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Kitchen Remodel Project — DIY Kitchen Cabinet Update with Wrapping Paper!

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I am almost done with my Kitchen Remodel. One of the last things I wanted to do was change out my kitchen display cabinet. I had changed it out about three years ago - using wrapping paper instead of wallpaper. I love using heavy-duty wrapping paper instead of wallpaper because: It's cheap -- under $10 for the project. It's temporary. And I know that I like to change things up … [Read more...]

Make DIY Pendant Lights (Kitchen Remodel Project)!

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The kitchen remodel is almost done -- wooo!! I just have one more project that I am going to finish up this week. Here are my DIY Pendant Lights. I found some lights that I really wanted from a store online, but they were $140 each, and four would = $560, not including the converter kits to change my lights from recessed to pendant. So I had to come up with something different. I ended up … [Read more...]

Getting Organized in 2012 — Organizing Cleaning Supplies and Free Label Printables!

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I really am serious about getting organized in 2012. I have never had a big desire to get organized before. I was content to stash things in closets and cupboards. Out of site = out of mind. But something changed this year and I am really wanting to simplify. Maybe it's getting older, or having my kids get older. I'm not sure. But once I started cleaning things out, I wanted to clean EVERYTHING … [Read more...]

Kitchen Remodel Sneak Peek — and a Painted Pantry Door!!

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I’ve spent a large part of the summer working on a kitchen/family room remodel. It started off with my entertainment center redo. And then morphed into painting the kitchen cabinets and island, a slipcover for my sectional, painting my kitchen and other related projects. I think my husband is afraid that this project is slowly encompassing the entire house (shhhhh -- he may be right). I … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Make DIY Concrete Countertops!! {tutorial}

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Hi Tatertots and Jello readers! I'm Jessie and I blog over at Imperfectly Polished.  I am thrilled to be guest posting here today and sharing a tutorial on our new concrete countertops! The all important before and after has to come first:) Here is what our kitchen looked like when we bought our house two years ago: And here it is today {with our shiny new counters}:   We also got a new … [Read more...]

"Summer Social" Guest Project — Decorative Tile Message Board {tutorial}

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Hello, Tatertots and Jello readers! My name is Amanda and I blog about crafts, thrifty decorating, recipes, and home life at Serenity Now. I love mochas, shoes, and Target. As a stay-at-home mom of two little girls, I spend a lot of time at the kitchen sink washing dishes.  Today's project is a very simple, easy craft that will give you something cute to look at while you scrub those sippy … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Make a Kitchen Garden Wall!!

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Hi friends!! I'm Michelle, from Ten June. I've got a big smile on my face today. Why? Well, first of all, I'm really excited to be stopping by over here at Tatertots and Jello today- Jen is one of the most creative gals around and she features so many amazing projects! Whenever I click over to Tatertots and Jello, I leave with at least four new bookmarks in my "inspiration" folder!   I'm also … [Read more...]

Guest Tutorial — Make a "Helping Hand" {all-in-one apron/dishtowel/double-handed hot pad apparatus}

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UPDATE: I'm unable to reach the original guest poster, so the downloads are no longer available. Sorry! Hey, fellow Tatertots and Jello fans! I’m Tyra, and I blog over at Ucreate Foods. I want to thank Jen so much for inviting me be here today to share this fun, easy, and practical project with all of you. It’s the ideal sewing project, even for a beginner, and it’s the perfect … [Read more...]

Organization Project — My Kitchen Command Station!!

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One of my goals for 2011 is to get more organized.  I decided to start off with my kitchen desk area... **Kitchen Command Station** I have a little corner in my kitchen that I originally set up to hold all of the kids' important school papers, directories, plus paper and pens for taking messages. Unfortunately that area became a dumping ground for all sorts of things -- catalogs, … [Read more...]

Guest Project — Turn plastic bins into Cool Kitchen Utensil Holders {and free printable}

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Hi everyone!  My name is Amanda Formaro from Crafts by Amanda.  I just wanted to start by saying thank you to Jen for having me here today. :) We recently moved back into this home (long story) and I've been pretty busy creating projects to spruce up my kitchen. Aside from my craft blog, I'm also a food blogger over at Amanda's Cookin'. I love to cook and bake and have tons of different … [Read more...]