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DIY Kitchen Remodel Details {and Cost Breakdown}

DIY Farmhouse kitchen

…the monthly, bi-monthly, or even yearly reapplying of other types of finishes. We’re honest with ourselves and we just wouldn’t do it consistently and didn’t want another thing to be worried about. We like that the poly coating (coupled with the clear caulking around the sink and edges) makes them fairly water-tight. And we have lived with wood counters before – we installed them in our last house when we remodeled that ki…

DIY Kitchen Remodel: From 80′s Ranch to Farmhouse Fresh


I’m over-the-moon-excited to tell you we are 99% done with our kitchen remodel! AND that we’re not living with this anymore. Can the DIY sigh of relief be heard around the world, do you think? Are you ready? Here’s the kitchen in all her new glory: I’m in love with everything: the counters, of course, but also the new beadboard backsplash, huge single sink, and farmhouse faucet. Bri…

The Remodeling Series Part 2: Painting The Great Room

Remodeling Series Hallway Before and After - An Oregon Cottage

…The Entry Our house originally consisted of one large living area with an entry, dining room and kitchen separated by a half wall from the living room (which is also a step down), in addition to the bedrooms (see Part 4 & Part 5 of this series to see how we expanded). In the above shot you see the entry area and some of the living room. Here’s what we remodeled in the entry: Sprayed everything creamy white. Left the…

All About The Kitchen Remodel

kitchen counters before

…This is a sight I’ve been waiting to see for eight years: demolishing the 30-year-old tile in our kitchen, wha-hoo! Which means we’ve started the last stages of our kitchen remodel which was begun when we sprayed everything with white paint in 2004 right after buying our house and was continued when we retrofitted a cabinet to hold an over-the-stove microwave. And yes, it was started a long time ago – sigh. Such is the…


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Amazing Homemaking eBook Offer


…oking by Crystal @ Money Saving Mom ($3.99) Simply Summer by Kate @ Modern Alternative Mama ($7.95) Do the Funky Kitchen by Laura @ Heavenly Homemakers ($4.95) Real Food Kids: In the Kitchen plus 1 month access to select Real Food Kids eCourse videos by Wardeh @ GNOWFGLINS and Jami @ Eat Nourishing ($20.00) Seasonal Menu Plans on a Budget: A Month of Meals from My Humble Kitchen to Yours by Diana @ My Humble Kitchen ($4.99) Just Making Ice Cream…

November Kitchen Remodel Update


…orthwest. So, this is what we’ve been living with since the end of September (warning: it’s the bad and ugly instead of the good stuff I normally like to focus on): The bottom cabinets have been painted, as well as the new beadboard backsplash, but the top cabinets are waiting to have their bases and doors painted. Even though they’re both white paints (and the kitchen is DARK in our gray Oregon days…)…

Favorite Family Recipes

…nne, or Rotini (can be with meat or without) Seafood Hoisin Baked Salmon on Soba Noodles Greek Style Shrimp and Orzo Mediterranean Fish Bake Shrimp and Asparagus over White Bean Puree Quick and Easy Parmesan-Herb Crust Baked Fish Savory Tomato-Fish Stew Soups and Stews Homemade Tomato Soup Turkey Noodle Soup French Beef Stew Chicken Soup The Best Sausage and Lentil Stew Mexican Chicken Corn Soup Black Bean and Sausage Soup Ham B…

Spice Cabinet Cleanup: Before And After

spice shelf after

…some round, white stickers we already had and some old scrapbooking number stickers on top of them. I also added labels to the containers that didn’t have them using my label maker, coordinating them with each other – it always makes things look better right away, don’t you think? Then I grouped like items (loosely- not everything fit just perfectly) into each: Shelf 1 holds curries, ginger, and Asian spices Shelf 2 holds taco…

Before And After: First Step To A Refreshed Kitchen

…Before (sorta-there were doors on the upper cabs) I shared with you awhile ago that we were planning to give our kitchen a “mini remodel” that will eventually include: new wood counters new sink & faucet beadboard backsplash fixing some holes (literal ones…) in the cabinetry repaint the cabinets with a lighter color replace counter microwave with an over-the-range model For budget and DIY reasons (as in, where do we find…

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