Projects on the Docket for 2020

Projects on the Docket for 2020

Everybody get pumped! It’s planning time! I am always really over ambitious about the projects I can accomplish each year, but I’m really trying to rein it in to the projects that are possible for one person to do in a year.

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2020 Design Trends that Just Might Define this Year (and this Decade!)

2020 Design Trends that Just Might Define this Year (and this Decade!)

Design is definitely focused on where you live and Portland loves to be an exception to the rule! But as I’ve kept track on the pulse from other designers around the country I’ve been noting a few of the same things pop up time and time again. I thought I’d round it all up and check in at the end of the year to see whether these predictions really did make a splash in 2020!

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How to Paint 1980s Cabinets: Transforming My Pantry Cabinet

How to Paint 1980s Cabinets: Transforming My Pantry Cabinet

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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5 Tools I Love and Turn To Time and Time Again and 1 I Wish I Owned

5 Tools I Love and Turn To Time and Time Again and 1 I Wish I Owned

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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One Room Challenge – Week 6 Phase I Kitchen Reveal!

One Room Challenge – Week 6 Phase I Kitchen Reveal!

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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Cottage Inspiration

Cottage Inspiration

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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