Kitchen: Creating Custom Trim

March 13, 2012 by 5 Comments

DIY Kitchen Makeover: Creating Custom Trim {Copycat 1950s} Finishing the cabinet was a breeze.  A little more thought had to go into the trim.  We have found that most of the trim in our 1950s house was custom made from thick oak.  Finding that at …continue reading

Kitchen: Replacing Kitchen Sink Light

March 9, 2012 by 8 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Replacing Kitchen Sink Light First, a little pendant lighting inspiration!!!  {via} {via} Oh no, I think I lied in my last post!  I said that I was so glad to have found a house with cabinets that reach to the ceiling, a …continue reading

Kitchen: Cabinet Resurface – Pennies per Door

March 7, 2012 by 49 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Cabinet Resurface for Pennies per Door When we first walked through this house, I quickly noticed the tall cabinets and that totally impressed me.  Very uncommon for this age home.  So many homes in this neighbor have a fur down instead, which …continue reading

Kitchen: Building Simple Drawers

March 7, 2012 by 2 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Building Simple Drawers I knew our open wall {here} in the kitchen needed to be put to use so Stud and I built something that would custom fit the space!  And after 8 months without a microwave, I was TOTALLY excited to …continue reading

Kitchen: Routing Cabinet Doors

March 5, 2012 by 7 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Routing Cabinet Doors I knew that this open wall in our kitchen needed cabinetry!  We decided to build kitchen cabinets similar to our preexisting cabinets.  It would have been easier to buy new, but I think it would have made the old …continue reading

Kitchen: Installing an Oven…oops!

March 5, 2012 by 8 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Benefits of a Convection oven and tips for installing an oven the safe way, based on our “oops” experience! We ordered our appliances online for a totally splendid package price {along with the refrigerator, microwave oven, dishwasher, and stove top}.  Because my …continue reading

Kitchen: Installing a Dishwasher

March 4, 2012 by 3 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Installing a Dishwasher Replacing our dishwasher was real simple, the toughest part for us was making sure we had it level once installed.  Our dishwasher was standard size, 24 inches wide…thankfully, we didn’t need to alter our cabinets for installation.  We installed …continue reading

New Kitchen Appliances Arrived

February 19, 2012 by 30 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: YIPPEE!  Our New Stainless Steel Kitchen Appliances Arrived! Isn’t progress so misleading at times!   Serious clutter often holds the promise of great things to come!!!  We looked at every storefront in the area and every appliance outlet and every scratch and dent …continue reading

Basket Decor {West Elm Knockoff}

February 19, 2012 by 11 Comments

I’d been LOVING this West Elm basket LOTS!  So… When I saw this for a quarter at my favorite thrift store, I totally snatched it up and carried it closely as I scoured the store for other treasures!!!  Crazy enough, this time I left the …continue reading

Kitchen: Farewell Vintage Appliances

February 16, 2012 by 7 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Selling Vintage Appliances In order to design our kitchen, we needed to have a better idea on the size of appliances that would replace our vintage appliances. In almost every avenue of life, the word ‘vintage’ makes me squeal in delight, but …continue reading

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