[Guest Post] What does your kitchen say about you?

It’s a fair bet that you spend more time in your kitchen than any other room in the house – cooking, eating, socializing; it all goes on in the kitchen.

Far from being just a place to make breakfast or cook the evening meal, your kitchen is now the focal point of your home and the way it looks often makes a statement to others about the place you live and the person you are.

Like the way you dress, your kitchen says a lot about your personality. Bold colors, shiny handles, oak units, natural wood floors – every detail when it comes to designing DIY kitchens is a statement, whether you intend it to be or not.

Read more

7 Step Guide to Whitewash Furniture

Whitewashing furniture can easily and quickly be done. All you need are the right materials and the following tips:

Step One: Thoroughly Clean the Furniture

7-step-guide-to-whitewash-furnitureAs wood is used, it accumulates all sorts of things–including oils, dust and stains. None of which is conducive to painting in any way, so you have to scour the wood as good as you can before you do anything else. The best cleaning solution for this job is vinegar; put some of it on a rag and wipe down the wood. If you apply enough effort and elbow grease as you are wiping, you should be able to remove all stains and blemishes, making the outside of the wood furniture as spotless as it can be.

Read more