The crown molding is all installed and looking great. It sure dresses up the place!

The base trim is installed upstairs and will go in downstairs after all of the tile has gone in:

In the master bath, Dirk designed a pattern that takes a 6″ x 6″ tile and makes it act as the base trim. I really like the clean look of it all. However, the pattern is complex and requires a lot of time for the installation. There are a lot of design elements going into this tiny room that will really make it special once it’s all complete. (More on that later).

I opted for dark grout lines on the floor, as I love how it really calls out the hex tile, and because it’s a very classic look to me. The walls will have light grout lines.

I’m beginning to think about carpet options for certain areas of the house and am anxiously awaiting the arrival of all of our countertops.


Stay-at-home mom, Serena Thompson, dreamed of creating a fun and happy little event to sell her vintage and handmade goods. In 2002, she and some friends held the first event in her neighbor’s barn. The sale became wildly popular and began attracting visitors from across the country and recognition in national magazines. Today the event fills the Spokane County Fairgrounds and features hundreds of creatively and carefully curated spaces filled with vintage and handmade goods. Many describe it as a bucket list event, magical, inspirational, and the best vintage & handmade fair in the country. Serena describes it as the happiest on earth.