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I am always amazed by how much paint can completely transform a space. Our kitchen really needed a refresh since we won’t be renovating it for a few more years...and I just couldn’t stand the blue countertops and bluish-grey cupboards anymore! Paint is a great way to make simple but impactful updates without spending a ton of money - so I basically painted every square inch of my kitchen! ⁣ ⁣ I started by painting the cupboards white, then painted the countertops black and then I added a blue accent wall (that I can’t wait to style). We also spray painted the hardware black to better match the new countertop colour. The next phase will be painting the floor with a tile stencil, which I think will really tie everything together. Swipe for some before and afters! ⁣ ⠀⠀⁣ I’ve had lots of questions about painting the countertops so I’ll list a few pointers here, but let me know if I miss anything or if you have more questions! I also saved my process in my story highlights under “kitchen refresh”. ⁣ ⁣ How to paint countertops:⁣ 1. Clean your canvas! I started by wiping down the entire countertop using TSP, then wiped it down with a damp cloth. ⁣ 2. Invest in a good primer so the paint binds to your counters properly. I used INSL-X Waterborne Bonding Primer and applied two coats. I allowed it to dry for 12 hours before I applied my tinted paint.⁣ 3. Use a semi-gloss or high gloss paint. The higher the shine, the more durable it will be against scratches and wear. I used a semi-gloss latex paint tinted in black.⁣ 4. Apply a top coat using a clear sealant to provide extra protection and durability. I applied three coats of a water-based, clear finish Varathane in semi-gloss. ⁣ 5. Allow the counters time to set and harden. We are trying not to place anything on the countertops for at least a week. It’s hard when you have three little mouths to feed, but we’re getting by, and I know it will be worth it in the long run!


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What do you do when your Instagram Live doesn’t go as planned? Shake it off and try again! No one is perfect, we all make mistakes, and we get better because of it! Unfortunately, our internet connection decided to stop working while we were recording so we decided to reschedule! Thanks to everyone who joined today and sorry again for the mishap! Hope you can make it next time. More details to come! Has anyone else had an Instagram Live fail? 😩 . . . . 📷 @thewhitehoneyhome


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To elongate the dimensions of a room, the base of it should be continuous. Different patterns can cut a room into separate sections and look too 'busy' to be spacious. The most powerful interior design ideas stem from using the same flooring throughout a home to create a flowing effect. Read more on DecorMatters.com/Blog. This home belongs to @roomor_ 😍😍😍. • • • #interiorstyling #interior123 #houseandhome #currenthomeview #interiordesign #pocketofmyhome #roomgoals #bohohome #howyouhome #decorinspo #myhomevibe #decormatters #decormattersapp #interiorlovers #livingroomdecor #livingroomdesign #homedecor #livingroomsofig #livingroomsofinstagram #livingroominspo #livingrooms #livingroominterior #livingroomstyle #livingroomideas #livingroomgoals


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🚨 LAST CHANCE 🚨 . . ENTER AT 👉 @theappreciationpage. Tell us if you would pick the patio pergola or the value!? Ends Friday at 9pm EST. Don't wait until it's to late. . . . . . . . . . #outdoorspaces #outdoordesign #mytinytribe #momofgirls #babiesdontkeep #memoirsofmotherhood #flashesofdelight #lifewellcaptured #honestmotherhood #mynameismama #motherhoodthroughig #homegoodshappy #myhyggehome #makehomeyourhaven #pocketofmyhome #housebeautifulhome #interiors123 #cornerofmyhome


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Another little part of my office 🖤 when Brendan is hibernating in his music studio in the basement, I’m in here teaching online. or editing photos. or writing. or reading in the book nook. etc. • The dresser is a facebook market find that I had a vision for. The wonderful and crafty @lena_friel helped make it a reality 👏🏼🙌🏼🙏🏼 • I tried taking pics last summer and then again this spring (hence the date on the calendar lol, I’ve actually already changed some of the things on top of the dresser a bit ha, check out my story for the small changes)- still not crazy about these photos - some things are just better in real life I guess🤷🏼‍♀️


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This monstera plant is unbeleafable! And I’m to report my fiddle leaf is thriving! In fact, I’m so happy I wet my plants 🌱 (#plantpuns) Thanks for all your name suggestions for her. She has officially been named Felicia the Fiddle Leaf Fig. Because girlfriend almost went byyyye. But now the bish is back!! 💚 Poster hanger + print by @oppositewall


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True story: the day we got the keys to this house we both thought we had made a big mistake renting it 🤪 9 months later and it has sure grown on us. It’s tiny and old, but not old enough to have any real charm to it, but I’ve learned a lot about being content since being here. Do we want to buy a home to really make “our own” someday? Yes. Are we safe and taken care of, and together? Also, yes. So I’ve found ways to really love this space while we’re here. . This dining nook where we eat all of our meals has grown on me lately. The table and chairs have been with us a while and have seen better days, but guys dining room furniture is not cheap 😱 so when we moved in I just dressed the area up a bit with affordable items. I don’t know if it’s the new rug or the fact that we’ve shared 9 months here, but it makes me smile. . All of this rambling to say, it’s okay to want better but also find complete contentment in the place you are at the moment in life. When we’re always looking ahead we sometimes miss the tiny joys all around us ✨


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Make your own MAGIC⭐️⭐️⭐️ Tell me one thing that has been magical to you lately! I will send a few of you ⭐️bucks cards. I will start! I STOOD ON BOTH FEET TODAY WITH JUST MY SOCKS ON. Whattttt!!!????? #abmhappylife #exteriorlove #loveinacoffeecup


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Unpack that wild side. From feminine florals to animal prints to beautiful botanicals, we’ve got a print to match every style. Find your perfect pattern at gono2.com.


