Posts Tagged ‘kitchen’

Fixer Upper-inspired walls

My favorite thing to do in the kitchen is to bake. Period. Cooking, on the other hand, is best done at a restaurant, or by a friend, or by my mom. I just don’t have the knack for cooking — nor the interest. But baking? Show me a dessert cookbook {see just a handful in […] Read more…

DIY Orb Chandelier

Lighting. It’s like the jewelry in a room. And like jewelry, it can be expensive. I’ve been eyeing these beautiful orb chandeliers for a few years. In fact, when we finished our basement in 2014, I bought one to put in the stairway. Google orb chandeliers and you’ll find hundreds of photos of beautiful lights, […] Read more…

No-Sew Window Valance

I don’t sew. I used to — in junior high. My yellow and green stuffed turtle and purple apron from home ec class prove it. But today, if a project involves more than sewing on a button, forget about it! I don’t own a sewing machine, nor do I have any interest in owning one. […] Read more…

How to get rid of scratches on dishes

Do you have dishes that look somewhat like this? Plates full of scratches from silverware? We’ve had our dishware since 1996, the year we were married. (I remember registering for these white Pfaltzgraf beauties!). That’s 19 years of silverware scraping on the bottom of the plates! For a long time, I’ve been meaning to figure […] Read more…

Before & After: {Paint!} Choosing a new wall color

When it comes to decorating, choosing a new wall color can be overwhelming, scary and exciting at the same time. On the main level of our home, we have an office, mudroom and powder room, and then one main area for our kitchen, dining and living space. I’ve had the same wall color, Sherwin William’s […] Read more…

Before & After: Easy tile makeover

I’m about to let you in on a little secret. My backsplash in my kitchen? Well, I’ve changed it just a bit, but not by redoing the tile. You see, I have a love/hate relationship with tile. I love new tile, but when it goes out of style, then what? It’s a pain to redo, […] Read more…

Before and After {Kitchen}: Oak to White

I love before and afters, especially when it comes to interior decor. I’m excited to introduce the second project in my oak to white series: our kitchen makeover. I’ve received several questions about the process we took to transform our kitchen from oak to white cabinets: Did we have new cabinetry installed or were our […] Read more…