Lauren Liess Interiors
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kitchen eclectic-kitchen


vintage lighting, open shelving in kitchen, open shelving, kitchen shelves

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December 9, 2012
gitanjaliw wrote:
what is the flooring? Is it real or engineered wood. please provide specs. Thanks
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Lauren Liess Interiors
engineered HWs
    Bookmark   February 18, 2013 at 12:26PM
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March 14, 2012
smstreed wrote:
Where do I get that amazing kitchen light? - I'm remodeling the entire house. We've got to decide on lighting thruout house even though the "big" kitchen remodel will come later. I'm doing Swedish style and this light is perfect for over the kitchen island--not too big but plenty of light (right? need to know the wattage and I want to use LED lights whenever possible) Thanks!
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Swedish Room
I have a similar for sale at,
    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 10:00PM
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Julia Bui
I saw a similar chandelier at an antique store in Georgetown, Washington, DC and fell in love with it instantly. and then I saw a price tag... 14K!!!! Whooa! :-/
    Bookmark   December 5, 2012 at 11:38AM
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February 13, 2012
cherylgreen8 wrote:
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Plywood beadboard.
    Bookmark   February 13, 2012 at 1:38PM
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August 3, 2011
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The Shabby Nest
The cabinets are Behr's Witch Hazel,
    Bookmark   August 3, 2011 at 6:55PM
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June 24, 2011
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Christina DeMoss-giffin
did you paint the existing fridge with chalkboard paint? It looks great!
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May 5, 2011
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DeCocco Design
Good idea. Still wondering about chalkboard and greasy fingers though. Not sure they're a great combination.
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I am sure it can be cleaned with Windex or de-greaser!
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April 10, 2011
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The Shabby Nest
The lower cabinets are painted in Behr's Witch Hazel in a semigloss finish.
    Bookmark   April 29, 2011 at 9:21AM
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thanks! i appreciate you taking the time to respond. colors can be such trial and error and i pretty much want to avoid
    Bookmark   May 2, 2011 at 10:21AM
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April 9, 2011
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Those brackets can be found at any local hardware store - and the shelves appear to simply be painted wood planks.
    Bookmark   April 10, 2011 at 7:10AM
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March 20, 2011
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Robin Rieck
Not certain who made this chandelier, but a great source for custom chandeliers can be found at:
    Bookmark   June 9, 2011 at 1:57PM
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March 11, 2014
karenblack wrote:
Love the brackets! Can I find these on a website? Thank you
November 12, 2013
mmorley wrote:
The brackets for the shelves, where are they from? - Or is there are clearer picture of them?
July 3, 2013
combsmol wrote:
where did you find the shelves?

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Rebekah Zaveloff | KitchenLab added this to Kitchen Layouts: A Vote for the Good Old Galley
Here's another loose interpretation of the galley kitchen, since there appears to be base cabinets on the right foreground. But the sink, range and refrigerator are all on one wall, so it made the cut.
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"It really works for our lifestyle, and I doubt I’ll ever go back to having cabinet doors," she says. "Emptying the dishwasher got so much easier, I love seeing my collection of dishware all the time, and guests are free to just grab what they need." Christian draws on the family's chalkboard-painted fridge.
Lily Gahagan added this to Grown-Up Ideas for Chalkboard Paint
Breathe new life into an older fridge with a coat of the paint.
Designer Lauren Liess decided to turn her older refrigerator into a work of art with a few coats of chalkboard paint. Now her kids have a space for drawing, and she has a handy spot for the grocery list. Here are instructions for covering your fridge with chalkboard paint from green living expert (and blogger) Danny Seo.
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An island with metal legs and a laminate top keeps this kitchen light and airy, thus (the open shelves used in lieu of traditional cabinets have a similar effect). This is a great example of modernizing the cottage style.
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1. Pure style in Northern Virginia: Chalkboard paint on the refrigerator means mom can keep a running grocery list and schedule up top, while tots can draw whatever they like on the bottom.
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Some of the collection here is creamware, and some is milk glass, creating an abundant collection of white. The fact that the walls are white here makes the aesthetic really clean, especially in contrast with the chalkboard fridge and dark countertops.
Look for patterns in what you love.Once you have amassed a large collection of inspiration images, sit down and take some time to begin picking out themes and similarities in what speaks to you. For instance, my inspiration file almost always includes lots of pictures of open shelving in the kitchen and chalkboard paint. This is an important step, because it will help you hone in on what you really love.
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The kitchen is one of our top spots for incorporating white accessories. White canisters are perfect for storing everything from tea to pasta, and they add clean dimension to counters and shelves.
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The idea of giving a refrigerator a facelift with chalkboard paint is so inspiring. Do you have a functional fridge that could use an update? Here it is! Children will love drawing as you prepare meals, and you can't overlook the list-making possibilities.
7. Switch to nontoxic cleaners. Most of the time, it is unnecessary to use powerful cleaners on everyday household messes. If the mess you are cleaning up is less harmful than the product you are using to clean it, that's a clear sign you could scale back a bit. Especially with little ones in the house, it feels much safer to use natural cleaners on floors and counters.As with all of these ideas, there is room for moderation. There is no reason to trash all of your old standby cleaning products — just reserve them for occasional deep cleaning and times there has been an illness in the house.
14. Spice up an outdated fridge with chalkboard paint. No cash to trade in that old beige fridge? Try covering it in chalkboard paint instead for a fun, creative look. The chalkboard surface will keep kids busy while you cook, or use it to keep a running grocery list, menu ideas or inspiring quotes and doodles.
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3. Learn to slash costs on the biggest remodeling expense: the kitchen. Kitchen remodels are notoriously expensive — but savvy homeowners can slash those costs with a bit of creative repurposing. Consider working with what you have, from painting and updating hardware on your old cabinets to giving your existing appliances a makeover with chalkboard paint. When seeking new materials, include Craigslist and salvage yards, and look for budget-friendly alternatives to standard fare, like open shelving instead of pricey cabinetry.Get the guide: 15 Ways to Update Your Kitchen
Here’s the bottom line: If childproofing teaches our little ones that anything within reach is fair game, we have done them and ourselves a serious disservice. Not only will visiting friends or family be a nightmare, but your kids will not have learned a basic precept of civilized life: respect for other people’s property. In addition, self-restraint and self-control will be a more difficult to learn when they start encountering life’s realities, which will begin around kindergarten. More: How to Childproof Your Home: Expert Advice
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Chalkboard paint can even turn your refrigerator into a message center. Chalkboard paint cost: A can of Rust-Oleum Specialty Chalkboard Paint, 30 ounces, costs about $10. It comes in green or black and will cover 110 square feet. Benjamin Moore offers chalkboard paint versions of all of its regular colors. Or you can make your own.

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