Zenia Olivares

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Hello! My name is Zenia and I am so Happy to be here 🙂
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Kitchen- help please!

This kitchen project started 2 years ago when we moved in. The kitchen space is great- it’s open to the dining room the living room, donors open concept and that I love.

What I didn’t like so much- the builder grade cabinetry, linoleum flooring, and the ugly color of the countertops, the ugly yellowed florescent light and the breakfast bar… 

Being on a tiny budget we opted for painting the cabinets white & adding hardware to the cabnitry. We bought stainless steel appliances at outlet stores and that helped improve the look of the kitchen. 

I still yet have to update the lighting & the yucky countertops… But what I really want to do? Make the breakfast bar area one large level island… 

I’m just feeling lost with this kitchen… Any suggestions? I really want to love it, help! (Side note All these images are from two years ago)

Big Mirror Small budget

Small budget….Big mirror! We made this mirror hoping it would fit perfectly in a bare wall in our small formal dining room- and it did & it’s perfect! It cost us $30 to make- and it’s perfect! 

D I Y coffee table- l.o.v.e.

Putting rooms together for me, always takes time. I like to find pieces that aren’t â€śmatchy” but go together. 

When my husband and I finally found couches we agreed we liked, we went on searching for a coffee table, and boy was that tough. I really wanted a square coffee table, but couldn’t find one I loved. So I decided, we will make one! And make one we did! And I LOVE it! Now to find that area rug…

Tiny D I Y Dining Room

I’m a H U G E fan of DIY. And when I told my husband I wanted to update the â€śformal dining” area I knew our budget wouldn’t go far if we bought the pieces I wanted from the store… So what did we do? We DIY’d the whole thing from the table & the pendant light. ( I also made a plate collage on the wall from clearance home goods plates and made a large 4.5ftx3ft mirror to go on the walls) Got some used dining chairs from a co worker, and shopped at home goods for the decor.

The pictures above show the dining room in its â€śâ€ťin progress” stage. Today it’s a little more finished… I’ll share its current look soon!