Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

I swear my biceps and shoulders are twice the size they were when I started these kitchen renovation projects. My elbow is just about out of grease. [Elbow related side note: I was playing soccer with my boys and they insisted on mama being keeper. I got an awesome save but my elbow landed on … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel: Sink Progress Part 2

Kitchen Renovation: Sink Progress

Our miraculous, divinely gifted rescue sink is coming right along. After we dug it out of the back woods, I hosed it off and my husband helped me get rid of all the corrosion and rust. The clean up process took about 2 or 3 hours spaced over 2 days. Then I wiped it down … Continue reading Kitchen Renovation: Sink Progress

Kitchen Remodel Progress

Remember way on back when I started griping and complaining and yanking out broken kitchen cabinet doors and drawers? If not, you can read about my pining away for a new kitchen here. Well, we're finally able to make some headway. We wanted to do all of our renovations debt-free, because how much of your … Continue reading Kitchen Remodel Progress

Repurposed fabric: Curtain to Cross-back Apron

I'm thrifty. It's a point of pride. So when my neurotic border collie, Flynn, savagely chewed the corner of a 100% cotton curtain panel, it was too nice a fabric for me to waste it. 1) I replaced the nice curtains with a canvas drop cloth from Amazon. $12 vs $60? Yes, please. 2) Then, … Continue reading Repurposed fabric: Curtain to Cross-back Apron

Lime Washing the Fireplace

One of the things I've both loved and hated about our house since we moved in is the brick woodburning fireplace. I love that it's brick and wood burning. I also love the design with he curved hearth and the recessed walls. I hate that the room, which is north facing gets so dark with … Continue reading Lime Washing the Fireplace

Farmhouse Renovations Continued

This series of projects that has hit us in quick succession has been draining for me. Not because I've been doing a lot of work, because I haven't been. But the clutter of mid-project work is just overwhelming for me; it heightens my anxiety because nothing is where it should be. The dining room floor … Continue reading Farmhouse Renovations Continued

Dining Room Paper Floor

So white is not a color for this clan of mine. Nope. We're too... Well, I was going to say messy, cruddy, and mucky, but we'll go with rugged... We're too rugged to pull off white. White is a color for pristine, childless, petless, showplace homes. So, we (and by we, I mean I, because … Continue reading Dining Room Paper Floor