But Ashley's vision and hard work came together beautifully in an updated and lovely space: Let’s start with a little introduction…I’m Ashley – furniture painter, blogger, small business owner, decorator, wife, dog lover and wine drinker.
When I’m not busy running around with a paint brush in my hand, you’ll find me running around…literally. So, I guess two years ago when I declared that my Accounting desk job wasn’t really doing it for me anymore, it should have come to no surprise.
Mix up colors on upper and lower cabinets, or on cabinets and islands as shown here, to add richness.
These cabinets are painted in Windsurf from Behr Paints; the island is done in Snowy Pine and the walls are Spice Garden.
I know many people want the “turn-key” ready house, but to me, that's boring.
Time to do something about those 30-year-old kitchen cabinets? Since even inexpensive cabinets can costs thousands of dollars to buy and install, it makes sense for homeowners to keep well-built functional cabinets in place and update them with a quality wood face-lift instead of a transplant.
This passion evolved into me creating a furniture restoration company and a blog to write about not only my furniture makeovers, but also our home renovation projects.
Installing lighting on cabinets isn’t just a practical improvement.
Yes: You have permission to love the knotty pine in your home, without apology. So take your shoes off, pull up a chair, and let’s learn all about the knotty, together, right here on this friendly little website. Above: That’s Betty Crafter in her gorgeous knotty pine kitchen, respectfully restored.
If you've been around long, you know I'm a big fan of both dramatic budget-minded makeovers and white kitchens. Ashley was working with a very dated knotty pine kitchen — I mean, knotty pine cabinets, knotty pine paneling, there was a LOT going on in that old home!
All fronts are solid hardwoods — NO flake-board or plastic. Every dollar spent in kitchen updating or remodeling is usually returned at time of sale.
Custom, hand crafted Doors & Drawers fronts can be installed on your present cabinets. Cabinets are protected with a moisture resistant finish.