It used to be, that whenever we spent time in our kitchen, we just tried to ignore how unattractive it was. That’s because it looked like this:
But not anymore. The makeover is totally complete! And it’s a wonder what a difference it makes to how much we enjoy the space.
A few days ago we finished a major part of our kitchen upgrade when we installed new open shelves to take the place of one of the cabinets. I was really nervous about putting up these shelves, because the floating shelf hardware required lots of exact measurements and drilling, and I was afraid I’d screw […]
As the season has changed from summer to fall, I’ve been adjusting my clothing with the temperatures, pulling out my jackets, scarves, and jeans. And as I’ve been incorporating more fall fabrics into my outfits, I’ve been noticing how much interiors pull from some of the same trends as clothing. Which makes sense–just as you put away […]
After weeks of work, a lot of frustration, and many buckets of paint, the kitchen cabinets are finished! We took them from this splotchy, dark stain:
And from this:
Light and bright and a thousand times better, so we’re done, right? […]
When you move into a new house, you have to prioritize your changes based partly on difficulty and motivation. And over the year and a half we’ve lived here, the difficulty of the renovations we’ve made has been ramping up. But one room we’ve just been chipping away at is our kitchen. When we moved in we replaced […]
My name is Rachel and I live in wonderful Portland, OR. Transient Expression is about fashion, style, and DIY. I love to share craft projects, cute outfits, recipes, and inspiration for living a handmade life.
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