Picture Perfect Pantry

I’ve always wanted a pretty pantry. You know the kind that doesn’t look like you really store food in there. 😂

One filled with baskets that all match and containers filled with cereal, cookies and pasta.

A pantry that’s just dreamy!

A pantry that’s

“Picture Perfect “

😍😍 😍

Well, I must have been dreaming when I had the idea to stencil this pantry. I don’t know what I was thinking 🤷🏻‍♀️🤦🏻‍♀️😂  I’m kidding y’all. (Not really 😉 ) I’m totally in love with way it turned out, but it was a lot more work to get it there than I originally planned.

Now, if I had decided to stencil this one little wall before we had these awesome weathered wood shelves installed, we’d probably be having an  entirely different conversation. 😃

Once the shelves  were installed it made it much harder to work in a tiny space. I did I have the stencils cut to fit between most of the shelves but there still were a lot of tight spaces they were difficult to work in.

A few tricks I learned while doing this:

1-  have more than one stencil to work with. This will make it much faster no matter what size wall or floor you’re working.

2-  be sure to blot the paint off of your stencil  after each use.

3-  Use spray  adhesive to keep the stencil in place. This will prevent paint from going behind the stencil.

4- For applying the paint,  A small paint roller worked  better than  a brush.

5- Stencil before installing shelves ( I had to throw that one in there! 😏)

I considered  wallpaper but, I knew I wanted this design.

It was more a lot expensive to order it in a wallpaper so I decided just to go for it!

I’m so glad that I did!

Every time I looked around the corner to see this Picture Perfect Pantry it makes it all worth while!

Doesn’t that just make you smile? 😃😃😃

I just wonder if the new owners are enjoying the fruits of my labor? 😂

I have a step by step tutorial on my saved stories on Instagram if you want to see more.

Here’s a link to the baskets. They’re from BHG Live Better @walmart

 

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Better-Homes-and-Gardens-2pk-Small-Chicken-Wire-Basket-Set/374715872

 

Have a great week sweet friends!

With much love,

Leanna 😘



Farmhouse Kitchen

 Have you ever walked into a space that did not look so hot,  but you totally did not see it that way? When I walked into this kitchen for the very first time I saw what was in my head, not what was in front of my eyes!  To be truthful, I don’t think I ever saw it any other way!
In the original footprint the kitchen was underneath where I was standing to take this picture.

Here’s the same view after we flipped the kitchen. Looks a little different, huh? 😂

I knew in order to make this kitchen what it needed to be, we were going to need to remove the wall from the dining room into the kitchen and open up  the  two spaces to make them one.

The old kitchen cabinets were about where this island ends.

Once the wall was removed we would then have a huge kitchen and breakfast area that would be perfect for entertaining and in every day living!

This is where the wall used to be.


 So, one of the first things that had to happen,  The long windows had to go! They were removed and shorter windows that would sit above the countertops replaced them.

Much better!😃

Then comes the island! We  created this island by re-purposing some of the cabinets from the previous kitchen.

I wanted to add some depth to the design. We used shiplap around the sides and back of the island and then chunky beams for the X on the end.

We also wanted to have a space for barstools or one long bench. To Create that space we went out further with the braces and the countertop.

My absolute favorite thing about this kitchen design is this sink cabinet and farmhouse sink! I just wanna smile every time I look at it!  😃  And maybe even dance little!  💃🏼 💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼💃🏼  Yep, it makes me that happy! 😂

The floating shelves are also a showstopper!

Let’s  just take a second to soak up all of the beauty of this custom made range hood! I mean, it just totally makes me 🤩🤩🤩!

A white kitchen is my absolute favorite! I knew from the beginning I wanted this kitchen to be white, but also wanted to bring in the warmth of some wood tones as well.

The backsplash is  White subway tile with white grout. The countertops are Quartz Carrera.

My favorite part of this house reno was the kitchen! But, my favorite part of this whole entire project was who I was able to work with!  I’m so thankful that my long time friend and bestie asked me to partner with her to do this project!  We had a blast! We turned something not so desirable into something that makes you want to come in the door and never want to leave! I hope you all love it as much as we do. 💗💗💗💗💗

If you want to see more of this kitchen follow me on Instagram  @The_Whole_9_Yards_Design

I have all sources tagged there in addition to saved stories on this whole entire process. Thanks so much for reading along y’all!

