Focal Points & Signature Pieces

Do you all have a focal point piece of furniture somewhere in your house? Or what I sometimes think of as a "signature piece?" All that really means is that you have at least one WOW piece in your main rooms. Something stunning because of its color, … ** Read more **

Favorite Antique White Paint

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Paint Colors Choosing a White Paint for an Older House I get a lot of inquiries about the antique white paint I used on many of the walls, trim and my white kitchen cabinets in my old house. I absolutely love this paint color, especially for an … ** Read more **

Creating Ambience: Under Cabinet Lighting

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BH&G One of the most significant and relatively inexpensive things you can do to enhance the feel of your kitchen is to use under cabinet lighting. The options for under cabinet lighting range from lighting strips you plug in to an outlet, to … ** Read more **

White Kitchens I Love {5 Take Away Tips}

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image: House Beautiful Kitchen Ideas Frustrated with looking at magazines for kitchen ideas because you don't know how to recreate the look on a budget? I think there is a lot to learn from glossy magazine photos!  Creating a beautiful room isn't … ** Read more **

Inspiration: Charming Black Walls

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Cottage Living Black walls can be very dramatic, but I think in the right setting black walls can be cozy and charming too. I always love a chalkboard wall (especially in a kitchen!), but a nice semi-gloss black gives a little sheen to reflect more … ** Read more **

My Kitchen: The Top 10 Things I Learned While Remodeling on a Budget

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Yesterday I said good-bye to my beloved kitchen. Let's all have a moment of silence, shall we? We packed up our final U-Haul and made the trip back up to Washington. It has been a long exhausting move, so I am thrilled to finally be done … ** Read more **



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