You all remember that crafty little sister of mine? You know, the one who upcycled an old storage locker into a pantry? Yeah...that sister. Well, she's at it again! This time, she took on a slightly bigger project than just a storage locker. Like...an entire kitchen! Yeah, we just may be related. Seeing as both of our ideal weekends would include some sort of home project during the day followed by a glass (or two) of wine at night, I think it's safe to say we're cut from the same fabric. However, where we differ is our home decor style. While I am all about bright, cheery open spaces, Emily prefers a more rustic, cozy ski lodge look. Several months ago, she and her husband purchased their first home, a log cabin, giving them the idyllic backdrop for her to achieve her country style. While the space is great, and the house has a ton of potential, there are always things you want to change when you move into a new home. Since the kitchen is one of the primary living spaces, she decided this room was going to take priority.Read More
"I'm bold and I'm beautiful!" If this dresser could talk, I'm pretty sure that's what she'd say. Although she doesn't come with super powers or have killer knee-high leather boots, she's got some attitude, and she made that clear straight from the beginning.
I'm excited to write this post for one reason and one reason only - it means this project is officially done and I can have my kitchen back! There were moments during this project when I really questioned whether or not we may ever have a tidy, organized kitchen again. If you remember my post from awhile back, I recently repainted our bathroom cabinets. I was really happy with the way they turned out, so I decided to set a loftier goal for myself - the kitchen cabinets. Mind you, I started this project over a month ago, and our kitchen has been in a state of chaos ever since. The only upside of having a dysfunctional kitchen is that you can order in take-out five nights a week without feeling guilty (the other two nights you eat out of course). However, although I've been enjoying my weekly Spicy Tuna Rolls, I was ready to have some normalcy back in my life.Read More
We purchased our condo in the city five years ago. From the beginning, we knew it wasn't someplace we were going to live long- term, but was an ideal home for our current lifestyle. With this in mind, I've been reluctant to do any major home renovations. It's hard to justify dumping money into a place you don't plan on living long-term. On the flip side, I also don't mind using our condo as a guinea pig for projects because if they don't turn out, again, I don't have to live with them long-term! This past week I turned my attention towards our master bathroom (and I use the word 'master' very lightly). I've tried to ignore this room and really had no motivation to make any improvements. I think that was due to a lack of inspiration. But I finally gave in and decided even if I'm not going to create a dream bathroom, I can at least give it a face lift. So, that's what I set out to do.Read More