Today's post will be about purchasing a canvas print, at a good price, and recreating something different I purchased this canvas print--actually two--and I decided to use one in the dining room. The other didn't match the room I'm revamping for my 11 year old daughter, so I decided to use the frog tape to tape … Continue reading DIY: Canvas Re-do
I have finally completed stripping, sanding, staining, then sanding, then staining, then sanding and adding polyurethane. Yay! In case you didn't know, I found this table listed on Craigslist and fell in love with it. If you find yourself interested in how I achieved this look, here is the step by step guide. Step 1: Strip Your … Continue reading DIY: Dining Table Completed
I purchased a table and sofa that I found on Craigslist. I decided to remove the stain with this: Making it look like this: I have not completed the table as I'm still working on the pedestal, but the table top has been stained. I'm so excited as I am leaping--(uugghhh) slowly--with the progress of the table. … Continue reading DIY: Table Update
There are so many tutorials out there, I thought I would spare you another. Especially since mine is more of a caution post. Here it goes, I feel like today, and many of my DIY's are cautionary tales. . .sheesh! Well, what is the point of a blog if I can't be honest? Here it … Continue reading DIY: Black and White Stripes
I purchased a pedestal table that I found on Craigslist. It was a tad bit scratched up and I wanted a different stain on it, so I got to work. My dad is a hobby carpenter. He does it for the love of it. I grew up in a house where I saw my parents always … Continue reading DIY: Stain and Paint Stripper
My room finally has lighting. We've had this chandelier put away for months. What do you think? My husband thought it would be too big, but I insisted, there isn't a such thing. It doesn't obscure being able to watch t.v., I sleep on the right side. I am still updating the room in terms … Continue reading DIY: Board and Batten
I blogged about my DIY journey in creating spots for my entrance or--an ode to Samuel Taylor Coleridge's Christabel--my threshold. The ceiling pain color is "Caviar" by Sherwin Williams. Quickly, after completion, I removed the tape while the paint was wet. I love the way this came out! Certainly, it is not complete, I still need my roman shades … Continue reading DIY: The Threshold; I’m Seeing Spots Update, but still in process.
I blogged about the Guestroom being converted into a Playroom/Guestroom. For now, this is completed. We still need the guest bed, but we are holding off on it for a bit. We do not have any plans on having any overnight guests. This is our, for now, completed version. As mentioned on our previous post, … Continue reading Playroom/Guest Room: Completed
If you have plain doors, like we do, that need life and interest, simply add trim. I have a previous post on how my husband added the trim. I wanted to share with you the final results. We used "caviar" by Sherwin Williams to paint the door, the threshold into the playroom/guestroom. I do think … Continue reading DIY: Door Trim Completed!
Hello, in continuance with the Playroom/ Guestroom update, we decided to paint the door black and add door trim. If you, like we do, have plain doors, you can customize it by adding door trim. We went to Home Depot and bought two types of wood trim. The thicker part we placed on the outside … Continue reading DIY: Adding Door Trim to Plain Doors- Our Unfinished Journey