Brighten Your Way Into Spring with Chesapeake Bay Candle

Thank you to Chesapeake Bay Candle for sponsoring today’s post. All thoughts and opinions are my own. It’s be a very rainy, cold winter! There’s nothing better than to cozy up by a beautifully scented candle to bring us into Spring! Chesapeake Bay Candle offers several collections of candles, but my favorite look is the […]

Apollo Box, celebrate the act of discovery

~ Apollo Box ~ I’m pretty sure my favorite thing to do is get up before anyone else and have my morning coffee. Doesn’t that sound nice? It does to me. Fresh ground coffee {the smell, yum} and a warm cup! Solitude. The Yami Coffee Grinder and Mugr Coffee Mug displayed in this post were […]

Upholstered Chair Makeover x2

~ Rust-Oleum has provided me with the spray paint and Varathane but all opinions are my own ~ I found these beautiful chairs for $5 each. Pretty fabric? [sarcasm] I’ve REALLY wanted to do some upholstery lately and thought these would be a good project to get started with. I’ve never upholstered anything to this […]

Happy Valentine’s Day

Happy Valentine’s Day from Creatively Living!

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Rustic Sign

I’ve been loving rustic signs! …I wanted one really bad! Note: The paint and Varathane used for this sign were provided by Rust-Oleum but all opinions are my own. PROGRESS: To date, we’ve painted the walls, added trim to the window, completed a countertop transformation, added a tile backsplash, painted the cabinet knobs, installed a […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Cabinet Knobs

You’ve been hearing me complain about my kitchen and express my excitement for the kitchen makeover. The picture above is what I began with. As with most projects; as you make one eye-sore look better you start seeing new eye-sores. PROGRESS: To date, we’ve painted the walls, completed a countertop transformation, and added a tile […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Adding a Backsplash {and tips for the first time tiler}

We’ve been doing a kitchen makeover [I’m ecstatic, because I REALLY didn’t like my kitchen]! Here’s what it looked like BEFORE [above]; this is after a new window and after tearing off the old backsplash (which was the same material as the countertop). PROGRESS: To date; we’ve painted walls, installed new window, built a frame […]

Jewelry Box Makeover…and new purpose

I found this lovely little wooden jewelry box… As you can see it needed a little TLC, a little love, and some updating. I wasn’t sure if I should paint it a fun, wild color. Or go with a neutral white…like most pieces, I go with white. It makes it so clean and fresh. I […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Countertops

Note: The Countertop Transformation Kit used for this makeover was provided by Rust-Oleum but all opinions are my own. Our countertops were ugly. And, to make it worse, they were made from the same Laminate that was in my parents house when I was growing up (so I know how old they were!) and apparently […]

Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Storyboard

Kitchen Story It’s been nearly 2 years since we purchased our home. I feel like we’ve been doing a great job putting our personal touch (on nearly every square inch) of the house; but now it’s time for the kitchen! Oh, the kitchen is the last big eye sore and I cannot wait! The counter […]