Category Archives: Kitchen and Dining

Simple Changes to Update a Kitchen

If your kitchen is looking a little dated and you would like to make some changes but just don’t have the money for a major renovation.  Here is a few changes that you can make that’s not going to break the bank but can make a major impact on your kitchen design.

1. Paint

A fresh coat of paint can go a long way. Not all of us have a lot of wall space in our kitchen so you may just conciser painting those cabinets. Painting your cabinets can change your kitchens appearance and if this is a project that you plan on tackling yourself you can save thousands of dollars. It does take some time and hard work but if you want an updated kitchen for little money painting your cabinets will be a step in the right direction. Be sure to do your research first and don’t forget some good cleaner, sand paper and primer. Read more »

The Horror of Moving in With My Boyfriend

After a year of renting with my best friend it came time to move on and move in with my boyfriend. I was excited to make this change in my life with the exception of one thing… his decor. The furniture that made up his living room was all leather which is just fine by me except the couch was blue, the loveseat was yellow, and the chair was red. His walls had a few pictures but mostly bare, he had a lamp that matched his furniture and of course just like any bachelor pad a huge television to complete the look.

I had previously gone through a divorce and left all my furniture behind. I did however have a few items that I refused to give up. These items were mostly wrought iron wall hangings, a few candle holders, some vases, and framed pictures. They were all mostly earth tones. Needless to say these items did not match his furniture.

So we had a little compromising to do. We decided that we would not buy new furniture until we sold that house and moved into a new one. Ouch in this market that could take forever. But there were definitively a few changes that would have to be made for the time being.

Living Room –
In the red, yellow, and blue living room we quickly changed the furniture arrangement so the main focal point would no longer be the monster television. Hiding behind the yellow leather loveseat we found some beautiful over sized panoramic photographs of the city sky line taken by Autumn Thomes, a friend of his. These photographs were absolutely gorgeous and should be hanging on the wall. Read more »