See you soon!  😘

Leanna

 

Sweet Summertime!

Hey sweet friends! When I started on this Blogging and Instagram journey  back in 2015  I had no idea what I was doing! 🤷🏻‍♀️ Not that I have it all figured out now or anything because I don’t 😂 I’m learning new things every day!  Considering where I started, I’ve come along way! I want to thank all of you that have  been on this journey with me and stuck around!  I love y’all! 😘

I am seriously so thankful for each and every person that takes the time to look at a picture that I’ve taken, read a post that I’ve written, or watched my stories or  YouTube tutorials it means more to me than you’ll ever know!

I would love to hear from you to know what type of content you would like to see. What are your favorite things? Message me here or on Instagram and let me know.

We’ve had a great summer! We spent a lot of time at the lake (my happy place!)   Just enjoying family and nature! Here are a few pictures of my favorite   Tablescapes from the 4th of July.

Red, White and Blue Ready! 

          Stacks and stacks at dishes! My favorite! 😂

 I found these red and white gingham chargers at hobby lobby at the beginning of the summer! I thought they were a definite for summertime!    

 The red and white checked table runner was a tablecloth that tore into napkins and a table runner!            I will post a tutorial on that soon!  

Here’s a  Birdseye view!

I found these blue and white paisley napkins last year at Home Goods! I also bought the square placemats that match! I love to use them in  patriotic Tablescapes and also and other Tablescapes with fun colors like lemon yellow or hot pink!

 The red and white striped straws were a part of our hot cocoa bar this winter! Since we had several left over I decided to save them to use later.  Now I’m glad I did! 😃

So what did you do this summer? ☀️   Tell me all about it in the comments below!

Have a great day my sweet peeps! 🤗

DIY Wood and Metal Picture Frame Tutorial

 

DIY Wood and Metal Picture Frame Tutorial

 

It’s  just the middle of January and I’m ready for Summer. ☀️ It actually feels like Summer here, but I know in a few days it will be winter again! Gotta love ❤️Georgia! How about a winter project? I have a great one! I posted this picture of my family room on Instagram and I realized I never posted the DIY on these awesome picture frames!

I made these several years ago when I made Blake’s bed. That was before I started Blogging so I don’t have step by step instructions for these. However, this past summer when I did the Modern Rustic Conference Room we made some very similar to these.  I do not have pictures of every single step but I tried to lay it out for you. Let me know in the comments if you have any questions.

The main difference in these and the ones in the tutorial is new tin (you can purchase at Lowes) and the wood on the back is one piece of plywood instead of the  tongue and grove wood. I love the old rusty tin and the tongue and groove wood but rusty tin is not always available and the plywood is a little easier than the tongue and groove.

 So let’s get started!The first thing you need to do is decide what size your image will be. We started with old slides. Fast photo in Dalton printed these for me. They did a great job! This was the largest we could go. I think they were 11×16. (When I made mine I just printed them from my printer on regular paper.)

I added about an inch (all the way around) for papers under my picture. Then I added about 1&1/2 inches all the way around for burlap.

Then I added approximately 3 inches of tin all the way around and another 2 inches of wood all the way around.

So my wood was approximately 31″ wide by 26″ tall. My tin was approximately 27″x 23″. I cut my Lexan glass the same size as my tin (You can buy Lexan at Lowes and they will cut it for you. It’s very similar to plexiglass but you can make holes in it and it will not break!)

I used paper from Hobby Lobby to give my pictures some  dimension.

I layered this tissue paper that looked like old newspaper and chalkboard paper (I got both of these in the party section)

 I tore the edges instead of giving them a straight cut. Then I crumpled  up the tissue paper and flattened it back out. I like the way it make it look old😉

Then I cut my burlap and unraveled  the edges.

  Next layer your picture over your papers and put them on top of the burlap. I used some hot glue to keep them from shifting.  Set that aside.

 Now back to the wood. If you are using tongue and groove wood you need to put it together with some wood glue in each joint and a flat metal brace on the back. You can also use a wood Brace. (I used plywood that I had cut at Lowe’s on the frames in my Living room)

I do not have pictures of the step. Sorry!

