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Step by Step Kitchen Cabinet Painting With Annie Sloan Chalk Paint

One of the questions I get asked the most is regarding how I painted our kitchen cabinets and what do I think of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint. I have waited until now to share my opinion because I thought we needed to really live with the cabinets to see how they wore with daily use and to give me time to give an honest opinion. Before we start let me be honest that if I had contacted many people to …

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IKEA Hack {how we built our kitchen island}

When we made the decision to rip out our existing island we had planned on paying a contractor to do the work. What did we know and how could we take on a project this big? We knew we didn’t want what we had but where would we even begin to pick out the insides of the cabinets and basic design? As we were walking through IKEA one night we both stopped in our tracks and were really looking at …

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Kitchen Remodel {Before and After}

Of any project that we have ever done in our home this project made the biggest impact! We built our home a little over 11 years ago so everything was still nice in our kitchen but my taste had changed. It took me about four years to convince my husband to go along with painting the cabinets. What really sold him on going for it was the awesome instruction we received from Amber and Brad at Shades of Amber. They …

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Living Room {Before and After}

The next two weeks most of my posts will be about our recent remodel projects. I love these kinds of posts and I hope you enjoy them too. Today I wanted to share our living room before and after. We extended our cherry floors from our kitchen into our living room and it made an amazing difference in the appearance of space and the ease of visual flow. I love the color and minimal grain that you see in cherry …

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Maddy’s Bedroom Redo {Linky Party Too}

A little over 8 years ago we moved into our brand new home. I am an older house kind of girl so a new house means lots of work to bring even a touch of character. We have spent years adding built in bookshelves, beadboard, wainscoting, crown molding etc. We have changed out lots of lighting and have tried to create little nooks around this home of ours. The first room we painted over 8 years ago was Madolyn’s nursery. …