This project is by far my most favorite thing we did to our kitchen. We love using bead board (or wainscoting - whatever you like to call it) around the house. We have old plaster walls that aren't in the best condition. Bead board is an easy and affordable update for our walls without the mess and cost of fixing the plaster. UPDATE: And, it even landed us in our first magazine! See the details here. Catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 to see how we updated the corner (not shown in this … [Read more...] about DIY Farmhouse Beadboard Kitchen Backsplash
We have been remodeling our kitchen for the last five-ish years. And we are finally (well, almost) done! We. Are. So. Close. We can taste it! I think my mom said it best. If your marriage can survive a kitchen renovation, then you'll enjoy a long and fruitful life together... So I guess Corey and I are in this old house (I mean marriage) forever! XOXO We bought this house knowing that the kitchen needed updated so we did a few quick fixes when we first moved in and then our family … [Read more...] about DIY Kitchen Corner Makeover (part 1)
We are in the midst of what is likely to be the messiest part of our DIY kitchen renovation... heaven help me!?! Electrical outlets have been upgraded and new light boxes added. It's one of the few kitchen projects we had to hire out since we are certainly no expert when it comes to electrical work. In this old house we love, our kitchen only had one ceiling light and a small pendant light above the sink. No matter what wattage I maxed out in these light fixtures, it was still dim. To … [Read more...] about Favorite Vintage Industrial Farmhouse Lights Under $50
For me, craig's list is like one big garage sale. And frankly, it can be a bit intimidating unless you know what you are looking for. Many times you will look and find nothing. I mean absolutely nada. But on that rare occasion where you spot a really great item and get it for a really great price, you will be hooked. Get a smart phone app so you can browse during down time or while waiting on something... or when you are bored with inspired by Pinterest.But, I can't take credit … [Read more...] about FOUND: Vintage Distressed Cabinet
First of all... let me just say I want a new kitchen. Badly. My kitchen was likely remodeled by previous owners in the 80s. Blonde, low-quality stock cabinets that don't all match. Ugly formica countertops in a drab beige. Dated hardware. Blech. BUT, we aren't quite ready to jump into a kitchen remodel so I've been "restyling" little details every so often just to suppress my serious distaste. In fact, I have an entire Pinterest board dedicated to my dream kitchen.... someday. :) I was in the … [Read more...] about DIY Feed Sack Curtains
Okay, so you could say I'm a bit obsessed with numbers right now. I'm seeing all kinds of numbered items on Pinterest, of course. It's a really easy way to update something that's already painted. I think it adds a bit of vintage spirit to your home - and in my case, both indoors and out! My mom recently purchased a Silhouette Cameo machine for me which makes it super easy to design a cool number stencil in any font I choose. I absolutely love everything about typography design and this sort … [Read more...] about Numbers, numbers, painted numbers.