The Progress of Redemption :: A Laundry Room Story (with a dash of kitchen) and why we painted over “good wood”

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Let’s chat about our laundry room/back porch/front porch–because this is where 99% of people enter into our house and it also has a bathroom just to make it even more weird!

I wrote about painting the floors in this post. But I wanted to answer a few more questions and share our thought process on how and why we made certain choices.

My favorite parts of this space

  • higher ceilings
  • big doggie door
  • dutch door (it truly looks like it was just a regular door that someone cut in half)

You should also know this room is a crazy addition. There was a closet in the house for the laundry room before but then this addition was added. Now this added on porch/room blocks half the view from the bay window in the kitchen–lots of sad trombones for that choice…

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Good Enough Decorating {in case your house, budget, timeline, circumstances, skills or stuff isn’t ideal}

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The truth is none of us start creating a home out of perfect circumstances or a completely blank slate. We have limitations. We have home “baggage”. And for the most part I try to remind myself to be thankful for the tight budget, country living, long-range fixer-upper, un-done-ness and a house that’s always open for […]

The World’s Most Adorable Kitchen

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It brings me great joy to introduce our new little kitchen. Do you remember where we started eighteen months ago? Brace yourself, hide the children….

Let’s Make Pizza on Friday!

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About six years ago our family went to a friend’s house for dinner on a Friday night. Marcy made homemade pizza and I wasn’t that excited about it because I had never tasted homemade pizza that was actually good. Until that night. Starting the next week I made great pizza on Friday. And I have […]

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The One Kitchen Tweak That Changed My Attitude

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I’m not a kitchen design expert. But I am an expert at using kitchens and knowing if they work well for our family. That might be worth more. I had three main objects with our modern farmhouse kitchen redesign. And they were all a result of living in 13 different homes with kitchens that functioned […]

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How to Fake A Kitchen Island Waterfall Edge

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When we bought this house in August we didn’t plan on redoing the kitchen right away. But once we spent a few hours in the house and realized we could build a kitchen in phases paying cash as we go, we started knocking down walls. Here’s what we started with.  I’ve never planned a kitchen […]

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Kitchen Update :: Five Months In

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Years ago I figured out that I wasn’t one of those bloggers who did big impressive reveals. I LOVE those kinds of blogs and I am so inspired and impressed with them. But I am not one of them. If I waited until I had a glory shot of each project I’d have about three […]

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Kitchen Counters!

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We have counters! Our white quartz counters were installed last week, right in time for Thanksgiving! And I have a sink!!!! WATER!

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