creating a built in look for your dishwasher, appliances, cabinets, diy

Creating a Built-In Look for Your Dishwasher

I recently painted my kitchen cabinets, and wanted to give the dishwasher a built-in look. We used beadboard and 1 x 4s to create a look that matches our cabinets. The top is hinged to allow access to the dishwasher controls.

painted kitchen cabinets, kitchen cabinets, kitchen, painting

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

Another project can be scratched off of the to-do list for my mini kitchen makeover. I recently finished painting our maple-finished cabinets a cottage blue color. Not too difficult - and it made a huge difference!

garden fence lampshade, fences, lighting, repurposing upcycling

Garden Fence Lampshade

I fell in love with a smaller version of this light fixture in a unique home accessories store in our town. I couldn't find the vintage version of fencing or fabric that the artist used, so I substituted garden fence from Home Depot and fabric from Calico Corners. The best part - it fits over my dining room chandelier - an easy update!

footstool using an old soda crate, repurposing upcycling

Footstool Using an Old Soda Crate

This is a really easy and fun way to use a vintage crate in your house. I needed a smaller ottoman, and this crate was the perfect size. Add some legs, fill it with foam, and cover it with cheery fabric - you'll have a unique, useful addition to any room in your house!

painted white wood floors, flooring, painting

Painted White Wood Floors

The floors in this room were never refinished, and were in bad shape. I've always loved the look of painted floors, so I decided to try it in this space. It was a perfect solution and I love the casual, clean look!

popcorn and cranberry wreath, crafts, seasonal holiday decor, wreaths

Popcorn and Cranberry Wreath

This wreath is so, so simple! If you like the look of popcorn garland on the tree but have dogs that would help themselves to the snack, try this instead. I popped the corn in the microwave (without oil which I was afraid would yellow the popcorn), and glued the popcorn and cranberries to a styrofoam wreath.

sewing a zipper, crafts

Sewing a Zipper

Sewing a zipper is so much easier than you think. Seriously! With 4 simple steps, you can add a zipper, and create new covers for your tired toss pillows. Try it!

old door and plumbing supplies, diy, doors, home decor

Old Door and Plumbing Supplies

Sliding barn door hardware costs hundreds. We used simple supplies from the hardware store to hang this awesome old green door that I found at ReStore for $10. The complete cost of the project was less than $40.

angel tree, crafts

Angel Tree

Before Christmas, my girls and I made these sweet little angel ornaments to honor the victims of the Newtown tragedy.

simple update for fabric bins, crafts

Simple Update for Fabric Bins

I love these fabric bins, but their pink and green colors weren't working for my entry. It was so easy to update the bins with new fabric and spray adhesive. I added grommets, and used braided belting for handles. Super simple and quick update!

Brenda M
Brenda M