My love for creating started with Clothing and quickly moved to an equal if not greater love when I moved into my new Studio Apt when I was 18. I loved that it was my own space and if was to be clean and organized was all up to me. I oddly did not want to throw my clothes on the floor as if it were an extension of my closet anymore (sorry mom) and dishes in the sink was no longer ok with as well. I wanted to feel good about the space I was in and as my rooms grew larger over time the creative wheel grew in me as well.
My first true remodel was in my downtown 1920’s Portland, Oregon home. This renovation was more due to the pricing market and and what I could afford..a true fixer upper. I learned so much because I made a ton of mistakes and was pushed to be creative on a shoe string budget. I painted walls and ceilings…every single one to be exact. I stenciled a Japanese print in gold on pink walls and made a thrift store chandelier. This was all before I ever heard for DIY and Pinterest did not exist. Quite frankly everything in my life was DO IT YOURSELF!
So now on to why I decided to start this blog and I don’t want to sound that professional about it as well. This is a page I decided to document my One Room Challenge (www.oneroomchallenge) of my kitchen. It is a challenge to start with because I its actually turning three rooms into one. The kitchen was small of 10x12 for a 3100 sq ft home. The separate dining was just that…separate and that made it one of the most unused rooms unless we had dinner parties.