My Breakast Room Plan — A Completely Different Direction

Metrolume Chandelier in natural brass from Shades of Light

I'm just so stinkin' excited today, and there are two reasons.  First, my kitchen is almost done.  I know I've been saying that for a while now, but it's really, actually almost finished.  I worked all weekend on all of the little finishing projects -- installing baseboards, installing and painting the final pieces of cabinet trim where the sides … [Read more...]

Finished Kitchen Peninsula Cabinets

kitchen peninsula cabinets painted green with gold leaf accents and antique brass hardware, with white concrete countertop

Well, y'all.  After over a month-and-a-half of looking at a peninsula that looked like this... It's finally finished.  And when I say finished, I mean the kitchen side of the peninsula only.  In my mind, the other side is officially part of the breakfast room, so I'll tackle that when I tackle the breakfast room. But the kitchen side now … [Read more...]

Cabinet Door Progress, Repurposing Idea, and Breakfast Room Walls

peninsula cabinet doors gold leafed

Scattered.  That's how my brain feels today.  And that's probably how this post is going to seem. First of all, y'all are awesome.  I often feel so blessed by the support and encouragement of the people who read my blog, and yesterday's post was certainly no exception.  I read every single comment (except for the newest ones on Facebook, which … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress & Weekend Heartbreak

replacement cabinet doors and drawer fronts 1

After a long, forced hiatus from the kitchen remodel, I'm finally back on track.  I actually received my replacement cabinet door and drawer fronts a week ago, but at that time I was right in the middle of the rolling French door project, and I didn't want to leave yet another project unfinished to move on to something else.  So this weekend, I was … [Read more...]

My Finished Sliding Barn Door-Style French Doors!

DIY French Doors with sliding barn door-style hardware

They're finally finished!  I got the doors all painted (Behr pure black in a satin finish), added Gila frosted privacy film to the glass, installed the glass in the doors, and got the trim around the doorway wood filled, caulked, and painted.  (I still don't have baseboards.)  I finally finished up reinstalling the rolling door hardware and the … [Read more...]