10.15 2012

Our Finished Kitchen

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

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!

6.21 2012

Working on the kitchen


This is the status of our kitchen cabinets right now. I can’t wait to clear coat them this weekend and rip all the plastic and paper off! I am really happy with the creamy white color which was a custom mix. READ THE REST //

5.9 2011

Mom’s Laundry Room Makeover

I hope everyone had a great time celebrating Mother’s Day!
We did things a little different this year, and gave Mom our sweat equity
to show her our love and appreciation for all she has done for us.
She and Dad recently moved into a new house, and she’s been making it a home.
She wanted her laundry room to look clean and cheerful, so that’s what we gave her! READ THE REST //