Painting bathroom cabinets

February 16th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, DIY|

I was provided with Rust-Oleum Krud Kutter and Bullseye 1-2-3 primer for this “Painting bathroom cabinets” post.

My bathroom has bugged me for a little while now.  Our cabinets are 13 years old and are showing the wear and tear of the years everywhere.  Hubby doesn’t seem to notice, but they are glaring to me.

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Come on!  How can you NOT notice?!  (On the upside, if […]

Master Bedroom Makeover – Theirs $6,773 vs. mine $1,144

February 13th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR|

This master bedroom makeover has been WEEKS in the making, and you’ve caught bits and pieces as I’ve finished each DIY – but today I want to share it with you in its entirety – budget and all!

You’ve seen in magazines the sections “Theirs vs. Ours” right?  I’m going to go with that idea and break it all down as best I can.

I’ll start by showing you the Modsy design that I was basing this master bedroom makeover on:

Modsy-Inspired Dresser Makeover


*This post contains affiliate links and sponsored product.

If you’ve followed along, you’ll know that I’ve been working with some Modsy designs to makeover my master bedroom.  Part of that makeover included new furniture – or rather, “new to me” furniture.

This Modsy rendering shows the Sausalito extra-wide dresser from Pottery Barn:

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It’s gorgeous, […]

Entryway Table – build and refinish in one


How were your Holidays?

Did you take time to enjoy the fruits of your labour?

My Christmas was wonderful.

Actually, I caught a pretty decent cold and have been sick for about a week now – but sometimes being sick is exactly what you need in order to slow down, snuggle in and relax.

I devoured a book cuddled under blankets with hot tea by my side.  Hubby cooked the Holiday meal and the kids (who had just gotten over the cold) were happy […]

One Room Challenge – the FINAL REVEAL!

November 16th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, HOME TOUR|

Today’s final reveal day for the One Room Challenge and I’m so excited to show off my new space!

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But before I do, and for dramatic effect, let me remind you what the room looked like before:

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This was Hubby’s sty […]

Refinished Liquor Cabinet


I worked on a commissioned piece this week – a very ornate liquor cabinet that the owner wanted toned down a bit:

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I can’t help it, but as I was looking at the photos all I could think was;

A little bit of silver in my life,

A little bit of gold by its side.

A little bit of beige in the sun,

A […]

Kari’s Cabinets Re-invented – Painted Entertainment Center


Remember I wrote how I’ve been a painting phenom of late?

One of the (many) projects that was included in the malay of pieces that needed refinishing was a ginormous entertainment unit that belonged to my friend Kari.

I only have one before photo to show off, and it isn’t of the entire unit (sorry about that) – but you’ll get the idea of what I was working with:

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My new and improved She-Shop!

September 30th, 2017|BEFORE & AFTER, DIY, HOME TOUR|

There are two rooms in my house that I spend the majority of my waking hours in; my home office and my “She-Shop” (aka garage workshop)

This was my She-shop:

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I’m alotted half of the garage for my workshop, and in that space I need to house my power tools, a workbench, my Jeep hardtop and any furniture/projects I’m in the midst of.  In the summer, bikes […]

Liberty Dressers – It’s all about the hardware


Today’s dresser makeover is sponsored by Liberty Hardware – and you’ll be so pleased it is because wait until you see how these pieces turned out!

First, I’ll show you the dressers I picked up out of someone’s garage:

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Filled with spider nests, paint chipping, peeling, rotting and with a slight stench to […]

Gold handles – why you shouldn’t spray paint them


I’m sorry.

I wrote a post a few weeks back that showcased a DIY way to get your own gold handles.  I used some spray paint over the old plastic coated handles and showed how easy and inexpensive the makeover was.

But look what happened:

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This is after a few weeks of use.  My beautiful gold paint chipped and scratched and is showing dirt […]