New paint in the Breakfast area


Thank you so much for all your opinions and weigh in options on my last post on what I should do in my eat-in-kitchen/breakfast area in my kitchen.  I am currently in the midst of a kitchen makeover which of course sort of extends into the attached breakfast area.  The kitchen has almost been completely […]

Breakfast area paint colors–help me decide!


So I am just about done painting the kitchen cabinets  (not in this picture – I took these pictures when I had the kitchen all cleaned up to photograph the beadboard backsplash before I took installed the new $4 light fixture and took down all the doors to paint them.)  I want to still paint […]

New $4.00 thrift store light fixture in the kitchen (Kitchen Makeover)


Next step in the kitchen makeover was doing something about that not very pretty fluorescent light!  If you have missed the previous kitchen makeover posts you can check out the before pictures here (oh, those wood edged laminate countertops – so glad those are gone!), picking out and ordering new laminate countertops from Home Depot, 10+ beautiful […]

How to install a DIY beadboard backsplash (Kitchen Makeover)

How to install a DIY Beadboard Backsplash for less than $40

The kitchen makeover is coming right along and I just love it more and more with each change!  If you want to go back to the beginning you can see the before pictures here, considering all the much updated options available in laminate countertops, and installing our own new laminate countertops.  And now we have […]

10+ Beautiful kitchens with Laminate Countertops


When I shared the post on how we installed our own laminate countertops, SO MANY of you commented that you are in the same boat.  Not living in a granite-worthy house and have been considering laminate countertops.  But like me, you don’t necessarily want your kitchen to look like it has laminate countertops.  I get […]

Installing laminate counters (Kitchen makeover)


(No Frugal Finds post this week as I haven’t been yard sale shopping in almost 3 weeks and I won’t be going this weekend either.  So be sure to find something fun and share it with me on my facebook page!) Hey everyone!  I am currently at Haven Conference this weekend in Atlanta – a […]

Organized kitchen and pantry


I have been working my way through my house following Toni from A Bowl Full of Lemons organizing challenge.  The first room I tackled was the kitchen and pantry.  I got rid of 2 bins of stuff to my yard sale pile and probably 2 bags of trash.  And I did lots of organizing…  I am […]

Organizing spices in glass jars

Organizing spices in glass jars before+after

So I have been working through my house like a mad woman doing some major organizing and purging following A Bowl Full of Lemons plan.  I have several projects I can’t wait to share with you.  Last week I focused on the kitchen and made some small but significant changes in there that have made […]

No-sew, inexpensive, long curtains made from SHEETS!


Some of you may have known right off what my new curtains in my eat-in-kitchen makeover post were made from.  If you guessed sheets you were right! I am all about hanging my curtains high and wide!  I had picked up the cheap sheers several years ago before I saw the difference that hanging your […]