One Room Challenge: Week 1

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I know a lot of you love the One Room Challenge as much as I do and I am SUPER excited to share that I’ll be participating this season! Over the next six weeks we will be taking you along as we completely transform the master bedroom over at the Gentry Project. We will be posting our progress every Wednesday, so be sure to check in each week!

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This bedroom has already been a work in progress for quite some time. If you follow along on my Instagram stories, you might remember some of these super ugly before images!

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The room looks CONSIDERABLY better just after demo, am I right?! We took out the carpet and removed the peeling wallpaper. And we changed the single-paned arched windows to squared-off energy efficient windows. Much better!

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Here is the room in it’s current state.  The floors have been installed and we are pretty much ready to dive right in! We are considering painting the beams and I think that will help it feel a little more restful in here! What do you think?

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While we want to create a soothing and serene master bedroom, I don’t want this space to be lacking in playfulness or texture. Here are the inspiration images we pulled for this challenge and a very loose concept for our floor plan. I can’t wait to get started!

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Make sure you follow along with all of the other participants!! All of us will be posting every Wednesday morning for the next six weeks, so don’t forget to click though and see all the rooms these talented friends will be tackling.!

Boxwood Avenue  //  Coco & Jack  //  Shay Geyer  //  Design Manifest

Dwell with Dignity  //  The Makerista  //  Making it Lovely  //  Dabito

Old Home Love  //  The Painted House  //  Megan Pflug  //  The Pink Pagoda

Erica Reitman  //  Sacramento Street  //  Simply Grove  //  Jill Sorensen

Sugar & Cloth  //  BrittanyMakes  //  Waiting on Martha //  The House that Lars Built

Studio Kitchen Reveal & Cabinet Painting Tutorial

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You guys! We just finished our little studio kitchenette last week and I COULD NOT LOVE IT MORE!!!

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When we moved in to our new studio we knew we wanted to put in a small kitchenette – mostly just a small row of cabinets with a sink and a fridge.

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You probably remember when we got this space, the walls were yellowy cream and brown. Not totally my style :)

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We started by white washing everything in here – the walls and even the ceilings got painted the perfect clean, sunny white hue, called Designer White (33-1). from Pratt & Lambert®. It is beautiful and so bright!! I was so impressed with the coverage of their Accolade® Interior Premium Paint & Primer. One coat of this paint and all that brown was covered!

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Once all the walls were a bright white, we started to feel adventurous! It seemed like a great opportunity to go a little bold with our cabinet color and green was the OBVIOUS choice!! :)

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We used the amazing (and new)  Aquanamel™ Waterborne Alkyd Enamel paint from Pratt & Lambert for our white shaker cabinets and I couldn’t be happier with the results! If you are thinking of painting your cabinets, this low VOC paint, made specifically for use on cabinets, doors and trim, is a really great option and I will definitely be using it again! It is self-leveling, which means it will give you a super even and uniform finish.

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We started out with white ready-made shaker cabinets from a local company called Madera. We didn’t even need to sand or prime these before painting because Aquanamel has a primer built in!!

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The trick to painting your own cabinets is to apply super thin, light coats with a 4″ foam roller, letting the layers dry before starting the next. This will ensure you get a really even coat without drips or streaks!

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If you are thinking of using this paint on older cabinets, we recommend giving your cabinets a thorough cleaning and sand with a sanding block or a liquid sander before starting. Here’s what our cabinets looked like after one coat, but I knew the color was going to look amazing after another coat!

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The self-leveling paint makes it so you won’t really have brush marks – it really is so amazing! If you get a little heavy handed though and you end up having some drips, you can just use a sanding block to smooth any of that out!

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Here’s what the cabinets looked like after two coats of Pratt & Lambert’s Aquanamel Waterborne Alkyd Enamel. SO pretty! The color we chose was Sierra Night (18-17). It’s the absolute perfect dark olive color!

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We have a few separate posts coming later about our countertops, the DIY open shelving and how we made over our fridge so stay tuned for those posts! I love the contrast of colors here with the soft white honed marble counters and our matte black fixtures and fridge!

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And here she is!! Our beautiful new kitchen!!

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We had Lucent Light Shop make us these amazing wall sconces called the Studio Sconce!! They are exactly what we wanted for this space and we couldn’t be happier with how they turned out.

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baskets  //  round tray

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round cutting board  //  black plates  //  cabinet hardware 

I just can’t get enough of these new paint colors! That gorgeous, bright white paired with that perfect shade of green makes my heart skip a beat! It was so easy to make these simple cabinets look and feel so much more custom and expensive with the new paint job and hardware!

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planter  //  vase 

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white mugs  //  bowls

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salt cellar  //  butter keeper  //  white plates  //  splatter plates

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I hope you guys love this little makeover as much as we do! Do you have any questions about how to paint your own? It’s SO easy! :)

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rug (similar)  //  ASPENS print 

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Cabinet Paint: Pratt & Lambert Aquanamel™ Waterborne Alkyd Enamel. Color is Sierra Night (33-1).

