3 Rehab for a Cause

>> Thursday, September 30, 2010

Calling all Central Arkansans! Join us tonight for Restore & After to benefit Habitat for Humanity and take home one of my 3 newest friends that will be up for auction…



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…or just come join me for a glass of wine as I unapologetically drool over all of the other fantastically rehabbed auction items. See you there!

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3 Reader Q &A: Heather’s Question…Her Mom’s Kitchen

>> Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Of course, Heather’s email not only made my day but sent my home-loving noggin spinning with ideas. Let’s revisit Heather’s email…

So, you've heard this before but, I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! I shared it with my mom and she loves your style too! She's slowly remodeling some of her house and is not a do-it-yourselfer or home interior guru but, when told what to buy, she knows her way around the local hardware store.

Her question to me was whether all of the new ceiling fans had to match since it's such an open floor plan? Also, below are her comments/questions about hardware on her painted white kitchen cabinets…

Where the light is hanging by the kitchen window, I'm thinking about 4-5 recessed lights across the counter where the kitchen window is. I'm not sure if those are still popular. Also, do rustic knobs and drawer pulls look good on white cabinets, or if brushed nickel is better? I tend to like a softer, simple look of brushed nickel and clean lines, but I don't want to spend a lot of money on stuff going out of style!


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Holy visqueen! You’ve been busy my dear, and I love every second of it.

Basically we can break Heather & her mom’s questions into three parts…

1. If there is more than one ceiling fan in the same room, do they have to match?

The obsessive side of my personality says absolutely, 100% yes. My vote is that if you have two light fixtures in the same room or are even visible from the same room, the finish at least needs to match. Brushed nickel light fixture in the breakfast nook right off of the kitchen? Stick to brushed nickel fixtures in the kitchen as well. Of course, every rule is meant to be broken and designers are pros at mixing and matching finishes, but for the DIY novice, sticking to a similar finish is a safe bet.

2. Are recessed lights still popular?

Yes! And I am especially fond of recessed lighting in kitchens. Recessed lighting can often be controlled by separate light switches from the main lighting fixtures in a space, which definitely comes in handy when a bit more light is needed to assist in reading fine print cookbooks and food labels.


3. Rustic or brushed nickel hardware on white cabinets?

Both!—That was the easy answer, right? But true! The truth is, there are so many great options for cabinet hardware out there that it’s hard to go wrong and really depends on the style of the rest of your kitchen. Opting for an warm, earthy paint color? I love a more rustic approach, but if your aiming for cool hues in blues and greens, brushed nickel hardware offers a more sleek feel.

Below are a few of my personal favorites in both finishes…



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 IKEA: $6.99 for 2 pack  Home Depot: $3.97 ea
   
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 Restoration Hardware: $8.50 ea  Lowes: $3.40 ea



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 Pottery Barn: $7.00 ea  Restoration Hardware: $11.50 ea
   
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 Home Depot: $4.79 ea  Lowes: $3.27 ea



I hope this helps you ladies, and be sure to send the after shots my way. No excuses!

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4 Ottoman Update for a Cause

>> Monday, September 27, 2010

One more completed creation to add to the Restore & After auction list!…


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Inspired 100% by the fabric, I fell so in love with this hot ticket during our time together that I may just have to bid on it myself. I’m assuming that is allowed…

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In the Central Arkansas area and still need tickets to the event? Click here for the nitty gritty.

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2 Fall Favorites

Maybe the not-so-distant memories of the unbearably hot summer we Arkansans faced makes fall seem especially lovely, but the 55 degree weather that greeted me as I rolled out of my front door this morning was a welcomed treat.

Let’s pay homage to a few of my all time fall favorites and see if we can tempt the cool temperatures to hang around a bit longer…

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Martha Stewart   Aunt Sadie’s Candles
Hail the queen of all things crafty! Martha’s holiday tips & tricks are always an inspiration.   A year round favorite, but the Autumn & Christmas scents are what my dreams are made of.
     
