I could (and have) spent hours on Pinterest searching example after example of coffee bars. Plain and simple, I love them. Therefore, I had to have one. And I had the perfect spot in the corner of my kitchen just waiting for me to make it pretty and more functional. I cannot wait to show you my new coffee bar!
This DIY goes right along with my love for basket walls and swag lights because it combines the two! I have made some changes in a corner of our kitchen recently (more to come on that soon) and I wanted a cute accent light to help make the area look complete. The plan is to have my dad install some recessed lights in our kitchen sometime this year so I did not need it to give off a ton of light but I needed more of a “night light” of sorts. I have been seeing lots of basket lights on Pinterest so I thought I would try my hand at my own version. Keep reading for the full DIY basket light tutorial.
In April 2014, when my daughter was just 2 months old and it was Easter weekend, I decided it was the perfect time to paint my builders grade oak kitchen cabinets. Because why not? Seemed like a good time to bite the bullet and do it. Before I could change my mind, and before the hubs got wind of my plans, I quickly removed the cabinet doors and got sanding. Like a ninja. I used the steps nicely laid out by this blog post. I thought I would share my 4 tips for painting cabinets and review how they have held up over time.
I am slowly removing the skinny oak trim in my house and replacing it with white painted 1X4s. This includes replacing the trim around the windows. I have been drooling over blogger homes with white trim for years however, I have been dragging my feet in changing out my trim. My biggest hang up, besides the fact that I would have to do it all myself, was that we have wood frame windows and I didn’t want to have to paint the wood on the windows to match the trim (ain’t nobody got time for that). In the end, I decided to just go for it and let the wood windows live right along side the white trim. Wood windows should not keep me from my white trim, right?? When I switched out the trim on the kitchen window, I decided to add a kitchen window ledge.