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Life in Grace

Holy Schmoly…..where have I been?  Now I realize that many of you have already seen this amazing kitchen……..but for every person that has……….there has to be a least 2 that haven’t………..right? Life In Grace……. Love this woman’s house……..Love this woman…….she has more substance than my protein bars.  

Here is her kitchen before taking the paint brush to it.  

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And then after a few strokes from the paint brush……..ahh….can you believe the transformation? 

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So the next time you want to paint something wood…….especially cabinets……and your husband whines that you can’t paint wood……just show him these photos……..or better yet…..wait til he’s out of town and paint!  Not that I’m suggesting you hide anything from your spouse….but some things are better left unsaid.  Men just don’t get painting wood.

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I love how she did her counter bar….she used OLD cabinet doors that she took off….painted them black…….you’ll have to venture over to her blog to see the rest.  You won’t be disappointed.

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Remember back in the late 90s when those old world pine armoires were all the rage?  I loved them then and I still love them……..especially with a bit of paint…….she distressed hers and shows us how she did it.  I know some you need a bit of hand holding with the distressing thing……she’ll hold your hand.

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Once you start, you just can’t stop.  You must paint every wooden cabinet in the house…..like the laundry room. 

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Notice the drapes……..my kind off drapes.  DSC_0156

No need to use a curtain rod……..heck there’s no reason to sew them…….just tack them up and glue some pom pom trim and you are good to go.

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Picnikcollage-5  Of course this table setting below caught my eye.  It’s that time of year where I start thinking about Fall table settings………..This couldn’t be more simple, yet so perfect.  See………..no need to get fancy to have a stunning center piece. IMG_1325

You’ll get lost in her photos………They look like they came out of a magazine………..I’m starting to hate her……..but once again……..way too sweet, you just gotta love her.

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Her pool /patio area is vibrant and full of color.  She painted one set a baby blue, and adds splashes of color where she can.  I want a pool.DSC_0142-1   She seems pretty perfect………especially when you see that she also home schools……geeze……….and this is her converted garage made into a school room…….looks like a NY loft doesn’t it?  What lucky kids…….she swears she’s not perfect……that her house gets messy and her kids do fight occasionally…….she really is the real deal.  Like I said…….she has substance.IMG_0958-1

One of the things I love about looking at other people’s homes………is seeing how they decorate and of course I get all giddy when I recognize a bit of me in their style.  She loves putting a lot on a table or shelf…….I do that and I always wonder if I’m being tacky……….well now I know I am not….I am being just like her!  And it’s perfect!

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     Just so you know……I am going to pout until YOU readers…….yes YOU……..start leaving comments either here or especially on my featured bloggers.  POUTING!  Don’t make me put my hands on my hips too.  Leave a comment.  We’ve gotten really lazy about it.  And if you want me to respond…….I will if I can, but you must have your email listed on your profile……then I can just email you right back.

Have a great day everyone……….wait!……….that’s right……….I’m pouting.

Kim

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Owner/Editor at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/editor of Today's Creative Blog and InspirationDIY.com where inspiration happens everyday! From the Pacific Northwest, Kim is a busy mom who adores her teen son, her middle aged husband and is constantly wiping the muddy paws of her adorable Labradoodle Maybelline. In her spare time, she teaches fitness classes and loves to decorate with thrift store bargains. You can also find Kim once a month on Portland's AMNW Morning show as their "creative expert". Life is more fun when it's creative!
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