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10 Ways to Make A Small Kitchen Seem Larger!!

10 ways to make a small kitchen seem larger at tatertots and jello

I've had so many emails and comments on the #1905Cottage remodel kitchen. I thought it might be fun to show some different ways that we used design and planning to make the space seem bigger.     1. Use open shelving to maximize storage but also keep the room as open as possible. We used custom-made shelving that we added before the tile was laid; it was custom-made to match the cabinetry and the … [Read more...]

Planning a Kitchen Remodel For A Small Space … and 1905 Cottage Kitchen Sneak Peek!

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I am just in love with the 1905 Cottage I'm renovating. While most of the major work is done -- and there's a lot to share with you -- the biggest unfinished piece has been the kitchen. The people who had lived in this cottage before loved it and took good care of it. But it was time to update it. It wasn't bad, but we knew there was something magical underneath. But we had to do some … [Read more...]

What Sparks your Creativity?

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  What did we do before Pinterest came into our lives? I am a visual person and I love that I can create a board there with ideas for a room and that room comes to life for me. I did that for my Kitchen Redmodel and even though I came up with my own style and projects for the space, having that visual board as inspiration really sparked my creativity. I know I have mentioned my … [Read more...]

Getting Organized — My Family Message Center {take two}

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I am not a naturally organized person. So one of the things that’s hard when my kids go back to school is keeping track of all of the papers and notes that come home in their backpacks. There have been many times that some “crucial” papers have been accidentally swept into the garbage in one of my efforts to tidy up my kitchen. And the kitchen is where everything seems to get dumped after … [Read more...]

Stenciled Faux Roman Shades {tutorial} — Kitchen Sneak Peek

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I'm still working on my kitchen redo. I decided I wanted to change things up and make a Roman Curtain for the window above my kitchen sink. And in the spirit of keeping it real, I just want to let you know that the first version was a total sewing fail. I tried to make it no-sew AND Faux and let's just say that hot glue and white canvas do not mix LOL! So I started over. Here's what … [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...]

Create a Kitchen Focal Point — with a beadboard cabinet backsplash for less than $10!!

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Here's a quick update on the kitchen makeover --  the cabinets are painted!!  And last night I added a little detail with some beadboard open shelving. It's so easy to do!! All I did was take two cabinet doors off. … [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...]