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A sunny day

A sunny day

What a lovely, sunny day we finally had in my little midwestern town! After being pummeled by winter storm after winter storm, I guess the gods decided we deserved a little break? Of course, there’s still snow on the ground and of course, it’s still below freezing, but I’ll take it. It’s my day off … Continue reading

Open shelving on a budget*

Open shelving on a budget*

*That was blown on Day 1 of the project. Just sayin’. Well, The Hubs finally finally FINALLY finished his training this past weekend and drove home from Georgia on Monday…he beat me home from the office and this was literally the very first text message he sent me when he walked in the door: Did … Continue reading

Beadboard upgrade

Beadboard upgrade

Considering that today is day 13 of The Hubs’ absence, I am doing remarkably well. After suffering through last Monday’s “don’t-even-think-about-talking-to-me-unless-you’re-offering-a-prozac-drip” mood, I knew I needed to break out the big guns in order to keep that from happening again. In this case, the big guns were getting things done. I don’t just mean doing … Continue reading

Demolition zone

Demolition zone

A good alternate title for this post would be, “Oh god, gimme a paper bag before I hyperventilate.” Or, “How to completely blow your renovation budget.” Or, “Biting off more than I can chew, again.” Up until last night, this was my kitchen: Then, in my quest to have open shelving like in this picture: … Continue reading

What’s up with all the Pellegrino?

What’s up with all the Pellegrino?

My decision to make some changes in our kitchen has had me browsing through oodles of pictures of lovely farmhouse kitchens, sleek white cabinetry, and exposed kitchen shelving. I’ve seen white cabinets, cream cabinets, door-less cabinets, open shelving, builders grade cabinets, custom cabinets, and cabinets with chicken wire stretched across the doorframes (how cool would … Continue reading

DIY Painted Refrigerator

DIY Painted Refrigerator

I am so excited to post this DIY project! It has been in the works for over a week now, so here goes=) DIY Painted Refrigerator (or, How to make your fridge look darling and retro instead of sad & tired) Here it is, my perfectly adequate, functioning perfectly, perfectly boring refrigerator: Step 1/2: Gather … Continue reading

Painting the fridge in T-minus 1

Painting the fridge in T-minus 1

The votes are in! After I was exhorted by several different people to choose the turquoise option (out of red, turquoise, and pink) I finally picked out a shade and bought the paint! The fridge painting project is starting in T-minus 1 days:) The Hubs and I were bopping around town yesterday running errands and … Continue reading

Decorating with DIY pennant banners

Decorating with DIY pennant banners

Pennant banners make me so happy. If Ben & Jerry’s awarded me a lifetime supply of ice cream, it would not make me happier than pennant banners. If a baby monkey showed up on my doorstep and called me Mama it would not make me happier than pennant banners. If I could suddenly move through … Continue reading