• Christmas,  kitchen

    Christmas touches – My kitchen

    Today I am sharing my  kitchen Christmas decor. This area is so fun to decorate because it is where our family spend most of our time. It is where Christmas goodies are baked, and meals are prepared every night. In my kitchen I mostly work around things I already have on my counter that I need to cook with. I am always cooking in my kitchen, so I need to be practical while decorating. One of my favorite places to add some Christmas cheer is my hood over the stove. I always have a wreath hanging on my hood, and Christmas is no exception. I just made this wreath this…

  • DIY,  fabric,  Family room,  Game room,  kitchen

    Fun, easy, and totally no sew (or barely sew) window treatments

    I love dressing up my windows. It just adds that finishing touch that every room needs. However, I am not a fan of large nineties window treatments. There is too much fabric which creates dust, and quite frankly, reminds me of shoulder pads. When I was thinking about the windows in my rooms, I wanted to add just the right touch without taking away from the window trim we added.  I came up with a fun solution one day while shopping at Target.  They had napkins on clearance that were just the right color for the room I was doing.  Napkins were the perfect solution that I needed to add some…

  • DIY,  kitchen,  our house,  Rooms I've Created

    Kitchen tour

    So our kitchen is finally finished and usable. I am loving the results, and I can’t wait to share the pictures. Here what our kitchen looked like before the remodel.  If there were one adjective to describe it, it would be brown.  So very very brown.  The first time we walked through this house I wanted to change everything.  The color, the cabinets, the lay out… name it, I wanted it gone.  So after a few years, and a lot of planning, we got to work and created my “dream” kitchen. Here is the result. We decided to go with white cabinets and dark granite on the top of them.…

  • DIY,  kitchen,  Projects

    Adding a brick wall

    The kitchen is defiantly coming along. I am still waiting on counter tops to come, but on a whole it is usable and I am loving it! The wall color I chose is fairly light and the cabinets are white, so I knew I needed a punch of something in the room to add some fun interest.  I love the look of exposed brick, and I knew that was what I wanted a touch of in my kitchen.   We have added a little brick in the house already in the stair landing, and I loved how that turned out.  I decided to do a little more and use the…

  • Colors,  DIY,  kitchen


    I spent last weekend and the rest of this week painting my kitchen island. Most of the kitchen is white, but I wanted a pop of color on the kitchen island in the nook area.  I decided to go with the denim color I used in my front room. We have the same style of cabinets built for the island, they just came unfinished and ready to paint. We wanted to add some legs to add support to the granite and give the island character. So we built a skirt and attached legs to the sides to make it feel more like a piece of furniture. It was so fun…

  • DIY,  kitchen

    We have Cabinets!

    Finally, our cabinets are here. It is funny, I have a friend at work who, when ever she sees me asks me if my cabinets are here, and all summer I have had to tell her no. Not anymore! Yay. They came from Barker Cabinets in Portland Oregon about a week or so ago. They are solid wood, and beautifully made.  They ship them unassembled to your home, so we had a lot of building ahead of us. They really weren’t that bad to put together. Defiantly the fun part of the project. They come with screws that work and don’t strip, so it is fast and easy to do. We…

  • DIY,  kitchen

    Destruction and construction

    The kitchen is coming along. We no longer have cabinets or a sink, and the pantry is framed, dry walled, and has a fun new door. We are going to install the floor this week, and the whole kitchen will be ready for the cabinets.  I can hardly wait!