Hi friends and new followers! I just wanted to remind you all of our Instagram account!!! There is a TON of content over there that doesn’t always make it onto the blog, plus fun videos in their ‘Stories’ function. Be sure to head on over to Instagram and give us a follow @thebrickandmaple! Instagram.com/thebrickandmaple See […]
Stuff we’ve found: More Goodies!
Up next on my favorite installment of Stuff We’ve Found are these beauties! Another glass bottle, a short rim cartridge, a frequent buyer punchcard from Romeiser’s, dominoes, and really, really old glass. Husband has been doing some rewiring work on our 2nd floor and to access some of those electrical lines, he’s been crawling in […]
Music Room Facelift!
Because Pinterest is really French for “You Can’t Sit Still,” I am constantly taunted by exquisite home decor pins. When I stumbled upon one of a room painted Hague blue, I just knew I had to had to HAD TO have one of my own. I’d been toying around with the idea of redoing our […]
If Walls Could Talk…
Earlier this week Husband found our first artifact of any real note! In the walls of the 3rd floor, we’ve found things like a pair of pants, an old broom handle, a single baby shoe. (Which isn’t creepy AT ALL…) But this is different and special and OLD. Monday Hubs was crawling around with our […]
Bringing the Stairs to Life
Prepare yourselves for about 7,000 pictures of our staircase… We are REALLY thrilled with how it turned out and I find myself just standing and staring at the beautiful wood that’s come back to life. Here are a few shots of what it looked like before. Over the last 130 years, these floors have been […]
3rd Floor Dreamin’
Today I’m going to introduce you to the third floor… the part of the house that has been virtually untouched over the years. We don’t use it for anything other than storage at the moment but over time, we have BIG plans for this space. Simply put, the space is huge. The third floor alone […]
Before and After: Living Room
Before I even get to how our living room looks now, let me tell you a story. Once upon a time (…last month), my husband was already living and working in Illinois while I was back at our old house in North Carolina packing our entire house. Packing and packing and packing. It was Box […]
Craigslist Strikes Again
It’s gotten to the point in our almost-ten year marriage where anytime my husband hears me say, “hey babe- come look at this,” he knows he’s in for an entire afternoon of hair-brainedly (that’s a word, yes?) chasing down something I found on Craigslist. Once it was a SINGLE OWNER, absolutely pristine, 100-year old Werner […]