DIY Painted Furniture

The easiest way to update a table is paint!!! Whether it’s dated, has some water damage or just has seen better days paint is your savior. I’ll share the steps below so you can tackle the project like a pro. Exhibit A. This is a client’s table that I recently painted. The scale and shape […]

Teen Boy Bedroom Refresh

Oh dear did this room need help. You really don’t want to see the before and if you are lucky enough to have a teenage son you already know what their room looks like. Teen boys (or at least mine) aren’t into keeping their space clean and tidy. This one had cans, laundry, Gatorade bottles […]

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 […]