 I used tin snips and a square with the carpet knife to cut my metal.  I marked my cuts with a sharpie. Tin snips will cut the  corrugated edges  On the straight part you just need to score it with a carpet knife and it will break into. Be sure to wear gloves and protect your eyes with goggles.👓

 Center the metal in the wood and then screw the metal to the wood.

Now for the Lexan glass. I used two pieces of glass sandwich together for this project.  Lay them down flat together and drill your holes into both pieces at the same time so your holes will lineup when you put your frame together.

  Now peel the sticky paper off the Lexon glass and center the print on the bottom piece of glass.  I also used a small amount of hot glue to make sure my image did not shift.

 Now put the top piece of glass on, center the holes and put your screw through the glass metal and then the wood.  I also used a washer behind my screw. I liked the way it make the screw look bigger and more industrial.

 This is what it looks like from the side. The screw should go all the way through the glass, tin and the wood to hold it all together.

Now all that is left is to put  your picture hanger on the back. I used eyelet screws and a heavy gauge wire on mine.

Measure 1/3 of the way down for your eyelet screw. This will create balance when you hang it.

Well……. There you go!!!! 😃 You’re ready to hang your pictures!

Reinventing your Christmas Tree Ornaments

Well, I think everyone in Dalton had the same thought I did this morning. Kroger then Chick-fil-A, nothing like waiting until the last  minute . 😉 Now, I’m  all ready for Thanksgiving! I’m looking forward to spending time with family, and eating! 😂

We’re putting up our Christmas Tree 🎄 on Friday. I’m planning to post several new tips for you all next week. Today I’m moving up a post from last year. In this video I’ll show you how to reinvent Christmas Tree ornaments you already have.

Grouping ornaments together is a great way to make more of an impact in a large Tree.

 

Reinventing Christmas Tree Ornaments

Christmas Tree Ornaments Inexpensive ribbon is a good way to add color to your Tree.

Christmas Tree OrnamentsCostco usually has great ribbon this time of year! They normally have 50 yard rolls for under $10.  This ribbon is great to use to tie your Ornaments together.

That’s all for now. I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving 🦃

Christmas Bow Tutorial

Hey Y’all! Who’s ready to get started decorating for Christmas?🙋🏻 Me! Well, I will be on Friday. I have a lot to do this week on an installation for a client before I can start working on our house. That’s ok though because I love ❤️ my job and can’t wait to see the project I’m working on completed.

I know that a lot of you will be putting up your Christmas decorations this week so I wanted to share a few tips with you.  I’m planning to post several tips on my blog and on Instagram and Facebook over the next few weeks.

I made this  tutorial video last year  on How to tie a Christmas bow.  I wanted to move it up this year for those of you that may have missed it before.  This is a simple process once you know the basics.

1- Loop ✨

2- Pinch ✨

3- Twist ✨

4- Repeat ✨

Christmas Bow

It’s really that simple!  Once you learn how to tie your own bows, you’ll be able to create a beautiful Tree.

Christmas Bow

I hope you like to tip of the day! Now you’re ready to be Loopin’, Pinchin’  and

🎶 Twistin’  the night away!🎶  (Sorry I couldn’t help myself!)😂😂😂

Clock Gallery Wall Part 3 of The Rustic Conference Room

Do you know what time it is? It’s time to check out this Awesome Clock Gallery Wall! 😊

 This is a part of the Rustic Conference Room Project.

In my two previous post, We took a look inside the Conference Room area.

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 Today, I’m going to show you the staircase and hallway area leading into the Conference Room.

The U-Shaped staircase leading up to the Conference Room is nice and wide.  I wanted the wall on the landing area and the hallway  to be a focal point,  something to make a statement and tell the story of this company.

 I had several different ideas, then it hit me! A Gallery Wall!  Not just any Gallery Wall, A Gallery Wall of Clocks!  One Clock representing each of the Company’s Locations across the World!

 Clock gallery wall

Each clock has a custom-made wood and metal sign stating the Location of that  facility.  Chatsworth, Georgia being in the center of it all.

Clock gallery wall

Clock gallery wall

Clock gallery wall

 I used clocks of all different shapes and sizes.

Clock gallery wall

 Between my Carpenter and the guys at Cimbar in Chatsworth these signs really came  together.

The guys from Cimbar made the metal signs.

Then my Carpenter cut the wood that we  salvaged from the job site and mounted the metal signs on top.

