The kitchen, a hard room to live without! When we first moved in there was an existing kitchen but it was not functional based on what we were used to. Our old kitchen was just thirteen years old and had already been updated and maintained well. This is what we started with:


This was our final result:

To see the process click here.

To see how we functioned without a kitchen, click here.


Living with a creative spouse means extra details, and being on a budget means extra creativity to turn trash into treasure. This pot rack was made from wood that was found curbside. To learn about the process click here:


We are obviously still working on the details like molding. I expect the little details to be complete if we ever decide to sell, if I’m basing that on our previous experience.