One of our goals with the new kitchen was to keep our countertops free of JUNK and general kitchen clutter. … Continue Reading Clutter-free kitchen counters!
We decided on butcher block countertops for the new kitchen; they are affordable, fit our style, and are perfect for … Continue Reading Our new butcher block countertops
The cabinets were our first project on the kitchen reno list. Our cabinets were greasy from years of cooking without … Continue Reading Painting kitchen cabinets: not for the faint of heart.
This year we finally decided to update our kitchen! Our house was built in the 1930s and the kitchen was … Continue Reading Farewell to our 90s Kitchen
Ok, so we can’t DIY EVERYTHING that our house needs. Just like these projects back in 2017, there are a … Continue Reading Before and After: Three New Doors!
I’ve had wallpaper on my mind for over a year now thanks to blogs like A Beautiful Mess and Young … Continue Reading Wall Paper Mural – Before and After
One of my objectives when I changed the floors of the second story of the house was to save as … Continue Reading DIY Reclaimed lumber Kitchen Nook – Part #1 / Bench with storage
I finally found a tiny block of time in my day for a little blogging, so I asked Javier what … Continue Reading A Short History of Nearly Everything (since September)
When we moved into our house last year we tore out carpet, painted, redid the stairs, replaced 18 windows, and … Continue Reading We swapped our carpet for vinyl planks and EVERYTHING IS WONDERFUL.
Composting is great for the garden and beneficial for the environment in general as we reduce the amount of trash … Continue Reading Pile Composting: How and Why
Not everything in Los Rodriguez life is glamorous…actually, there is not that much glamour in our lives, period. We try … Continue Reading Five Tips to Prevent Flooding in your House
Back in my previous life as a Sociology graduate student at Vanderbilt I was a big fan of a blog … Continue Reading Finished Gradient Dresser for Penelope’s Nursery
Over the last week I’ve been working on refinishing an old wood dresser that has been in my family for … Continue Reading Polishing Brass Hardware
I have “it’s my party and I’ll cry if I want to” stuck in my head, except the lyrics are … Continue Reading JaviProjects
Javier’s orchid collection is the foundation of our decor in the house at the moment. He started rescuing orchids two … Continue Reading Rodorchids*
You can bet your life is pretty chill when the most exciting thing that happens to you over the course … Continue Reading Paint Forever
When we moved to Louisville we decided not to move into our room until we took the carpet out or … Continue Reading Shine on, wood floors.
“I’m a Louisvillian again.” “We live in Louisville now!” “Louisville is my new, old home.” “Louisville is my hometown.” All of these … Continue Reading That’s so Louisville
So, back to where I left off: I had these 5 huge logs in the backyard and I wanted seats … Continue Reading Fire pit seats
A couple of weeks ago our neighbor across the street decided to cut down a big tree from the front … Continue Reading One person’s trash…another person’s project idea!