Archive for February, 2012

Love (And Thanks) Are In The Air

**Psst- We know most Fridays we just post once, but every month on sponsor shout out days we double up. So we’ll be back in a few hours with a post about cabinet surgery.

It’s time for our usual monthly show of gratitude to our sponsors. You know, the people who make the other 30+ posts possible, and generally keep us feeling all lovey dovey (hey, Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us, right?). So we tried to highlighting a few love/pink/red/heart related items from our sponsors (none of which have been gifted to us – here’s our no-swag policy). And if you need a little extra love, check out of some of the special discounts bulleted at the bottom. Happy early V-day to one and all (cue the cheesy *smooch* sound effect).

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Reader Redesign: Welcome Home Makeover

A little bit of us is always envious of a proper entryway in a home (since both of ours have been just a door that opens into a room). Plus, with our own plans to do some sort of board and batten in our hallway eventually, we’re totally loving Jenna Sue’s sweet makeover of her foyer. Here’s her email:

We’re in the middle of 92,835 projects at our house, but we recently completed one that we’re pretty proud of and I thought I’d pass it your way. Our entryway started out with old white faux marble tile floors, metallic floral wallpaper, and a cheap outdated light fixture.

We ended up replacing the floor with travertine-style porcelain tile, DIYing board and batten with coat hooks, adding a fresh coat of paint, and a new rustic light fixture.

I designed some art for the space and voila!

We love the open feeling you get when you walk into the house now, it’s such a breath of fresh air.

Thanks for looking, and I can’t wait to see how your kitchen turns out (we’re adding open shelving in ours soon too, can’t wait!) -Jenna Sue

You can read more about the processand see extra photos of the foyer-y goodness here on her blog. And if you’re pining over some of her art, she’s got a shop where you can snag your own. Thanks so much for sharing Jenna Sue! Let’s play the favorite-part game. Sherry loves the board and batten along with the cool industrial light and I’m into those dark coat hooks (along with the board and batten).