Monthly Archives: December 2011

A Pinterest-Inspired Christmas Gift

Oh, Pinterest.  How you build me up and break me down.  So many ideas that will never be accomplished.

I suspect this is the first thing I’ve actually made from Pinterest.  I loved it.

My inspiration came from here.

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A Little Paint Goes A Long Way

This blog has been neglected lately while my life has changed a bit.  Although I’m now single and an apartment dweller, my DIY tasks will not go to the wayside.  In fact, I think DIYing in an apartment is more challenging since I have to work within the restrictions set by the owner.  (No painted walls, no demolition, etc.)

One improvement I negotiated with my lease was to paint the kitchen cabinets.  My new apartment is a.w.e.s.o.m.e overall, but the kitchen just made me sad.  It was a dark, dreary place to be.  Here it is before:

The mahogany floors are gorgeous but combined with the outdated, dark cabinets it was just too depressing.

A coat of primer and two or three coats of semi-gloss white paint later, and the kitchen is officially bright and cheery.

Such a drastic improvement, no? A lighter color was also beneficial because the kitchen is the smallest place in the house.  It feels much larger now.

Stay tuned to see how I took the cabinet hardware from grimy to glowing!

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