Our neglected pantry, which has been working overtime during this pandemic, recently got some love with new shelves and wild wallpaper – applied with only tape to make it removable (I’ll share all the details below)!The pantry is in our laundry room, right off the kitchen, and though its size is generous, it had been … More Pantry Redo + Making Wallpaper Removable
Time for another installment of the 10 year slow kitchen update! Haha but also, seriously that’s what we are doing. The footprint of our kitchen is great and we don’t plan on changing it but we have been updating appliances and finishes as needed/we have the motivation. Most recently it was…fitting a new fridge into … More New Fridge in a 60’s Kitchen
We finally finally finally bought the light I’ve been dreaming of for the laundry room – this wild, punchy yellow starburst from Sazerac Stitches. The laundry room (a generous title for what is actually a little alcove between the kitchen and the garage) doesn’t often make it to the top of the priority list in … More Yellow Laundry Light!
Kitchen pass throughs, aka window-like openings in the wall between the kitchen and dining room, aren’t a common house feature these days. But they can be found in many mid century homes – ours included. While I’m all for keeping quirky old-school details, this particular quirk in this particular house needed some reworking. With the … More Kitchen Pass Through Turned Room Divider
I’ve gotten so many questions about our bamboo blinds in the past month, oddly enough. I struggled to find a ton of info on natural window covering options before purchasing, so in the interest of having a one-stop destination for those inquiries, I’m going to share where we bought our blinds and what to know … More Bamboo Blinds Pros/Cons
So, you’ve never officially met my laundry room, but it’s been here all along, lurking behind that yellow door in our kitchen. It’s not very grand, but after our last laundry room located in a scary basement, it’s ultra convenient and non-scary. Basically the “room,” like many homes, is a small passage between the kitchen … More DIY Plywood Laundry Room Counter
We’re still living in what I call “phase 1” of our kitchen redo. Phase 1 started, and was mostly completed, soon after we moved in but some recent finishing touches have made it as good as it’s gonna get until we move on to bigger (probably not major…though I’m taking suggestions!) changes in the future.The … More Kitchen!
Easing back into projects after the holidays with this super simple upgrade to a surprisingly utilitarian piece: a Cosco step stool/chair in our kitchen. There are vintage versions of these chairs, but this model is a newer one that we got when kids were too big for high chairs but too small for regular chairs. They … More Cosco Step Stool Chair Reupholster
I was going to title this one ‘Piss Off, Nonstick Pots and Pans’, but I thought that may come off a little aggressive. Earlier this year our house made a full switch from nonstick cookware to enameled cast iron pots and pans. Ousting the nonstick has been on the to-do list for years but there always seemed to … More Switching From Nonstick Pots and Pans to Vintage Enameled Cast Iron
The cabinets in our kitchen (and bathroom too!) were an off-white color when we moved in. Painting the cabinets white – though just a shade lighter and a sizable amount of work – was completely 100% worth it. It instantly cleaned things up. The trouble with these was that they had oil-based paint on them. Originally, … More Painting Latex Over Oil-based Paint
Time for a million pictures of where the kitchen is at now. Check out this post and this post for more info. Here’s a quick rundown of what we’ve done so far… Kitchen Completed Remove sheet vinyl flooring Asbestos test the linoleum floor tiles we found underneath that (we shipped samples to a company…they tested … More The Kitchen So Far
If you didn’t catch my kitchen lowdown from the other day, check it out. Our plan was to work big time on the kitchen as soon as we got the house but before moving in, so that we could have a functioning space as soon as we moved in. We made all major decisions before moving … More The Kitchen Plan
I didn’t see our house in person until we moved here. My husband flew out to see it once but, had our realtor had been comfortable with it, we would have purchased sight unseen. We had family check it out so with their approval, along with 100’s of pictures, we felt we had a good grasp … More Kitchen Lessons