Ages ago, I bought china hutch on Craigslist to use as extra pantry storage. I had ever intention to paint it at the time, but then… I didn’t. Flash forward three years and I finally got around to it! You probably saw it in my kitchen reveal, but I wanted to check in and share the whole process with you!
I’m getting ahead of myself though, let’s throw back, now. Remember when the hutch looked like this back when I lived at the Duplex?
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Have you bought all your holiday gifts yet? With the Cyber Monday deals knocking on my inbox I’m starting to cross people off my list! I still need to find the perfect gift for a few people who are hard to buy for and while I’ve been searching, I’ve rounded up some favorites!
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There are a few tools that I truly cannot live without. Or at least, cannot renovate without! These are my tried and true tools that I turn to over and over. I wanted to round them up, just in case you’re doing a little pre-holiday shopping for a DIY-er in your life!
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I’m so excited to share these photos with you guys! I’m publishing this just under the wire of the One Room Challenge deadline! You better believe I needed every last second of these six weeks. The kitchen is central to every home and this challenge really got me to dive in and finish so many projects I’d started. This space really is the heart of the house with the main bathroom, backyard, and stairs all located off of this room. It’s the main thoroughfare and the most used space!
And it’s looking really good now, y’all!
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I’ve always loved the idea of a simple cottage. In today’s world where everyone seems to need 2,600 SF to achieve their house goals, a cottage is a rare site. I love it anyways though! Berrybrier is about 1,400 SF (not including the unfinished basement) and it seems huge especially when it comes time to clean! I love the simplicity of a smaller house with a big garden. And hey, let’s skip the grass and go for a more abstract landscape while we’re at it. English inspired cottages are some of my favorites, so I thought I’d round up some inspiration today for you to enjoy.
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Happy Halloween!! I’ve been all over the place working on things for my One Room Challenge kitchen project! I still have a ton to do. Eeek! I’ll be stretching the the length of time I have to do this project to the limit and shooting the kitchen on a Saturday next week. I’m going to need the weekend to round out some of my projects. Plus I got sick so I’ve slowed down the last couple of days. Let me fill you in with what I have in completed though…
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Renovating all of Berrybrier has been an exhilarating, exhausting, exciting, and at times, excruciating process. To say it’s been wild, would be an understatement. I’ve loved it and I’ve hated it, but mostly I’ve loved it. So many people thought I was crazy when I bought this house. Looking back at the before pictures, I realize I was crazy! Maybe I still am? I wouldn’t trade this experience though. I’ve learned so much and gained so much confidence in my own design and DIY skills. I’ve had so much help with Berrybrier thanks to my giant family who’ve all contributed in so many ways. One thing I’ve done alone though? Bought the house and made all the decisions. And there have been a lot of decisions.
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Oh boy, want to know what’s so much better looking than 45 year old yellow patterned laminate counters? Pretty much anything. Yup. Also, my new DIY skimcoated counters. Those are also pretty amazing. And today’s post is all about how I made some simple forms to skimcoat and create a more uniformed counter surface in my kitchen!
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