Monthly Archives: January 2012

So I did something a little crazy over the weekend…And it’s all because of this lovely inspiration image I snagged off of Pinterest: Source: Live Creating Yourself Yup. That’s right. I painted a wall in our home black. We aren’t talking a charcoaly, deep gray. No, I’m talking blackety black black. But before we get […]

I have to start by saying…”HOLY CRAP! HOW HAVE I NEVER BEEN TO IKEA BEFORE NOW!?” Okay, now that that’s out of my system…I am truly astounded at my level of restraint while trekking the winding aisles of our closest Ikea (in Woodbridge, VA). We are about halfway between the Ikea in northern Virginia and the one […]

Okay, confession time. I’m not exactly sure what made me this way, but I have always been super hesitant to put my still-hot straightener and hairdryer away thinking they will start a fire. Yes, I know that’s a long shot, but I have been known to turn the car around on my way to work […]

We are back this week with another Pinterest-inspired project! Last week’s Monday feature was interrupted in the spirit of more kitchen cabinet painting how-to’s, but things were finally calm at our house by the weekend and I was able to take care of a little something I originally spotted on Pinterest three weeks ago… Behold the latest […]

Confession time this Friday morning… But first, a little week’s end wrap up: After working our tails off for a full week of daily sanding/priming/painting/styling in our now-finished kitchen, I decided that John and I deserved a break from household projects. Don’t worry – I was pretty busy the weekends before the kitchen overhaul, so […]

(This is a companion post to go along with my blogging with Breathe magazine today, all about how Pinterest can help you plan and organize your next project. See that post by clicking here. I also thought it was worth posting a how-to on DG-DIY to help any of you who still are a bit […]

Remember when our kitchen was a light peach color? Not just any peach color…A color that clashed badly with our nice, warm tan walls and white appliances. Well that is NO MORE!!! Behold our new kitchen… Warm, rich brown paint now coats the kitchen cabinets in a swanky semi-gloss finish. Brand new brushed nickel hardware […]

We are in the homestretch now, folks!! Last week I explained the sanding and priming processes – Today I am divulging anything and everything involved with painting the last two topcoats on our kitchen doors and the cabinet framework. When last I left you, I gave this tiny sneak peak of our final cabinet color […]

Surprise!!! I rarely post on Saturdays, but I just had to share. My very first DIY spread in Breathe Magazine has hit stands and I thought you all might like to take a look! As readers of DG-DIY, you may very well recognize some of the projects I mention. If you have trouble reading it […]

On to the second day of our week-long kitchen transformation! (If you missed my rehash of the first day’s work, check that out here) We dedicated this day (i.e. last Sunday) solely to the priming phase of the project. Since John had so nicely taken care of the sanding the day before, the primer was the last step […]