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The Hudson Valley has been having a few days of toasty temps. This guy has been a bit dramatic about it. 🥴😅💛🐾


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I know. 🖤 You didn’t ask me, but being a little bossy, I’m gonna tell you what I think you should do. . Go on and grab yourself a glass of sweet tea and a plate of your favorite cookies. Light one of your favorite candles and then sit down for a little getaway with . the absolutely dreamy, practical and inspiring “She Made Herself at Home” book by Rachel Van Kluyve. . If you love a home tour and you’re one of those girls who wants every heart that enters your space to make herself at home, then you have to get your hands on Rachel’s book! It’s beautiful, but it’s also purposeful and written for real people living in real houses! You’ll love it! . I hope y’all had a great Thursday! I can’t wait to tell you what I found this afternoon at Lowe’s. I was prepared to have it shipped from an online seller and now I won’t have to! . . . . . #myhouseandhome #makingahouseahome #howihome #pocketofmyhome #homelovers #homestyle #homeinspo #myhomevibe #beautifulhomesofinstagram #myhomesense #myhomevibes #myhometrend #realhomesofinstagram #homestyling #nestandthrive #makehomematter #homedecorating #homedecorinspo #homedecorideas #flatlay #flatlaystyle #decortrends #decorlovers #decorlove #interiordesigninspiration #crateandcottage #shemadeherselfahome #dreamingaboutdecor #hearthandhome #ipreview via @preview.app


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Dorothy said it best: “there’s no place like home.” ⁣ ⁣ We’re enjoying a moment of interior zen courtesy of Feather member @jimmybrower_ ✨⁣ #BetterWithFeather


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Whew! It’s been a crazy week! Finally got my son’s room back together and it’s fitting his room is even in line with the past holiday theme! I got to put up that personalized gem of a medal rack he got for his birthday and he was so happy to hang those medals up! (With a little color-coded direction of course 😉) Poor kid, he’s so bummed his wrestling tournaments got cut short this Spring. We sure are hoping he gets to start back in Winter! It was his first season last year and he did amazing and he was so pumped to keep going. We don’t know what the future holds for school or sports, but much like wrestling you have to attack like a beast and keep driving forward! . . . #willbeagem #willbeabeast #boysroom #boysroomdecor #boysbedroom #redwhiteandblue #stripes #rt66 #medals #wrestling #cornerofmyhome #pocketofmyhome #lovewhereyoudwell #tommyhilfiger #interiordesign #interiordecor #rhodesweldingandmetalworks


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Itching to change up a space? A fulfilling way to do so is by tackling shelf styling ✨ Restyling shelves can be very overwhelming - you aren’t alone, it took me months to finally love my console. So, on the blog, I’ve got 8 steps to help you successfully restyle! • Check out the post by heading to the link in bio and clicking Read the Latest Blog Post. Shop from my favorite pieces at the end of the post and you can also shop my home by heading to Shop my Home or Shop Instagram. Message me with any questions! • • • http://liketk.it/2PLH0 #liketkit @liketoknow.it @liketoknow.it.home #ltkhome #interiorstyling #whiteandwood #homedecor #flashesofdelight #smpliving #neutraldecor #cljsquad #makehomematter #makehomeyours #hygge #hyggehome #currenthomeview #bhghome #simplehomestyle #farmhousestyle #cozyhome #countrystylemag #howihaven #pocketofmyhome #interiorismo #apartmenttherapy #livingroom #livingroomdecor #fixerupperstyle #smallspaceliving #modernvintage #homesohard #shelfstyling


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There is such an awesome range of Turkish towels available on Etsy it legit took me over two weeks to decide on these ones! Pretty sure that's a totally normal time-frame. Right? 😊 #bathroom #bathroomreno #budget #DIY #decorating #interiordesign #interiordecorating #bathroomstyling #turkishtowels #subways #subwaytiles #herringbone


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The desk and office are DONE! 🙌🏻🙌🏻 When I started out designing this room I told myself “don’t even think about trying to build a desk” “the desk we have is fine”.... famous last words 😂😂 But when I saw the picture of the desk in the @studiomcgee office... I couldn’t help myself 🤷🏼‍♀️ I was nervous to take on building a desk from SCRATCH because I was scared of totally screwing it up but I’m so proud of it. Don’t be afraid to wander outside of your comfort zone. That’s usually where the magic happens 💪🏼💪🏼


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#merci to all of my amazing clients who are so loyal to my work and to me! 🙏🏻😘😘♥️ A few years ago, I styled this for my client after completing a larger project and they were flying in to see things for the first time. This is a glimpse of her new vanity area. 🤗💕 . . . . . . . . . . . #merci #thankyou #thankful #interiordesigner #bocadesigner #floridadesigner #interiorstylist #decorator #pinkdecor #fushia #vanity #romofabrics #homedecor #gofinding #homegoods #acornerofmyhome #pocketofmyhome #interiorsofinstagram


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G o o d n i g h t 🌑...or in welsh, NOS DA ☁️ 💫 what a gorgeous day it’s been! We managed to make great progress on the garden, run some errands, and go for a nice walk by the sea, a day well spent❤️🌿 🌊


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Week 4 of the @oneroomchallenge is complete! I really wanted to use what we had for this challenge and so far I’m loving the outcome! The headboard and sconces got a fresh coat of paint for a more modern update. I also removed the cord on these sconces and used puck lights to make them look a bit cleaner. One more painting project to complete! *swipe to see the before*


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