A Major Fear Of Mine…Conquered For Good!

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Well, my friends, I pushed myself too far, so I had to take a break from hammering away at tile.  When I overdo it on repetitive motions, like hammering away at tile for days on end, I develop a painful condition in my arms.  I've never gone to the doctor for it, because I don't really do the whole medical doctor/allopathic medicine/pharmaceutical … [Read more...]

A’s To Your Q’s — Temporary Bathroom Makeovers, Condo Status, and Incomplete Projects/Rooms

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Whenever I start getting asked the same questions over, and over, and over, and over, and over, and over, it's obviously time to just write a post and answer the questions directly.  :) So let's jump right in... Why waste time and money on a temporary bathroom makeover?  Why not just do the final remodel right now? There are a few reasons I'm … [Read more...]

Hallway Bathroom Demolition Day 1

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So, this happened... Oooooookay, I can just hear some of you saying, "Demolition?  Demolition?!  You were just supposed to make it presentable, Kristi!!"  :-D I know.  Really, I know.  But let me paint the scene for you.  Matt and I had just finished breakfast, and I got up from the table and headed to the bathroom.  To work, of course.  … [Read more...]

Old Wood Windows – Repair Or Replace?

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I've been struggling with a decision over my wood windows for several months now.  I know, I know...just call me a hypocrite.  :) After I said on my Facebook page about a year ago how sad it is that people get rid of old wood windows and replace them with new (mostly vinyl) windows, here I am contemplating the very same thing.  Actually, I'm … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard With Nailhead Trim – Finished & Installed!

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I finished my headboard!  Here's how it turned out... Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get any full-length pictures showing the headboard with the bed frame, but I'll share more as I make more progress on this room. I wasn't sure how I'd like the navy blue with the stained wood, but I love it!  I think it'll be a perfect backdrop for … [Read more...]

DIY Wood Framed Upholstered Headboard With Nailhead Trim – Part 1

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It's been about  a month-and-a-half since I stated that my headboard was going to be a DIY priority for me, and I finally started on it.  Better late than never, I suppose. I decided to make one similar to this headboard from iFurn with the wood frame (mine will be stained to match my bed), solid non-tufted leather (vinyl in my case) and … [Read more...]

From Kitchen Drawer To Hidden Paper Towel Holder

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Well, if you liked my pony walls, you're going to be blown away by this project!  :-D Okay, just kidding.  This took me all of 30 minutes to do, but I was so ridiculously proud of myself.  Why?  Because it's kind of an organization project, and let's just say that organization is not where my talent lies.  And that's an understatement.  I stink … [Read more...]

Pony Walls With Columns – FINISHED!!

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Well, everything else looks like a complete mess -- the torn up ceilings, unfinished walls, unframed opening to the hallway, filthy floors that I didn't have time to mop, the dining table that's still sitting in the music room -- but at least my pony walls and columns are finished!  You'll just have to use your imagination for everything around … [Read more...]