Adding Color + Openness in the Kitchen

January 9, 2014

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Like I said the other day, I am slow going so far this year, so bear with me on projects.  I'm not sure what's wrong with me - I really need to get my butt into action.  For the first time this year, I FINALLY got my DIY groove on in the last 2 days, got my paints out, and started my first project of the year.  Give me a big YAHOO! For my Lowe's challenge this month, the focus is on creating creative storage solutions.  Great topic, but organizing + storage really isn't my forte.  I'm good at designing rooms and coming up with outside-the-box ideas, but organizing isn't really my strong … [Read more...]

A Simple Kitchen Window Upgrade

February 4, 2013

Kitchen Window Revamp - A simple upgrade for a large kitchen window via @Jenna_Burger, sasinteriors.net

Do you ever feel with a little upgrade, a space in your home that you haven't quite loved, will finally look exactly how you always hoped?  That little revamp which won't take long, but the room doesn't feel "right" without ? Well, I've had that feeling in my kitchen for a while.  The part that needed a redo wasn't horrible, but I was kind of tired of it. It's not the cabinets because I still love them 2 years later. It's not the hardware because I still love that too. But instead it was actually the valance over the windows that I felt blah about. So the kitchen window got a … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Update: One Year Later

August 1, 2012

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One of the biggest projects to date that I tackled was my kitchen makeover.  I can't believe it's been a year, but this time last Summer, I was finishing up the final details and sharing it with you. Since that time, I've been flooded with questions (and many kind comments - thank you), and thought a One-Year-Followup post including answers + an update a year later would be interesting and helpful for those thinking of tackling something similar. There were alot of details and updates that went into the entire Kitchen Makeover, resulting in quite a few posts to explain all the … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

August 12, 2011

Kitchen Makeover Complete

FINALLY the day has come that I can officially say that the kitchen is complete! It feels wonderful to finally make the reveal - you've all been very patient and so kind with your comments!  After weeks of project posts and minimal pictures, here it is~ If you haven't seen the kitchen before, here it is.  The cabinets were an orangey oak color with hunter green laminate on the countertop.  When we first moved into our house about a year ago, we quickly updated the cabinets with new hardware, but left everything else...until now! Before When originally sharing the pictures of the … [Read more...]