Friday, June 10, 2016

Showing off Rachel!

Hello my friends! I have a fantastic blogger to share with you this weekend! Rachel at Shades of Blue Interiors has a beautiful blog and home and I know you will love her! I've been planning to share her for some time and I'm excited today is the day. :)

Of course I have to start with her beautiful kitchen redo -- the best part about it is the changes weren't crazy expensive. She kept the same cabinets and painted them:
White kitchen redo with butcher block

The new counters and backsplash made a big difference too. She also added the island which I LOVE. 

Another favorite of mine is her entryway and the beautiful set up she has there: 
Entry with church pew as bench

Rachel shares how to make that hanging "mantel" here and isn't that pew beautiful? Love all of the textures too.

She offers plans and tips for building furniture as well. I have a couple favorites -- this desk is awesome:
DIY desk or vanity

I love that it has storage and the middle lifts up so it could be used as a vanity as well. So cool! What a lovely piece that serves double duty. 

I love any furniture with an "x" so this console is another favorite: 
How to make an "x" console

It would be great for a foyer or as an entertainment center under a TV. 

Rachel's DIY pallet wall in the family room is beautiful as well -- I love the texture and warmth it brings to the space: 
DIY planked wood pallet wall

I also LOVE that they were able to hide all of the TV and component cords behind it -- brilliant! You know how much I hate cords. :)

And finally, but certainly not least, her patio update has me all kinds of excited to update our deck this summer:
Easy updates for patio

See! I told you -- so lovely. Rachel has fantastic taste and mad skills! Be sure to check her out this weekend and enjoy all of her projects.

Have a wonderful weekend! It's supposed to get into the 90's tomorrow, and it was about 72 three days ago. Indiana weather keeps things interesting! :)


  1. What a gorgeous home. And, so much DIY goodness. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Wow, I just love this! The desk/vanity table - that is just a perfect idea and makes sure you don't waste space! I have a bit of a thing for kitchen islands as well, so useful! Amazing job, Rachel!

    Nicky xx |

  3. love her decorating style. Will there be a before and after party this month? I keep checking. :)

  4. Beautiful home! She has to have incredible talent ~ everything looks wonderful.

  5. Love Rachel's home! I applaud her for bucking the trend and having white kitchen appliances. So elegant!


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