Cutting Butcher Block for an Undermount Sink

One of my goals for 2015 is to finish sharing our kitchen that we re-did in 2013! It's been over a year and a half since we revamped our kitchen. As most of you know, our kitchen wasn't in bad shape, it just wasn't what we liked. We kept the guts of the kitchen; the cabinets and appliances and removed the formica countertops, installed a new deep sink and amazing Moen MotionSence faucet, and tiled the back splash. We also added some extra cabinet space. Today, we are sharing a few of the … [Read more...]

Everyday Stainless Steel Cleaning Tips

Everyday Stainless Steel Cleaning Tips #MeisterCleaners

This post brought to you by Meister Cleaners. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Sew Woodsy. If there is one thing I hate to do it's cleaning. I dread it like the plague. I'll cook all day long, and do loads upon loads of laundry. But give me a vacuum or worse a rag to clean stainless steel and I'm miserable. While I was pregnant we hired a cleaning service to clean our home once a month. It was a glorious thing! I knew after I gave birth we would not be able to afford the … [Read more...]

Tips & Tricks on Installing Butcher Block Countertops

Tips & Tricks on Installing Butcher Block Countertops

Last year, we revamped our kitchen. It wasn't in bad shape, it just wasn't what we liked. We kept the guts of the kitchen; the cabinets and appliances and removed the formica countertops, installed a new deep sink and amazing Moen MotionSence faucet, and tiled the backsplash. We also added some extra cabinet space. Today, I am sharing a few of the tips and tricks we found useful when we installed our butcher block countertops. Talk about pressure! One mess up and it could have been very … [Read more...]

Choosing the right kitchen backsplash

Choosing the right kitchen back splash can be just as stressful (if not more stressful) than the entire kitchen project we worked on! After all, the backsplash is kind of permanent. It is not like you can easily remove it and put something else up. From the beginning when I shared my kitchen revamp inspiration board I knew I wanted white subway tile. I felt that it was a safe option. Before you go to the store, you need to calculate how much you will need. This comes down to square … [Read more...]

5 Effective Tips for Organizing the Kitchen

Effective Tips for Organizing the Kitchen

Do you ever open your kitchen cabinet only to fumble around for a few extra minutes trying to find what you need. This has been my battle ever since we added the additional cabinet space. As my belly grew it became more and more difficult to get to anything that wasn't in arms reach. My friends at OXO sent me a box of kitchen organization goodies to get my kitchen cabinets and countertops in check! Today, I'm here to share 5 Effective Tips for Organizing the Kitchen. Here is the before … [Read more...]

How to Add Additional Cabinet Space to Your Kitchen

How to Add Additional Cabinet Space to Your Kitchen

Today, I'm back to share another kitchen revamp update post. When we were planning our kitchen project, I had mentioned to Jon that I really wanted him to cut out the two sides that backed up to the corner and extend out our cabinet. I knew that our builder did not utilize the space properly (remember, we bought a foreclosure, so this was way out of our control). I knew that I had almost a whole other cabinets worth of room that had been blocked. So as soon as Jon removed the formica countertops … [Read more...]

How to Remove Formica Kitchen Countertops

Easy tips and tricks --> How to Remove Formica Kitchen Countertops from SewWoodsy.com

Have you ever wondered how to remove formica kitchen countertops? Well, we are here to give you a few of our tips and tricks we used when we removed our formica countertops last summer/fall. I knew once the main countertops were gone that the kitchen would be officially out of commission. What we had planned to only be a weekend out of commission turned out to be a week and a half. No cooking for me for that week and a half--it was 100% take-out. Yes, hypothetically I could have cooked and we … [Read more...]

{Video} Installing Butcher Block on a Kitchen Island

helpful how-to video installing butcher block on a kitchen island

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Today, I'm switching it up and sharing a kitchen renovation project! I know... I meant to post this weeks ago when I posted about the kitchen island custom bookcase, but then when I went to add pictures into the post I somehow could not find them. Like non-existant. So I either 1. Never took them (which I don't doubt) or 2. my camera ate them (highly unlikely). So that's why it took me a little longer than usual to get this post up. … [Read more...]

{Video} Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase

Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase video tutorial created for @homesdotcom by SewWoodsy.com #DIY #kitchen

This is a sponsored post on behalf of Homes.com. Here we go... the first of many kitchen projects. I'm so excited to share our Kitchen Island Custom Bookcase today! When we first started talking about what we wanted to change in our kitchen I knew I wanted to extend our kitchen island. While we were extending the island I knew I wanted more storage. That is where the kitchen island custom bookcase came into play. I dreamed of having a few shelves to access a few more of my cookbooks. … [Read more...]

{Vision Board} Kitchen Decor with Cost Plus World Market

World Market Kitchen Makeover from SewWoodsy.com

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Cost Plus World Market. All opinions are always my own. Last Friday, I shared that my dream is coming true and we are finally going to start work on our kitchen. Now, let me say that we don't have a bad kitchen. It's just not my style and since the day we moved into our home I knew I wanted to make some minor changes. Like the countertops and upgrade our sink and faucet and install a beautiful backsplash. You'll notice our current kitchen is black, … [Read more...]