How to Install Cabinet Hardware


I have no idea where these things have been all my life, but they are LIFE CHANGERS. If you follow along on Instagram, you know that I picked up a bunch of random items the other day. I had some cabinet hardware to install in the laundry room, so I picked up a couple of little gadgets to make my life easier. At the time, I thought they were a bit of a silly purchase. I was SO wrong. Because I … [Read more...]

Extending Cabinets to Ceiling


The laundry room remodel is moving along slowly but surely. Actually, more slowly than surely. It took me an eternity to find the right wall color, but I think I've found it! I thought I'd show you how we extended the cabinets to the ceiling to elongate the room a little bit. We went pretty standard in this room 'cause well…it's a laundry room. However, the more time I spent in there, the more I … [Read more...]

Ikea Butcher Block Countertop {giveaway winner announced}


Long title, eh? It kind of matches the process of this laundry room transformation. Baby steps. Soooo we started with the DIY pedestals. It was a priority for me, so we knocked it out first. Let me tell ya—still in love. We had inexpensive laminate installed when we built. The ol’ “It’s just a laundry room” argument. Well, I was over it. I drove two long hours to our “local” Ikea and purchased … [Read more...]

A Gallery of In-Betweens


I have ADD. Granted, it’s self-diagnosed ADD, but my mom agrees with me. So it must be true, right? Like a song writer who wakes up in the middle of the night to write down song lyrics, I have ideas swirling in my head day and night. A blessing AND a curse. I start in on something, and if my husband waits too long to help me with one little element of it, I’m moving on to another project. … [Read more...]

DIY Pedestals


Guess who’s back? Back again. Justa’s back, Justa’s back….if you’re an Eminem fan, you totally hear it. If not, you’re just annoyed right now. Sorry. I’m back!! I’ll return again tomorrow with all kinds of ‘splaining about my absence, but I have a little DIY project to talk about first. The folks at Lowes were gracious enough to sign me onto their team, and I missed the assignment for April. I … [Read more...]

Laundry Room Mood Board

Laundry room mood board

Woops. Did the weekend end already? Sorry about that. I found myself telling someone the other day that this is a busy time of year for me. I then realized that I say that about six times a year. I should probably come to terms with the fact that I’m just busy. I’ve got parent/teacher conferences coming up next week, so that kind of keeps me from tackling any big projects around the house. … [Read more...]

House Goals


Nester is having a House Goals party, and it was just what I needed to start mapping out my plan for 2012. Since this post alone took me about three hours to write, I can only imagine how long the projects themselves will take. We’ll see. 1. That darn master bedroom. It’s a thorn in my side. I don’t spend a lot of time worrying about it simply because we don’t have guests up there. (This is … [Read more...]