Clock gallery wall

 Do you recognize the top concrete beam that the “Cimbar Performance Minerals Global” Sign is hanging from?  It’s the piece that we cut off the table that’s under the TV in the Conference Room. 😉

 It was the perfect size and my Carpenter, Stacy did such a great job cutting it, we were able to use it instead of a wood beam.

 I really like that the concrete adds another texture.

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I’m not sure the clocks were set to the correct times when I took this picture!😂😂😂

Clock gallery wall

 This is the view coming up the stairs.

Rustic metal frames

  My clients had  negatives for pictures that hadn’t been developed of the original Mines in Chatsworth,Ga.

Rustic metal picture frames

 I decided to have them developed and frame them using the salvaged metal and wood that was left over from the ceiling.

Rustic metal frames

 Stacy and I made the 3 framed prints to hang in the hallway leading into the Conference Room.

Rustic metal picture frames

 I will have a tutorial on the blog soon with step-by-step  instructions for making these awesome picture frames!  Yay 🙂

Rustic metal picture frames

 Well, that’s the end of our tour! Thanks for taking the “Time” to stop by!😂

Rustic Conference Room Part 2

Good Afternoon! 😃  I can’t believe this is the last day of October!

Today’s post is the second part of the Rustic Modern Conference Room! It’s a treat for me to get to show it to you,  I hope you like it!

In my last post, I posted the main part of the conference room.

This is what you see when you walk into the door of the conference room.

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Today I’m going to start by showing you, the other side of the room and what leads into the conference room.

 To the right of the door is a kitchen area.

Rustic modern kitchen

The cabinets are painted Urbane Bronze from Sherwin-Williams. They’re accented with a stainless steel faucet and drawer pulls.

 The countertops are black granite with a leather finish and a chiseled edge.

Floating shelves

Over the cabinets I added a couple floating shelves.  The shelves are simply a piece of wood sitting on top of 2 pieces of conduit pipe with end caps.  My carpenter did bolt them down just for good measure. 😉

 I added three baskets on each shelf for storage. The baskets are from  World Market.

Rustic conference room

I found the perfect style mirror to  hang over the sink. It just needed to be a little larger.  I remembered seeing a wire spool in one of the chicken houses the first time I toured the property.

My Carpenter took it apart and hung it behind the metal mirror.

Mirror on top of spool

 Yay! 😃 Now the size is perfect!!!

Rustic modern tv table

The T.V. is centered with the conference table for viewing purposes. It also is creating balance on this side of the room.  Eventually there will be a screen to drop down in front of the television for projecting data during board meetings. (Also, I plan to take the tag off the television! 😂)

Concrete table

 I was in search of the perfect table for under the television. I found a table I really liked with a faux concrete top.  The only problem was the top was not long enough for under the television and it was a bit too wide.  I decided to take the top off of the iron base and have it cut down to a more narrow width and use it for the bottom.

Concrete table

My Carpenter added industrial wheels. Then created a top with wood planks and added a metal strip around the outside edges. Pretty cool, huh?😉

Divider wallI salvaged tin from the property and trimmed it out with rustic beams to create this divider wall.

 Repurposed tin  This also created a great niche for the kitchen area. Coffee bar
To the left of the door is the Coffee Bar (which by the way is green but photographs more blue from a distance!!😜) I had my carpenter to replace the back of the armoire with rusty tin. Then add the chalkboard and cup hooks from World Market for a quick and easy conversion!  Now all we need is a Coffee Maker! 😂

Mixed media art

The art work on either side of the Coffee Bar was created from wood that was salvaged from the trash pile!

Rustic art

The metal boxes were left over from the light fixtures.

Rustic art

I used some pieces I found in the chicken houses, along with metal, handmade paper and a few other things to create art in the metal boxes.

Coffee Bar

I used one on either side of the Coffee Bar to create balance.

Metal door

 Now, let’s talk about this Awesome door!!

Metal door

This door was stored in one of the chicken houses. I knew the  minute I laid eyes on it that it needed to be in this room!  I was so right! It was perfect!  It started out this shade of green. I’m sure it’s been many different  colors over the years but this is what was on top.

Metal door

The light green was perfect for a base-coat.

