What’s Next for the Kitchen?

Now that is has some shiny shelves? I’ve talked about the kitchen and future plans for it before, but not for a long time, and of course they’ve changed some since then, so I’ll just go forward assuming that either you haven’t read that post from awhile back or that at least you didn’t memorize it and spend every moment … Continue reading

Copper Shelves: The Tutorial!

We’ve been planning to make these shelves since…..last fall? A long time. And then we finally got around to the buying the copper back in the beginning of March, and STILL we did not make shelves. Because we were afraid. Also because our original plans were thwarted and we had to regroup. The shelves were supposed to be floating shelves … Continue reading

Basement Floors, et. al: A Few Updates

I’ve been asked a few times now about how our basement floors are holding up; I always answer people in the comments, of course, but it seems like it’s probably about time to do an actual official update now that we’re a few months in. But I didn’t want to have a post that’s three sentences long, so I’m tossing … Continue reading

DIY Copper Shelves for the Kitchen

  post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Update: the tutorial for making the shelves is here. Hey! We finally finished these shelves! When we last left the kitchen–nearly a month ago!–I talked about how we finally took down the weird and terrible corner cabinet that was hanging out smack in the middle of our kitchen: ….and I … Continue reading

Taking Down the Awkward and Loathesome Kitchen Cabinet

So here’s what our kitchen used to look like: I’ve talked before about my hatred for that cabinet on the end there.  Whoever remodeled our kitchen made the very odd decision to use a corner cabinet in that space, even though it’s not, well….in the corner. The result is that it looks weird and juts out too far so that … Continue reading

Painting and Re-upholstering our Mismatched Kitchen Chairs…..at long last!

This project has been on our list for nearly as long as I can remember. Or at least for a long time. Back when we made the farmhouse table for the kitchen, almost exactly a year ago, I starting rounding up mismatched chairs from thrift stores, with the plan that eventually they’d all be painted the same color. And, look, now … Continue reading

A New Blanket, a New Dishwasher, and the World’s Prettiest Wooden Bowl

I’ve got a motley collection of things that don’t get their own posts today. 1. New blanket! If you’ve ever read the comments section on Apartment Therapy (or, umm, anywhere on the internet), you’ve probably noticed that being incredibly kind and giving is not everyone’s top priority when making comments. I’ve usually gotten off fairly easy over there, though, and … Continue reading

DIY Farmhouse Table Tutorial

post contains affiliate links; thanks for supporting Boxy Colonial! Dave is here to tell us how he made the farmhouse table. He has a lot to say and show about it. My finger hurts from editing all the pictures. Not even kidding. If you want to make a farmhouse table, you won’t find a tutorial more thorough than this one!  … Continue reading

Mini Kitchen Makeover: I Sort of Hate the Word Greige

  At some point over the past couple of weeks of doing this mini kitchen update (I’m hoping for a bigger kitchen update sometime soon, as discussed here) I realized that my kitchen could now be a museum exhibit from the future: “Typical Blogger’s House, c. 2013.” Granite countertops. Farmhouse table. Chalkboard Wall. And now….greige walls. Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter, … Continue reading

Chalkboard Wall: The Illustrated Kitchen Wall

Are you ready for this? I’m about to BLOW.YOUR.MIND. There is this paint that you can buy that turns any surface in  your house into a CHALKBOARD.  True story. Okay. I suppose at this point talking about how overdone chalkboard walls are is pretty much as overdone as chalkboard walls themselves. But what about talking about talking about how overdone … Continue reading