Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY Kitchen Makeover

The kitchen in our house was probably the main selling feature for us when we purchased it. It is a great size, had tons of pull-out drawers (I don't think I could ever go back to door-type bottoms again in a kitchen...just, no.) and the island is HUGE.

The only pet peeve of mine...that awful 90's oak. Ok, maybe awful is a tad strong. But for someone who loves diy projects and home decorating as much as I do, they have been a pain in my side forever.

I finally nagged the fiancé to trust me to paint them while he was away on a 3 week stint for work. And I absolutely love the result. My only regret is that I didn't do them sooner.

Granted, I do have to go back and put another coat on, do some touch ups, and complete the insides.

Here is the final product:

I used a white paint in the Diamond level from Dulux Paints and a generic primer.
I switched between a roller and brush.

Really I would love to give you some magical tips...but it is just being patient and doing a detailed job.

Christmas Decor!!!

If it were totally up to me, and I didn't have the scornful look of a fiancé telling me "woman, you crazy", my Christmas Decor would have been up for sure for a week already.

Its not that I am one of those over-joyous Christmas people...I just love how great Christmas Decor makes my house look. I have put alot of time over the last few years gathering clearance priced gems from the post-Christmas clear-outs.

FOR SURE next Sunday, everything is going up!! But in the meantime.. lets enjoy some inspiration.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

wedding Inspiration

Alot has happened since i last blogged. My impending wedding being the biggest thing.
We are getting married in June, 2015 and I have just kicked myself in the butt to get started on the planning.

Location: Hometown community centre
Theme: Barnboard, lace and sequins
Main colours: Grey, white, blue accents
Budget: I am determined to be under $10K (possibly excluding booze costs)

Please bear with me, as this blog may very well become wedding central