Monday, February 27, 2017

Mudroom Update

Happy Monday everyone! 
I hope you had a great weekend. 

 Today I want to share with you a little update with our mudroom.

You may recall that back in December of 2015 I shared our mudroom with all of you. 

Here is a quick look at what the room looked like when we bought the house.

And here is a quick glance at what we did to the room.

It has been amazingly useful, especially in the winters with all of our coats and shoes, though it is messy most of the time and drives me bonkers, I am so happy we got this done when we did. 

Well, this was only one side of the mudroom. 
The original kitchen cabinets were still in the room but at the time when we built all this, we only did one thing on the other side of the room and it sat like that for over a year. 

This is what that side of the room looked like when we moved in, actually the day we closed. 
There was a sink and window in the old kitchen where there is now the pass through to our current kitchen. The previous homeowners added the new kitchen many years ago and at some point, not sure if it was when they were still using this as a kitchen, the previous owners cut out tin, the lady punched a pattern onto it, then they glued the tin to the fronts of the cabinets. 
Great for her style, not for mine so much! 

So when we added the whole mudroom area, we ripped the tin off the front of the cabinets and had to scrap away glue left behind. And then the cabinets sat, for over a year, with different colors, glue covered cabinet doors. 

We finally got around to working on them in January and the room is finally complete.

 It is so much brighter and I am sooooo thrilled that it is now complete! 
We use this side of the mudroom as our pantry, the cabinets closest to you in the picture, and the far side of cabinets I use for storing serving pieces, candles, we hide our wireless modem in there, and on the bottom we have pet food. 

We took the doors off and took them to our work shop in our basement and gave them a good sanding.
I then primed and painted the doors downstairs while working on priming and painting the cabinet bodies in the mudroom.

Once everything was complete we put the doors back on and added new knobs that were very similar to the original knobs on the cabinets.

The room is now so much brighter with both sets of cabinets painted bright white like the mudroom cabinets. 

I originally wanted to add a bead board insert to the doors but that was before we realized that the tin was glued on and we couldn't easily pop out the center panel so we left them plain and I am happy with it. 

At some point, a previous owner took off the original hardware and replaced them with simple curved pulls. You were still able to view exactly where the old hardware sat and we knew it was original something just like this. I love this look so when we ordered the knobs from D. Lawless Hardware for the mudroom area, I ordered enough for this side of the kitchen as well. 
I told Travis to install them directly where we could see where the originals sat and they are perfect! 

I took off the lace valances that were on the window while I was painting all the trim in the room and was going to replace it but after noticing how much brighter it was in the room without it, we opted to leave the window wide open to bring in all the light we can into the space. 

I love that this space is complete. 
Always pleasant to knock something off the to-do list!


Friday, February 24, 2017

MHCT&M: Creative Outdoor Upcycle Ideas

Time for the last Must Have Craft Tip & More post of February! 

Hi! It's Allison from A Glimpse Inside back once again to share with you our last post on upcycling ideas for this month. If you have missed the other posts you can find them here: Tip 1, Tip 2, and Tip 3.

 Today, I am sharing some awesome and creative ideas on how to recycle and repurpose items for your outdoor space.

By using your imagination and some creativity, you can use something and give it a whole new life to add it to your outdoor space. There are so many unique ideas out there for repurposing furniture, household items, pallets and much more to make your patio or garden much more interesting.  

Furniture Ideas

 Take old chairs and turn them into swings from Worth Trying DIY Projects

 Make an old sewing table into a beverage station from Ambient Wares

Garden and Patio Accessories 

 There are so many fun and unique ideas out there for your outdoor space. 
Have you upcycled something for your garden or patio? 
We would love for you to share it with us! 

Stay tuned for a whole new topic next month!   
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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Handmade Hangout Party #142

Are you ready to get your party on?!  
Let's do it! 

You can visit all of the hostesses at the links blow.

Allison from A Glimpse Inside

Becca from From Gardners to Bergers

Kim from Too Much Time on My Hands

Heather from Twin Dragonfly Designs

Alli from Made with HAPPY

We have just a few easy rules:
1. Become a follower of the blog where you linked up. Or you can follow all of us and that would be awesome too!
2. Share our button or party link in your post or wherever you share your linky parties.

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3. Have fun!!


Wednesday, February 22, 2017

"Oh, The Places You'll Go" Graduation Gift Idea

I hope you are all having a great's almost over!!! How is it possible that February is almost over? Crazy. Well at this rate it will be the end of the school year and summer will be before us. So here's a little idea of something you could do before the school year ends.

I thought today I would share with you a little something that involves a little bit of planning ahead but honestly almost no time at all to prep an awesome high school graduation gift. The earlier you start this gift the better but honestly it doesn't matter too much how far your kid is in school...just start!!

I bought a copy of "Oh, the Places You'll Go" for each child that is in school. I will purchase more for my other kids once they start school. So I have three copies of the book because three kids are in school. Each kid gets their own book that I have their teachers sign at the end of the school year. The key is, the kids do not know that I am having their teachers sign these books for them. It will be so fun to give these books filled with notes from their teachers at their high school graduation party!! 

 To take it a step further, my friend Kristen from Joyfully Thriving goes through the book and adds scripture passages to the pages in the book. She writes in certain passages that go along with the story. I can't wait to use her free download and go through my kids books to add the scripture!!!

So go ahead and order this book and get it ready for your kids teachers to sign at the end of the year. It will be here before we know it.
 Also, if you want you can order one that my friend Kristen will write the scripture passages in it for you if you'd like!!!

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Friday, February 17, 2017

MHCT&M: Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas

Hello friends! Welcome to another week of Must Have Craft Tips! 
Kara from Mine for the Making here this week to share Creative Upcycled Craft Room Ideas with you. I love a good upcycle or repurposed project and I love a pretty, organized craft room. 
Let's check out these unique solutions.


Upcycled Furniture 

I love taking something 'old' and making it new and fresh again. Especially furniture! Just add some elbow grease and lots of love, and you can turn any dingy piece of furniture into a focal point of your room. Here are a few of my favorite furniture transformations that are perfect for the craft room. Some are used for storage and others are used for work spaces.

  Upcycled hutch  to craft storage 

 Upcycled hutch to craft storage and work space 

  Upcycled filing cabinet craft storage 

  Upcycled sewing table to desk  

Upcycled Projects for Organization and Decoration 

You would be surprised what you can use for organization and decoration. An old baby crib, a vintage crate, tin cans... So many options if you open your creative mind on alternative ways to use ordinary things. Let's check out some of my favorite up cycled projects for organizing and decorating your craft room. 

  Upcycled baby crib to craft storage 

  Repurposed frame to chic pincushion 

  Upcycled Crates to craft shelves

  Upcycled tray to magnetic board

  Upcycled bed spring to craft storage

  Repurposed tins to pencil holder

 Repurposed frame to thread holder   Such great ideas! Most times that I upcycle or repurpose something, I save money doing so and I love it so much more because of the effort put into it. Do you have any upcycled projects or pieces in your craft room? 

Join us next week for more tips on using upcycled ideas in your homes!   
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