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Edging Without Tape

Edging Without Tape

We decided to paint all the beadboard in the kitchen green, including the bottom half of the walls: I don’t know if you’ve ever painted a chair rail like the one above the beadboard shown here, but it usually requires lots and lots of painters tape.  Our friend Heidi (yup, same one who made the...
Whimsical Country Curtains

Whimsical Country Curtains

Our kitchen has a lot of straight lines. It’s got stainless steel appliances. It has a cold white tile floor. It needed something to, well, give it that touch of country whimsy that works so well in farmhouse kitchens.   As soon as I saw this fabric on the website One Kings Lane, I fell...
Accessorize the Cabinets

Accessorize the Cabinets

In researching how others have designed farmhouse-style kitchens, I’ve noticed I really love the look of old hinges and pulls on cabinet doors.   Kitchen by Winnipeg Kitchen & Bath Designers Gateway Kitchen & Bath Centre This is the kitchen of the first house for sale we saw in Charlottesville– I loved the vibes given...
Check Out Our Rack

Check Out Our Rack

I love the look of plate racks in a farmhouse kitchen…       (All photos courtesy of Houzz)  I think they add so much charm and they’re functional, too!  So we decided to use one of the existing upper cabinets in our kitchen and turn it into a plate rack. Behold, the sanded upper...
Thank Goodness for Craigslist!

Thank Goodness for Craigslist!

Our “new” stove and microwave! We found this stove-microwave duo on Craigslist a little over a month ago.  It was advertised as both for $1,000 with buyer pick-up all the way up in Fredericksburg, Virginia (about two hours away).  We contacted the seller and asked if they would sell for $900 if we picked up...
Flying Squirrel

Flying Squirrel

Toto, we’re not in DC anymore… This happened a few days ago but I’d be remiss if I didn’t mention it on my blog.  David and I were eating dinner in the sunroom when suddenly our dogs started furiously sprinting to the dining room and running all around.  We thought they were just playing tag...
Painting a Bookshelf with CeCe Caldwell

Painting a Bookshelf with CeCe Caldwell

Today I thought I’d share my fun project with y’all.  I’ve been so focused on the kitchen since we moved in that I haven’t even gotten to unpack a lot of moving boxes.  (Obviously the kitchen things are still in boxes, but I wanted to unpack some non-kitchen things… like my books!) I decided it was time...
Yes It Goes On And On My Friends

Yes It Goes On And On My Friends

Our lives are pretty boring these days– all we do is prime or paint! In the above photo you can see the primer we’re using on the walls/the two unpainted ceiling beams (why leave two of fourteen unpainted?  We’ll probably never know).  It seemed perfect for us because it’s water based but it also adheres...

Blogger Meets World

I just got home from meeting Lesli Devito from My Old Country House and she is even cooler in person than she is online!  (And let’s face it… if you know her blog, you know she’s cool online.)  My friend Heidi invited me to the Earlysville Women’s Club meeting which was over half an hour away...
Priming & Painting Cupboard Doors

Priming & Painting Cupboard Doors

As you can tell from the picture above, we’re priming and painting the kitchen cabinet doors (and drawers)!  Most of the doors are old with new paneling inside but a few are new.  (One of the old ones had to be replaced because of mildew, for example.)  We used the same bare wood primer as...
Farmhouse Kitchen Ceiling

Farmhouse Kitchen Ceiling

  Recall the ceiling when we moved in: fluorescent lighting (above). Then see the beams we discovered after we removed the plastic stuff (and the wallpaper, of course, below). I decided to leave the beams white as I think stripping the paint would 1) take forever and 2) make the room seem somewhat claustrophobic.  I did some...
Countertops

Countertops

While David and I kept busy priming and painting and doing all sorts of things, our contractor made definite progress in our kitchen.  A few weeks ago I ordered wood : Why wood countertops?  I challenge anyone to find another kind of cute farmhouse-y countertop that is so reasonably priced.  Second of all, I really...
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