Budget Kitchen Renovation: Paint

black and white kitchen

The kitchen is finally painted and we’re enjoying it so much! We are still working on painting the cupboard doors, but it’s so nice to be able to get the full use of the kitchen back. We talked about the prep work and fitting the new counter tops and sink in our last post and…

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Budget Kitchen Renovation: Prep Work

kitchen renovation

We’ve been working hard on our kitchen renovation most evenings over here and we’re finally starting to see some progress! Prep work is always the hardest, as it can feel like it takes forever before the pretty stuff comes in. But it’s such an important part. Here’s where we began. We started by emptying all…

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Simple Decorating: Reading Lights in the Kids Room

kids bunk bed

I love that our kids are able to share a room at this stage of their lives. It won’t be forever, Emma is five and Brendan is three and they will have their own rooms when we finish the basement when they are a little older and are ready for that. But right now, they…

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Simple Decorating: Hanging Artwork with Washi Tape

hanging postcards

Sometimes life gets so busy and chaotic that I just need to take a little break. A few minutes without to do’s to make something pretty does wonders to rest my soul. Especially in the middle of a kitchen renovation when pretty feels far off and everything is in chaos. So sometimes I stick up…

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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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