One of the things that can seriously date your kitchen is a cathedral style cabinet door. When I see this door style I can immediately tell your cabinets were installed between 1975-1990. If you are on a tight budget, painting these cabinets is a great update like what we did in our own kitchen. Kitchen Cabinet Refacing But, if budget allows, refacing these doors with a new modern … [Read more...] about Kitchen Cabinet Refacing- We do that too!!
I always love the Christmas Gift Guides that some of my fellow Bloggers put together, so this year I thought it would be fun to put together one of my own. I hope it inspires you and gives you some ideas of your own. Some of these items I already own and LOVE. Others are things I WANT or want to buy for friends and family. If you click the images below, it will take you to the site to view more … [Read more...] about Christmas Wish List and Gift Ideas
We did it!! We made it to the end of the One Room Challenge. Despite two floods in our basement, we completed a basement bathroom remodel. The most recent flood was last week when we had 10 inches of rain come through in the middle of the night- while we slept. We have lived here for 6 years and the basement has never flooded until this August. And it's flooded twice since then. I think we have … [Read more...] about Blue and White Bathroom Reveal- One Room Challenge Completed
This week we’ve been working on painting the wall mural. If you missed our previous updates, we are making over our basement bathroom as part of the One Room Challenge. You can catch up with our progress here: Week 1/Week 2/Week 3/Week 4/Week 5 CHINOISERIE MURAL PAINTING I cannot contain my excitement. This is turning out exactly like I had envisioned. Even better than I imagined. I mean, I know … [Read more...] about Chinoiserie Mural Painting- ORC Week 6
Welcome back to week 5 of our participation in the ONE ROOM CHALLENGE. If you want to catch up here's WEEK 1- WEEK 2- WEEK 3- WEEK 4. This was a super productive week in our basement bathroom remodel. We actually started painting!!!!!!! GREEK KEY BORDER We started by painting a greek key border. The idea is to provide a frame around the walls to anchor the chinoiserie mural that we will … [Read more...] about Greek Key, Chinoiserie, and Blue and White-ORC Week 5
There are a few very distinctive design choices that date a home built in the late 1990's- early 2000's. One of them is the two-tier kitchen island. I know what the designers and builders were probably thinking..."Let's build a higher bar around the kitchen island so it will hide any mess that is going on in the kitchen and all the dirty dishes." Not a bad idea- but you give up major … [Read more...] about Two Tier Kitchen Island Update
A bathroom makeover is expensive. I don't care who you are. It's always a challenge to come up with beautiful, functional AND affordable. This is our third (and final) bathroom renovation in this house. I wrote about our Master Bath renovation and our Hall Bath renovation. The smartest thing I did for both bathrooms was to start buying one piece at a time up to a year in advance. That way the … [Read more...] about Bathroom Accessories, Art and Sources- ORC Week 4
Welcome back to the week three update of our basement bathroom remodel. We are guest participants in the One Room Challenge. If you missed it, you can catch up with WEEK ONE HERE and WEEK TWO HERE. This week we are sharing our new bathroom flooring. FLOODING Let me back up-- DANG IT HARVEY!! As in Hurricane Harvey. Remember him? He rolled through Nashville with little consequence after … [Read more...] about Tile, Termites, & Flooding- ORC- WEEK 3