Sharpie Backsplash

Sharpie backsplash

We finally got our last appliance replaced!  It all started with replacing our old yellowing refrigerator about 3 years ago with a sparkling new stainless steel refrigerator.  After that, we decided to move our microwave off the counter to free up more counter space and we bought a stainless steel, over-the-stove microwave.  Then we replaced our white dishwasher with a stainless steel version.  When we revamped our kitchen island, we added a stainless steel wine fridge.  And finally, last month we replaced our very old stove/range that did not have a functioning largest burner for the past few months.  Throughout this process, I painted the cabinets white and planned to get a new countertop and install a backsplash.  Unfortunately, the counter top and backsplash improvements keep getting put off for other, more necessary updates to our home.  And it looks like they will continue to get put off until our deck is replaced.  So I have to live with our current countertop and lack of backsplash for a bit longer.  Our new stove/range does not have a back panel so there was an issue with the backsplash that I had to find a quick, cheap fix for.  My solution?  A sharpie backsplash.

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Barn Door for the Basement Bonus Room

barn door

Pinterest has a ton of barn door designs.  I usually have a good idea and a clear vision of the details when I start a project.  However, I did not have a clear vision for the design of the barn door for the basement bonus room.  I really had no idea what design I wanted, so I did a lot of Pinterest and Instagram searching.  It was not until I came across this image on IG from The Handmade Home that I knew what I wanted.

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Coffee Table Update

coffee table update

I almost didn’t even blog this because I thought it probably seems like such an insignificant change.  It may seem like a pretty small detail in the larger scheme of things to most people.  However, after living in our house for almost 12 years, I have learned that sometimes it takes a lot of little changes to make your home “right” in your eyes.  So every little change really is not insignificant as it is an important part of the whole.  The coffee table update in our living room is one of these seemingly insignificant changes that I am going to share with you today.

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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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