Notes From Our Nest

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What’d ya do this weekend?

Most Chicagoians watched the Bears game, but not me! I tackled (ha ha) some of the projects on my honey-do list.

Here are a few photos of the fun:

The "Organized" Pantry

Trust me. I know it’s not perfect, but the pantry looks a lot better. Eventually, I’ll add more organizational elements, but for now I settled with regrouping the items and labeling the sections. You know, so everyone in the family knows where to put the food when they are done with it.

I don’t have a finished photo of it, but I put together a little bathroom wall cabinet for our master. It was a total bargain on

We need a chair rail!

We had a few places throughout the house that needed paint touchups. I started on those and ended up painting our guest bathroom (again). For the past few months, the green color of the bath had been bothering me. Now it’s a beautiful white. I painted it Benjamin Moore’s Decorator’s White, which has a tinge of gray (of course). I love it, but now I need to figure out what else to do with the room.

One Shower Curtain Option...Too bland?

The color doesn’t really come through in the picture, but it looks good! Now, I think I need to find a way to spruce up the grout in that bath. It looks kind of dingy. Honestly, I’d love to completely gut this bath, but I have to wait a few years!

The before, during and after of the cabinet

I picked up a cabinet for our entryway for $50, painted it a dark greige (gray + beige), and added new hardware. The final product was a $75 storage cabinet. Not bad! I love how it’s not modern or espresso like the rest of our belongings.

New blacked-out blinds

I also added blackout panels to our bedroom bamboo shades. I bought some $2.99 fabric from JoAnn, cut it down to size, stuck it to the back of the shades with velcro, and then stuck it to the window frame for added darkness/draft cutting. Our room is much cozier!

If you would like specific details on any of the projects, let me know!

1 Comment

  1. Any ideas on how to do “blackout shades” for our wooden slat panel blinds?

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