Easy DIY: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.jsThe cabinet under our sink was a gross and disorganized mess. So while I was spending time painting the kitchen cabinets I resolved to do something about it. Part of my organization mission included a ten minute project to hang my kitchen gloves under the sink, more on that in a minute.First, here is whatContinue reading “Easy DIY: Organizing Under the Kitchen Sink”

Easy DIY: Revamped Owl Bookends

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js I scored these kitchy owl bookends at a gift exchange over the holidays and loved them immediately. Yes, they are completely 70’s and ugly, but I thought with some bright paint they could be really fun. I figured I’d have to wait until spring because it’s been way too cold to spray paint. Well,Continue reading “Easy DIY: Revamped Owl Bookends”

A Peek at our Kitchen Progress

Hey there!Here is a little peek at our kitchen progress. The chalkboard paint back splash was a super quick job, and crazy cheap (12 bucks!) but I haven’t completely decided if I want to add a design. I also painted the trim around the window to test out the look for the cabinets, and I’mContinue reading “A Peek at our Kitchen Progress”

Plans for the Kitchen

I have a few plans to give our kitchen an inexpensive face lift over the next few weeks and I’m so excited to get started!But first, here’s how the kitchen looked when we moved in five years ago.We did some mini-renovations during our first few months of ownership. We painted the cabinets, replaced the linoleumContinue reading “Plans for the Kitchen”

Dining Room Makeover Part 3

Yipee! Jesse finished my our dining table! When we tore down the deck last summer, Jesse saved the cedar stringers and upcycled them into a beautiful table. He is so clever and handy! Cedar is a soft wood that dents easily so we might need to order piece of tempered glass for the top.There areContinue reading “Dining Room Makeover Part 3”

A Little Modern Christmas Decor

Nap time is the best, especially when your kiddo is exhausted from all the Christmas excitement! Seriously, I think he will sleep for about three hours. Jesse and I are enjoying some lovely quiet time; he’s watching  a Christmas movie while I’m having a little coffee (new cup from Santa!) and catching up on myContinue reading “A Little Modern Christmas Decor”

A Window Bench for the Office

Chewed windowsill? What chewed windowsill? I’ve been sprucing up our neglected home office and part of my plan included covering up a damaged windowsill (Juno’s handy work). Ultimately, we need to replace the window, but I like the way this looks and it’ll do the job until the weather warms up – who wants toContinue reading “A Window Bench for the Office”

Entertainment Wall Before and After (Or, Cinderella Shelves)

//assets.pinterest.com/js/pinit.js(Note: I’ve recently updated this post by adding some brighter photos) One of the nice things about growing up is that I’m becoming more comfortable and confident with myself. For example, I’m not embarrassed to admit that I’m a little obsessive and type A. Therefore, when I dragged a pair of raggedy old shelves home andContinue reading “Entertainment Wall Before and After (Or, Cinderella Shelves)”

Easy DIY: Painted Bowl Succulent Planter

Sometimes (OK, at least once a week) I like to skip lunch and hunt for treasures at the Goodwill near my office. The other day when I spotted this bowl for three bucks, I scooped it up thinking, “Excellent, a mod serving dish!’ But when I got home, I realized the bowl was pretty scratchedContinue reading “Easy DIY: Painted Bowl Succulent Planter”