Kids Bathroom Refresh

The kids bathroom was pretty dark and dreary in the PA house. Brown cabinets, brown floors and brown walls. Besides all the brown it was windowless. Another issue was that all of my shower curtains were too short. A little thing but it made me crazy. First order of business was to repaint. I used […]

Board and Batten Bathroom

I recently updated our very boring half bathroom and am THRILLED with the outcome. Ultimately I swapped out the mirror, added new cabinet hardware, painted the ceiling white + walls and added board and batten. Let’s back up and visit the process step by step. The original wall color was a dark beige color and […]

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 […]