DIY Butcher Block Kitchen Countertops

butcher block countertops update

Happy Monday!  Boy was it a jam-packed weekend! I think Matty was home for all of 5 waking hours this weekend and spent those helping me with the countertops.

I am really trying to get this whole project done before we have 15 guest converge upon our house for Friendsgiving in the first weekend of December, so we are really pushing it for time.

Luckily, these DIY butcher block kitchen countertops are pretty easy peasy. [Read more…]


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Faux Marble Countertops DIY

painted faux marble countertops

Guys….. I almost named this post, “the best DIY I’ve done to-date ever”, but then I came back to my senses and named it something that google could easily find should anyone else in the world want to do this project. And I hope everyone does, because it’s amazing. So amazing, in fact, that the $30 faux marble countertops fooled my (very style discerning) Mother-in-law, who said, “I didn’t know you guys were buying marble for the kitchen!”.  That, my friends, is a win.

But let’s back up to just two days ago when I was *this close* to throwing the whole project into the trash and forgetting about it completely.  [Read more…]

Kitchen Renovation Updates

cabinet progress

There’s nothing quite like trying to match a paint/stain concoction that you yourself dreamed up five years ago, yet, that is exactly the adventure I embarked upon this weekend.  I already had some reservations about trying to match the kitchen cabinet color, and the older man working the paint counter at The Home Depot didn’t reassure me at all. In fact, he was the same man I’d bought the paint and polyurethane from back in 2010, although I doubt he remembers me.   [Read more…]

Farmhouse Kitchen Redesign: Lighting

farmhouse kitchen ceiling fan

I’m going forward full force on this farmhouse kitchen redesign, and today I have the first little update for you all – the lighting! Not only did we update the main light and ceiling fan, but we also updated the light that is in the adjacent ‘sink room’.  Our sink room is a separate little room off the main kitchen.  Since our home was built in the late 1800’s, it wasn’t build with indoor plumbing and the room with the sink was added later down the road (you can get a better view of it in the photo below!).  Regardless, we have both lights replaced in today’s kitchen update!  [Read more…]