Kitchen Makeover - Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets

Kitchen Makeover - Chalk Painting Kitchen Cabinets

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.

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Gel Staining Kitchen Cabinets

Gel Staining Kitchen Cabinets

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. 

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Painting Bathroom Cabinets

Painting Bathroom Cabinets

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. 

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