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A picture of the finished kitchen vent hood.

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How We Built Our Custom Kitchen Vent Hood

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

I’m sharing a step by step tutorial on how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. Even though we sold our Willow House, I wanted to share how we built our custom kitchen vent hood. I’ve had so many requests to share this tutorial that I didn’t want to leave you hanging!  When it comes to […]

A picture showing our finished kitchen remodel.

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Our Kitchen Remodel Is Finished

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

I’m so incredibly excited to share that our kitchen remodel is finished! It’s been a long few years in the making, but it was worth every second! See all of the details below! Perhaps one of the most rewarding projects in this entire house remodel, is our kitchen. To say that it was bad when […]

A picture of our kitchen range with a dutch oven on the stove.

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10 Easy Ways To Decorate Your Kitchen For Fall

Ready to decorate your kitchen for fall? I’m sharing ten easy ways to make your kitchen feel warm and inviting for the fall season! During the fall season, I love to spend time in my kitchen cooking and baking. It’s a passion of mine. Oftentimes, I think the kitchen can be an area that is […]

Ready to decorate your kitchen for fall? I’m sharing ten easy ways to make your kitchen feel warm and inviting for the fall season! During the fall season, I love to spend time in my kitchen cooking and baking. It’s a passion of mine. Oftentimes, I think the kitchen can be an area that is […]

A picture showing the kitchen and apron wall.

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Trimming Out Our Kitchen End Panel

See how we easily installed custom trim work to our kitchen cabinet end panel. With our kitchen remodel almost coming to an end (and the full reveal coming soon!!), I wanted to share about a few more details that have really enhanced our kitchen. To add another custom touch, we wanted to trim out our […]

See how we easily installed custom trim work to our kitchen cabinet end panel. With our kitchen remodel almost coming to an end (and the full reveal coming soon!!), I wanted to share about a few more details that have really enhanced our kitchen. To add another custom touch, we wanted to trim out our […]

A picture showing the copper jam pan in my kitchen.

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The Copper Jam Pan

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

Last weekend I celebrated my first Mother’s Day. I’ve spent years waiting to be a mother… to have a precious baby filling the house with laughter, screams and so much love the cup continues to overflow at the end of the day… even after a long day. Ania is truly such a blessing and being […]

A picture of the vertical paneling and open shelves installed in the kitchen.

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Vertical Planking & Open Shelves In The Kitchen

See how we installed vertical planking & open shelves in the kitchen to make it feel bigger and brighter! Our kitchen has come a long, long way. After we had our backsplash installed, it was time to add vertical planking and open shelves in the kitchen. From the very beginning when we were designing the […]

See how we installed vertical planking & open shelves in the kitchen to make it feel bigger and brighter! Our kitchen has come a long, long way. After we had our backsplash installed, it was time to add vertical planking and open shelves in the kitchen. From the very beginning when we were designing the […]

A picture of the new laminate countertops and backsplash.

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Laminate Countertops & Backsplash

See how we used Formica laminate countertops & backsplash in our kitchen to make it look like real marble! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen, but so much has changed lately! It’s time I shared an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and backsplash! […]

See how we used Formica laminate countertops & backsplash in our kitchen to make it look like real marble! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve shared anything about our kitchen, but so much has changed lately! It’s time I shared an update on one of the biggest additions yet, our laminate countertops and backsplash! […]

A picture of the kitchen sink and the cabinet underneath it.

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Organizing Under The Kitchen Sink

I’ve mentioned before how little storage space our home has, and how it’s one of my major house goals this year to get our house better organized to make everyday life less stressful. The first project I decided to tackle, was organizing under the kitchen sink. Not only was it super easy, but just having […]

I’ve mentioned before how little storage space our home has, and how it’s one of my major house goals this year to get our house better organized to make everyday life less stressful. The first project I decided to tackle, was organizing under the kitchen sink. Not only was it super easy, but just having […]

A picture of Todd and Shayna in their kitchen.

