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Kitchen Reno 2.0: Idea Board

By on May 15, 2017

Hii Friends!

I am so excited to share we are entering part two of our Kitchen reno! This time last year we were researching the topic of kitchen cabinet paint! After A LOT of contemplation, we decided to leave it to the professionals and I found an amazing company Thrifty Gypsy owned by Whitney. If you are in the local Philly area you should contact her, she is AMAZING! I am often asked how did you find a contractor you can trust, well technically Justin found her! On day Justin was talking to a friend at work and for whatever reason mentioned we were looking to redo our Kitchen and have our cabinets painted. Greg says, my girlfriend owns a business painting cabinets, oh and happens to live in the town next to you. What are the odds, now you have to understand Justin work is not a typical office environment where you work with the same people every day and get to know them well. He works with different people sometimes every day and he was only working with Greg for two days so in our eyes it was meant to be. I immediately contact Whitney and had her come out for a quote. We instantly connected and I knew I found someone special!  So last June she painted our cabinets white with a glaze and installed a backsplash. I LOVED it! It was perfect and exactly what I wanted.

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DIY Farmhouse Table

By on May 1, 2017

Hii Friends!!

Wow it has been a LONG time since I have been on here and that is because once we found out that Justin’s leg was not healing as fast as it should have our home projects stopped. Then he had a second surgey and healed quickly enough for us to kick it in high gear and complete as many projects as we could before he went back to work. That left little time to sit on the couch let alone write a post haha. Also with my little break from blogging I have decided you will also start to see some lifestyle posts as well as baking/recipes! As you all know I was diagnosed with Celiacs last year so I would love to share with all of you my learnings and how I eat my favorite foods and treats with a slight modifications. 🙂 I will get more into that in another post because this post is about our GORGEOUS farmhouse style table!! I have wanted a table like this for years! Since we decided against having a dining room I was SOO happy when we decided to finally build a custom table to fit in our kitchen!! So to backtrack a little, you heard me right we do not have a dining room and here is why, growing up my household (and others) a dining room was used once maybe twice a year. It was set as a formal dining space and the kitchen was used most because it was practical. Luckily Justin and I both agreed we would rather use the space instead of having a formal space we just looked at. It is now our wine bar room and the fact is our “dining room” is not an ideal size and the space we have in our kitchen would fit a good size table anyway. There are other reasons but maybe that is for another post as well. 🙂

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DIY Shiplap Accent Wall

By on January 8, 2017

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Happy New Year!!

Can you believe it is 2017 already!!! Time is just flying! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with friends and family! I know I did, for the first time ever I took the week between Christmas and New Years off! It was the perfect staycation full of home projects. The first project was a DIY coffee bar table to display my Keurig, Rae Dunn and other farmhouse decor! We built the table (with some modifications) from an Ana White plan. The table was meant for a large open wall we have in our Kitchen, a wall that I have struggled with since we moved in. I just couldn’t find the perfect piece of furniture, so why not build one 🙂 Once this table was complete we added to our kitchen under my mug rack and shelves, but it was still missing something. Shiplap!

 

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