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

Kitchen: Building a Cabinet Base

February 14, 2012 by 6 Comments

 DIY Kitchen Makeover: Building a Cabinet Base As you may remember, we moved from our comfy two story house, because we got an itching for a project home.  We definitely found one!  On the right side of the before picture above you can see that …continue reading

Kitchen: Granite, Back Splash & DIY Built-In {Two Story House}

January 27, 2012 by 40 Comments

Kitchen Remodel Part Two {Granite, Back Splash and DIY Built-In } We did a ton of work getting these cabinets crisp white {read all about our two story Kitchen Remodel Part One {Adding a Cabinet, Painting Cabinets White and Installing Recessed Lights} here.  Our two …continue reading

Kitchen: Painting Cabinets & Recessed Lights {Our Two Story}

January 3, 2012 by 34 Comments

Remodel Part One {Painting Cabinets & Installing Recessed Lights} We’re completely remodeling our 1950s original ranch-style house {here’s a tour of the house when we purchased it, but we’ve been making progress so I’ll be updating some of these pics soon}.  It’s a lot of …continue reading

Recycling Old Fence Boards

December 6, 2011 by 17 Comments

Along with just about everything else in this original 1950s rancher, the fence had definitely seen better days!  We replaced along the side yard, but since our next door neighbor has a rather feisty dog that wants to come play with our dog, we’re not …continue reading

DIY Trimming Windows

November 14, 2011 by 8 Comments

  DIY Kitchen Makeover: Trimming Windows   Old and new alike, unless you upgrade when it’s built or move into a home that has been upgraded, most window only have a sill and the window is left untrimmed.  I’m not sure why…window trim isn’t the …continue reading

Switching Out a Light Fixture ~ West Elm Style

November 13, 2011 by 22 Comments

Here’s a Sketch of our Kitchen Projects Round One   First Thing Removed: Drapes and Cornice Board Pull Out Vinyl Flooring: Replace with Hardwood to Match the Rest of House. Relocate Desk Built-in to My In-Law’s House and Demolish Wall Switch Light Fixture to Something …continue reading

Curbside Table Turns Kitchen Cart

November 3, 2011 by 94 Comments

About six months ago, we were on the way to church wearing our Sunday Best, when I spotted this table on a curb about a block down the street we just passed.  I begged and pleaded and we turned around and threw the table in …continue reading

Painting Our Fireplace

November 1, 2011 by 62 Comments

Can you guess one of my favorite features in our new house?  Okay, if you said, “Fireplace!”  You’re totally a genius!!!  Do you love it, too!?!  I love how the hearth is raised for additional seating when needed, that it has a mantle stretching it’s …continue reading

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