Kitchen Island Pendants

Our 2008 oak kitchen when we moved in. I painted the ceiling, the cabinets and replaced hardware. I removed the microwave and added a pretty range hood instead. There was still this perplexing box over the island with recessed lighting in it. It must have been considered decorative at some point in time…. but no […]

DIY Range Hood Cover

We’ve come a long way updating this kitchen! Let’s back up a bit and I’ll share a “before” photo featuring oak cabs and one enormous microwave. This big honking microwave above our oven made me crazy. I didn’t want a microwave to be the focal point of our kitchen. The microwave was “installed” so I […]

Refinishing Your Stairs

This is after I’ve given our Pennsylvania house staircase some TLC. It’s the 3rd house in a row that we moved into with carpeted stairs. I truly HATE carpet on stairs and it must go . The carpeting collects dust, dirt, dog hair and other unthinkables year after year despite vacuuming. So I knew it […]

Fall Porch Styling

Fall is in the air and I’ve been layering seasonal decor on the front porch. Thought I’d share a few ideas for your entry way. We have a small covered porch at our PA house. We had huge front porch in Florida to almost zero porch area in VA. This front porch area is somewhere […]

How To Recover Chair Cushions

Changing the fabric on your chair cushions is easy to do and makes a huge impact. I ordered upholstery fabric from Joann Fabric online for my project. Upholstery fabric has a heavier weight to it and is best for heavy use upholstered projects. I painted our dining room with Iron Ore by Sherwin Williams which […]