Wall Paint: Pratt & Lambert Accolade® Interior Premium Paint & Primer. Color is Designer White (33-1).

Cabinets: Madera

Counter tops: Honed Calacatta Marble from G3 Granite and Glass

Sconces: Lucent Lightshop

Island: Design by me and made by our carpenter

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Shelf and brackets: DIY (post coming soon!)

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Rug: Vintage, similar here

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This post was brought to you in partnership with Pratt & Lambert® Paints! Thank you for supporting our sponsors!

Love Notes

Happy Friday! Another week has flown by! I’ve been traveling so much this month, we’re running a little behind on our posting schedule. I PROMISE that the studio kitchen reveal will go up in the next couple of days! Pinky promise. And as a show of good faith, I’ll give you this little sneak peek!! :) :)

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We have about fifty photos to edit and the longest post ever to write, but it will be worth the wait!!

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Sole Society sent me a few things from their beautiful new fall collection and since it’s been cooling down the tiiiiiiiiniest of bits the past few weeks, I’ve been feeling like scarves are completely appropriate now. :) I’m obsessed with this indigo plaid one! The weekender bag is probably my favorite thing they sent though. I used it when I went to Salt Lake and NYC this last week and it makes a great bag for the airport when you need to consolidate a few carry-ons!

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scarf  //  bag  //  shoes //  sunglasses

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tortoise glasses  //  amber glasses

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boots  //  Poppies PRINT

Super excited to wear these velvet shoes with dresses and jeans alike this fall! That color is so pretty and so perfect for fall! They have lots of other great items here!

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shoes  //  rug

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sofa  //  rug  //  lamp  // black pillow  //  white pillow

We picked up some new pillows for the Studio from Brooke at Sew and Cloth. We love supporting local businesses, and it doesn’t hurt when the pillows are this gorgeous!

(And isn’t that sofa kind of really great?! It was an Overstock find!)

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rug  //  chairs  //  sofa  //  lamp  //  black pillow

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Speaking of local friends, do you follow our local design hero Wendy Doris of Dwelling Studio? She renovates historic homes all over Phoenix and she always does a great job, but I’ve especially loved following her#coronadoproject! This is such a beautiful house, it’s hard to believe it’s a flip!! Just look at that kitchen. I love the cabinet color, the hood design and the way the stone runs up the backsplash. Great job, Wendy!!

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We’re big fans of the Chris Loves Julia Podcast around here so we were so excited to hear them give a shoutout to Jenny’s Print Shop on this week’s episode!

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Here is ELEANOR styled on their beautiful shelves. I love that Julia used her home printer!! New art without even having to leave the house! Amazing! For the next few days we are offering 15% off any Jenny’s Print Shop purchases! Use code “WELCOMEFALL15”.

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Happiest of weekends to you, my friends! And thank you to Sole Society for sponsoring a portion of this post!

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Hi friends! Fall is officially here!! Who else is excited to say goodbye to this ridiculously hot summer and hello to sweater weather!? I just got back from a trip to NYC and Connecticut and I’m coming home refreshed, inspired and happy, with a camera FULL of options for Jenny’s Print Shop. Can’t wait to share!

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Michael came with me on this trip and it was SO good to get some quiet time together to talk about life and work and to start to figure out some things. We went to museum after museum and talked while we walked. I left itching to get out my art supplies and make more time for creative work.

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Did you know you can get 15% off your first Framebridge print order from Jenny’s Print Shop using the code JENNY15. Awesome right? Designer Lindsey Frank used Framebridge to print and frame her ASPENS download for this project here above. I’m obsessed with the natural wood frame!

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West Elm is currently running their Friends and Family Sale which is 20% off your entire purchase, including markdowns!! There are some seriously good deals to be had! Make sure you use the code FFSALE at checkout!

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linen chair  //  floor lamp  //  pillow  //  cutting board

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nightstand  //  pillow  //  chair  //  vase

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side table  //  throw blanket  //  wall sconce  //  pillow

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We are posting our studio kitchen reveal this week (!!!!!!) and I could not be more excited to show you what we came up with! There were some last minute changes to the backsplash and shelf design. We couldn’t end up doing any tile in the end (remember I was SO excited about the brass schluter idea!) but I think what we came up with in the end actually looks best! I know this is all pretty cryptic, but I will say this project from my friend Caitlin Creer was such an inspiration for making the shelf different and interesting! :)

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Have you seen these AMAZING chairs floating around the internet?? I’m super obsessed with them – especially the caned backs! Can you believe they are only $169 each? They keep selling out and then getting restocked weeks later, so if you love them as much as I do, you should snag one or two now! :)

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I love how Danielle Oakey uses one in her beautiful living room without the cushion on the back! You can see so much more of the beautiful caning! Her gorgeous pillow don’t hurt either! (Shop her pillow collection here!)

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