Basement Kitchen Ideas: A Light and Bright Update!

Growing up as a child in the 70’s, it was really common to have bedrooms in the basement! My brother and I both had basement bedrooms in our ranch-style home. And friends, let me tell you… I have quite an aversion to ranch-style homes and dark basements. LOL. It was utmost importance to me that […]

New Glass Cabinets for my Home Office

When I was dreaming about what to do in my office, I knew there were certain things my office had to contain. My blog post, Five Things Every Home Office Needs, will tell you alllll about that. Check it out here! Most importantly, I wanted my office to be pretty. After all, I spend 6-8 hours […]

5 Things Every Home Office Needs

I’ve been working from home for 17+ years, first running my decorating painting business from home with kids on my hips, and then my online creative business coaching the last 5 years. I am lucky to have a dedicated office space in my new home, which I recently revealed to you here in this blog […]

Glam Coffee Bar Makeover with Mirrored Tile

There’s one thing in our kitchen remodel that I haven’t shown you yet … and that is our “new” (aka updated) built-in coffee bar!!       Here is  our coffee bar before. We are coffee drinkers and are thrilled that our new house has this built-in space for a dedicated coffee bar! (Take a look […]

How to Update Knotty Alder Cabinets

I want to share a major tip with you about painting knotty alder cabinets. It’s something I didn’t share earlier when I first showed you my painted kitchen cabinets in my kitchen (which you can see here).     In our new home we have knotty alder cabinets in both our kitchen and our master […]

Our Gorgeous Faux Marble Quartz Countertops

In the Allwood Home Remodel, I JUST showed you the big reveal of my two-toned kitchen cabinets but I wanted to dedicate a whole post to JUST my gorgeous quartz counter tops and those sinks …. that’s right! There are two of them!   Sign Up for My NEXT DIY PROJECTS!   As a reminder […]

The New Blue Kitchen Island

I am revealing my new blue kitchen island today! But first let’s take a look at what my kitchen island looked like before …  If you’ve been following along our home remodel, we’ve been updating the dark faux finishes that my decorating company painted years ago. (Oh, the irony!!)  The kitchen space is to die […]

Gold Hardware for my Kitchen Cabinets

Gold is making such a comeback in all fixtures and handles. It looks amazing with blue, which we have been adding touches of blue all over my house. So I knew I wanted gold hardware in my new kitchen remodel. And all my new light fixtures. I’m obsessed.  If going gold is wrong, I don’t […]

Our kitchen gray cabinets transformation: from gold —–> gray

Transforming our house has been a slooooooooooooooooooooow process. But we are making headway with our new gray cabinets!!!    (photo cred to ES Photography in Kansas City who did our real estate photos) Many of you may remember when our kitchen looked like this.  I know in this professional photo from E.S. Photography above that the cabinets appear light […]

My nearly white entryway table. A tutorial.

  If you follow my Magic Brush Facebook page, you’ll know that I recently repainted my entryway table to look like the picture above.  I know, I know. It’s almost white.  And I thought I was allergic to white. Who knew?? (This post contains affiliate link for those products that I love & recommend.) I have loved […]