Posts tagged "budget project"
Finished Kitchen? Yes, Please!

Finished Kitchen? Yes, Please!

Folks, I finally can share our fully finished, newly renovated kitchen!!  I’m so excited to share the results of how our new fireplace and new floor turned out! Behold: We got a laminate floor from Habitat for Humanity of all places that cost us less than $2/ square foot.  Best part about the floors: the...
Flip That Fireplace

Flip That Fireplace

  Pardon the interruption in blog posts… sick baby = blog is not the highest priority.  Evie’s not sleeping through the night anymore and it makes it tricky for us! Anyway, here’s where we left off with the fireplace in our kitchen: Allow me to blow your mind with how we’ve started to transform it!...
Prepping Our Crib!

Prepping Our Crib!

A very exciting package arrived in the mail recently!!   That’s right– our first purchase for the baby– the CRIB!!!– is here! I love the look of four poster cribs but they’re usually so expensive so we settled on this one made by Delta:   It was only $171 but it wasn’t exactly what we were...
Turning Antique Dry Sink Basin Into A Sink

Turning Antique Dry Sink Basin Into A Sink

A few weekends ago, David and I decided to take some time to peruse an antique shop while we were driving home from somewhere (I don’t exactly remember where we were to be honest).  We happened upon the most amazing find– an antique dry sink basin for only $80! We somehow got it home in...
Using a Heat Gun to Remove Wallpaper

Using a Heat Gun to Remove Wallpaper

Of the many things we’ve experimented with, this one turned out to actually work… removing wallpaper with a heat gun!  Just to recap, here is a pic of the master bathroom from when we moved in: It was very beautifully done (I’m not being sarcastic) in that all the blue tiles matched the blue toilet...
Bedside Tables

Bedside Tables

In our bedroom in Alexandria, we didn’t have any room for nightstands or bedside tables, but in our new house in Charlottesville the rooms are all very generously sized and we decided to get some! Here’s a pic of our bed in our new bedroom: very obviously lacking bedside tables.  We’ve kind of been using...
Chopping Down Our Christmas Tree!

Chopping Down Our Christmas Tree!

Many people every year decide to cut down their own Christmas trees.  This year, Lynne and I were one of those families!!  Well, I can’t say it was quite the “traditional” way of cutting down your own tree in a forest or anything.  Actually, it was more like yard-work 🙂 We had this decently sized...
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...
IKEA Countertops

IKEA 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 IKEA wood butcher block countertops: Why IKEA wood countertops?  Well first of all, for only $169 per 8 feet of countertop, IKEA will deliver these to...
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