Thursday, August 25, 2011

House Rules contest!

Happy Friday and hello if you are visiting from Beneath my heart where I am guest posting today!  If you are not then go and visit me here and check out all her wonderful & creative ideas!

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Monday, August 22, 2011

DIY: Kitchen Island Re-do

Since we bought our house my husband and I have dreamed about remodeling the kitchen . . it has been 3 years and we finally got started!  We decided to first do the island.  But before we go into the project that we worked so hard on last week let me show you some inspirations on what I want to turn my kitchen into:  (check out my pinterest for more . .)

Lets turn back the clock and see the kitchen that I despised so much . .

Honestly . . Terracotta Orange and Green laminate . . was that Ever in style?!? Well then I found countertop paint and went crazy painting for a quick and inexpensive fix.

Now is when we get into the exciting part . . we are attempting to paint all of our cabinets!  Just painting the island was a huge enough project . . but it will be so worth!  We are so excited for what is to come in the kitchen so stay tuned.  But take a look at how we transformed our island:

All we did was new trim work, paint, hardward, and a new walnut butcher block countertop with a midnight stain.  I just love it. . mostly because we added a little bar and about 1/3 more counter space! Here is the finished product.  My sister said it looked like a sleigh ride . . tell me what you think!?!

Here are some other views:

I hope you are inspired . . and a sigh of relief from me . . another fabulous project done!

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Organized Baskets

I love baskets.  Especially ones that look good while keeping you organized.  While I was working on my gallery wall I picked up a few extra letters to tie on the front of some of my baskets.  (Hobby lobby $2 each!)

I just love the extra detail this gives! Take a look below for some other creative ideas on adding extras to your baskets!


Monday, August 8, 2011

DIY: Picture Gallery

Every time I get the Pottery Barn catalog I am just amazed at the gallery walls they can put together. So I decided to stop craving over them and make one of my own! The best part is that I did it with frames I already had! Here is a picture of the inspiration I wanted to follow:

Just keep on reading to follow how I created my own gallery wall!

Pictures just dont do justice. . this gallery really makes the room feel larger and taller!  I hope this has inspired you to do something crazy and fun in your home!  Below is my recent purchse from the foundary . . Love it!  The rug pulls everything together. . enjoy!