We’re Lindsay + Tyler, and in 2019 we moved to a teeny tiny town in Tennessee to renovate a house that is slowly becoming our dream home!

We love all things earthy, neutral, cottage-y and hygge, and when we’re not struggling through a new DIY, we’re backpacking, traveling, or smothering our dog/firstborn child, Lily!

Follow along for technical walkthroughs of all our home DIYS, and honest explanations of our successes and failures – there have been plenty of both!

How Much Did Our Kitchen Renovation Cost

IT. IS. TIME. If this is your first time on the blog, welcome! Back in early 2020, we gutted our kitchen just a few months after moving into our house. You can see all the before and afters here, but this post is gonna be ALL about the money!!


I can’t believe how far we’ve come. This process has been simultaneously one of the most stressful experiences of my life, and also one of the most rewarding experiences of my life.

ALL About Our Cabinet Paint + Sprayer

Never in my life did I think I’d have to learn this much about paint. I had long conversations with PPG reps and salespeople. Spent hours and hours reading forums and watching videos. Drove to 5 or 6 different stores trying to get the best price… And in the end, I ended up feeling really…

Our Mudroom Renovation Plans

Guys, I am SO EXCITED for PHASE 2 of this renovation! Our mudroom, downstairs bathroom, and laundry room/butler’s pantry: 3 rooms, about 300 square feet… And we’re gutting all of it. I have always had a weird obsession with mudrooms + multi-purpose entry spaces. When we first looked at the photos of this house online,…

All About Our Stuga Floors!

I LOVE picking out flooring. I think flooring can make or break a space, and it can change the character + feel of a house SO much… for better or worse. This felt like the biggest decision we’d have to make in designing our house, and we definitely felt the pressure.

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Painting Our Kitchen Cabinets

5 Things I Wish I Knew Before Painting Our Kitchen Cabinets Here we go, folks. The thing I was MOST nervous for in this kitchen renovation: painting our kitchen cabinets. I had no idea how to paint Semihandmade cabinet doors, but I spent hours and hours on the phone talking to professional painters, reading paint…

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