View from the top of Edinburgh (at Top of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh)

View from the top of Edinburgh (at Top of Arthur’s Seat, Edinburgh)

Buckingham Palace at sunset! (at Buckingham Palace Grounds)

Buckingham Palace at sunset! (at Buckingham Palace Grounds)

The London Eye from the top of our double decker bus : )

The London Eye from the top of our double decker bus : )

Thrifty Kitchen Transformation-Granite Day!
Granite Slabs in truck

Yesterday was such an exciting day in the thrifty kitchen transformation process-granite installation day! Thanks to Alpha-Granite in Wakefield, Ma, we secured this gorgeous hunk of granite called Steel Gray at a great price, with great service.

Alpha Granite Wakefield, MA

Ten days from choosing the granite to the install, they arrived on time, worked quickly and efficiently and cleaned up before they left.  As promised,…

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Q&A with Aaron Foster, license plate artist on the blog! http://countrydesignhome.com/2014/07/17/hey-i-made-that-artistic-license-with-aaron-foster/
Hey, I Made That! Artistic License with Aaron Foster

Hey, I Made That! Artistic License with Aaron Foster

Aaron Foster USA Flag

Right around the 4th of July, I posted a pic of this amazing USA license plate map that I spotted at HomeGoods.

USA Map HomeGoods

It received thousands of hits and shares on Facebook and Pinterest, and so many folks commented on its colorful beauty and unique construction-every state is represented with its own license plate! Then, I spotted this note on my Facebook page:

Aaron Foster USA License Plate Map

Naturally, I had to follow up and find…

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My latest DIY project

My latest DIY project

My latest DIY transformation using reclaimed shutter slats, Americana Chalky Paints and wainscoting wallpaper-wow ! (at WAKEFIELD MASS. U.S.A.)

My latest DIY transformation using reclaimed shutter slats, Americana Chalky Paints and wainscoting wallpaper-wow ! (at WAKEFIELD MASS. U.S.A.)

Coastal Kitchen Cupboard DIY Makeover

Coastal Kitchen Cupboard DIY Makeover

Coastal Kitchen Cupboard Transformed

Blogger’s note: NO REAL WOOD WAS HARMED IN THE MAKING OF THIS CUPBOARD**

This past weekend, I completed a few more projects while awaiting the granite guy’s countertop installation at mom’s house. I have been working on this piece in my kitchen for quite awhile, and am happy to finally have it done! This is the before:

Coastal Kitchen Cabinet Beforea red cupboard (made of MDF) we purchased a few years back at Jordan’s…

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Would it be bad to curl up in here in the middle of HomeGoods? #homegoodsleepy (at Home Goods)

Would it be bad to curl up in here in the middle of HomeGoods? #homegoodsleepy (at Home Goods)