PLAIN JANE LAZY SUSAN FINALLY TAKES CENTER STAGE (Well, technically center table ;)
Earlier this week, I was helping a friend empty a storage unit and I came across several little treasures that were destined to end up at Goodwill. My friend was overwhelmed with the task at hand and told me to take whatever I wanted…so I packed up a few boxes and squeeled with joy all the way home! I just love FREE STUFF! One special decor piece that I could not wait to get my crafty little hands on was a pair of wall sconces from probably 15 years ago. I got to thinking, I bet there is a cool way to update those tired sconces. Hmmmmmmm.
When we decided to update our kitchen we set a certain budget. Not too small but we wanted our dream kitchen so were willing to hire out projects and DIY what we could. We knew we wanted to remove our upper cabinets to make the space feel more open and airy, we wanted to keep the layout but make a change to the style of the cabinets, new appliances, and new counter tops. Those were the "big budget" items. The small stuff we did ourselves and we are so happy with the end result. We ended up spending around $15,000, which included the counter tops, refacing/custom cabinet work (they even through in matching the vanity in the half bath near the kitchen to make the area uniform), and new appliances.
Hi friends,I'm so excited to share the process of remodeling our kitchen. We gutted the entire house and started from scratch. We tore out the entire kitchen; flooring, cabinets, back splash and island. We were planning on purchasing new cabinets & countertops. Once we realized we would have to cut the bottom cabinets to get them out of our home, we decided to paint them and continue using them.
A total transformation took place in this kitchen. Notice the before picture. The family has lived in this home for 20 years and the room felt heavy to them. The wanted an update with more room, storage, and counter space. The brick was removed and new custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances put in it's place. Imagine creating lunches to banquets in this beautiful kitchen.
Warmth is easy to add in most rooms through textiles. But what about a garage? I spend a lot of my time working in my garage painting and building furniture for my business. So I wanted an easy way to make the room feel warm and inviting. What I came up with accomplished that, plus used up old scrap wood and reminded me of past projects. Best of all, it was free. Learn how to make your own scrap wood wall.
Does your home’s exterior need some freshening up? Repainting your shutters can make a big impact and it can be done in a weekend with an HVLP sprayer. Follow my tutorial as I give my shutters new life with General Finishes Klein Blue Milk Paint.Sometimes the hardest part of a painting project is picking out a color. I had recently repainted the front door in Klein Blue and loved it. But I wasn’t sure if blue shutters would be too much. Maybe I should go with gray…or keep them black? Part of the house is brick and part is siding, so the color needed to look nice on both. I debated for months.I found one of those online tools where you upload a picture of your house (or room, whatever you are painting) and change the colors. There are several free ones available and boy, are they handy. Wow, now I could visualize my house with blue shutters! I tried a few other colors but KIein Blue was the clear favorite.
I was at Michaels and AC Moore earlier this week. Theh had beautiful halloween wreaths. Even though they were on sale, I decided to make my own. I hit the Dollar Store-hard-and made my own! All items if not noted, are from the Dollar Tree.
It suddenly dawned on me today, that as pretty as my yellow wreath is on the front door of my new house, Halloween is fast approaching. I love decorating for Halloween, don't you? I don't have the time or energy right now, to go overboard (assuming I could find the right decorations to put out from the old house in a reasonable amount of time!), so, I thought the wreath would be a nice place to start. I took down the yellow wreath, pulled out the old orange wreath (okay, off a hook on the back porch at the old house), picked up two cute kitchen towels at Walmart for 88 cents each, since I couldn't decide between the black and the white, so I bought both.
Every once in a while it's fun to take on an uncomplicated project. When we were gifted a piece of 30 year old redwood board, we realized it would make the perfect industrial shelf for Steph's bedroom. Take a look at the video to see how it came together or read on for a tutorial. If you need further information, please click the link to our website post. There you will find links to the materials and tools used.