How to Paint Kitchen Cabinets

This post has been sponsored by Behr Paint Company. All thoughts and opinions are my own.If you’ve been following along on Instagram, you probably already know that I recently moved to Colorado Springs! While having major difficulty finding an apartment over the past month, I’ve been living at my brother’s apartment. I decided to use…

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DIY Wooden Half Circle Knobs

I didn’t have room to bring anything big in my car with me from New York so I’ve been slowly adding furniture to the new apartment. A few IKEA pieces and a few thrifted items have been added over the last couple weeks. My bedroom here is just barely larger than my queen size bed…

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DIY Bathroom Shelves

Back with the last DIY project from our modern vintage bathroom. I wanted some simple shelves above our toilet since this is the only spot we have in the bathroom to store anything (you can see a before photo below 😲 with our previous above the toilet storage). It’s just a small half bath, so…

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  • SaraFriday, February 15, 2019 - 11:01 am

    I love this so much! Would love to do this in our bathroom but we dont have the side walls on both side – only one side wall and obviously the back wall – any suggestions for hardware that we could use on the back wall to support but also not be seen like your corner brackets allow to have that floating shelf feel? Thank you!ReplyCancel

    • MandaFriday, February 15, 2019 - 4:06 pm

      Hi Sara, so glad you like this! We’ve done other floating shelves in our home, the ones we have in our boys room are floating style, and could work if you don’t have the two walls on either side. You’d just need to use wood that’s slightly thicker, as the shelf would slide onto the corner brace (you use a larger corner brace), rather than sit on top. You can see how we did those ones here: https://themerrythought.com/diy/diy-wood-wall-shelves/. Hope that helps! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • MarySaturday, February 16, 2019 - 12:46 pm

    I would love to try this in my tiny bathroom when i finish another project, but I don’t see any option to pin this so I remember. Am i missing something? Hovering doesn’t give me a pin  option and I only see an instagram logo on the bottom, no pin button! Help! I would also love to know if you suggest finishing this wood to keep it from getting discolored as Ive had bare pine discolor from objects placed on it. I love the natural look, but the light in a room always yellows the area around objects placed!ReplyCancel

    • MandaTuesday, February 19, 2019 - 2:11 pm

      Our web designer is working on adding the Pin button to the bottom of the posts to make it easier, sorry we don’t have that option now. Not sure why the hovering over the photos doesn’t bring up the Pin button for you, so sorry about that! You can re-pin this from our Pin: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/438889926185229957/ and hopefully we’ll have the button added very soon! If you want to protect the wood from yellowing, you should use a finish, as the sun will cause the shelves to darken/yellow some. We’ve used Rust-Oleum’s Crystal Clear Satin Water-Based Polyurethane to finish wood projects, and while it does change the color slightly, it’s a clear option that doesn’t darken the wood too much, so we’ve been happy with it. Hope that helps! 🙂ReplyCancel

  • KMP Furniture BlogTuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:19 am

    Shelves create that very much needed extra storage space, especially in small places. But I’ve also found these to be particularly decorative used very much like the open shelving system used in some kitchens – decoratively only. Whatever the case might be, being DIY makes them even better. ReplyCancel

DIY Interior Window Shutters

One of the more recent projects we finished up from our small bathroom were these window shutters. I should have taken a before picture of what we had in there – it was super classy, some linen fabric that I shut into the window to hang. 😂 I really struggle with window treatments. Less is…

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  • Laura JollyThursday, February 7, 2019 - 6:02 pm

    Love this. Thank you for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • marySunday, February 10, 2019 - 5:55 pm

    love this, wondering how to pin it! I don’t see any pin button available!ReplyCancel

    • MandaSunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:47 pm

      So glad you like the project! 🙂 We’re working on getting a pin button installed, but in the mean time, you should be able to hover over the photos and a pin it button should appear in the top left corner of the photos. Hopefully that works for you! Or you can always pin it from our Pinterest Board: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/438889926185104583/.ReplyCancel

  • KMP Furniture BlogTuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:22 am

    At first thought you might think this will be tricky but I was surprised at how easy it is, and the end product looks absolutely lovely. Well done and thank you for the inspiration!ReplyCancel

  • G.M.Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 10:43 am

    Wow, that a great addition to the window. Thank you for sharing.ReplyCancel

DIY Greenery Heart Backdrop

Wooo! It feels SO good to be posting again! This past month has been chaos with moving and not being able to find an apartment out here in Colorado but I’m happy to say that I signed a lease last week and should be moving in today or tomorrow! During my time off from actual…

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  • ShannonTuesday, February 5, 2019 - 3:37 pm

    Oh my goodness, this is beautiful! Stunning photos also x
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  • KMP Furniture BlogTuesday, February 19, 2019 - 9:24 am

    I tried this after seeing the idea here and it looks absolutely beautiful in winter instead of your regular wreath decor. I ended up making stars but it will be pretty in any shape I believe. ReplyCancel

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