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!  😘



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.

Modern rustic conference room

 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.

Clock gallery wall WWW.the whole 9

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.

Modern rustic conference room

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.

Modern rustic conference room

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

Modern rustic conference room

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.

Modern rustic conference room

Modern rustic conference room

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

Modern rustic conference room

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! rustic modern conference room

Modern rustic conference room

modern conference room

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.

Modern rustic conference room

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! 

Modern rustic conference room

 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……

Mercury Glass Tutorial

I love, love, LOVE the look of Mercury Glass!

Since I don’t have a huge stash of vintage Mercury Glass in my storage building (I know that may surprise some of you! lol) I had to find another way to achieve this look!

The tutorial I have today is one of my favorites! I’m going to share with you a fast and easy way to turn plain glass into glass that looks like an antique mirror. So let’s get busy!image

Here are the supplies you will need. Plain regular glass. Krylon Looking Glass spray paint. (I found mine at Hobby Lobby.)

Gold spray paint. I used an antique gold.

A spray bottle with 50% water 50% white vinegar mixture. Paper towels and glass cleaner.


You will start with a plain piece of regular glass. I had mine cut at Lowe’s. I was using an existing picture frame so I have the glass cut to fit the frame I had. image

I actually did several pieces at one time. Clean the glass with Glass cleaner to remove any dirt or oil. Lay your glass out flat. I used a box and some brown paper under mine to keep it off the grass.


Shake the can according to directions.( It’s a lot of shaking but it has to happen!) LOL


Spray  the 1st coat of the Looking Glass spray over the entire piece of glass. You do not have to spray this super thick because you’re going to do three coats total. Allow this to dry for one minute.


 Now mist the vinegar water solution over the entire piece of glass. Because the vinegar is acidic it will cause the Looking Glass paint to release from the glass. This will allow you to move it around with a paper towel. Let it dry one minute.


 I tried to get a picture to show what the vinegar looks like but the sun was reflecting off the glass. I moved to the shade after this picture. Basically you want to mist it evenly over the entire piece of glass.


After one minute take the scrunched up paper towel and dab the vinegar. You want to move the paint around a little. It almost makes it crackle in some areas. In other areas it will pull off completely.

image This didn’t photgraph very well. You can kind of see where paint lifted off.


You will repeat this process for a total off 3 coats of Looking Glass and 3 coats of Vinegar solution. Each time you dab the paper towel it moves the paint in different areas.

imageThis last step is optional. I like to spray a light coat of gold (more of an antique gold and not bright shiny gold) spray paint over the entire piece of glass. I do not try to cover the whole area.  Just here and there.


This makes the Mercury glass look aged. This is what the finished product looks like before you turn it over.

Do not be afraid. Lol. It’s supposed to look this way. Remember the side you’re working on is actually the back.

 When you leave some areas without the gold paint it will allow you to see your wall color through the crackled places.

Mercury Glass Tutorial

This is a picture of the finished product! It’s much prettier in person. Because it reflects like a mirror it’s hard to get a great picture.

Mercury Glass Tutorial

Have I mentioned that I Love this product? 😉

Mercury Glass Tutorial

I made these about a year ago for my bathroom. I had a set of pictures that were a little dated. I still liked the frames. I took them apart, and had 2 pieces of glass cute to fit my frame.

Mercury Glass Tutorial

My son Beau gave me several black and white pictures from an antique book. They are pictures of Washington D.C.

Our family took a trip to D.C. several years ago. We had a great time! That makes these prints very special to me

I used scrapbook paper, handmade paper and burlap to layer my print on.  I placed all of that on top of the Mercury Glass.

Then I used a plain piece of glass on top of everything and placed it back into the frame. I did not use anything behind the Mercury Glass so my wall color would show through the crackled mirror.

There are tons of possibilities for this product! I have several more I’ll be sharing with y’all very soon! Happy Labor Day Y’all! 🙂

Mirror Frame Refinishing Tutorial Video!

Looking for a simple Frame Refinishing technique?

My first tutorial video is about how easy frame refinishing can be! In this video I will show you how I took an old out of style gold mirror frame and gave it a new stylish look. This technique is much easier to DIY than you would think. This is my favorite kind of project; one where I take something old and re-purpose it to give it a fresh look. There is nothing more satisfying than breathing life into an old piece that you just don’t love quite as much anymore. Also it can save you a few bucks which is also a plus, right?

Update – Here is what the refinished mirror looked like in my bathroom!

Frame Refinishing - Final Product