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Finally Done!

So, this year, I wanted to finish some projects in my master bedroom.  And now I’ve finally finished and taken pictures to show you!

So, the first thing I completed was my drawer organization.  I bought all of the baskets from Target, and I organized the sock drawer, underwear drawer, and pajama drawer20151217_123843.jpg

The next thing I worked on was updating the bedding for our bed.  My pup is nicely modeling for us as well.  I finally got a duvet insert and cover, something I have been wanting to buy for years.  I also got holiday pillows for the bed.  I plan to get another cover for the spring and summer time, but that will be something for next year!


This is the final project I worked on.  Each picture represents a year we have been together.  I had fallen behind on the frames the last couple of years, but now I’m all caught up and have a plan for the next ten. 🙂

Did you accomplish any goals/projects this year?

Kitchen Project!

A contractor lived in our house before we did, so we have had it pretty easy with the home care part of home ownership.  I mean, we bought the house because it had a doggie door installed into the wall next to the back door!  Slowly, over the past six years, we have made our house more of our home, adding little things expressions of our own creativity and personality.  One of the biggest projects we have done was to redo our kitchen.

002 - Move In

This was our kitchen when we bought it.  We love all the storage and counter space that this kitchen provides, but it was a little darker than we preferred.  So we painted it yellow.

002a - One Year

This has been pretty much what our kitchen has looked like for the last five and a half years.  We kept talking about changing the look just a little more, but travel opportunities or other projects took precedent, so we just kept putting it off.  Then, on Mother’s Day weekend this year, we took the plunge and changed the cabinets.


Of course, this was just part one of the change we wanted to do.  We also wanted to change the countertops.


I wanted to have a darker countertop so that it will be more forgiving on future messes in the kitchen.  Michael did the majority of the work on this project.  I mostly just took off doors or cleared off surfaces.  He has a pretty artistic eye for detail, and did a great job.  We used the Rustoleum Cabinet and Countertop Transformation kits.  The exact kinds we used are below:

Cabinets in Antique Glaze http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/transformations/cabinet-transformations-light-kit

Countertops in Java Stone http://www.rustoleum.com/product-catalog/consumer-brands/transformations/countertop-transformations

Have you ever done a major redesign of your kitchen?  Have you ever used the transformation kits?