Holly’s Kitchen Makeover: Creating a Command Center

I’ve been pretty fed up with paper piles. And the end of the counter being a dumping ground. So, I searched all sorts of command center ideas on Pinterest and went to Hobby Lobby to get mine started. There are tons of organizational items at Hobby Lobby! I could be in there for days! I […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Creatively Living, Best of 2016

Sometimes I wonder where the time as gone- and feel like I didn’t accomplished anything (you get that way too?). Thank goodness I have this blog to document (some) of the things I do to remind me that I have actually been pretty productive. I’d like to share with you what I think is the […]

Kitchen Makeover…at the rental

Where have I been for the past 6 or 7 weeks? Working on our rental….(insert exhausted emoji icon). Three years ago I posted this post on our rental, which at that time, we had just purchased.  We did a fantastic 3-week makeover on it three years ago, rented it out, and didn’t do much to it […]

Holly’s Dining Room Makeover: Dressing Up Curtains

I’ve been working on my dining room for awhile now and I’m finally getting down to the smaller details. Today I’ve finished up the curtains! Of course, I can’t just buy finished curtains (that’d be too easy)…but I was able to start with a basic, already made, curtain and add some fun character to dress […]