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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...]

Painted Striped Nautical Rug {tutorial}

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My family Room/Kitchen Redo is almost done and I'm so excited!! One of the last projects I had to do was find a rug that went in the new space. My new kitchen and family room is a really pretty shade of grey {Sharkey Grey by Martha Stewart}. So I decided to make a slightly nautical striped rug to go with my turquoise couch.  I used the same paint color as the walls to paint the … [Read more...]

Stenciled Napkin Pillows for my banquette — with Royal Design Studios!! {tutorial}!!

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 I have been on a bit of a stenciling kick this summer... I stenciled a Chevron rug,  a Spray Painted Circle Rug, and then I tackled my kitchen window with some Faux Roman Shades and some painted pillows for my kitchen banquette. And yesterday I stenciled this rug for my family room -- only with thicker stripes!! It turned out SOOO good!! I'll be sharing that soon.  … [Read more...]

How to Install Decorative Doorknobs {Kitchen Sneak Peek}!!

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I love my aqua-ish door, but I wanted a really cool doorknob to jazz it up a little.  I looked at every hardware store and all I could find was Oil Rubbed Bronze, Nickle, Chrome or the ever-popular Brass {which I have all over my house}. I really wanted a crystal or ceramic knob. And I did find some crystal knobs but at over $100 per set, they were a little out of my price range. Then … [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...]