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Our Built-Ins {before and after}

I mentioned a few months back that one of the next projects on our list was to install built-ins on each side of the fireplace. Well they are completed, I love them and wanted to share them with you today.

A look back on where we started…

living room before


A quick summary of how Jason built these:

*He used MDF board from Lowe’s for the frame

*The finishing surfaces are all pine wood

*For the shelving he installed wood supports and screwed shelving on top of that, then used finished hardwood to make a trim around the shelves to hide any imperfections.

*Once the frame was built and painted, we bought cabinets and door faces from here, and then Jason built the drawers and just added the front.

*We painted the built-ins Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams (2016 Color of the Year) That is our go to color for doors, trim and cabinets. Love it.


I added a few simple Easter decorations, books, and pictures. Super simple.

Sunday will come

I printed one of my favorite quotes out and put it in an 8×10 frame I got from TJ Maxx. It’s from Joseph B. Wirthlin and is always one I think of on this day – We all have our Fridays. Here is a beautiful video that has excerpts from this talk.


And that’s a wrap! I hope you have a beautiful Easter weekend, thanks for stopping by!

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2016 Sherwin-Williams Color of the Year

Sherwin-Williams has released their 2016 Color of the Year… ALABASTER! It’s my favorite white from Sherwin-Williams and is what we used for our trim and doors, and also some pieces of furniture that I have painted. It’s a great neutral white, and in my opinion will go with just about anything.

I love these rooms below painted in Alabaster. They have so much character and color!

2016 Color of the Year

Vintage Revivals

Sherwin-Williams 2016 Color of the Year

Thistlewood Farms

Or you can create a lovely neutral palette with Alabaster as your wall color. White can be used in so many different ways, it’s a great way to start fresh and create the style you love.

Alabaster by Sherwin-Williams

2016 Color of the Year


Jackie Jordan, the director of color marketing at Sherwin-Williams said this about Alabaster: “Alabaster represents a straightforward and necessary shift to mindfulness. It provides an oasis of calmness, spirituality and ‘less is more’ visual relief. Alabaster is neither stark nor overly warm, but rather an understated and alluring white.”

Tomorrow I am going to show you the after of this 1960’s TV console that we picked up on the side of the road.


We gave it a complete makeover and even painted it Alabaster, more on that tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

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