Kitchen Island Update: Adding Counter Seating

I must admit, the hardest part about leaving our old house was leaving behind a kitchen that I loved.  We had beautiful white cabinets, hardwood floors, and granite counter tops.   Now, in our new house, the kitchen is literally TWICE the size of our old one, just not the style I loved in our old house.   Joe and I have talked about our plans to make our new kitchen our “dream kitchen”, and have decided in a few years, when we have some more money saved and the kids are older, we will take on the full kitchen reno.  Until then, we’ll have to work with what we have!  Here’s how our kitchen looked the day we closed: Continue reading

DIY Crawl Space Barn Door

I’m so excited to be part of a group of bloggers kicking off Remodelaholic’s #PlywoodPretty week and sharing my idea on making plywood into something pretty!  We still have a long list of projects since we’ve moved, but one of the features we love best in our new house is our huge finished basement.   It is the perfect place for both the kids and adults to hang out and relax with friends and family.   There is so much to love about our basement and we really can’t complain about much in this space…. except for one tiny (ok, major) eyesore:  the giant unfinished crawl space hole under the stairs! Continue reading

Plans for our son’s Toddler Room

Tax season has been keeping me pretty busy these days, but my son is officially graduating from his crib and into a “big boy” room, so you know I had to find time to plan out his new room!  He is crazy about anything that “goes” – trucks, planes, trains, cars – if it has wheels he has major heart eyes.  I want his room to be a place he loves, so naturally I decided to do a “things that go” theme.  Here are my plans: Continue reading

DIY Botanical Wall Art

After I posted my Master Bedroom Makeover last week, I was overwhelmed with the positive response I received from my readers, so I just want to say THANK YOU!  I really love hearing from you through email, comments, and social media – so please keep ’em coming!  I also received a lot of questions on the wall art I chose – so I am VERY excited to show you how to make your own Botanical Wall Art!  I honestly cannot stress enough how easy this project is, and the impact it makes on a room. I was so happy with the outcome, and I know you will be too! Continue reading