Category Archives: Kitchens

Updated Kitchen 2

Kitchen Remodel Before and After

Updated Kitchen

Kitchen remodels, as many of you know, can be a daunting project. This remodel, which wasn’t like starting from the studs but consisted of more than just paint, was overwhelming at times and took several months from start to finish.

You got a glimpse of this kitchen when I shared Pam’s new widow treatments.

Now for the rest of the kitchen reveal.

First the BEFORE PICS…

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Repairing Blemishes on Wood Shelves (5)

Easy Trick to Repair Blemishes on Stained Wood

Repairing Blemishes on Wood Shelves

My experience working with wood is minimal at best. I know just enough to be dangerous. When Scott and I made these rustic kitchen shelves & brackets we were quite proud of ourselves.

Until the time came to stain them.

When a product, such as wood glue, promotes itself as “stainable” you take for granted that it is.

Evidently my interpretation of stainable isn’t the same as their interpretation of stainable.

I remembered solving a similar problem several years ago using plain old craft paint. It was handy, cheap and oh, so easy. The perfect solution.  Continue reading

Rustic Wood Shelves

Rustic Kitchen Shelves

Rustic Wood Shelves

When you remodel a kitchen the decisions can be overwhelming. For every decision that needs to be made there seems to be 1,000 options not to mention cost concerns.

What color to paint the walls? Reuse existing cabinets or buy new? What color to paint the existing cabinets? If new, do we stain the cabinets? Which counter top to purchase? Tile for the backsplash? Tile floor? Wood floor? Appliances..white? black? stainless? Lighting? Fixtures? Hardware? Refinish wood floors? Are they salvageable? Install new floors?

And if you’re using wood for any of these projects, which wood is the best option?

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Orange Pantry Door

Gray & Orange Color Scheme with a Pantry Door Surprise

Valances for Kitchen Windows

This lovely home is situated on a small neighborhood lake with beautiful views and plenty of natural light streaming in along the back side of the house.

One of the main goals, as we designed the window treatments, was to enhanced the view without blocking it.

You may recognize the fabric and valance shown here. I previously shared this window treatment plus a tutorial and the valance above the kitchen sink but this is your first glimpse of the big picture.

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How to Paint a Harlequin Diamond Wall (4)

How to Paint a Harlequin Diamond Wall

Red Harlequin DiamondsWhen Emily was building her new home she began gathering inspiration pics and ideas she hoped to incorporate into her new home.

One of those inspiration pics was the above photo that she saved to her phone after stumbling across it on Pinterest. Later she showed the photo to her friend Shannon mentioning she’d like to have something similar painted in her kitchen.
It just so happened that Shannon knew me, knew about Beyond the Screen Door and the rest…as they say…is history!

If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook you may recognize this project! 

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Lakehouse Kitchen (10)

Cottage Lake House Kitchen Tour

Lakehouse Kitchen (10)

Imagine this bright and cheerful kitchen stuck in a 70’s timewarp.

Without before pictures (which I sure wish I had) it’s really hard to imagine. When my sister-in-law Gina and her husband George first purchased this lake house the best word to describe it was brown.

Brown woodwork, brown carpet, brown furniture…just brown. Top to bottom brown.

While a few remnants of it’s 70’s glory remain most of the house reflects it’s new bright and cheerful, full of charm, makeover.

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