DIY kitchen make-over on a budget? Read on!
Growing up, I spent a lot of time at Home Depot with my mom. I remember attending a tiling class one day when I was about 8 years old after she got an itch to tile the entire house. Who knew how useful that class would be 20 years later!
Last August my boyfriend bought a condo that had recently been updated from its original 1970’s interior. Though the previous owners revamping efforts set a nice base, the kitchen was seriously lacking some warmth and personality. With a limited budget left from furnishing the rest of the house, we were looking for something reasonable in cost, but high in impact. Backsplash it was!
We made a trip to a few tile stores, but ended up finding the most perfect Allen and Roth subway tiles at Lowe’s. Of course, I always seem to have complicated taste as we learned the tile color had been discontinued – leading us on a wild goose chase around town to round up all the remaining boxes from Lowe’s stores around the valley.
Installed Cabinet Lighting
We couldn’t be happier with the new look and feel of our kitchen – it’s starting to feel like home!
Now that it’s been a few weeks and I’ve finally recovered from my little sister’s bachelorette party, I’m ready to share all of the fun that went in to planning the weekend! To make it short and sweet, I’ve summarized my tips & tricks in to 10 simple steps!
1. You need a Hashtag – There’s nothing like a witty hashtag that gets the group excited about the upcoming weekend! It’s a great way to brand the weekend and group pictures taken throughout the weekend. Nothing compares to scrolling through your hashtag feed on Sunday morning to relive the weekend!
2. Plan the Party 3-5 Months Out – If you can, give the group AT LEAST 3 months to plan for the big weekend! We all know weddings are expensive, so try to remember that when planning.
10. Lingerie Shower & Games – No weekend is complete without embarrassing games and a pile of sexy lace! We turned the lingerie shower into a game, leaving the bride to guess who got her what. For the big game, I opted for a dirty version of the Newlywed Game, meeting up with the groom before the weekend to answer saucy questions. We asked, and the bride guessed the soon to be grooms answers – pretty hilarious! Fortunately for our bride, it turns out her and her soon to be hubby were pretty in sync, so her penalty shots for guessing the wrong answer were limited.
Cheers to a lifetime of love, happiness & wine!
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