When my husband and I bought this house we envisioned having an open concept plan for the kitchen, lounge, and dining area. We also wanted to take out two small windows and put in a french door that would open into the yard. The Kitchen remodel was a really big project so we outsourced the engineering & construction. I’m going to go through the process including the downfalls and wins along the way.
I love a quick and easy DIY scrap wood project. Do you have scrap wood? I do, a mountain of it. It came in handy when I needed a tray for the decor in my Bathroom makeover – go check out that project here. I made a quick and easy DIY scrap wood tray with Minwax stain so I could display my favorite candle and room spray. The best part is that I didn’t spend a cent, I made it within a few hours, and I love how functional and pretty it looks.
IKEA is one of my favorite places to go to get stuff for the kids. Their simple design makes it easy to fit into any style, especially when you can personalize it. It makes for a super quick & easy LATT hack. You can’t beat the prices either. The LATT table and chair set is made out of raw pine so it’s a blank canvas ready for personalizing.
Our guests were arriving in a week, and our guest bathroom needed a makeover. The guest bathroom is also my kids’ bathroom. So I wanted something simple, hardy, functional, and budget-friendly. Did we have enough time? I’m going to walk you thru the small updates we worked on that made a world of difference for a small space.
A few months back I ordered a Studio McGee Olive pot from Target, you can find it here. Unfortunately, they packaged it so badly when they shipped it, that it broke. I started the return process online with a few photos. Target refunded the purchase but requested I dispose of the product instead of bringing it back to the store. I couldn’t bring myself to throw away such pretty stems. I ended up keeping them and hoped I would find some use for them.
We have a family cabin in Lake Arrowhead and they have some amazing thrift stores around town. When we go up the mountain, I like to go hunting for treasures. When I saw this beautiful French Provincial Nightstand, I had to have it. The style had such charm and would be perfect for my daughter’s room update. It needed some TLC tho.
There’s one thing I loathe more than anything about a project and that is sanding. Most often it’s hard to avoid, and you probably shouldn’t avoid it if you want the piece to have longevity. BUT, not with chalk paint!! Chalk paint is well known for the lack of prep work you need to do before painting. So naturally, I gravitated toward it.
Laundry has never been my favorite thing to do. I either keep putting it off until I have laundry up to my eyeballs. Or I put a load in and forget about it, only to find it the following day, in which I proceed to wash it all over again. However, I do equip everyone in the house with at least 2 weeks of underpants, so if life gets a lil crazy we have clean drawers. 😉