Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Sunday, November 23, 2014
Saturday, November 22, 2014
We converted our hall bathroom into a "wet room" style bathroom with the tub inside the shower.
The original bathroom had a tub/shower style bathtub and 72" double vanity. In order to accommodate the walk-in shower, we had to downsize to a 36" single vanity.
The contractor added a half-wall and a bench inside the shower.
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
This was a super lucky craigslist find. The dresser needed to be refinished but it was solid and made very well.
I stripped, sanded and then stained in espresso by General Finishes. I used a gel topcoat wipe on urethane in satin, also by General Finishes.
I used the existing pulls on the bottom drawers. The top center drawer knob was missing, so I went ahead and changed out the knobs with Restoration Hardware depression green glass cabinet knobs with oil-rubbed bronze finishes.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
The dark brown paste wax dramatically changed the color, and now it's a patina greenish brown
Thursday, July 17, 2014
This "sew happy for you" greeting card was made with my Silhouette Machine. The font is DJ Thread and filled it's with a wood pattern.
I printed it out and then sketched around it with a pen. The frame is "thread frame" from the Silhouette Store.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
This tri-fold birthday card was made with the Cricut Explore. The card base and fountain are from the Picturesqe cartridge. The sign is from Camp Out and the flowers are from Freshly Picked. Also used the sketch pen feature for the "Happy Birthday".
Monday, July 7, 2014
The Silhouette Machine sketch feature is a fast and easy way to add intricate details to your projects. I made this "Thinking of You" card using a sketch flourish design from the Silhouette store. I also sketched the "Thinking of You" phrase. The embossing folder is Quickutz Vines.
This "daises" sketch design is from the Silhouette store. Even the yellow pen is bright and colorful! The "Happy Birthday" is a regular cut from cardstock. Paper is by Sizzix.
Sunday, June 15, 2014
I always forget to take "before" pictures but it was just a builder basic bathroom. I took on my first wainscot / bead board project and went with vintage fixtures. The toilet and pedestal sink are from the American Standard Collection.
I also re-tiled in a white 1.5" hexagon tile with solid black daisies.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
BEFORE AND AFTER KITCHEN CABINETS
I was apprehensive to take on this painting project because I have never painted cabinets before. This is our rental house kitchen and the cabinets looked pretty shabby, so I figured that anything would be an improvement. The builder saved some money by using laminate faces with oak frames. The real wood areas darkened over time, but the laminate areas didn't so they looked kind of two-toned:
We took off each cabinet door and gave everything a good scrubbing with TSP. I used BEHR® Alkyd Semi-Gloss Enamel in Molten Black. The paint is a lot like oil-based paint but since it is water based, it was easy to clean up. The cabinets took about three days to fully dry.
Even though the finish is quite durable, we added brushed nickel knobs and pulls. I also painted the out-dated kitchen light frame white, so it would blend in with the ceiling.
Here's the before picture... Once again, another craigslist find!