear what its use was although a playroom of some sort is my guess. I […]

Stuff we made out of the old deck Pt. I

There are certain parts of the house that we knew upon first sight that we would need to replace. The floors that had carpet, for example, needed to go immediately. The deck that someone had haphazardly slapped onto the front of the house was not great, for sure. But we were thinking that it was […]

Downstairs Bathroom Demolition Part I

Okay, so this bathroom was meant to be our ‘first’ project. In true 2020 fashion, nothing has really gone according to plan. Instead of getting straight into the heavy lifting, we did a lot of the easy stuff first, since we didn’t officially own the place until we had already lived here for several weeks. […]

Room Reveal: Bedroom 1

Since the majority of the heavy-lifting has been and will be handled by Jake (minus bathroom demo — I’m on that!), I’m going to focus most of my posts on what I’m taking the lead on: designing each room! I was a bit worried about this aspect of the process considering we were coffee-table-less for […]

The ‘Owl’s Nest’

The house sits in (or near) the footprint of a gargantuan former hotel that was aptly titled “The Grand Hotel.” The hotel opened in 1881 and closed in 1964*. The story is actually pretty fascinating (to me anyway), and the Middletown Historical Society has published a whitepaper-style¬†outline of its history over here. The reason for […]