Raise your hand if you’re familiar with a yellow and blue Swedish big box store with aisles and aisles of white laminate. Raise your hand if you’re a fan of custom built ins. Raise your hand if said custom built ins fit easily within your budget. I thought so. When we decided to redecorate our library/ den into a home office, the first thing we decided to tackle were these shelves.
When our old kitchen island came down, so did the wee sized fridge. That now lives in our garage as Mark’s pride and joy beer fridge and we have this gigantor in a new location in the kitchen. I’m not going to lie, this refrigerator was a major purchase for us… but your stove and your refrigerator are the kitchen work horses so if you’re going to spend the cash, these are the places. And it’s already made this big family’s life SO much easier. I’m officially a housewife in love with her new appliance.
As for the kitchen… We DEFinitely have plans to send this dated space to melamine heaven, but this will require literally raising the roof. I swapped out the knobs, added a chalkboard and painted… but beyond that, it was just our little bit of the 70s. Until NOW! Booya! Nope, not a major kitchen demo, but an amazing little transformation that I am THRILLED about.
Last week I gave our master bathroom a little update. The cost? $0. Yep, zero dollars. Just to reiterate… there’s not much that will make our master bathroom look nice other than a full gut. The floor tiles are ugly, the shower tiles are uglier, the lighting sucks, the toilet and bathtub are even ugly. Because there’s no real storage in the bathroom, we use this old tower shelf to hold our towels. It’s fine, but it’s well… it’s as Ikea as they come.
This post is crackalackin, y’all. (Yes, we’ve watched Madagascar 3 times this past week…) Get comfortable, because this might be a long one. After 8 months of construction and disarray, the new guest room is- bum bada bum- FINISHED!!!!!!! (Too many exclamation points?) We added a bedroom/ bathroom/ laundry room over our garage and plan to […]