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Kelley

Black + White

DIY Projects, Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

So I decided to paint my kitchen floors white (I’ll let you know later if I regret this decision). There’s not a lot to show… it’s just white-painted floors. But in the same 24 hour period, I also painted the lower cabinets in the kitchen black. So our kitchen is shaping up! To my own […]

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Kelley

Kitchen Floor: Why I Painted My Wood Floor

DIY Projects, Home Improvement, Painting, Rennovations 1 Comment

I know that putting the words “paint” and “wood” together make some people rage. And I understand that. Truly. I grew up in a 200+ year old house, with a mother who dealt antiques and a father who restored furniture, so I do appreciate the beauty of unpainted woodwork, either in a house or in furniture. I […]

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Kelley

New House Color!

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After a month of (what felt like) non-stop bathroom renovation, there’s certainly a lot of improvement going on inside the house. It’s becoming nicer, by probably any standards, every single day. But the change I’m happiest with at the moment? This: Just a refresher – when we bought the house, it looked like this: Yes, I […]

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Kelley

Painting the Exterior of the House

Home Improvement, Outdoors, Painting No Comment

Surprise! This ISN’T about the bathroom remodel! Yeah, we’re nose-deep in that right now, as well, but we’ve got another big change in the works. As a reminder, our house isn’t all plaster and lath demolition zone. See? This is the front of our little bungalow: In many ways, it’s got great curb appeal. It’s […]

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Kelley

Rehabbing Dining Room Chairs

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So even though my refinishing of a dining room table was a bust, I wasn’t ready to give up on the dream of Restoration Hardware-inspired dining room pieces. We tried our hands at stripping the table, and that didn’t work. So we built a new table. But we did still need chairs, and we had […]

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Kelley

Kitchen Cabinet Rehab!

Home Improvement, Painting 5 Comments

So after much hemming and hawing (as well as revealing how we stained our honey oak cabinets a dark mocha color), we decided to go back to our original plan of white cabinetry. We definitely loved the outcome of the mocha pantry… Note: I’m still working on how to get my camera settings right for […]

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Kelley

Kitchen Step 1: Paint Colors

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So we established that the kitchen needed some TLC. And step one of my plan for success was a new color scheme. Just a reminder, here is my kitchen now (after I painted it a terrible yellow color). Honestly, the photos make the yellow look a little softer and more palatable than it is in […]

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Kelley

Continuing the Gray Period: Stenciling the Office

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So in the previous post, I dropped a little foreshadowing about an office stenciling project I took on, when I showed off my (sorry excuse for a)”mood board”. I mentioned how some of the images in that board are screenshots, but a few are actual photographs … including the stenciled wall, which is something I just […]

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Kelley

Feeling Moody: Office Edition

Decor & Furnishings, Home Improvement, Painting No Comment

In perusing various home improvement type blogs (or even wedding blogs, back when I was planning our wedding), I notice a lot of so-called “mood” boards, or inspiration boards. Some people do a really nice job of putting them together, so you can get on board (har! no pun intended) with their vision. But it’s […]

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Kelley

The beginning of my Gray Period

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Home-improvement activities tend to ebb and flow in this house. We’ll go from having a rush of ideas, to sitting idly by for 8 months at a time, only to get the bug again. Recently, we got the bug again. It started with our hallway. We have been talking about painting it since day one, […]

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