Upcycle Project – Cabinet turned bench

The kitchen renovation left me with an handful of unused cabinets.  Decided to upcycle one of them Materials Paint – $15 Rollers and brushes – already had Table legs – $3/each 1’x24′ of foam – $15 Cabinet – already had Upholstery Fabric – $10 for 2 yards Total Cost: $52 Total Hours: 2 hours Step 1:…

Kitchen Renovation Stage 1: Painting of cabinet doors

Here is my inspiration for what I wanted my condo kitchen to be: White and grey with green accents Here’s what I got:   The only redeeming quality of this kitchen was the in-unit washer/dryer- a Chicago apartment gold mine.  I purchased this place knowing that eventually this kitchen would get renovated.  However, I wanted to live in…

CurlMix

A couple weeks ago, my cousin sent me a link that a hair care product business called CurlMix was looking for natural hair models in Chicago.  With zero experience and even less expectation, I decided to apply.  Consider me surprised when I received an email saying I was selected!  Then consider my reaction when I…

First things first – Paint!

When I brought my new place I knew two things were going to happen; new paint job and remodeling the kitchen.  Since a kitchen renovation was going to ring up around $5-7k, I decided painting was the better place to start.  The original combo of dark brown and mustard yellow is, as lovely as it may…