Kitchen Update: Awkward Corner

Kitchen Update: Awkward Corner
Yay for a kitchen update! I hate living with a half done kitchen. It’s making me batty. I’ll take the progress though. Slowly but surely, we’re getting there. When we ripped out the peninsula, it left this awkward corner next to the fridge. There was white tile that went halfway down the wall, but I ripped ...

Hooks Hooks & More Hooks!

03. February 2015 Design, DIY 2
Hooks Hooks & More Hooks!
Did you know the more times you type the word “hooks” the weirder it looks? I feel like I’m not spelling it right. Anyway. I really love hooks. I would probably even go as far as saying….I’m a hook collector. Some people collect coins, stamps, or dolls. Not me. I’m a collector of grain sacks, old ...

DIY Sharpie Sign & Canvas Print

30. January 2015 DIY 0
DIY Sharpie Sign & Canvas Print
Per the request of a few, after posting a picture of the sign the I made for my son on facebook, here’s a tutorial! It’s super super super easy. I had some pieces of scrap wood from various projects so I chose one that would be large enough for LOTS of words. I knew I wanted ...

Why I think You’re An Awesome Mom!

Why I think You’re An Awesome Mom!
It’s no news that life is hard sometimes. We already know that much. But it gets especially tricky when you’re caught in situations that cause you to question your abilities. Specifically Motherhood. Last night I was faced with a scenario that left me questioning everything I’ve ever done as a Mother. Every choice. Every moment. ...

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 ...