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.
Uh yeah, you read that title right. Javi is one of those people who comes up with an idea and … Continue Reading Javi Published an E-Book on Orchid Care!
The Los Rodriguez Mansion garden has officially exploded. When I started building this garden and ordered the soil, I was … Continue Reading How Trench Composting Fixed My Garden Soil
A cookie table is a table specialized to hold cookies…right? Ok yes, that too, but the name actually refers to … Continue Reading Handmade Walnut Cookie Table
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
Penny’s room has been a work-in-progress since we moved into the house, and we are adding to it all the … Continue Reading Penelope’s Nursery Tour
Once Javier set up his woodshop and finished his workbench it was really only a matter of time before I … Continue Reading Maderas Kentucky
After preparing the woodshop space, I needed to build a woodworking bench. The important feature about the bench I wanted … Continue Reading My Moravian Workbench
I have wanted a workshop in our house for a long time, but I haven’t found the right space. Our … Continue Reading Javi’s Workshop
We are officially 39 weeks and two days into this adventure and still waiting on miss Penelope to make her … Continue Reading Arts and Crafts Weekend
Back in Nashville, Javier spent an immense amount of time and effort building up our garden from summer 2011 after … Continue Reading We Have a Garden!
Back in May when I first started posting about our projects for the new home, I mentioned three tasks that … Continue Reading What we didn’t DIY
We figured the wood stairs would be in worse shape than any of the bedroom floors because they endure the … Continue Reading Refinishing the Stairs Part 1
Utter contentment is chilling on the couch in between two big cuddly dogs listening to “An Elegant Affair” playlist on … Continue Reading Back to the Bedroom Refinishing…
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
There are three items on our must-do list this summer that have to be contracted out, and one major project … Continue Reading Step One: Refinishing Bedrooms
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
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.