Counter Top Makeover on Farmhouse Kitchen 911

Are you ready to see my Farmhouse Kitchen Counter Top Makeover? Come on! When we found this house, the farmhouse we had been looking for forever, I initially kind of ignored the light blue counter top and back splash in the kitchen. The entire package was what we wanted: lots of acreage, room for our family of six, an old house with character, and fairly easy DIY projects to make it “ours”. Since I’m a mom of four kids who are ALWAYS HUNGRY, which leaves me preparing food constantly and doing my best to keep them OUT of the kitchen so there will actually be food left to cook for another meal, I am ALWAYS in the kitchen. My scenery doesn’t change a lot during the day while they’re at school either, because I work from home. I finally hit a point where I couldn’t deal with the light blue vinyl in my kitchen anymore. Knowing that I didn’t have a lot of money to invest right now, and that my construction know-how is lacking (okay, minimal at-best), tearing off the counter tops to replace them with something else simply wasn’t an option. Also, being that I DO have to…

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Cabinet Handle Makeover on Farmhouse Kitchen 911

No time to repaint your entire wall of cabinets? Try a cabinet handle makeover! In order to change up the look of my kitchen in an attempt to give it more of a vintage farmhouse feel, I first painted the counter tops and then began to attack the cabinet handles after I realized that painting my large amount of cabinets would take FOREVER. Being short on money and the amount of hours that I could sink into the mini-kitchen update, I’m glad that I went this route instead of plunging head-first into a project that would’ve taken me much longer to complete. My son and I began taking off all of the cabinet handles in the kitchen with a drill, then spread out a tarp on our carport. We laid out the handles carefully in rows, then sprayed them with the metallic Rustoleum spray paint in Antique Nickel, then flipped them over to spray the other side when the first side was good and dry. I only did one thorough coat on the handles because I wanted to allow the differences in the brass part of the handles and the white center portion of the handles to affect the final…

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Shotgun Shell Lights for Christmas DIY

If you’re looking for a fun way to give your Christmas tree a more rustic look, or are using a hunting/country living them for your Holiday decor, or just have a ton of empty shotgun shells sitting around after Dove hunting season, I have the perfect plan for you. You need to make Shotgun Shell Lights! These can be used at Christmas, but are fun to decorate your patio or other places year-round. You’re going to need Shotgun Shells, a String of White Christmas Lights, a Glue Gun and Glue Sticks for the Glue Gun. How many Shotgun Shells, you say? It all depends on the size of the light strand you use. I used an 100 light strand, so 50 Shotgun Shells was the magic number for my project. I recommend you only put Shotgun Shells on every other light, because otherwise the strand of lights will become way too heavy on the tree, and also allowing individual light bulbs in between the Shotgun Shell Covered ones makes everything look brighter! I’ve tried this both ways, and it’s really even fine to use a Shotgun Shell on every third light. It totally depends on how many Shotgun Shells you…

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