Basement Kitchen Ideas: A Light and Bright Update!

Growing up as a child in the 70’s, it was really common to have bedrooms in the basement! My brother and I both had basement bedrooms in our ranch-style home. And friends, let me tell you… I have quite an …

New Glass Cabinets for my Home Office

glass cabinets home office jennifer allwood

When I was dreaming about what to do in my office, I knew there were certain things my office had to contain. My blog post, Five Things Every Home Office Needs, will tell you alllll about that. Check it out …

5 Things Every Home Office Needs

things every home office needs Jennifer Allwood Ideas

I’ve been working from home for 17+ years, first running my decorating painting business from home with kids on my hips, and then my online creative business coaching the last 5 years. I am lucky to have a dedicated office …

Glam Coffee Bar Makeover with Mirrored Tile

There’s one thing in our kitchen remodel that I haven’t shown you yet … and that is our “new” (aka updated) built-in coffee bar!!
Kitchen Coffee Bar Jennifer Allwood Before
Here is  our coffee bar before. We are coffee drinkers and are thrilled that

Our Gorgeous Faux Marble Quartz Countertops

In the Allwood Home Remodel, I JUST showed you the big reveal of my two-toned kitchen cabinets but I wanted to dedicate a whole post to JUST my gorgeous quartz counter tops and those sinks …. that’s right! There are …

Gold Hardware for my Kitchen Cabinets

Gold is making such a comeback in all fixtures and handles. It looks amazing with blue, which we have been adding touches of blue all over my house.

So I knew I wanted gold hardware in my new kitchen remodel. …

Our kitchen gray cabinets transformation: from gold —–> gray

kitchen gray cabinets painted SW Cityscape after
Transforming our house has been a slooooooooooooooooooooow process. But we are making headway with our new gray cabinets!!!


kitchen gray cabinets before

 (photo cred to ES Photography in Kansas City who did our real estate photos)

Many of you may remember when our …

My nearly white entryway table. A tutorial.

White Entryway Table


If you follow my Magic Brush Facebook page, you’ll know that I recently repainted my entryway table to look like the picture above.  I know, I know. It’s almost white.  And I thought I was allergic to white. Who knew??…