Kitchen Progress

Hello lovelies! Thank you again SO much for weighing in on my kitchen design! Reading your thoughts really helped me to make a few key decisions. If you missed me discussing my ideas for our kitchen makeover, you can visit that post HERE. I snapped a few photos of our progress with my phone, and today I thought I'd share some of them and what we have decided so far. The first issue was the floor. I asked if  I should clean the tile grout and keep the floor tile or bust it out and … [Read more...]

Our Next Big Project: Operation Kitchen Update

Hello sweet friends! Today I am talking about what I hope to be our next big house project. I really have to psych myself up for this one since it is such an undertaking...the kitchen!! I am finally starting to think about this space, so I thought I would share my initial thoughts and get some feedback from you guys! I want to say also that I know we are blessed to have a nice kitchen to start with, and I am extremely grateful for that. It is just time to make it feel more like us. … [Read more...]

Painted Kitchen Cabinets: Three Years Later

Hey Friends! One of my most popular posts is my kitchen cabinet painting tutorial where I shared step-by-step how I painted our kitchen cabinets three years ago. (Find it HERE.) I didn't show any short-cut, super easy method to brightening up a dark and dated kitchen, but what I did share is how I painted my cabinets the RIGHT way. Since then I've had several questions about how my kitchen cabinets are holding up. I've been wanting to share an update and I finally had the chance! Today I … [Read more...]

Mini Kitchen Island Update

Hello lovely Friends! I hope everyone in the southeast stayed safe during the hurricane. It turned out to sea just before reaching us here on the coast of Virginia, but we still got a ton of rainfall and high winds, resulting in many areas of flooding and a ton of downed trees. Luckily we were spared both! It's one of my favorite days of the month, Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday!! (See all of my previous T2T Tuedsay posts HERE.) Today I'm sharing my neighbor's trash that I turned into treasure. … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Add Farmhouse Charm to the Kitchen {and a Thrifty Makeover too!}

Hey there! Thanks for stopping by my farmhouse today! Say what? You know I have nothing even remotely close to a farmhouse, but today as part of this month's Decor Challenge, my Decor Enthusiast Girls and I are sharing our take on ways to add a little farmhouse style our spaces. Farmhouse style is hot hot hot right now, but with living closer to dolphins than to chickens, I tend to lean a little more towards coastal. So when my girls were talking about sharing tips for getting that farmhouse … [Read more...]

20 Fabulous Room Makeovers

Hello, Friends! The new year brings a fresh start for all things, including the rooms in our house! It's a great time of year to tackle that room makeover you've been dreaming of, and we have SO much inspiration to motivate you to get going! Today we’re sharing our favorite room makeovers from this month’s Get Your DIY On party! Enjoy! {Please pin from the original source. Thank you!} Easy DIY Shiplap Wall via Table + Hearth (Krista's Pick) Guest Bedroom Makeover via Refresh Restyle … [Read more...]

DIY Spice Cabinet and 17 More Kitchen Organization Ideas {with Hometalk}

Are you looking to get your kitchen more organized this year? Well I've got 18 ways to do just that! I was invited by Hometalk recently to put together a collection of Kitchen Organization ideas.  If you're not familiar with Hometalk, it is the biggest Home & Garden social network on the web. Anyone (not just bloggers) can join (for FREE) and share their makeovers and DIYs, as well as ask home and garden-related questions from the experts as well as folks who have been there like you and … [Read more...]

How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets (A Step-by-Step Guide)

  If you're in the market to paint your kitchen cabinets, you have come to the right place! I am sharing every single solitary step to a brand new space! While the actual priming and painting only took three days (can you say marathon painting?), reviving your kitchen cabinets will also require at least one solid day for prep, and at least one additional day to put everything back together. I took all day Friday to prep, primed and painted Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, and put … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover

Yay! I am so excited to finally be sharing my kitchen makeover!! I've had family in town for the past eleven days and all I wanted to do was finish all those last-minute details so I could share! Well it's finally done. :) When I was originally thinking about redoing my kitchen, I was thinking solid surface counters, new tile back splash, farmhouse sink, new floors, you get the idea.  Enter the husband. (Known as hubby in more affectionate times.)  You see, this was his castle long before … [Read more...]

“Bar Chair” Redo for my New Kitchen

It's not always easy coming up with a name for a new post, especially when you have no idea what a piece of furniture you just made over is called!  Maybe you know? Is it a bar stool? Not really...is it a chair? kind of. It's a chair at bar stool height...bar chair? Okay now that we have that out of the way, it seems like my kitchen is taking longer than expected. but it's really just small details that are dragging on. The main stuff is done! I had family in town this week for my nephew's … [Read more...]