Painted White Wood Floors

white floors - close

Hey there! I used the title 'Painted White Wood Floors' for this post because I seriously used that exact phrase exactly 5007 times when I was searching for pictures and information before I attempted this project.  And because it sums up the project perfectly and simply! When Kevin sanded and refinished our floors about 8? years ago, he did … [Read more...]

Dining Room Updates – Adding Cottage to the Cottage

addcottage into lr

You understand that, right?  Adding cottage?  The outward style of our home is undeniably cottage, but the inside is slowly working to catch up to that description.  We're trying to be worthy!  :) In my mind (and I've clicked through hundreds of 'how-to-add-cottage-style-to-your-home' slide shows - so I have back up on this one), nothing says … [Read more...]

ooooo – That’s So Coral!

Pink Coral

"That's so coral!" I know that I'm not the only one that knows who this quote belongs to.  Yes, I use quotes from SpongeBob.  Yes, I probably do need help.  :) I bought this lamp at Tuesday Morning a few weeks ago.  I love it.  Why are my lamp shades always crooked?? It's made me a little crazy though.  I've become obsessed with the … [Read more...]

Furniture Makeover – Glass Front Display Cabinet

glass cabinet side

The title is a little misleading.  The cabinet doesn't have a glass front - it doesn't have any front!  It does still have glass sides though, and I am sure that at one time it had glass doors as well.  And glass-sided cabinet didn't really sound right. This great, solid, old cabinet was left behind by the previous owner's family.  It was in … [Read more...]

Painting Kitchen Cabinets – What I Learned

Tips for Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Thinking about painting your kitchen cabinets?  It can feel very overwhelming.  While I was thinking about it, I talked myself in and out of actually doing it no less than 20 times.  If this sounds familiar, do not fear.  That feeling won't go away.  At all.  Until you are finally finished painting your cabinets.  ha. I recently finished … [Read more...]

Painted Kitchen Cabinets

cabinets from entry

It took days weeks months but I finally picked a color for my kitchen cabinets. So many swatches. So many sample quarts. yikes - scary basement! After I took this picture, I realized there were 3 more quarts sitting behind these.  geesh.  (Yes, the employees at Sherwin Williams know me by name.) Painting cabinets is no small task, and I … [Read more...]

Framed Chalkboard Refrigerator Panels

freezer board

I know what you're thinking... Oh wow - another chalkboard covered refrigerator.  Yawn... But read on, this one is a little different I promise! Our kitchen appliances are white.  It's what we could afford when we bought the house and updating them now isn't an option. (New windows took precedence over updating perfectly functioning appliances.  … [Read more...]

Kitchen – Mini Makeover

Ispiration Photo - bhg.com

What do you do when your main bathroom is completely torn apart (to the studs), and there are 5 million things to do to put it back together? Make over your kitchen, of course. The timing might not be perfect, but you can NOT ignore motivation.  Sometimes I'll buy paint for a room and it sits for months before I get motivated to use it.  Not it … [Read more...]