Kitchen Renovation “One Room Challenge” Week 2

Only 1 week into the “One Room Challenge” and I’m feeling stressed. Did I really commit to doing a kitchen renovation in 6 weeks? Ummm…yea…I did, how did that happen? Five paint samples in, and close to choosing a color for one of the islands. I originally wanted to paint the larger island blue, but after several attempts with some samples, I realized it wasn’t going to happen. It just didn’t look right…not to mention my husband hated it. That’s fine, I wasn’t crazy about it either, it looked a lot better in my head than it did on the island. Continue reading “Kitchen Renovation “One Room Challenge” Week 2″

Kitchen Renovation “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE” Week 1

Welcome to the Fall 2017 edition of the “One Room Challenge”! Currently in its 12th season, the One Room Challenge™ is a widely anticipated biannual event every April and October. Each round, twenty design bloggers take the challenge and transform a space. Every Wednesday, the designers document their process while sharing their sources and professional advice over six weekly posts. This spectacular event is hosted by the lovely Linda at “Calling it Home” HERE. Continue reading “Kitchen Renovation “ONE ROOM CHALLENGE” Week 1”

How to Install a Coffered Ceiling

During our recent dining room renovation, one of the features we added to the room was a coffered ceiling. A coffered ceiling adds dimension and texture to a space and is a wonderful addition for high ceilings. A coffered ceiling is achieved by installing wood or fiberboard planks to create a grid pattern. Molding or other decorative elements can also be added to the grid, depending on the look you are trying to achieve. Coffered ceilings are also commonly referred to as sunken ceilings.

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