DIY Marbleized Back-Painted Glass End Table

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This weekend, I had so much fun getting crafty and experimenting yet again with back-painted glass.  And this time, my experiment ended with something that I can and will actually use -- marbleized back-painted glass end tables for my living room! It started when I was just playing around with my living room, trying different furniture … [Read more...]

My Finished Sliding Barn Door-Style French Doors!

DIY French Doors with sliding barn door-style hardware

They're finally finished!  I got the doors all painted (Behr pure black in a satin finish), added Gila frosted privacy film to the glass, installed the glass in the doors, and got the trim around the doorway wood filled, caulked, and painted.  (I still don't have baseboards.)  I finally finished up reinstalling the rolling door hardware and the … [Read more...]

Rolling Barn-Style Doors – Inexpensive Hardware For Under $60

DIY rolling barn door style door hardware

This weekend I was so anxious to try out my idea for the cheap DIY barn door hardware (rolling doors) that I got right to work as soon as I could on Saturday.  And by Saturday evening, I had my doors up and working.  I'm so excited about how well this hardware worked out!!  So let me share the details.  I'll share the components of the hardware, … [Read more...]

My “New” Kitchen Floor

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It has taken a while, but I finally have the stained red oak floor finished in my kitchen.  I say "almost" because it still needs three more coats of Waterlox, each applied 24 hours apart, so it won't officially be finished until Friday.  But the color won't change much, so what I have now is pretty much how it's going to look when it's finished, … [Read more...]

Fancy But Easy DIY Door Trim Design (Plus Seven Design Variations And How To Create Them)

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Last week, I had several people ask for details on how I did the trim around my door in the kitchen, so today I'm sharing the details, plus several variations using stock trim from Home Depot or Lowe's. The trim I used around my door is very simple, both in design and in the skill it takes to create it. I wanted something fancier than just plain … [Read more...]

Adding Shimmer & Shine To My Cabinet Doors With Gold Leaf

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Do y'all see that smile on my face?  It's real. Nothing fake about it. But it's not because I figured out my paint problems. It's because for the entire day yesterday, I didn't even give paint a thought. I gave my brain (and my body) a rest, and I did something crafty and fun instead. I've wanted to try my hand at gold leafing for quite some … [Read more...]

Finished Concrete Countertops (Finishing Steps, Total Cost & Final Thoughts)

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I sealed my new concrete countertops yesterday, and that means they are now completely finished!  And y'all, I absolutely love the way they turned out!  I honestly don't think I could have been any more pleased had I gone with my original idea of using marble. The subtle "movement" in the color is just gorgeous and looks like some sort of … [Read more...]

DIY Decorative Feet For Stock Cabinets

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The cabinets on the wall of cabinets are starting to look a bit more custom now!  I made and added the decorative feet yesterday, and it turned out just like I had envisioned.  I love it when that happens!  :-D That's quite a step up from the 2 x 4 bases that were showing the day before, right? Right now they look a bit washed out and … [Read more...]

My (re)Painted Kitchen Floor — Striped Floor Version 2.0

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So here's how my day went yesterday.  As usual, I got up at 6:30 and began looking through my pictures that I had taken of my project the day before (my painted kitchen floor that I worked on for two days).  I chose a few pictures I wanted to share with you, edited the pictures, and wrote my post.  As soon as I hit "publish" on that post, I was … [Read more...]

Kitchen Progress — Painted Striped Hardwood Floor

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I finished painting the stripes on my new hardwood floor in the kitchen, and then put one coat of sealer on it.  It still needs two more coats (possibly three), but I wanted to go ahead and share the results with you. So, here's my new striped painted kitchen floor. Now I'll back up and start at the beginning, because this was one of … [Read more...]