5 Ways to Get This Look: Blue Island Kitchen

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It’s easy to look at a spacious, custom kitchen–like this one by Craig Veenker of Mountain Cabinetry–and get discouraged.  ”I’ll never have a kitchen like that one without winning the lottery,” you might say.  Well, if there’s one thing I’ve learned over the years, it’s to look beyond the potential price tag of a gorgeous room and really study out the details.   So let’s dive in and find some ways that you can make your kitchen feel the way this high-end inspiration kitchen looks.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Pretty Sitting Room

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You guys, I think I’m in love…..with A ROOM.  This room, a beautifully decorated sitting room in the home of Katelyn James.  Katelyn is a photographer, and her artist’s eye for color and design really shows in this room that she decorated herself.  I can appreciate the fact that this room doesn’t have to be full of furniture to make a style statement.  It’s simply a beautiful room.

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5 Ways to Get This Look: Rustic Kitchen

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I spotted this kitchen vignette at Liz Marie Blog.  I don’t usually go for a very rustic look, but something about this kitchen made me take a second glance.  I think it would be perfect in a little cottage tucked away in the trees near a lake….or on a sandy beach somewhere.  It’s a kitchen that says, “Stay a while,” isn’t it?

Well, if this is a look that you love, I have good new for you!  You don’t have to pay the price of waterfront property to get a kitchen like this one.  It’s possible to turn the kitchen you have into one that looks a lot like this.  It doesn’t take a big remodel, either–the rustic feel of this kitchen comes from the accessories just as much as it does from the structural elements.

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Recycled Wine Cork Book Boxes

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I know there are many wine enthusiasts out there.  Wine drinking has become a hobby in America.  Unfortunately I don’t drink wine.  I guess I am not sophisticated enough and still have the palate of 3 year old.  But I am hopeful I will find a wine a like SOMEDAY. However, I love the corks and the bottles and all the ways to upcycle them.  Today Carmel is showcasing a project that uses corks and books to create little storage accessories for your bookshelves or desk.

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