Front Landscaping Reveal!

Awesome friends, I am SO excited to share how our front landscaping turned out!! I just love landscaping projects! You can see great results in a short amount of time. (Unlike a certain kitchen project ahem...can you tell I am so glad that one is done??) Remember what it looked like when we moved in last August: It hadn't been loved in a very long time. I passed by this house before it was even for sale after leaving another house that we were interested in. The windows were all … [Read more...]

Front Landscaping Progress

Hello lovelies! I'm back today to share some progress on our landscaping! Here is a reminder of what our house looked like the day we closed on it: Everything was overgrown. See more in my previous post HERE if you missed it. Unfortunately we were unable to keep most of the existing landscape because some things had become so overgrown that it caused the smaller bushes beside them (Yes there are many small bushes in there that you can't even see!) to die off in places from lack of … [Read more...]

Our Next Big Project: Front Landscaping

Hey there dear friends! Would you believe we have already started on our next project? We are finally tackling our front landscaping!! Can I get an Amen?? That's what my neighbors are saying I'm sure! This house had been a rental for several years before we bought it last August, and the landscaping had become quite overgrown: The grass was a weedy mess as well. Those photos were taken just after we closed on it. This project was actually at the top of our list for the … [Read more...]

How to Install a Mother of Pearl Backsplash

Hello beautiful friends! Today I'm sharing how I tiled the backsplash in our kitchen. I've included a few affiliate links so you can find the products I love. I installed this gorgeous mother-of-pearl tile: I was searching for options on Amazon and found this one HERE. It is sold in packs of six 12 x 12" squares like this: Because it is genuine mother-of-pearl, it is very thin. (Strong, but thin.)  I did a few things differently than I might have if the tiles were regular … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover Reveal

This is it, amazing friends! Our kitchen makeover is complete and I am SO thrilled to share it with ya'll today! Shall we take one last peek at what it looked like before? Dark, dark, and more dark with the wine-colored cabinets and black granite: I am so grateful we were blessed with excellent bones to begin with. But...goodbye darkness, hello light and bright, with a side of charm! I knew from the start these cabinets would be painted. I just like a lighter, more … [Read more...]

Barstool Update

I can't believe it has been a month since I started our kitchen makeover! A lot has happened in these last four weeks, and awesome friends, the end is in sight!! This is the last project I have to share before the big reveal!! If you are new here, you can see what our kitchen looked like before HERE. Today is Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday and I'm sharing how I updated our barstools, even though they aren't exactly what you'd call trash: These were a Christmas gift from my in-laws a few … [Read more...]

Backsplash Sneak Peek

Okay ya'll, ready to see the tile I chose?? I am so excited to share the backsplash that I just couldn't wait any longer! It is actually almost finished, but today I am just going to share a few photos I snapped with my phone as it was going up. I'll save the grouted version for the big reveal! I had not a single idea of what I wanted when I started looking. On a trip to our local tile shop, I found that I was attracted to ALL THE SHINY THINGS. I've included affiliate links so you can find … [Read more...]

New Pendant Lights and the Glass Doors are in!

Hello lovelies! I am so thrilled to have ya'll following along with my kitchen update with me! I was able to cross two more items off my to-do list this week.  The first is replacing the old pendant lights. Here is a reminder of what was hanging in here before: They were perfectly functional, but a little boring and on the small side. I am so excited to share the new lights I found!   Aren't they beautiful?? I found these on Amazon HERE and I just knew they … [Read more...]

DIY Range Hood Cover

Hello sweet friends!! We are moving right along on our kitchen update, and today I am back to share how I gave our range hood a custom look for around $50. I had shared a couple of ideas of what I liked in this post HERE, but they had different range hoods than we did, so I had to figure out how to build a range hood cover that worked with the one we have. First, let's remember what it looked like before: There were two small cabinet doors above it, but that storage space was mostly … [Read more...]

Kitchen Island Makeover with Beadboard

Hello amazing friends!! Are ya'll ready for more kitchen progress? Today I am sharing how I gave our island an update with beadboard to match our "new" kitchen! It is also Furniture Fixer Upper day where I and a few friends  share furniture flips...well an island is kind of like a piece of furniture right? If you are just tuning in to the kitchen saga, we are in the process of updating our kitchen. It started like this: Not bad at all, just too dark for my taste. You can see more of … [Read more...]