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 […]

Laundry Room Refresh

Our laundry area when we moved in had lots of storage but was pretty plain. It was the first room I tweaked and had very simple solutions to make it more appealing. SLIDING BARN DOORS Before we moved I built sliding doors praying the measurements were correct. I removed the door and verified that the […]

DIY Double Barn Doors

Decided to make a pair of sliding doors for the laundry room of our new home in Pennsylvania. This is the door leading to the laundry area. As you can see here the door opens inward and takes away from usable space. To calculate for your doors you need to know the height and width […]