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  • How We Organized The Beach House Kitchen
    by Sherry Petersik on February 12, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Someone asked me the other day for details on how we organized the beach house kitchen, which is something we photographed and filmed this summer to share with you guys, and when I went to send them the link to this post, I realized that we never actually wrote it! So yes, these pictures sat on the camera for months as my tan faded, along with memories of warm days spent with my toes in the sand (current status: toes in my Ugg slippers because it’s freezing!). Years ago you guys liked having a look inside of our Richmond kitchen cabinets, so John and I had some fun snapping lots of organizing photos for this post last August (and filming what is perhaps the WEIRDEST video of our lives – please watch it if you can because I can’t even really explain what came over me, but John finds it highly amusing). Continue reading How We Organized The Beach House Kitchen at Young House Love.

  • #161: Then Half Of Our Lights Went Out…
    by John Petersik on February 10, 2020 at 6:00 am

    This week we’re sharing the mystery of how half of the power in our house suddenly went out when we were just about to leave the country on vacation. We’re also catching you up on the highs and lows of getting our master bathroom nearly completed, including how the flu, a surgery, and a sudden deadline kept us on our toes. Plus, an illuminating update to our upstairs hallway and what we learned about “life admin” and how to better tackle it. You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below!  What’s New First off, if you missed last week’s episode and our big duplex news, you can listen to it here or read a full transcript here. Continue reading #161: Then Half Of Our Lights Went Out… at Young House Love.

  • How We Added Decorative Wall Molding To Our Master Bathroom
    by John Petersik on February 5, 2020 at 1:40 pm

    First, we gotta say THANK YOU for sharing in our excitement for our big duplex news (if you missed it you can listen to this week’s podcast or read the entire thing here). But back to our bathroom molding…. You know we love a DIY wall treatment just as much as the next blogger, but I think we have a new favorite: the thick framing that we added to our master bathroom. And it almost didn’t happen – which is so crazy when we think back on it because we both agree that it’s one of the best decisions we made throughout this entire room makeover. And it was one of the smaller costing line items compared to a lot of other updates we did in there (gotta love when that happens!). We still have some finishing touches to put on the room before we’re ready to “reveal” it fully (like a bathroom door would be nice – and we’re also going to share a full budget breakdown in that big “after” post) but I know that many of you are eager to hear about this particular project, so let’s dive in. Continue reading How We Added Decorative Wall Molding To Our Master Bathroom at Young House Love.

  • #160: And Now For Some Big Duplex News
    by John Petersik on February 3, 2020 at 6:00 am

    It’s our first episode of 2020 and WE BOY DO WE HAVE NEWS! We’re excited to share it because it not only means good things for us, our friends, and the duplex itself, but it’s also connected to our continued efforts to simplify, and it involves a twisty tale of switching tables with a stranger. We’re also sharing a special gift that we gave this holiday season that can help your family honor a loved one. Plus, a check-in on our bathroom reno progress, the Instagram account that keeps us laughing, and our favorite geography-based game we’ve ever played. You can download this episode from Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Stitcher, TuneIn Radio, and Spotify – or listen to it below!  What’s New I’m sure you’re just dying to see our new podcast set-up, especially since I’ve finally graduated from “the baby chair” that I used to record from. Continue reading #160: And Now For Some Big Duplex News at Young House Love.

  • A Beach House Middle Bedroom Update: It’s DONE!
    by Sherry Petersik on January 29, 2020 at 7:47 pm

    BEHOLD! The new & improved middle bedroom at the beach house (*crowd goes wild, people do The Hype, battle rap horns sound, DJ Khaled shouts “DJ KAHLEDDDDD”, maybe Cardi B. is there with one of those t-shirt cannons?*). I hope you enjoyed that mental image as much as I did. daybed / rug / curtains / gold frame / wallpaper / ceiling fan ANYWAY, the beach house middle bedroom update is done, and I can’t get over how sweet the board & batten and the wallpaper look together – especially with the old heart pine floors and doors. Those are 115 years old, and the wallpaper and the wall treatment are brand new, but they feel so good together – especially in person. My biggest pet peeve with this wallpaper is that it’s much more beautiful in person and it photographs brighter and busier (in real life it’s muted and soft like a blurry subtle watercolor). Continue reading A Beach House Middle Bedroom Update: It’s DONE! at Young House Love.