Friday, May 22, 2015

Showing off Cristina!

Hey there and happy holiday weekend! Have anything fun planned? We aren't doing much at all and I'm thrilled about that. We've had a few chilly days here this week but the rest of the weekend looks to be just about perfect. 

I'm sharing another fantastic blogger with you all today and you may recognize some of her projects. I feature Cristina from Remodelando la Casa a lot at the before and after link ups throughout the year -- she has a gorgeous home and does most of the the DIY work herself. She is so talented! 

I'm sharing a few of my favorite projects and rooms of hers today. This bathroom makeover is one of them: 

budget bathroom redo

What I love is she didn't remove anything -- everything is repurposed and updated. It looks like a completely different space!

Cristina changed up an office to a guest room that also functions as an office space when needed:

painted floor DIY
Can you believe that floor is PAINTED? I love it!

She updated her laundry room in a big way -- check out the cabinets she extended to the ceiling:

extending cabinets to ceiling

I also love that she turned this laundry space into a butler's pantry of sorts since it's near her kitchen. Brilliant!

I have found over the years that Cristina and I are very like-minded when it comes to DIY projects and our homes. This built in unit she created in their master bedroom is SO well done: 

DIY built ins with fireplace

And the electric fireplace in there is awesome!

But I think my favorite makeover of all time of Cristina's is her kitchen redo:

DIY kitchen makeover extending kitchen island

You really have to go see the before -- I mean, she did a spectacular job on this space. She's made some beautiful changes since this photo too. Her freshly painted island and new stools can be seen here. I love that she did so many of the same projects I've done or am planning in our kitchen. If you visit that first kitchen link you can see how she extended her island, built a new range hood and built in her refrigerator!

I can only hope my kitchen looks this good when I'm done. :)

Isn't she fantastic? Cristina is crazy talented. I know you'll enjoy her home and blog. Be sure to check her out this weekend. :)

Have a wonderful, SAFE holiday weekend! And a HUGE thank you to our service men and women past, current and future for the sacrifices they make for the rest of us every day. And their families as well. I hope you enjoy this weekend most of all!

**I've been trying to figure out why my images aren't pinnable using the Pin It button (it's been going on for a long time now) and I think I've figured out the problem. You should be able to pin from my site now either using the Pin It button in your browser bar or by hovering over the photo (upper left). I'm still working on some things so let me know if you aren't able to pin. Thanks!


  1. What fabric brand and pattern is the kitchen window fabric?

    1. Laura, It's Waverly - Pom Pom Play Spa

  2. That painted floor is gorgeous.
    I must go visit Christina. :)

  3. Thanks for sharing! I can't pin on my iPad unless I visit the post from the Pinterest app. I can pin using the button below the post, but I don't get to choose the image. I am going to have to check out that bedroom renovation with the fireplace!

  4. Sarah, thanks so much for all your kind words, you've been a big inspiration to me. It humbles me to be featured in your show-off series! Again, thanks, and to all your readers for their sweet comments. :)

  5. Thanks for sharing Sarah! I've been exploring DIY and thrifting lately. So much fun! I'm also looking to update my office to become a space for a guests as well. Checking out Cristina's tips today!

  6. Yay! I love Christina's kitchen redo and I'm following her instructions on how to build up the open gap above upper kitchen cabinets. Almost there!

  7. Love Cristina!!! Great pick Sarah!!

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  9. Beautiful spaces!! Love how shes done everything herself, I really do need to become more handy with power tools

    Lauren Baxter | LB Designs


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