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It’s garage sale season as well as “sit outside and have ice tea” season. Both things on my mind lately. I want to beautify my outdoors so I can sit outside and drink Iced tea……and I love going to garage sales to find bargain items I can re-purpose. I found a few great deals this past weekend and if I get my butt in gear, I post some photos on my personal blog……that sorry thing.
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This blog is so good for transforming items that make you think “hey! I can do that!” She is a natural. She has a great eye for design…….and that probably explains why she did a video for HGTV for something……..not sure if it was a tryout…….or something different. I’ll make her explain in the comment section when she finds out I featured her.
I LOVE LOVE LOVE how she created the perfect little space in her backyard for a quiet place to sit and enjoy…….enjoy that Iced Tea. It didn’t cost very much and it doesn’t look too terribly difficult if you have a bit of carpentry talents.

This photo was in the beginning……just a simple structure.
outdoor room  patio ideasThen they stained it or painted……can’t tell……added some side slats…….
Add these little flower boxes…..and it looks like they got fancy and added a water feature of some sort……cool!outdoor room, patio ideasAnd when it’s all finished……….this is what you end up with. The perfect sitting area…….perfect place to sip Iced Tea.diy backyard planter box wallfurniture before and afterThen as I was nosing around, I found this fabulous table she found. And then I saw what she did with it………….she made a new kitchen island! SHUT UP! diy furniture before and afterHer whole kitchen re-design is amazing. A true transformation. She painted that oak and it looks good. painting cabinets diy I would like just one person to try and argue that this does not look better……….you know it does. Paint the oak……paint it! Life is too short to live with oak cabinets.
kitchen cabinets updateJust in case you missed it…….here’s another look see at her island. And those beautifully painted cabinets. She even shows you how……..TUTORIAL!!!!

kitchen diyShe’s a cute girl from Tulsa with a paint brush and a million ideas on how to make living spaces better. She even takes questions and helps you with your space. I bet she would tell you to paint the oak……. :)

 


Kim

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Owner/Founder at Today's Creative Blog
Since 2007, Kim has been sharing tips and tutorials on how to live a creative life. Owner/Founder 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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