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How I painted our kitchen cabinets

As promised, here is my blog post telling you all my not-so-secret tips for painting kitchen cabinets. This last painting project is the sixth time I’ve done cabinets. The first time was in our first house in the teensiest kitchen you’ve ever seen. I wish I had pictures of that one but it was way […]

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Entry updates for spring

I’m on a total lighten + brighten kick lately and the entry was next to get a quick makeover. (Mason didn’t know I was snapping pictures when he walked downstairs and I actually love that I captured him in this one!) Since December, we’ve had our vintage theater seats and a favorite Lindsay Letters Doxology […]

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All about our kitchen shelves + brackets

The most asked questions about our mini kitchen makeover always center on the open shelves. This is the second kitchen we’ve gone with shelves instead of upper cabinets and I’m certain we’ll do it again when we do a full remodel. They function so well for us, we love the casual look and it gives me […]

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My husband loves all my throw pillows

I saw a funny meme the other day: “Throw pillows are the stuffed animals of grown women.” How true is that? I can’t quite understand it, but men just don’t seem to value pillows like us women do :) I recently added a whole stack to our couch. Ryan, of course, was super pleased. This […]

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A few more updates in the kitchen

One year ago (almost to the day!) I shared our MINI KITCHEN MAKEOVER. You’ve probably heard me say this a million times, but I’ll say it again: our big plan is to tear out the whole kitchen and dining room and reorient everything. New walls, new windows, new doors, new layout, new cabinets, new floors, […]

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Dark + Woodsy Dining Room Makeover

Right before Christmas, we decided to give our dining room a makeover. It wasn’t really on our immediate house-reno list since our ultimate plan is to take out the wall between the dining room and kitchen to open up the space and reconfigure the floorplan. However, we were hosting all of our family for Christmas […]

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Christmas in the entry and living room

One year ago, we were mid- one million projects around the house. On Christmas Eve, we finally hung the shelves in the freshly made-over kitchen and my parents were so gracious to come help us clean and hide moving boxes in preparation for our family to come the next day. This year, we’re hosting our […]

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Homemade wreaths in the family room

I posted this photo on Instagram yesterday of the project I did the night before: Cute homemade wreaths hanging on a branch. I wasn’t planning on doing a full tutorial – this one was just something I wanted to put on that big, blank wall over the couch to enjoy for the Christmas season. But […]

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Jingle Bell Garland DIY + Christmas Studio

While I haven’t done a full house Christmas decoration yet, I did play around in the studio to make it all cheerful and Christmas-y. The studio space sits atop our garage and is where I work most days. It is bright and open and has turned out to be such a good use of this […]

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