Do you ever feel the need to just purge and start fresh? That’s my life story. hahaha… I seem to be ever battling the need to destash my stash. People mean well when they give me stuff and I usually have a soft heart and take it. Then what…I store it forever and work like a mule trying to stay afloat. I’m not complaining, but have decided that this entire month is dedicated to tackling my workshop. No more furniture coming in (unless custom requested), no more anything until it is done. First up, I’m taking these louver doors and turning them into a repurposed kitchen island cart. Woot!
Notice the loot surrounding them. See what I mean? An awesome local friend gave these to me along with a chest of drawers (see the makeover HERE) and a dresser (thank you, Becky!). I have a thing for shutters and knew I could find some use for them. But…it’s already been over a year and they need
Numerous shows are on television demonstrating how “easy” it can be to take a home and turn it into something fabulous. Knock out a wall (or two), put down new flooring, and even add-on…all in one episode. It all seems so glorious and begs you to give DIY a try, doesn’t it? Somehow though, it doesn’t quite prepare you for real life DIY and the reality of remodeling stress. Yep, I’m talking about that smack-in-the-face kind of “What is going on?” feeling. To aid in that journey to get that euphoric accomplishment feeling, I am going to share 5 ways to prepare and cope during your remodel.
Being a homeowner is one of the purest joys that be found. It’s responsibility and freedom that can’t be found elsewhere. I liken it to a roller-coaster ride, full of
Do you ever have projects that have to wait until you have time? I bet yours don’t take you nearly 3 years…at least I hope not! Back when I started blogging over 3 year ago, one of my first posts ever was how to create barn wood style shutters from pallets. It was a hit! Then, I shared my pallet clock, plate rack, and centerpiece trough. When I finished those pallet projects I had a piece of pallet left over that I didn’t get to. Well, today it becomes a repurposed mug rack. Trust me on this one, k?
It doesn’t look like much at first glance, but I saw its potential. And I couldn’t wait to finally get to it. Even my husband gave me the look, “What are you
Sometimes while shopping, do you ever see something and say, “I have to have it.” You may not need it, but you know it shouldn’t be left behind because it has potential. If you know me then you know this is my life story. ahem. Earlier this week in our Trash to Treasure Tuesday, I said I would be tackling this thrift store cupboard and today’s the day. I’d like to show you what I saw when I spied it in the store, and watch how it becomes a farmhouse cupboard.
At first glance I thought it was a basic wall cupboard, but upon closer inspection, I found that it had once been some sort of add-on to other cabinets. It has beads in the shelves for displaying plates, even on top.
What puzzled me the most was
The truth needs to be told that not every thing in life is not always cookie-cutter easy. When I first started today’s project, I was mentally boasting how easy this would be and I was really looking forward to it. ahem. No such thing actually happened. With much to learn from this, I am proud to say that I now have the repurposed bread box charging station I was after from this garage sale find.
Let me explain…At first glance you see a shabby looking wooden box (and not the shabby chic kind, right?). But… oh does this thing have a wicked side. I had flash backs of a certain promise I made to myself while doing this chest of drawers to never buy a previously painted item again. With much head-slapping and asking “Why??”, I finished my project.
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What’s all the fuss you say? Well
You guys!! My family and I have been working so hard in our kitchen remodel while trying to keep up with life. (It happens, ya know.) I’m very excited to share with you the latest that we’ve been working on. For today’s post, I’ve had this project in my brain since FOREVER, and to see it finally come to fruition is wonderful. I’m going to show you how I took our boring builder grade kitchen drawers and turned them into faux crate drawers.
For those of you just joining in, I invite you to check out where we started from HERE, and then our last update HERE.
So…my email subscribers got to see this first, but here is how our ceiling looks now. *if you want to be in on the know, sign up for my newsletters either sign up in the sidebar on computer, or at the bottom of the page on mobile.
We love how much more bright and light our kitchen is without the faux beams we had originally. We’ve added recessed lighting to our kitchen, and new fixtures to our laundry, as well as updated our hot wiring mess.
Whomever wired this house is, well…scary! Our panel is a mish-mosh of connections that don’t make sense and my husband has spent his last four weekends in our attic roasting like a turkey fixing it all. That whole thing has eaten up our precious time, but we want to make it right. He even found a live wire just sitting up there – ask him how he knows. ahem.
While he’s doing that, I’ve been up to some repurposed fun. Enter in my kitchen drawers…
Pretty boring, but
Creating our own kitchen style and decor doesn’t have to break the bank. I’ve got a functional and budget-friendly tutorial for you today. If farmhouse, cottage, or shabby chic are your style, then you know how coveted antique cutting boards can be. They tell a story of days gone by, remind us of our grandmother’s kitchen, and serve a purpose. Problem is, they aren’t always easy to get your hands on, or can be expensive when you do find one. Solution? Make your own farmhouse cutting board, of course.
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With the help a few basic power tools and a little time, you can create your own rustic farmhouse cutting board (or cheese board – see below) for your kitchen. Not into DIY, I have a selection of these boards available ready for purchase in my shop.
Let’s get started!
I went to a local home improvement store and bought a 4′ section of solid oak board for less than $34. First, let’s start with
Sometimes life can get so hectic we can lose ourselves and finding our way back can seem daunting. I am an artist on many levels, but have been missing the time to express myself in a culinary fashion. With running a business and blog while homeschooling my six children, I have ached to get our diet straightened out and provide nourishing food for my family. Now is the time that I’m taking my kitchen and my family’s health back.
*this post is sponsored by Blue Apron and is 100% my own opinion.
If you’ve been following my blog for a while, you would know that we have had some heart-wrenching losses with two of our children returning to their heavenly home too soon. I have always been a proponent of healthy eating, but when a few things were amiss in the health of my family, I began to study in-depth. It wasn’t until I made some drastic changes to our diet that our family began to be fully nourished. I’ll elaborate on more of those details in time, but for now I have had a heavy heart about going back to
Being a junker can have so many perks, but certainly one of the downfalls is having enough room for all that you find. I make a rule that if I bring it home it has to find new purpose within six months, or it doesn’t come home with me. Well, rules are made for breaking, right? That’s because I’ve had this mirror backboard for a few years (before I made my rule) with good intentions of turning it into a chalkboard menu.
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Here’s the story…A couple of years ago, I was out doing my junkin’ rounds during our city-wide spring cleanup and found a broken-to-pieces vanity. Mirrors were all shattered and only one part of the side mirrors were left. This had to have been glorious in its prime.
Before I get too far into my ramblings, I want to take a minute to announce the winner from my previous post of the Homeright Spray Shelter and Finish Max Paint Sprayer. (we can’t forget the fun!)
The winner is…