The Brellis House


Kitchen Improvements

cat in fish tankAs much as we wanted to make a terrarium in our huge empty fishtank, we decided we didn’t want to give up valuable window space for it.  Since it was a real eyesore in the kitchen, we finally put it in the basement (for now). This left a big, empty wall that I had plans for. In less than 2 hours, we whipped up this bulletin board to fill up the space and give us a place to have photos, wedding invitations and other pretty things to look at.  Here’s how we did it: First I found the biggest cardboard box from my collection in the basement (I’m a hoarder) and cut out one of the sides. Then we made a wooden frame from a hunk of wood we had in the basement (hoarder). We stapled the frame to the cardboard with a staple gun and then wrapped it with some white batting-like felt that I had bought as a remnant a while ago just because I knew I’d need it some day (hoarder), and then a piece of burlapy fabric that I did go to the store and buy real quick. The yard of fabric was the only purchased item for this project. It pays to be a hoarder. With two nails in the wall, we hung it up and started pinning things.

bulletin board


The second improvement to the clutter corner in our kitchen was covering the faux wood pattern on the end of the cabinet with beadboard like we had planned to do years ago, and painted it. FINALLY!

kitchen cabinets

We still have to add some trim across the bottom and minor things that like.

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