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Pottery Barn   The Pioneer Woman Cooks
…because PB is on all of my “favorite” lists: summer, Christmas, alternating Fridays…   We all know I’m no master chef, but Ree’s recipes are the definition of fall comfort food.


…one last note on the Pioneer Woman. Ree and I are basically best friends, so while I’m not a whiz in the kitchen, I’d be happy to give my gal pal a call to answer all of your culinary concerns. No big deal.

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0 eHow: Salvage a Old Mirror

>> Friday, September 24, 2010

Let’s kick off the weekend, with another eHow post by yours truly…

 

The imperfections of an old mirror have an antiqued charm that can't be bought. So instead of heading out to pick up a shiny new mirror, let's first take a crack at salvaging the old one hanging out in Grandma's atticclick here for entire post


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1 Talk to me, baby

Nothing makes me happier than finding an inbox full of emails from my LTHL friends. So keep them coming!

Have a killer before & after you’re dying to share? Send pictures my way so that we can do the happy dance together.

Itching for the answer to a random around-the-house/DIY/real estate question? Bring it on. I love a challenge!

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Whatever is floating through that mind of yours, for heaven’s sake, don’t keep it to yourself! Drop me an email and let me know what’s happening in your home life.

Happy weekend…and GO HOGS!

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2 Business in Front

>> Thursday, September 23, 2010

To my wonderful LTHL friends,



Board_Cara It’s 3:45 pm and no Thursday blog post? I am positively sure you are deeply concerned for my well being and were inches from slapping my mug shot on the back of a milk carton…but mainly ticked that you had one less blog post to distract you from what you should actually be doing at work. My apologies.

But no worries, my friends! I am alive and well and ready to head back to Little Rock where I have a plethora of home projects waiting to distract you from all work responsibilities. Until then, sleep easy knowing that I had a great time with coworkers in Colorado, learned more than my home-loving brain can handle, sliced through a board stemming from what I am confident was the sturdiest tree west of the Mississippi with my bare hand AND…of highest importance…witnessed  the most fantastic female mullet to walk the face of this earth.



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2 Before & After: Jen’s Laundry Room

>> Wednesday, September 22, 2010

While I’m spending a little time (and working hard, thank you very much) in Colorado, take a little time to admire Jen over at Tatertots & Jello’s fabulously revamped laundry room. 

Although already a cute space before, it was looking a tad vanilla.

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After a little elbow grease, Jen’s inspiring new laundry room will rock those dirty socks right off your feet and into the washing machine.

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Amazing, right?

No need to feel guilty if you happen to jealously utter a few hateful words under your breath. I don’t…

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0 Double Vision

>> Tuesday, September 21, 2010

We’ve got twins!

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Join us at the Habitat for Humanity Restore & After event Thursday September 30 where you can bid on fabulously revamped finds, including this fancy fella. For the skinny on the event and ticket info, click here.

See you there! 

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1 Hello blogger…

>> Monday, September 20, 2010

Because other people entertain me. Especially those with a few screws loose…


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Extreme Recycling: Glass Bottles Beamed Ceiling No-Nos
Shelter Pop Hooked on Houses
   
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Pretty Kitty Potty Wait. Let’s think about this…
Ikea Hacker moggit



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6 Mailbox Rehab: Round 2

>> Friday, September 17, 2010

Remember this used-to-be-frightening-but-now-so-fabulous fella currently hanging out on my front porch?

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Bring on round 2!

On this weekend’s to-do list: whip this scrawny mailbox into serious shape for the Habitat for Humanity ReStore & After fundraiser.

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Check back soon for a sneak peek of the after shots!

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2 Rehabilitation Station: Hangin’ with Habitat

>> Thursday, September 16, 2010

Let’s take this Thursday to transform this hunk-o-wood into something fabulous for the upcoming Habitat for Humanity ReStore & After fundraiser.

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I know you are just dying for a designated spot to hang your keys after a long day’s work. So click here for more info on ReStore & After and take this bad boy home with you on September 30!

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