Lately, making upgrades to our kitchen has been my most focused effort. You really wouldn’t know it, it’s slower going than I expected.
I’m in the midst of electrical upgrades, and painting wallpapered walls, ceiling, and door trim, all while patiently waiting for the temps to rise enough so that I can take cabinet doors outside for painting (going to use the sprayer!), and so I can remove storm panes and take the window trimmings from peachy-beige to crisp white. Down with Beige, Down with Beige, it’s my new chant. It’s nearly impossible to paint window trim during the longest winter of all time. Speaking of which, it stopped snowing this week (Sunday excluded) and I got a brief taste of what it’s going to be like not stuck indoors for a few months. The yard is calling my name. I literally can’t wait to go and pick up 4,000,000 sticks.
I’ve been documenting the whole kitchen transformation process on Made + Remade over on DIY Network – you can see my painting progress in this post. As for how the other kitchen updates are going, I’ll leave you with this for now:
In other news, I’ve written a few other posts over the course of the last month that might interest you:
- I’m readying myself for the challenge of making all of my own solid baby food. As I researched this, I also came across lots of helpful tips for freezing ordinary items in ice cube trays. Tomato paste excess, anyone? Here’s your solution (plus several other ideas for your brain).
- Our very warm basement makes for the perfect place to do our springtime seed starting (with good grow lights, of course). Pesky seed varieties all have different needs though, spacing recommendations and such. If you’re looking for a quick seed spacing tool, look no further than your own wooden ruler in this easy tutorial.
- I mentioned I’ve been stuck indoors with a newborn for 5 months, right? I really want it to be spring. So I made paper peonies, and now you can too using this easy tutorial. Flowers!
- Gallery walls. Quick and easy gallery walls for all!
- I rarely equate myself with anything fashion, but I really like the way these little clip-on shoe bows turned out. I shall call them toe bows. The perfect accent for your otherwise simple footwear. Also, my feet photograph horribly, especially when they haven’t seen sunlight since the tail end of sandal season.