Nursery Tour: Jackie & Joe's Creative Repurposing

Nursery Tour: Jackie & Joe's Creative Repurposing

Rachael Grad
Jun 19, 2009

Names: Jackie, Joe
Ages: 4-year-old daughter and 1-year-old son
Location: Washington, DC

Since buying their Mount Pleasant house a year and a half ago, Jackie and Joe have completed many major projects and renovations themselves. With two young children, they spend a lot of time at home and want the house to be minimal yet cozy and warm. The kids currently share a room filled with light, space, and lots of toys...

Favorite Element: the light and air flow. The house was built before air conditioning was invented so air flow works well.

Biggest Challenge: time constraints. I was pregnant when we renovated and moved in.

What Friends Say: How do you have two kids with so little stuff?

Proudest DIY: All of the renovations done by Joe.

Biggest Indulgence: We don't have one, though we have a long lists of indulgences that we want!

Best advice: We've learned to go with things, live in the moment, and enjoy life.

Dream source: An addition the back with a screened-in porch.

Resources: we repurposed a lot of stuff in the house in a new, different, and functional way. The bookshelf is from a DC store that closed a while ago (Sante Fe Style). The bed is Ikea and the crib is from Great Beginnings in Germantown, Maryland. The dresser was Joe's as a kid.

Thanks, Jackie & Joe!

(Images: Rachael Grad)

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