Thursday, July 18, 2013

Favorite Things...Home edition

I am linking up with Across the Hall in 2nd Grade for:
Home edition!!!

My husband and I are DIY people!

1: Home=painting
Part of our kitchen cabinets.  Yes I sanded and painted them.  Hours of my life...
If you paint, I recommend Behr.  It is wonderful!
2: Home=plants
I LOVE growing things.
I blogged about it here.
I am obsessed with this flower right now.  It's called purslane.

Every garden needs pink flamingos!!! Click the pic to buy your own.

3: Home=linens
I love table cloths and kitchen towels.

My best kept secret is that I buy most of my kitchen towels at Joann craft store. 
Click the pic above to go to their website.

4: Home=endless possible projects
Here are some projects my hubby and I will be doing in the future!
Click the pics to go to the source.
Framing an existing mirror.
Soon my bathroom will look like this.   :)
How to recover a chair.
Recovering my dining room chairs before school starts!
I am going to sew some new curtains for our family room.  
My home never stays the same for longer than 6 months.  Rearranging furniture, painting, moving pictures...  That's what keeps the place "new" and exciting.

What makes you think of home?


  1. Wow! You have a really green thumb - those plants are gorgeous. We just moved to a new apartment last year and we change the angle of the kitchen table and couch for a little variety. I'm still slowly adding some wall decorations.

  2. I will echo your Behr suggestion. Great stuff.
    How long did it take for you to redo the cabinets, they look great (btw)

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  3. WOW! You are so ambitious to shake things up every 6 months. Too bad you live so far away or I might ask for your help. Sadly, my husband and I have lived in our house a little over eight years and there are still rooms unpainted. Yikes! Oh well. Your projects look awesome though!!!

    :) Nicole
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  4. I know what you mean about constantly having to redo things or fix thing up. I love the pictures of your flowers. Thanks for sharing. I can't wait to read more of your post.


  5. Matt, thanks for the compliment. I wouldn't dare show a before pic, it was bad! We have a small set of L shaped cabinets, 10 ft. in length. My hubby used a palm sander on the old paint, probably 15 hours. I stripped all the doors, probably 15 hours. (The decorative trim was a pain!) We changed the pulls, so the holes had to be filled and new ones drilled. 1 coat of primer, 3 or 4 coats of paint. At least 40 hours spread over the course of a summer. Much more cost effective than new cabinets. Since technically my time is free and this is not our forever house.
    Nicole, we have a few rooms we haven't changed, like the guest room and main bathroom. Luckily, we were able to paint two rooms before we moved our furniture in. My recommendation, have a painting party. We had our paint savvy parents come help paint our front room and hall in one weekend.