Monday, March 30, 2015

The Kitchen: Three Years Later

The biggest and best DIY project to date has been our kitchen cabinets makeover.  I get lots of questions about the process of painting them, what we actually used to paint them, and how they've held up.


We painted our kitchen cabinets three years ago using a Rustoleum Cabinet Transformations kit.  It's hard to believe it was so long ago.  The color used was chocolate but we used the optional glaze on top to make them darker.  You can see the step by step process here.

The cabinets have held up great!  We use our kitchen daily and we are a family of four so there's constant banging and opening and closing of doors.  I did start to wonder if the paint would start to show wear because naturally paint on certain surfaces can start to peel and chip away.  Not these cabinets.  I give them a good wipe down a few times a month to get rid of any dust, grease, or any other food particles that can buildup in the kitchen.



My biggest concern was the island.  We all sit here for breakfast and snacks and there's constant kicking here.  Just like the rest of the cabinets, it gets an occasional wipe down.


I definitely have no complaints.  The kit gave us the dark kitchen cabinets we wanted.

Anyone else tried the Rustoleum kit?  What are your thoughts?

 
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Friday, March 27, 2015

Clark + Kensington and OPI

Guess what ladies!  You can now get your favorite nail color on your walls.  I was browsing the Ace Hardware website and stumbled on this info.  OPI has partnered with Clark + Kensington and it's exclusively at Ace Hardware.


I have a few favorites and wanted to share.

These I would definitely wear these colors on my hands.  I like reds and pinks on my nails so I'm not changing nail color every few days to match my outfit.




For the walls I would be more neutral.  This makes it easy to change up the look of your room with colorful accessories.




I love these two colors.  They would be great for accent walls or if you're bold enough, paint an entire room.



Go check out all the colors available here.  I haven't read any reviews on it so I'm wondering how true the colors are on the wall in comparison to the nail colors.

 
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Friday, March 20, 2015

Friday Five

It's Friday!  It seemed like it didn't get here soon enough.  Not like I'm trying to rush through life, but I love the weekends.  Lots of family time and getting things done around the house.  And you know what else?  It's the first day of spring!!!  Woo hoo.  It's been feeling like spring around here for the last week or so.  The change in temps has been nice.  I don't care for cold weather so spring is welcomed with warm arms.

I wanted to share some things with you that have caught my eye over the past week.

1) I made a quick stop into Target this week and noticed the new Threshold items out for spring.  The bright colors are gorgeous!  There was lots of pink and gold on display.  I love the pink ottoman.  Makes me want to re-do my daughter's room just to get one.

ottoman / lamp / pink pillow / navy pillow / tray

Items are an extra 10% online with the code SHAMROCK.
 
2) Speaking of Target, they are having a sale on shoes for the family.  I've always loved their shoes.  Super affordable and always on trend.

 
Gabriela Sandals / Julie Wedges
Emmett Sneaker / Ernest Wingtip Oxfords
Rachel Piper Gladiator / Parker Sneakers

3) One of my favorite places for design inspiration now is Instagram.  So many talented bloggers and designers displaying their rooms.  If you're not following @paradecraze, you should.  They showcase pictures from Parade of Homes events around the country and they're always so nice.
 

4) Megan over at It's a Grandville Life built some amazing floating shelves in her dining room.  They look great with her buffet.


5) I've got my eye on this Kate Spade pillow at West Elm.  I like the pattern and of course the blue!


The weather is supposed to be nice for the first weekend of spring.  Hopefully we'll be able to get out and enjoy it.

Have a great weekend!

 
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