Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Little changes that make a big difference ....

Hope everyone had a great memorial day weekend !! We were busy with some more projects for the weekend and finsihed off Monday with a family party !! Here is what we were up to .....

Thanks to "Road to Ravenna" on Steve and Erica's blog we have removed our water flow  filter off of the showerhead and IT IS AMAZING.. I literally feel like we are at a spa when I take a shower now.. The stream is so powerful and nice !!! We do not have great water pressure in our area  and removing this helped so much .. we also installed the "soft close" for all cabinet doors!!!  If you cant stand the bang of all those doors, these are totally worth it. We bought them from Home Depot for 8 dollars for a  4 pack. We finished most of the doors in the kitchen and will be doing our bathroom cabinet doors  as well. They were so simple , its just one screw into the  inside of the cabinet near the  the hinge. The whole project literally took about 10 minutes and now the doors shut so slowly and softly !!
We also started a bigger project of the kitchen pantry redo. We ripped apart the four wire shelves they had installed, spackled and painted the inside of the pantry one of our accent colors and bought some closet organziation from Lowes (Roth Allen) and pieced it together. We bought the large (I guess what looks like a book case) and then bought two drawers that fit into it and will be buying matching wood shelving for each side of the pantry and one more drawer or a wire drawer for the bottom space. They have all different combinations depending on the size of your pantry....It doesnt look like we fit much stuff on it, but we have so much stuff on this cabinet alone.. the shelves fit several of those filled canisters  (rice ,cereals, flour, sugars, popcorn, breadcrumbs.. you name it ) and the top magazine holders hold all of my cookbooks. The first drawers hold all of our junk foods, bags of chips, cookies, breads and then I put a divider in and the other half holds all of our foils, saran wraps, garbage bags, little lunch bags ect..The next drawer holds all canned goods, boxed goods, and some bagged goods.. THEY ARE HUGE !! They also  make a wire drawer if you would like to store potatoes , onions ect.. We are debating on getting another full drawer or the wire drawer.
We are half finished with it.. but I ABSOLUTLEY LOVE IT !!  We ended up hanging the whole cabinet on the wall anchoring it into studs....Its so organized and the drawers are so big and deep, we can fit so many things in there and are so easy to access now. With the wire shelving, all my canisters would fall and tip over  and it was just a mess. We have about 15" on each side for shelving and will install four shelves on each side, so we have more than enough room when this is completed  ..
Here are two  pics, sorry I know its dark, but more pics to come later when all the side shelves are up !!!!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

MAKING OUR HOUSE A HOME!!!!! Pics included!!

Ok.. so we are finally finished with our chair rail/boxes project FINALLY!!!!! it only took us several months lol!!!but figuring out the angles for the boxes going up the hallway were REALLY HARD !!!! So just a warning for you future DIY ers out there !!!! We have also been shopping for little decorations to fill the home.. its looks so much more cozier when it is filled with some decor and things on the walls and tables !!!! Here are some pics .. we have such a nice view out of our back windows looking into woods, but just enough sunlight to filter through when we are eating dinner every night !!!!

Still debating on whether or not to add some traingle boxes in these empty spaces

Looking over the ledge.. seems sooo far up !!

Our upper hallway

hmmm .. hard at work ? lol!

You can see accent wall colors better here since I used a real camera this time !!!

LOVE how the sunlight comes through at night !!