Hi. I’m D’Arcy. My husband, Eric, and I—both technical writers—live in a 1913 Craftsman bungalow in Auburn, Washington (midway between Seattle and Tacoma). We share the house with our boxer and six cats. When I bought this house in 1984, I never thought I’d still be here almost 30 years later, but it’s such a comfy place. Eric joined me in 2006. We must enjoy DIY projects because we always have something going, and a long list yet to be tackled. I like reading about other people’s remodeling stories, and I enjoy sharing our own adventures in renovation.
In 2013 our house turned 100 years old, and we threw her a birthday party in August (not long after a milestone birthday for me). We thought our kitchen remodel would be finished—HA! We missed that deadline by a long shot, but we’ll be finished one day. Plenty of projects are on the horizon: replace the side porch, turn the attic into an art studio, refresh the second bedroom, redesign some gardens, and paint the exterior. Can we do it all? Follow us and find out!
The kitchen is our current project. Check out the other pages for pre-blog projects.
Historic preservation begins at home!