DIY Update & Design Hustle #4

Yikes! It’s been far too long since we’ve shared our DIY progress!

Despite our lack of updates, we have (or should I say Michael has?) made quite a bit of progress since last week.

The Kitchen

  • Rev-a-shelf doors are installed!
  • Materials for crown molding & kick plates purchased and primed
  • Lights replaced with Cree retrofit LEDs. This is an easy update you can do on your own; take a look at the installation video!
  • Dimmer switch installed; we’ll work on a DIY guide for you!
  • Finished cabinet paint touch ups

Here is how the Rev-a-shelf doors turned out; perfection! The tiny pull I found at Elliot’s Hardware.

It took us awhile to decide on our crown molding, but we’ve made a decision! We’ll be using a true, shaker style flat molding. Here is a photo example from Yellow Brick Home. As for the vent hood… I’m still researching our insert. There are many options, but most have horrible reviews. More on this to come!

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The Patio

Our patio plans are coming together! I posted Design Hustle #3 last week, and items 1, 8, 9, and 12 have all been delivered. We’ve made a couple of tweaks though. We ordered this Soleil Dining Table from West Elm, and are considering these Bulbrite hanging lights from to save a bit on cost. If you haven’t checked out we highly recommend their site. We’ve saved a lot on our kitchen renovation purchasing through them.


And finally, Design Hustle #4! One day I would love to replace our 10+ year old night stand and dresser, but those purchases are very low on the priority list. Inspiration for this Hustle was the gorgeous Rejuvenation rug *drool.* I’m a huge fan of West Elm, but the dresser is one I would probably search for a larger original piece at local antique shops. Products sourced below! Happy weekend everyone.


  1. Lamps (Lamps Plus; Possini Lamp $69.00E)
  2. Nightstands (Crate & Barrel; Barnes White Nightstand $299E)
  3. Basket Art (Pottery Barn; Hapao Basket $149)
  4. Bed (; Maher Upholstered Panel King Bed $656)
  5. Striped Pillow (McGee & Co; Perfect Stripe in Indigo $70E)
  6. Sheets (Target; Threshold Performance King Sheet Set $53.99 ON SALE)
  7. Blanket (Target; Threshold Metallic Blue Stripe King Blanket $44.99 ON SALE)
  8. Mirror (Target; Threshold Brass Mirror $47.49 ON SALE)
  9. Dresser (West Elm; Mid-Century 6 drawer dresser $899)
  10. Bed Stools (CB2; Leather’s Director Stool $199E)
  11. Catchall (West Elm; Palm Leaf Catchall $21-$39)
  12. Tray (Target; Threshold Gold & Marble Tray $33.24 ON SALE)
  13. Rug (Rejuvenation; Skyline Rug 5×8 $499)

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