I had my friend Kim from The Rusty Rooster add a glaze of Urbane Bronze over the green. Ta-Da!! 😃

 Coffee Bar That’s it for part 2!  Part 3 coming soon😃

Rustic Modern Conference Room

I’m so excited to share this post today! I have decided to divide this into multiple post because there are several things I wanted to share to give you all the details of this project. I completed this a few months ago, I just haven’t had time to sit down and blog about it until now. Room reveals are one of my favorite things to blog about. I mean who doesn’t enjoy a good before and after? 😉 I want to post a lot more of them, it just takes me a little longer to  write a post that has so many details. In the next few weeks I plan to share several before and after projects with y’all.

On this particular job I do not have a before picture. This started out as a chicken farm. I think the conference room and office area use to be a storage building, a stackhouse or something like that. I’ll just let you use your imagination! LOL 🙂

I will give you a little background info, this company is Pro-Green Lime. They converted a former chicken farm into a recycling plant. Because it is a recycling plant I tried to reuse, repurpose, and recycle as many items as possible on this job.  Those are things I like to do anyway!

I’m going to start off with the conference room.

Modern rustic conference room www.thewhole9yards.tvThe moment I walked in, I knew I wanted to create some cozy spaces within the room. The conference table, chairs and kitchenette on the right side of the room.

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A sitting area and a coffee bar on the left was the perfect way to create a balance.

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I used three different shades of paint in this room. The walls are Functional Gray by Sherwin-Williams The trim is Gauntlet Gray by Sherwin-Williams and the cabinet color is Urbane Bronze by Sherwin-Williams. Urbane Bronze has a bit of a bronze/green undertone which was perfect for all of my fabrics and trim.

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For the window treatment I used a linen fabric panel accented by this awesome tape trim (from Fringe Market) on the leading edge.

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This is four panel distressed map is printed on metal. It was my starting point for the colors in the room.

Since we’re on the subject of art, let’s talk about these lights! They look like art on the ceiling and they make my ❤️ so happy!    I wanted the lighting  in this room to be a wow factor!  It definitely is that!

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I described the lights I wanted to my carpenter and he totally nailed it! (No pun intended!) 😂We used recycled tin from the chicken house for the backside and threaded rods on the front. The exposed Edison bulbs add to the character of the room.

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In the center we created these lights from  industrial pipe and Edison bulbs. They’re so cool! They even have the gauges and knobs to create the look of working pipes! 

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 The conference table is 8×8. It was the inspiration for this room.  When my client asked me to start on this project they had just purchased this table. I was Thrilled! I loooove the rustic look and feel it adds to the room! Mid-Century Modern chairs complete the look.

Well, that’s it for part one! 😊

Stay tuned……

Blueberry Tarts

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A few days ago I posted a Blueberry Tart photograph on Facebook and Instagram. They were just so pretty I couldn’t resist! I had several people to comment on my post so I decided to post the recipe on my blog for those of you who follow me on Pinterest.

This recipe is so easy and incredibly yummy! It is great for party or an every day treat! They do not last long at my house, my family loves them! So without further ado……..

Blueberry Tart Recipe!

Tarts✨ sugar cookie dough formed into a mini tart pan, bake according to sugar cookie dough recipe directions, allow them to cool before removing from the tart pan.

Filling✨ One cup granulated white sugar.✨ One block softened cream cheese ✨ 1 teaspoon vanilla✨ a dash of salt

✨ blend until creamy

✨fill the tarts with the cream cheese mixture

✨ top with Blueberries, BlackBerries or Strawberries! Yummy😍

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A few tips-

* I usually use this Nestle Toll House Break and bake sugar cookie dough. It’s the perfect size for the mini tart pan. I have made my own but this usually turns out just as well, and it’s a lot less work! 😉 (oh yeah, that’s what I’m talking about!)

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* Spray the tart pan with cooking spray.

* You can use a mini tart shaper. If you use the tart shaper you will need to dip it into powdered sugar in between forming each tart. I did not use one on these, I just formed the dough with my fingers.

* When removing the tarts from the tart pan allow them to cool first. After they’re  cool remove them by twisting and lifting them out of the tart pan.

* Wash any berries you are using and allow them to dry completely.

* These are best served on the same day you make them. If you are going to make them ahead of time I would make them separately and put them together a few hours before serving. They tend to get a little soft in the refrigerator.

That’s it! My favorite is Blueberry! What’s yours? 🙂