As Promised…

seat cushion

Here are the new seat cushions for our kitchen chairs. My original plan was to just recover the cushions that came with the table but I found these really cute seat covers in my new sewing book (thanks, grandma) and decided to try those.  The covers in the book were actually reversible and were made […]

Financial Freedom Fridays


  As you know, I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan and my little family is working hard to pay off school loans by using some of his advice, but also altering to fit our priorities.  Since this blog is about creating a beautiful home on a budget, I thought I would also share how […]

Kitchen Week-Dream Big


I admit that I do love the way our kitchen looks now.  It’s light, bright, and just makes me happy.  If I had some moolah to play around with though, I would totally put these things in it: White Cabinets: Thomasville Cabinetry I love the look of white cabinets.  They are clean and have the country feel […]

Kitchen Week-Table Makeover


To keep up with my “out with the brown, in with the new” styling theory, it was time to revamp our kitchen table.  I bought this table when I lived in my old apartment and after being moved a couple times, it was scratched and needed new life.  I gave it a fresh coat of […]

Kitchen Week-Beadboard Backsplash


Beadboard is a great way to give your home a little country charm and is very inexpensive.  Typically, beadboard is used as wall paneling but if you get creative, it can be used for other areas of your home as well.  Our entire backsplash-trim and all-was only abut $40 and we love it.  We started […]

Kitchen Week


We tackled a small kitchen redo in October and this is our new fresh, country kitchen.  Or at least that’s what we call it.  We painted, added a beadboard backsplash, refinished our kitchen table and added new hardware to our cabinets, along with a few small decorative touches.  This week I am going to be […]

Happy New Year


I hope you all have a wonderful, safe night ringing in the new year. I can’t wait to see what 2011 will bring!

Mantle Remodel


After taking down our Christmas decorations, I decided to change up the mantle’s look instead of putting up the things I had before. I love the new soft look of the frame above and wanted the mantle to go with it as well.  I started with some items from a nook in our bedroom and […]