Wednesday, April 16, 2014

one room challenge...week 3


Are you guys good at estimating how long a diy project will take?
Hands down, I'm the all-time worst! I think I've mentioned this every time I've done 
a One Room Challenge.    
I do have one item I can cross off the list, the new counter top on our island. 
I've been dying to tell you about it, I first found out about it after reading
You guys know I'm all about getting a high end look for less, 
and I'd never steer you wrong, right?
It's Formica...and I LOVE it!


It deserves a post all its own with pretty pictures, so I'm holding off on
giving you all the details until the end of the challenge when I can show it off
with doors on the cabinets and such. Ok, I'll spill a couple of my favorite features,
no seams in my huge island, and did you notice the bullnose edge...LOVE!  
Formica has come a long way and I can't wait to fill you in, it's the look of
 marble without the expense, or worry of maintenance.

Update on some of the unfinished items...
the cabinet doors are painted, they still need hardware
 and to be put back on the hinges. Tutorial to come, I'd still be painting if it
weren't for the HomeRight paint sprayer!  


We have hardware!! Thanks so much for weighing in on the color!
I made a trip to Ikea and picked up some different styles and sizes.
GOLD it is, add another paint project to the list.


I also started painting my tile, it's porous and is soaking it up.
 This photo shows one coat of primer. For my test I used two
coats of primer and two coats of paint.   
And then there's the chandeliers and the hood...I'm making myself finish
these before I can go on to the pretty fabrics. :)


There you have it friends, thanks so much for following along and all of your
encouragement on Instagram - you're the BEST! 

Let's go see what these ladies have been up to this week...



   

Monday, April 14, 2014

hardware...hard choice

What would you do?
You know I'm updating my kitchen for the One Room Challenge, well I've been
 mulling over the hardware choices waaaay too long, and the time has come to make
 a decision. Just when I think I've decided I start vacillating again.  
Here's my dilemma...

White cabinets - DONE

Hardware - ??? Brass/Gold or Nickle/Silver ???

Is Gold too trendy, or back to stay?
Is Silver over with, or a classic?

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Stop by tomorrow for One Room Challenge - Week 3
I have progress and if you follow me on Instagram I'll be giving a
 sneak peek today! :)
         Tomorrow is my self imposed deadline for the hardware decision,
so let me know what you think! 
   




Sunday, April 13, 2014

awesome blossom...


Hey everyone, hope you had a wonderful weekend, we're blanketed in 
snow again. I'm patiently waiting for our trees to blossom, one of my favorite things
 about spring is the view from my kitchen window when they're bursting with blooms. 
I love bringing in a huge bucket of blooming branches, but these will have to do 
for another week or so...  

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Our friend Rene's entry @ Cottage and Vine
ilovewood.nl  
Carolyn Roehm 

I'm absolutely using this one as inspiration for my spring mantel refresh!

  Benjamin Dhong Interior Deesign

Do you have trees in bloom? I know if I didn't I'd be at a neighbor's door
with a plate of cookies in one hand and my pruners in the other! :)


spring home tour...


Good Morning! 
I don't usually post on Sundays, so you know I've got something special going on.
I'm so excited to be over at 11 Magnolia Lane today!
My sweet friends, Amy, Christy and Terry are having a Spring Open House,
each Sunday throughout the spring a blogger will share their home.
One of our favorite friends with fabulous style, Kristin from Bliss @ Home,
 kicked off the fun series a couple weeks ago, here.   


spring open house button

If you're not familiar with their blog, these three cute girls are have something
for everyone! Stop by 11 Magnolia Lane to check it out here

The tour will be up at 9am EST.

Happy Sunday friends, thanks for stopping by! 



Thursday, April 10, 2014

crazy good stuff I saw...


Hi friends, sorry for the sporadic posting lately, those kitchen cabinets for
the One Room Challenge are taking up HUGE chunks of my time.
 Thank you SO much for all of your encouragement! What was I thinking?
Today I'm sharing some fabulous ideas I saw this week. Enjoy!

*Please pin from the source*

Talk about making a first impression!
I'm only giving you a tease of this stunning graphic wall design, part of it extends two
 stories! You must check out the rest here to see the brilliant idea and implementation!

Graphic Wall Treatment by Dana @ Make the Wonder

Would these make a chic Easter Egg Hunt or what? 
They're so simple, see Kristin's easy how-to here

Floral Eggs by Kristin @ The Hunted Interior

Did you know April is Grilled Cheese Sandwich month,
oh yum, my favorite ingredients!

I love this idea, tailored to any event
your menu printed on a paper bag, and an individual baguette.
Pretty gold flatware, too!

Jacquelyn's Shower by Beijos Events @ 100 Layer Cake-let

Speaking of gold flatware - did you see this at Target?
Stainless Steel - Dishwasher Safe - $17.99 
Wouldn't it be fun if the Easter bunny put these in my basket? :)


Guess what, I met a sweet blogger from Denver!!
We are few and far between and I can't wait to meet Angela @ blue i style in person.
She's participating in the One Room Challenge Link Party, check out her
 amazing board for her little guy's room redo! She has some serious diy skillz, and
I can't wait for the argyle painted wall! She knocked off the Restoration Hardware letters
this week (among other items) they are perfect and $3 each - here!

!
By Angela @ blue i style

 Don't forget to stop by and check out the One Room Challenge Link Party
at Calling it Home the talent is crazy good and with 75 participants 
inspiration is abundant!


Happy weekend sweet friends!



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