Celebrate ALL the things!

I found out something AMAZING happened last week and I didn’t even know it! Well technically I had some awesome things happen and then this AMAZING thing too but I only knew about the awesome stuff.. Do you wanna know what was so AMAZING?

I was featured on Apartment Thearpy’s website!

Now you may be asking yourself how one is featured on a website and doesn’t even know about it 😂 and that’s kinda where the awesome stuff comes in. You see looking back I realize that last week was pretty epic for my tiny account.

So on Monday, Kristen over at Builds By Kristen, shared my Instagram profile because I was one of 4 winners from a DIY week she had hosted based off of her community’s votes.

Below (Right) is the photo everyone had voted on!

So when I got a lot of traffic to my site I assumed it was from Kristen’s share (in the beginning I’m sure it was) but then I received a whole new surge of traffic on Tuesday to the website (again I assumed it was from the share the previous day).

Fast forward to last night and I get a text from my mother in law wanting to know if I knew I had an article in Apartment Therapy?!?!

….Christina, how did your mother in law know before you did? Well you see… when I originally participated in the furniture flip I did a really bone head thing and I didn’t attach my before photo to my final submission and so I was actually disqualified from the judging (which I realized the day they would be announcing the winner), so I went onto Apartment Therapy’s site and submitted my work there… months ago! And completely forgot about it.

So my mother in law was just scrolling Facebook when she came across my desk!

Click HERE to go directly to Apartment Therapy’s article!

This may not be AMAZING or HUGE news for some but for me, growing my community and developing my skills it is AMAZING and HUGE!

I appreciate every single person who takes the time out of their day to write me a comment, share my page or blog, like my photos or just simply share a kind word. I’m here to build furniture but I am building a community at the same time!

So thank you!

Furniture Flip Challenge

I turned a desk into an apothecary style kitchen island… in 3 weeks!

So I knew that I wanted a kitchen island (eventually) and that I wanted something in my kitchen to have an old world look.. I was actually thinking it would be my built in pantry, but clearly things changed.

I heard about The Furniture Flip Challenge by The Builders Challenge and it was being hosted by two bas ass DIY women I already followed on Instagram and decided I was up for the challenge. Mind you, everyone around me thought I was NUTS

I poured everything I had into the flip and I absolutely love the way it turned out. I didn’t win the challenge and I’ll never know if I could have, because I completely forgot to attach my before photo to my final submission (dumb ass move).

I documented the whole transformation on my instagram page and its saved in my highlights, if you want to go take a look.

This is definitely not a How-To post but if you want to tackle your own desk to kitchen island and you have any questions feel free to ask them below. 

For now.. I’m off to start another project, I hope you join me!