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Designing And Buying Our Ikea Kitchen

I’m late in sharing this post, but better late than never, right? Designing and buying our Ikea kitchen was a new experience for us. We’d never went through the process of designing, creating and purchasing Ikea cabinets, and while it was definitely an experience, we’re still glad we did it.  When we first bought our […]

I’m late in sharing this post, but better late than never, right? Designing and buying our Ikea kitchen was a new experience for us. We’d never went through the process of designing, creating and purchasing Ikea cabinets, and while it was definitely an experience, we’re still glad we did it.  When we first bought our […]

The Kitchen Design Plan by The Wood Grain Cottage

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The Kitchen Design Plan

The kitchen design plan has been one of the harder rooms to really nail down. Overall, I’ve known what I wanted to do, but there were still a few key elements that I just couldn’t decide on. Elements, that I felt really needed to be picked before moving forward with the final plan for our […]

The kitchen design plan has been one of the harder rooms to really nail down. Overall, I’ve known what I wanted to do, but there were still a few key elements that I just couldn’t decide on. Elements, that I felt really needed to be picked before moving forward with the final plan for our […]

Replacing The Kitchen Subflooring by the Wood Grain Cottage

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Replacing The Kitchen Sub Flooring

If you ask either one of us what our least favorite project has been to date, we’d both probably answer with replacing the kitchen sub flooring. Don’t get me wrong, we were thrilled to get the nasty, rotted sub flooring up and out, but the process of actually doing it left a lot to be […]

If you ask either one of us what our least favorite project has been to date, we’d both probably answer with replacing the kitchen sub flooring. Don’t get me wrong, we were thrilled to get the nasty, rotted sub flooring up and out, but the process of actually doing it left a lot to be […]

Demo'ing The Kitchen by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Demo’ing The Kitchen

If you’ve ever bought a fixer upper home that had really gross rooms, you know the thrill of demo’ing the space and taking it down to bare bones. Demo’ing the kitchen was just like that… it was so refreshing to get everything out and to have a blank canvas. Remember the kitchen?  The picture makes […]

If you’ve ever bought a fixer upper home that had really gross rooms, you know the thrill of demo’ing the space and taking it down to bare bones. Demo’ing the kitchen was just like that… it was so refreshing to get everything out and to have a blank canvas. Remember the kitchen?  The picture makes […]

Alfalfa Clippings by The Wood Grain Cottage

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Alfalfa Clippings

You’re in for a real treat today friends, because I’m sharing an absolutely gorgeous peek into my beautiful friend Chelsea’s kitchen! Remember her dining room? Swoon! Her home is utterly fabulous, and I love being able to share it with you… major inspiration, and I know you all love it as much as I do! Chelsea […]

You’re in for a real treat today friends, because I’m sharing an absolutely gorgeous peek into my beautiful friend Chelsea’s kitchen! Remember her dining room? Swoon! Her home is utterly fabulous, and I love being able to share it with you… major inspiration, and I know you all love it as much as I do! Chelsea […]

How I Organize My Spices by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How I Organize My Spices

Today’s post is yet another “helpful post”. It’s not necessarily filled with beautiful, jaw dropping pictures, but rather the simplified take on exactly how I organize my spices. In comparison to blog land with most people creating fancy labels, removing the “ugly” items and adding a whole lot of staging, my take is, well, simple.  […]

Today’s post is yet another “helpful post”. It’s not necessarily filled with beautiful, jaw dropping pictures, but rather the simplified take on exactly how I organize my spices. In comparison to blog land with most people creating fancy labels, removing the “ugly” items and adding a whole lot of staging, my take is, well, simple.  […]

How To Organize Baking Canisters For Your Pantry by The Wood Grain Cottage

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How I Organize Our Baking Canisters

The pantry… it’s a room I’m in and out of all day long, and up until a few days ago, I had the biggest mess! Today, it’s all about how I organize our baking canisters! There are several things I’ve never really shared on the blog, but I am allergic to gluten. Thank goodness I […]

The pantry… it’s a room I’m in and out of all day long, and up until a few days ago, I had the biggest mess! Today, it’s all about how I organize our baking canisters! There are several things I’ve never really shared on the blog, but I am allergic to gluten. Thank goodness I […]

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