We’re a 50something couple who bought a 126-year-old Methodist church in southern Wisconsin that we intend to renovate into a home. Tyler, who completely renovated one home and partially remodeled several others, knows the difference between a jigsaw and a band saw and he knows how to use them; he’s the real brains of this operation. Monica, the author of this blog (and three books), is just the grunt labor and, on good days, the window dressing. She’s got big ideas, though.

The project began in November 2017 and looks to last eighteen to twenty-four months.

This blog is either going to be like a long episode of “Fixer Upper,” complete with before-and-after pictures and great ideas for transforming your own space, or it’s going to be like a car accident with you playing the role of a rubbernecker shaking his head and saying, “I could have predicted that.” You’ll have to stay tuned to find out.