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Decor, DIY Project, Furniture, The Kitchen

Farmhouse Style Pantry Cabinet Makeover

Can one really ever have too much cabinet space? Whether it be in your bathroom, bedroom or kitchen, I’ve never heard anyone utter the words, “By golly, I have too many cabinets and I don’t know what to put in them.” It took us approximately two and a half days to fill out kitchen cabinets up with crap. Then I decided to get rid of this vertical monstrosity that was functioning as a mini-pantry and we lost even more cabinet space. [this post contains affiliate links,  ...

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Decor, One Room Challenege, The Entryway, The house

One Room Challenge Week Two: The Entryway Table

So, we’ve hit the ground running on this whole One Room Challenge thing. To say that we are ahead of schedule is a bit of an understatement. We’ve never been in this situation before – in all other things, we’ve had set backs and holdups, so this is a strange, yet exciting, feeling for us! It’s so fun to see a space in our house that is actually transforming and looking like a real room. We have a plan for what we want and it’s not something that we just keep talking about  ...

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Decor, The Bedroom, The house

The Quick & Easy Guide to Furniture Distressing

There is just something so wonderful about painting and distressing furniture. I love the way the old wood shows through the paint. I love that no two pieces ever turn out the same. I love that a newly painted piece can still have that rustic look with just some sand paper. Distressing furniture is my absolute favorite. Not only because I love the look, but on a scale of one to amateur, it scores pretty well in the, “anyone can do this and not mess it up” category. If you’re loving the  ...

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Decor, DIY Project, The Garage, The house, The Mudroom, The Yard

July 2016 Recap

So here we are again, another month almost gone, in what seems like the blink of an eye. What we’re excited about: >> I finished the painting the hutch and to hang it on the wall, Brett came up wit the brilliant plan to have the top sit on two pieces of scrap wood for extra support. That baby isn’t going anywhere. >> We had a few extra cement blocks laying around so we decided to put them to good use and made a bar for the patio. It took about twenty minutes to throw  ...

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