Coffee Bar

coffee bar

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!

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DIY basket light

DIY basket light

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.

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4 tips for painting cabinets- a review

painting cabinets

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.

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Kitchen window ledge

kitchen window ledge

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.  

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