Before and After French-inspired DIY projects

Third Runner Up for Favorite Before and After French-inspired DIY projects. I love a good before and after comparison picture.  How about you? Like any good pageant, there needs to be a winner.  Even if I announce the winner then decide I slipped up and give it to another project (a la Steve Harvey), I […]

Unfinished Oak Cabinets….Paint or Stain?

After purchasing two different stains at our local Sherwin Williams, I decided that for this project, stain wasn’t for me.  The lighter shades weren’t light enough and the color that we tried was entirely wrong when it was applied to a sample piece.  My first choice was the darkest stain they offered but with a […]

Paint Picks! So many choices!

We bought unfinished oak cabinets for a temporary kitchen that will eventually serve as a mud room or laundry room.  This has been a huge project because we will be using it as our main kitchen for the next few months until our “official” kitchen is renovated.  Picking between paint and stains has been my […]