DIY Kitchen Island

DIY Kitchen Island
Phase 2 of the kitchen remodel is complete. The Island is officially DONE. If you remember from phase 1 we ripped out the big peninsula and ended up salvaging half of it to use as the base of the island. This saved lots of money! We stood in the lumber isle at Lowe’s for 45 ...

Vintage Funnel Light Fixture

Vintage Funnel Light Fixture
In the midst of this massively overwhelming kitchen remodel, I’ve been scouring Pinterest for inspiration for the new light fixtures. Prior to starting this project, we had 2 main overhead lights that aren’t centered in the room….at all. I don’t understand them and they make me angry.. And they turn everything yellow when they’re on. ...

DIY Grain Sack Pillows

24. January 2015 Design, DIY 0
DIY Grain Sack Pillows
I was SO excited when I came across these authentic grain sacks today. I have a serious love for anything grain sack. It was two half’s (or would it be halves? Sigh. I’m a decorator not an English Teacher) of grain sacks – making them PERFECT for pillows. I have a few other grain sack pillows that I ...

Phase 1 of Kitchen Renovation

Last night it began. My husband jokingly said he would rip out the peninsula while I was making dinner. I whipped around and said “Don’t toy with my emotions like that, Matt.” He reluctantly agreed (after stringing me along for an hour) to begin our renovation after dinner. Oh. The excitement. The peninsula actually came ...

Dreamy Door

21. January 2015 Design 2
Admittedly, I have a hard time staying focused on a task at hand. I typically bounce between 3 different projects all at once. Today was no exception. I was working in the basement getting some wood painted for some signs I’m doing……Between coats of paint I started dreaming about these incredible doors that are original ...

BIG Kitchen Plans

20. January 2015 Design, DIY 4
I. Am. So. Excited. The other night my husband and I were standing in the kitchen and were discussing a few SIMPLE changes we’d like to make to the kitchen. We currently have a peninsula and we’ve been meaning to paint the exterior of it white to freshen it up a bit. Somehow a short ...

SIMPLE Bathroom Updates

19. January 2015 Design, DIY 1
We got a liiiiiiiiiiitle spray paint happy this weekend. Two years ago I bought this HORRIFIC light for my bathroom. Horrific. I have no idea what I was thinking or what I was smoking at the time, to think that it would actually look right in our bathroom……but it doesn’t. It looks awful. And for ...

Mantle Restyle

18. January 2015 Design 0
I can’t leave things alone for very long – my house is ever changing and constantly being rearranged. My mantle needed a fresh look so I did what I always do………. I went on a raid around my house stealing things from other rooms that would work on my mantle. My inspiration for my new ...

$10 Gallery Wall

15. January 2015 Design, DIY 1
I may or may not be taking these Dollar Store frames a little far. But. I. Can’t. Stop.  (I posted the Dollar Store Art I did last week, if you missed it go check it out!) This project seriously couldn’t be any simpler. All you need is: Some dollar store frames. Any size. Spray paint ...