Spray Varnishing Kitchen Cupboards

The final step for my kitchen remodel was to give all of the cupboards a sprayed coat of varnish. Because the cupboard doors and drawers have to be sprayed outside (due to the mess and fumes), we had to wait until the summer months to do this part! This time, we were not only doing the cupboards that were refinished before, but giving all of the cupboards in the kitchen a fresh new coat.

The benefits of using a spray gun to varnish is that it gives a beautiful, even coat of finish. It also can make the project go so much faster than if you were to use a brush to put it on. The risk with spray varnishing (and with any varnishing), is that things like humidity, dust, or anything on the wood surface can cause a mess!

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FREE Summer Printables

I’m feeling HOT! It’s the best time of year to relax and soak up the sun. Maybe plan a little summer mixer party with your friends? You can find all of my inspo for that over on my party pinterest board!

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Image (and Recipe) via Sugar and Charm

If you are just in the mood to do a little decorating, I’ve created some fun, free printables for y’all! Print and hang them on your fridge or place in a fancy frame. Click on the PDF downloads to get the high-res images for printing.

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What I’m Loving: DIY Flower Arrangements

What I’m loving about May is that all of my favorite flowers have started blooming! I love picking fresh blooms from my yard and filling my house with them. I’m not the greatest at arranging flowers, and it’s something that I want to get better at. I’ve pulled together some inspo for a bunch of different ways to arrange flowers of all types.

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i Image via Pinterest

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Shoe Storage Makeover

I recently shared my mini makeover in my blogger home office. I use this room to store a lot of my closet, especially my shoe collection. I used to dream of being able to afford designer shoes long before I ever went to fashion design school, and to me, they represent how hard I have worked in my career!

When I first moved into my house, I found a bookcase on the side of the road that I loaded into my car and used to store my shoes and purses. As I’ve finally grown up a little bit and can actually afford furniture, I wanted to get the monstrosity out of the room and replace it with something a little nicer.

Blogger Office Mini Makeover | Style & the Suburbs

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Kitchen Remodel Reveal: Before & Afters

One of the biggest and longest projects I’ve done in my house has been my kitchen remodel. I touched almost every part of the kitchen– from the walls, to the cupboards, counters, and the floor.

The goal of the project was to embrace the midcentury style of the kitchen, but refresh it in a modern way. I wanted to keep the original birch cupboards as-is and design the room around them. I also wanted to brighten up the space to give it a more open and airy look. Finally, I wanted to add my own personal touch on it, to make it feel like it fits my home, and isn’t just a copy paste from something on pinterest.

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My kitchen when I first bought my house!

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Installing a New Kitchen Floor

The next project on my kitchen remodel to-do list was putting in new floors. The current floor was a beige linoleum that was actually new when I bought the house. The floor had a matte finish with a little texture in it, which made it look okay for linoleum, but it held dirt so bad! I would scrub and scrub, and it still looked dingey. I was so happy to start ripping it up!

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