3.5 2013

Cottage Gray Chest of Drawers

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Hey strangers! It was so nice to be in my shop this week, working on furniture again. I’m just about done painting all the cabinets in the house – a task I’ve grown to dislike very much, hence the procrastination to finally complete it. I forgot how much I enjoy the process of repairing and painting furniture to be enjoyed again for years to come. READ THE REST //

1.13 2013

How to modernize a gold mirror

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I haven’t posted lately about the little projects I’ve done around the house. I’ve mostly been repurposing and repainting things we already have to make it work in our current space and decor.  This gold mirror worked well with the decor in the last house, but it doesn’t work with the vibe I am looking for in this house. Since I didn’t want to just give it away, I gave it a makeover for my teen daughter’s bedroom. READ THE REST //

11.13 2012

Pale Tiffany Blue Antique Chest

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Antique blue dresser

I took a break from working on the house to refinish this cute antique dresser.  I jotted down the paint formula from a blog and I wish I could remember where! It is like a robin’s egg blue but reminds me of a pale blue Tiffany box. I just love it.  Definitely not as gray-blue as it shows in my lighting. READ THE REST //

10.15 2012

Our Finished Kitchen

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modern farmhouse kitchen

We’ve put all the finishing touches on the kitchen cabinets and are finally enjoying our kitchen!  It took us a while to get all the trim work, cabinet feet, and hardware ordered and installed as life is so busy, but we are finally there. Here is what we started with. READ THE REST //

9.19 2012

My love of white kitchens

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white kitchen cabinets

I’ve done many white kitchens in the past and I never tire of the look of them. They just seem timeless to me.

I had the opportunity to paint my parents’ oak kitchen cabinets white and when I am over there I always admire how much they brighten up their space. I finally got around to taking an after picture the other day at my sister in law’s baby shower. Here are some “during” pictures as I forgot to take some shots before I got started:

And after:

I love the black hardware against the white for contrast. (I used Benjamin Moore Aura paint in Acadia White.)

On another note, I’m very excited that Kevin and I are going to be building our farmhouse kitchen table soon. He drew up a plan of what we’ve been talking about and here is what we are thinking it will look like:

It’ll take us a few weeks but hopefully I’ll have the after pictures to share sooner than later. I recently finished painting my kitchen cabinet casings (again) and am working on the doors and drawers so there are a lot projects going on at once! Oh, the joys of being a DIY’er and a nester. The projects never end!