DIY Weathered Wood

I recently gave my pantry a mini makeover. I took everything out… I used some left over peel and stick wall paper for a little panache. I put everything back in and decided the plain ole door didn’t match the fabulous insides. I wanted to add some charm and character to our kitchen vs the […]

Small Pantry Solutions

Our new home in Virginia has a much smaller pantry than we are accustomed to. It took some trial and error to maximize the space. Sharing all the ideas and products used for anyone facing small pantry challenges. Typically I like to use baskets for like items. My shelves aren’t very deep and the space […]

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 […]

Updated Kitchen Hardware

A quick and simple way to update your kitchen is by updating the hardware. Period. Tiny knobs or no hardware at all dates the kitchen and is a simple fix. I personally like to bring some black into every room as my classic neutral so I chose black hardware. Metal trends seem to come and […]

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 […]