Budget Kitchen Renovation Plan

budget kitchen renovation plan

We’re in full out project planning mode over here! And I’m so very excited. We’re trying out paint, prepping surfaces and making lots of trips to the hardware store. Why? We’re getting ready to do a low scale kitchen renovation. Paint the cabinets, paint the walls, switch out the lighting, new sink and counter tops…. 

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Thoughts On Home: The Value Of Taking Risks

living room progress

You know that idea that makes your heart go pitter-patter, but it just feels so risky? Maybe it’s painting your walls black. Or buying that white slipcovered sofa. But what happens if you don’t love it? What if people think you’re crazy? It’s so easy to feel that after investing your time and money, you’re… 

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Organize Your Home [Front Entry Hooks]


One of my goals for our home is to create spaces that are functional and beautiful. I’ve been working through our house the past few months addressing a few areas that need a little more help. One of those areas was our front entry. We took down the original set of hooks we had by… 

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Large Flag Art

tacked flag

After we finished the fireplace built-ins, I started searching for some large art for over the couch. I didn’t want a collection of anything too small here, as I figured we had enough busyness going on with the bookshelves already. Art is always hard for me. And large art is doubly hard. I always have… 

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Built-In Floating Shelves

white built-ins

Look at that! Beautiful floor to ceiling built-in floating shelves. They are finally done and we have so much storage for all our books around the fireplace and TV nook now! Building We wanted the shelves to be thick enough to not look out of place given the width of the opening (50 1/2″), but we also… 

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Built-In Fireplace & TV Nook With Doors

fireplace with doors above for tv

I couldn’t be more excited to have our living room built-ins done! We finished painting and installing everything right before Christmas and I love how much function and beauty they add to our living room. This is where we started. We painted the living room white this fall and drew up a plan for built-ins. After… 

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Weekend Reads


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and New Years! We’ve had a lovely relaxing two weeks filled with family, snow, pajamas and hot chocolate. Here are a few of my favourite reads from December: How To Make Yarn Pom-Poms | Miss Mustard Seed DIY Miniature Card Catalog Storage Box | Remodelaholic Tiny Kitchen Renovation… 

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Christmas Around Our Home

stockings on hooks

We’ve been slowly bringing a little bit of Christmas into our home over the last few weeks. One of my favourite family traditions is picking out a live Christmas tree together. This year we found a new little Christmas tree farm close to our home and they had the most beautiful Christmas trees. We took… 

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