Sunday, April 29, 2012

10 Unique Kitchen Island Ideas: Features from The Talent Scouting Party

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Here is the fifth set of features for the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party! If you missed the first four, check them out at:
Today is all about islands...not tropical islands...kitchen islands! Enjoy the inspiration from these talented bloggers...

Saturday, April 28, 2012

WhisperWood Cottage Winner Featured in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

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Do you remember when Roeshel at The DIY Showoff was announced the winner of the 1st Project of the Year Party at WhisperWood Cottage in January/February? As part of the grand prize package, Roeshel won a feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine! Well, the new issue of Cottages & Bungalows just arrived in my mailbox...and here is Roeshel's project in her very own 2-page spread...

Thursday, April 26, 2012

20 White Cottage Kitchens: Features from The Talent Scouting Party

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Here is the fourth set of features for the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party! If you missed the first three, check them out at:
This set of features focuses on something that is quite popular among the cottage-loving crowd: white kitchens! Bright white, off white, and classic white...

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

15 Creative Window Treatments: Features from The Talent Scouting Party

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Here is the third set of features for the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party! The first set showcased 10 Kitchen Details to Obsess Over. The second included 10 Salvaged, Pallet & DIY Wood Projects. This set is all about creative window treatments. We're talking burlap, no sew, tutorials, awnings, shutters, and even tea cups! Enjoy the inspiration!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Get Caught Up on My Occasional Sale Adventures!

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Junkologie Adventures Update:
Check out my recent adventures in Buffalo, MN!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

10 Salvaged, Pallet & DIY Wood Projects: Features from The Talent Scouting Party

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Here is the second set of features for the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party! The first set was all about 10 Kitchen Details to Obsess Over. This set is all about amazing kitchen projects made with wood. Most are made with salvaged wood from barns, chicken coops, pallets, and doors. Three thumbs up for these wonderful bloggers!

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

10 Kitchen Details to Obsess Over: Features from The Talent Scouting Party

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Here is the very first set of features for the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party! These features are all about details over which I am obsessing! I want to find, make, or use every one of these projects/details...

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Medical Tray Magnetic Message Center in the Kitchen

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Hello, there! Thank you to everyone who has linked up to the "All Things Kitchen" Talent Scouting Party so far!! Holy amazing projects! I'm drooling over all the white kitchens, carrera marble and wood countertops, industrial touches, and unexpected details. Get your kitchen projects linked up for a chance to win a feature in Cottages & Bungalows Magazine! I'll be featuring a few kitchen projects here on the blog later this week! :)


Inspired by all the projects, I started going back through old blog posts to see what other kitchen-related projects I've done. I found this one that I did back in August of 2010 for The DIY Club. Have any of you been around here long enough to remember this one?

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Junk, Flea Market, and Thrift Store Adventures at Junkologie.com

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Did you know I have a second blog? Check out my junk adventures over at Junkologie.com!
Here's an example of what you'll find...

Monday, April 9, 2012

THE TALENT SCOUTING PARTY: Open Call for "All Things Kitchen" (Linky now closed.)

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"All Things Kitchen" 

Winning project will be featured in the September issue of Cottages & Bungalows Magazine!

Link up April 9-30. Top contenders announced May 7. Winner posted May 14.

"All Things Kitchen" means whole kitchens, kitchen makeovers, kitchen islands, kitchen furniture, kitchen decor, kitchen DIY, kitchen organization, kitchen solutions, or any kitchen project (EXCEPT recipes or food-related projects). Projects can be newly or previously completed. If you linked up a kitchen project to the last Talent Scouting Party, you can link it up again as long as it fits with the kitchen theme.

WHAT WE ARE LOOKING FOR

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Reminiscing: The Kitchen Makeover

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In the spirit of the upcoming "All Things Kitchen" talent scouting event for Cottages & Bungalows Magazine, I thought I'd adapt previous posts that captured the kitchen update a few years ago at WhisperWood Cottage.


When we moved into this home, the kitchen was one of the first things that needed immediate attention. The leaky faucet spewed water at its base whether it was running or not. We had to keep a towel wrapped around the faucet at all times. The countertops were old and grimy. Their forest green color, combined with the dark wood cabinets and pine clad ceiling, made the room too dark and drab. We wondered whether the installers were drunk during construction because the counters were soooo unlevel. Here are some before/during shots...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Master Bedroom Makeover Tour

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Welcome to the full tour of the master bedroom makeover at WhisperWood Cottage. We originally completed the makeover in fall 2010. Since then, we've added, changed, and updated a few things here and there. It is still my favorite room in the house.