This was a tedious, but oh so necessary job: prepping the kitchen for paint! Do yourself the favor and tape everything off before you begin painting! It will eliminate -oopsies and extra cleanup after. We were not painting the inside of the cabinets, so we simply removed the doors and taped off the inside edges. Once the doors are removed, make sure to remove all hardware, knobs and bumpers. Degrease cabinets using a cleaner such as, goof off. Cleaning the grease off is important in the kitchen, because those grease spots can seep through paint. This is also a good time to fill any nicks or gashes with wood filler. Sand before painting.
It’s Friday, woohoo!! I am so looking forward to the weekend, how about you? As always, Friday’s around here call for my Friday Favorites! I’m sharing with you what has inspired me this week! And this week is dutch doors! They’re a farmhouse classic and I’m absolutely in love with them! When we buy a farmhouse or build, I’m hoping to sneak in a dutch door! [Read more…]
It is officially Spring and I am so excited about it! Spring to me signifies fresh, new possibilities and opportunities! Not only that, but I get in the mood to Spring clean. This is a good time to deep clean and focus on areas around my house that I may not clean as thoroughly throughout the year. Today I’m going to share with you some more of my Spring cleaning tips and some excellent options for you to get things clean and organized around the house!
I’m going to have a very small budget for updating our kitchen lighting. The reason being, is we plan to move in the next 2 years (hopefully to a farmhouse!), and I don’t want to deplete my budget on lighting. I want to keep it simple but in sync with the farmhouse style! Today I’m sharing with you 10 farmhouse kitchen lantern options that I’m picturing for my kitchen renovation! #farmhousechicblogreno.
The above options are affordable and right up the alley of what I have in mind! I love the look of the oil rubbed bronze or black lantern lighting hanging above the kitchen island. I currently have 3 mercury glass pendant lights, but they do not produce enough light. The plan is to find two smaller, 10 inch size, lanterns to hang in its place.
I’m always on the search for items that fit my style and budget! If you’re in search for something similar, I hope that this will take some of the hard work out for you! It can be a real pain sometimes, searching through all the options out there!
What do you think about the lantern pendant idea for above my island? I’m always looking for opinions, so feel free to share yours!
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Happy Friday and welcome to Friday Favorites #7! I’m looking forward to the weekend, as I’m sure you are too! As the days pass, we’re marking things off of our kitchen renovation! I can’t wait to share details with you, so stay tuned and make sure to follow on Instagram! I’m like a little kid at Christmas throughout the process! It’s so exciting to see my visions come to life! [Read more…]
By the time March rolls around, I am eager to get into the Spring cleaning mode! Instead of jumping in head first and completely overwhelming myself, I do my cleaning slowly and room-by-room. It’s much easier this way, believe me! Since it’s mid-March and the days are still chilly here in Ohio, I’ve decided to get started on my Spring cleaning! Today I’m going to share with you some of my fail-proof cleaning tips and favorite products to use throughout the kitchen and bathroom!
I’ve always been one to incorporate scents matching the current season throughout my home. With Spring soon approaching, I love adding floral scents like Mrs. Meyer’s Peony scent. Mm, it smells amazing and so fresh! The Peony scent is what I currently have in my kitchen and downstairs half bath. If you’re interested in the exact products I’m using, grab this free seasonal set of Mrs. Meyer’s Spring soaps + Grove Collaborative glass spray bottle + walnut scrubber sponges from Grove Collaborative!
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Now here’s how I tackle my Spring cleaning room-by-room. Prep for cleaning by gathering your cleaning supplies together in a caddy or bucket. That way it’s all right there for you!
- Clean things like the coffee pot that may not get cleaned regularly. Fill the water chamber with a 50/50 mix of water and vinegar and run a brewing cycle. Brew at least 3 pots of clean water to ensure vinegar is rinsed out. Clean the carafe with Mrs. Meyer’s dish soap.
- Clean any food splashes or spills on cabinets and countertops by filling a microwavable safe bowl with sliced lemon and water, bring to a boil (about 3 minutes), allow steam to release for a couple minutes. Add it to your Grove Collaborative glass spray bottle and wipe it clean using a clean towel.
- Toss out any old sponges you have lying around. Replace them with Grove Collaborative walnut scrubber sponges. Replace sponges monthly.
- Invite Spring into your bathroom by adding Mrs. Meyer’s Peony or Lilac hand soap. Add a clean, new towel to freshen up the space without effort!
- Using the above mixture of hot water and fresh lemon, clean any unwanted surface stains on the walls or vanity.
- Clean around the toilet using Method Antibac bathroom cleaner. Next, scrub the toilet using Method toilet cleaner. It has a delightful spearmint scent!
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Boy, I feel like this post has been a long time coming! As a matter of fact, it has! I have wanted a white kitchen for as long as we’ve lived in this house, nearly 5 years! It wasn’t exactly something I was willing to take on by myself, so I was thrilled when I started dating my sweetie, and it was something he was willing to take on and complete with me! Why did I want a white kitchen so bad? Because it was the only part of the house that just didn’t fit. My entire house has a very neutral, white- centered design and the kitchen cabinets were maple. Yes, maple cabinets, hideous white bathroom backsplash and an even more hideous green countertop. It could be worse, but this was pretty bad!
Our kitchen is the center of our home and where we spend a good bit of our time. We are constantly hosting family gatherings, dinners and birthdays throughout the year, so the kitchen is the main hangout spot. I was dying for it to blend in with the rest of the house! And after countless months, my dreams began to come true! We started our #farmhousechicblogreno! Bye-bye maple cabinets and hello white beauty!
If you follow along with me on Instagram, you’ve probably seen the inspiration board pic I created and shared not too long ago. If not, here’s what I’ve based my kitchen design off of.
Here’s a run through of what we will be doing: painting the cabinets white, adding crown molding, building a custom range hood, white subway tile backsplash, new countertops, shiplap island and eat-in dining wall, painting walls and trim and updated lighting.
I will be sharing more details as we complete them! I hope that you will follow along with me for my exciting kitchen renovation!
Hello beautiful and welcome! It’s such a pleasure to have you here today! It always is 🙂 I love having visitors! Whether it be here on the blog or at home! As a matter of fact, I am hosting a big birthday celebration this Sunday for family! My grandparents from Greece are here for the first time in nearly 5 years! I cannot tell you how excited I was to see them! I cannot wait to make precious memories with them while they are here to visit! Do you have any special plans for the weekend? [Read more…]
Happy Friday gorgeous! You know what time of the week it is… It’s time for me to share what’s inspired me on Pinterest this week! I don’t think you’ll be disappointed, I sure wasn’t! [Read more…]
Hello gorgeous! How are you today? Two words that will make your day: It’s Friday!!!! How stinkin’ exciting is that? No big plans here this weekend. Although, we may get the chance to get started on our kitchen reno!!! We are SO close to getting things on the move! We have our paint, backsplash and tons of fabulous ideas that I’m just dying to share with you all!