DIY Sliding Barn Door Makeover for Under $100!

DIY Sliding Barn Door Makeover for Under $100!

Hey y'all!  When we decided to renovate our home, we wanted to give it little touches that make it more "us".  One of the style decisions we made to make the house a home was the addition of a sliding barn door on the laundry room.  The laundry room is located directly off the dining room, so it's a high traffic area.  When we purchased the house, there was a doorway between the two rooms but no door, so the laundry room was always open.  The door will probably stay open most of…Read more …
Refinishing our Kitchen Cabinets – The Good, The Bad and The VERY Ugly

Refinishing our Kitchen Cabinets – The Good, The Bad and The VERY Ugly

This post contains affiliate links, which means if you click through and purchase something I get a very small percentage.  For more information on how I use affiliate links, visit sponsorship & disclosure. You may remember that I refinished our dining room table as practice for the kitchen cabinets.  We’re DIYing our home renovation and didn’t have it in the budget to buy new kitchen cabinets.  Armed with Pinterest and HGTV, I set out to conquer refinishing the cabinets myself.  Boy, was I in for quite the adventure! CABINET DOORS The first thing I…Read more …
Refinishing a Dining Room Table with Polyshades

Refinishing a Dining Room Table with Polyshades

This post may contain affiliate links, where I earn a very small percentage of any purchase you make.  Thank you for supporting Borrowed Blessings! When we bought our house, it had oak builder grade cabinets.  They were still in good condition and {more importantly} our budget wasn’t going to allow for new cabinets.  No worries though - I’d done hours and hours of very technical research {ie a cocktail of Pinterest and HGTV} so I was ready to take on refinishing the cabinets! Because I know myself and because I had never refinished…Read more …
Transform Your Kitchen in One Day!

Transform Your Kitchen in One Day!

  As part of our kitchen renovation, I am refinishing the kitchen cabinets.  When we bought our home, the kitchen had standard builder's grade honey oak cabinets.  Since our renovation budget is somewhere between we're-working-overtime-to-pay-for-this and whoa-no-I'm-not-cleaning-that-buy-a-new-one, we're DIYing most of the work.  We found a simple, free way to transform your kitchen {and it's easily accomplished in one day}! In my deep and thorough Pinterest research, I came across a few kitchens with cabinets raised to the ceiling.  I liked the look of the cabinets raised and Hubby agreed that he liked…Read more …
The SUPER EASY Way to Get Rid of Popcorn Ceilings

The SUPER EASY Way to Get Rid of Popcorn Ceilings

We have been busy, busy, busy with demolition work!  We're about done knocking things down and are ready to start putting things back up.  As most renovations go, we keep adding things to the "to do" list because "we have the space torn apart, we might as well" {insert project here}.  Can you relate? {Note: This is a sponsored post.  Please see disclosure details at the end of the post.} One of the projects we've discussed but kept putting off was the darn textured ceilings.  I called them popcorn ceilings, but my dad was quick…Read more …
Menards 11% Rebates

Menards 11% Rebates

If you shop at Menards on a regular basis, you have seen the 11% Menards rebate sale.  If you're not familiar with the sale - about once per quarter, Menards has the 11% rebate sale.  Anything and everything you buy during this sale {which they typically run for two weeks} is eligible for an 11% rebate.  {Menards rebates are issued as an in-store credit and mailed to your home after a long and grueling 6-8 weeks.}  I have a love/hate relationship with the 11% rebate {I both love it and I hate it}.…Read more …
Big Box Home Improvement Retailer Comparison

Big Box Home Improvement Retailer Comparison

There are two major big box retailers for home improvement & renovation supplies in our area {South Central Indiana} - Lowe's and Menards. Well, there are sort of three big box stores.  There are Home Depot stores in the area, but we don't typically shop at Home Depot.  They are farther away than either Lowe's or Menards.  Since they are not as convenient, I don't compare their prices or pay attention to their sales. That leaves Menards and Lowe's as the two major shopping choices in our area.  Menards is slightly more convenient…Read more …