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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Kitchen Progress

So the kitchen cabinets have been primed and some of them painted - so I wanted to share some pictures!

We used Kilz 2 Latex Primer from Home Depot...this is the kind we bought

We researched painting cabinets and as long as you use a good primer (and lots of coats!) you shouldn't have to sand them very much. We only sanded a little bit around the bottom where the varnish was uneven.

Here's what they looked like after they were primed. It took about 2 coats - some places I went back over and did a 3rd coat.

Once the entire kitchen is completed and all the cabinets are painted I will be posting before and after pictures, but I was too excited not to post pictures of the upper cabinets. We are almost finished with those.

The wall color is what I describe as a mint green. We choose a grey paint for the cabinets because I wanted some contrast between the cabinets and the white counter top (we aren't replacing that because we are to cheap!). We also painted all the woodwork around the windows and doorways white. The kitchen is so much brighter! I can't wait to post pictures of the finished product. Please ignore all the crap we have on the counter top, lol.

Here's another picture showing off the paint color we choose.

It is amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do! :)

That is all for now. More pictures to come!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

Kitchen Lighting

Lots of pieces are coming together for our mini kitchen remodel :)

Check out this light I found at Home Depot - isn't it cute?

This will be replacing an old pot light above our kitchen sink.

If you like it too - it can be purchased here.

First purchase!

So about a week ago Tim and I purchased the first item for our house! An adorable owl cookie jar.

If you also LOVE this cookie jar as much as I do, you can purchase it at Pier One Imports. It was $39.95.

Link to purchase!

He looks so cute sitting on our kitchen counter. We are renovating the kitchen right now but I will be posting before and after pictures when we are completed! Stay tuned.


Hey Everyone!

Buying your first home can be stressful (trust us we know!). How many readers out there are thinking about buying a house? In this current housing market it was the economical decision for us, and it might be for you too.

After you have purchased the house, then what? Most likely, especially if you are on a tight budget like us, your house isn't going to be your dream house.

We already have many low cost DIY projects taking place in our home, and wanted to share those ideas with people like us.

So don't be overwhelmed if there are a lot of things in your house you want to change. It doesn't always have to be expensive to update. We have already learned so much and can't wait to share our experiences with you all.

If you have any questions, we would love to answer them.

In the meantime, stay tuned for more posts!

Katie & Tim