DIY, Uncategorized / 12.09.2017

When we first moved into this house, we lacked furniture since our previous home was smaller. One of our kind neighbors was updating her home and gave us several pieces including this dining table. The table is a great, solid piece that was well loved over the years so it needed a little TLC. Here's a closeup of the before finish. I started by stripping the old finish with our power sander. I used a 60 grit sand paper with the orbital sander and it worked great! *Side note: If you're in...

Uncategorized / 25.07.2017

Often times when I get inspired, I just jump right into something and start doing it. Well, that's what happened with our fireplace last Fall. You see, Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday to decorate for and I could not wait to decorate our fireplace since it's the first home we've owned that has one. I had finished painting the walls in the room a nice grey but I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with the fireplace. Should I keep it the natural brick color? Should...

DIY / 06.06.2017

If you're like me and frequently browse Pinterest, then you know that coffee bars are all the rage. Since we moved into our new house, I've had one area in our kitchen setup as a coffee bar. We have a small counter space and cabinet to the left of our fridge that seemed perfect for all of our coffee supplies. Here's a photo from the day we were moving in to give you an idea of the setup I'm talking about. Here's a better view of the area I'm referring...