Finished Recessed Panel Wainscoting (Judges Paneling) With Mosaic Tile Accent

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My DIY recessed panel wainscoting (also called judges paneling) is finished, and I LOVE how it turned out!  (But now I'm doubting my wall color decision.  *Sigh*)  UPDATE:  I changed the wall color.  You can see the new wall color here. The tile accent is my favorite thing (it's so shiny!), and the way it wraps around the vanity to make a … [Read more...]

Three Options For The Back Of My Built-In Open Shelves (Mirror, Accent Paint Color, Mosaic Tile)

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My wainscoting is going to take me a day longer to complete than I thought, so I'll be finishing it up today, and show you how it turned out tomorrow.  In the meantime, I want to share some ideas I had about the built-in linen storage area, and you tell me what you think. As you know by now, the linen storage area will go on the same wall as the … [Read more...]

Recessed Panel Wainscoting With Tile Accent – Part 1

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I actually already showed you the start of my wainscoting the other day, but I'm still calling this "part 1" because I'm starting at the beginning. At some point last week, I got the very start of the wainscoting on the far wall in place, which was basically made up of 1 x 4's installed horizontally along the floor, and then again at about 37.5 … [Read more...]

Teal Furniture-Style Vanity Made From Stock Cabinets – Finished!

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I finally finished my vanity, and I love it!  It's tall (36 inches, which is taller than the standard bathroom vanity, but evidently that height is becoming the new norm), dark (a beautiful deep teal, Behr's Mythical Forest), and oh so handsome! I apologize for the blurry pictures.  For some reason, all of my pictures from this weekend have … [Read more...]

Teal Vanity Preview

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I was so sure that I could get my vanity completely painted yesterday, but once again, the weather slowed me down.  It's so rainy and humid here lately that the primer and paint wouldn't dry fast enough for me to get it all finished.  But I wanted to give you a preview anyway, because I'm so excited to see these colors together!    And on my … [Read more...]

Bathroom Vanity Trim, Wainscoting Progress, and Painted Walls

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I have about 100 projects started on this bathroom, but nothing finished at this point.  But at least I'm making progress! Here's what things look like right now. I got two of the walls painted in Behr Crisp Celery.  I love the color!  It's so light and fresh, but it's definitely green.  I looked at the samples of this color on the Behr and … [Read more...]

Patching A Hardwood Floor (And Why Nicole Curtis Is On My Bad List Today)

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Have you ever watched someone on a design/remodeling show do something that you thought would be terribly difficult, but they made it look so easy (or very doable, at least) that you thought to yourself, "I could totally do that!"  And then when you're actually doing the project, you're cursing the aforementioned t.v. personality the whole time for … [Read more...]

Bathroom Progress: Bi-fold Closet Doors Installed As Double Doors

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Y'all, I had such a productive weekend!  I don't have a lot of "pretty" progress to show you, but I got the two side drawers on the vanity cut down, remade, and re-installed with new, shorter roller hardware things.  (What the heck are those called?  My mind just went blank.)  Then I got the vanity all trimmed out, some of the wainscoting … [Read more...]

Bathroom Remodel – Project In Review And Completion Checklist

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Well, I've reached that point in my bathroom remodel where I'm thinking to myself, "Why the heck is this taking so long?! What could I have possibly done that required this much time?" I'm starting to get more than a little anxious to have this room finished so that I can move on to something else.  (I get bored easily, which is why I generally get … [Read more...]