fabric topped kitchen stools

***this post originally appeared at The Ribbon Retreat blog*** Today I’m sharing an incredibly simple way to spruce up an old stool and add color and pattern to your home. Thisprocess will work for flat top kitchen stools or bar stools and could probably be adapted for chairs as well. I made over a couple […]

IKEA tundra laminate floor review {one year later}

A year ago we revamped our kitchen on a budget, refinishing the cabinets, installing a subway tile backsplash and new countertops, and laying new laminate flooring from IKEA. I gave an overview of the flooring process in this post, but since it’s been a year and a few people have asked how the floor is […]

refinishing the bar stools

In our new prettified kitchen, our barstools looked pretty sad. (Ok, they looked a little sad before the kitchen got prettied up, but at least they kind of matched.) I’ve never refinished furniture before, but I wasn’t in the mood to shell out money for new stools, plus a bunch of you convinced me I […]

kitchen transformation part 3 & review of IKEA’s tundra flooring

Well, the kitchen is done! Except for a a bit of finish work (filling nail noles in the trim) and some new decor, we’re finished! As a recap, we: refinished the kitchen cabinets using Rustoleum’s cabinet transformations kit, got new countertop, had a white subway tile backsplash installed, traded old white appliances for new black […]