How to Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets–Tips & Tricks for a Smooth Finish


  I am back with more progress in our "Kitchen Makeover"and it's probably our biggest improvement so far! Today I am going to talk all about painting kitchen cabinets, which is a HUGE job but also one with a tremendous reward. Tackling this project takes time, energy and a few useful tools … [Read more...]

Our New Kitchen

White French country kitchen | 11 Magnolia Lane

Last week I showed you the open shelving we installed in the bar area of the kitchen (you can see it on the right below): And here's a better shot: I had to do very little to this kitchen; it was already pretty fabulous.  The cabinets are all custom and a creamy white with brown … [Read more...]

Open Shelving in Our New Kitchen

White French country kitchen | 11 Magnolia Lane

As you guys know, things have been moving slower than I would like in our new home because of all the time it's taking to deal with the claim from our move damage.  The good news is that our dining room table has been repaired, and they are hopefully picking up the piano to take it in for repairs in … [Read more...]

IKEA Kitchens at the Milan World Expo

IKEA Metod Kitchen

This post is sponsored by IKEA and Syndicate Ads.  All opinions are 100% my own. •••••••• How do you think we'll be cooking in 20 years? What kind of kitchens will we do it in? How often do you eat with your family? And how will we eat the food we make? •••••••• These are the kinds of … [Read more...]

DIY Stained Open Shelving {and a Giveaway}

Tutorial for easy DIY open shelving | 11 Magnolia Lane

Christy came to visit me a few weeks ago and in true weekend warrior fashion, we knocked out a fun DIY project together--these DIY Stained Shelves! Aren't they great? The whole "How-We-Did-It" is in our first combined video featuring both of us, check that out below! By now everyone knows that … [Read more...]

Trends in Kitchen & Bath Design From Decor Planet

Kitchen & Bath Trends at | 11 Magnolia Lane

This post is sponsored by  All opinions are 100% my own. Because we're about to move--again--and because Amy is still working on her new house {see her updates here}, this is a great time to share some trends that we're loving in kitchen and bath design.  It's also an opportunity … [Read more...]

Kitchen Makeover–New Carrara Marble Backsplash


 This post is sponsored by Floor & Decor, but all opinions are my own. I am so excited to be back today to share the next installment of our kitchen makeover. As I mentioned in this post HERE about our kitchen makeover and showed in my inspiration board below, I had our backsplash tile in … [Read more...]

Our Kitchen Makeover {Part 1}

Ideas to turn boring builder kitchen into a fresh, new space on a budget

This is a big project and I have been hinting around about starting, I even laid out my plans in this photo {below} from the first post showing our new home last year. I am excited that slowly but surely, our kitchen makeover is getting underway...   My kitchen is large and has tons … [Read more...]

My {Current} Favorite Paint Color–Rhinestone by Sherwin Williams

side view chair-rhinestone-sherwin-header

  I have been pretty much obsessed with this paint color ever since I visited my brother-in-law's new beach condo, which they very smartly had painted entirely in Sherwin-Williams 'Rhinestone'. It's the perfect light grayish-blue and feels very fresh and clean. In some light it looks gray, … [Read more...]

Breakfast Room Reveal


  I am making progress in our new house and today am showing off the Breakfast Room off our Kitchen. This is  currently my favorite space in the house and pretty much where you can find me day-in, day-out.  Despite having an office upstairs (albeit one that needs work), I find myself camped … [Read more...]

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