Kitchen Renovation (Part 2)

This is the second half of our kitchen renovation. If you missed all the fun of part one you can find it here. I left off the last blog with assembling the cabinet boxes so I’ll touch on the installation, some of the smaller side projects and of course, the final reveal. After assembling the boxes we needed to do some …

Need a Bigger Bathroom? Tricks to Making a Small Space Bigger.

I think by now many of you have seen our guest bathroom remodel. It was so small it made for a super easy remodel. It’s more modern now but for such a tiny space we could only make it feel so big. Our master bath was different. The space was actually larger than it seemed, it was just poorly used. …

The Ultimate Homeowner Curveball -The Kitchen. (part 1)

I’d like to preface this article with one thing -we never intended to do a full kitchen renovation. We knew we’d replace the counters and that the flooring would be changed but that was all we were going to do. As we got further along into finishing our home; small things cropped up, we started to notice the little flaws …

Electric Guitar Face-lift: One of those gifts that turned out just right.

  I was worried about this project, mainly because my husband loves his guitar. I was terrified I’d mess it up and his guitar would never be the same again. Luckily it worked out wonderfully. To start here is the guitar that needed the face lift. Clearly the design was very much geared to appeal to a young man looking …

3 Reasons Small, Old bathrooms are BIG Opportunities.

The adjectives that work best for our spare bathroom are “small,” and “old.” Nothing else fits quite as well as these. The only thing that has changed in this room since the home was built was the color of paint over the years. (as we started tearing apart the room we got a nice view of all the terrible colors. …

Gradient Stairs: A Pinterest DIY that takes forever, but rocks!

Wow. Okay so this is one of those projects. It should have been pretty straight forward. The original pin can be found here.  (photo below) It’s a pretty neat little project that I was very excited about. Turns out the word “little,” does not adequately describe the insanity that was to follow.   To start, our stairs had carpet, we …

Home Improvement A Potential Meltdown.

Well I know I promised the 5 weeks of projects would start well, yesterday. I totally underestimated the amount of time it was going to take to get our house ready enough to even start the custom “fun,” things. You see, we bought our house (closed on it Wednesday, last week). Going into the purchase we knew that there were …

How to host a Bollywood Party

Since we are still in the middle of the move and our new home projects aren’t supposed to start until later this week I thought I’d post something fun here, an event we hosted in September for my sister’s [Amy] birthday. By far this has been my favorite event ever and we are definitely going to be repeating it this …

5 DIY Projects for our New Home.

A new home is a brand new canvas. When I walk into a space that (for the first time) I can literally do whatever I like, all I see are potential projects. We’ve always lived in rentals. You can’t hang pictures, can’t paint walls, if you see inspiration for a great backsplash? Well, it’s not your house so even if your landlord …