My Almost Finished Stained Wood Slat Bathroom Ceiling (And New Ceiling Light!)

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Disclosure:  This post is sponsored by Kichler Lighting & Del Mar Fans & Lighting.  All opinions are my own. My bathroom ceiling just about finished!  I still need to do some caulking, trim painting, and touch ups on the ceiling, but I'm almost there!  The process is taking way longer than I had expected, but I think it's so worth it.  I … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Capiz Shell Flower Pendant Light

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I'm halfway through with Master To-Do List Item #89 -- find or make bedside lighting for our bedroom.  I made a faux capiz shell flower pendant light. This was one of the most time-consuming projects I've done, but I just worked on it a little bit each day.  Some people read or crochet in the evenings to unwind and relax.  I cut out petals … [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...]

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...]

Music Room Wall Treatment – Fancy Textured Vertical Stripes

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Remember a couple of weeks ago when I showed you my music room walls where I had practiced my grasscloth paint technique?  It looked like this... Several of you asked me if I was going to keep that in there, and just finish the rest of the walls.  Well, that answer is "no".  :) I was actually never intending to keep the faux painted … [Read more...]

Trying My Hand At Faux Grasscloth Painted Walls

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It's no secret that I have a slight obsession with grasscloth.  I've been talking about using grasscloth in my living room for the past year.  Unfortunately, I just don't know if the real thing is going to be in the budget.  I always seem to be drawn to the really pricey ones, and as much as I love it, I just don't know if grasscloth is something … [Read more...]

DIY Vine & Flower Dimensional Artwork

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Yesterday I made some artwork for the condo bedroom.  (By the way, if you're wondering why I'm "wasting time" making artwork for a place I'm about to sell, I'll try to explain at the end of this post.)  I wasn't actually planning on turning this into a blog post, but when I posted a picture of it on Facebook yesterday, several people asked for me … [Read more...]

How To Build A Bookshelf In Two Hours (Or Less!)

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I was working at the condo again yesterday, and I reached a point where I had my fill of doing the non-fun stuff, like scraping wallpaper (which I finally finished!), painting walls, caulking baseboards, painting interiors doors, etc.  So I decided to work on a fun, creative project. I've been thinking that the area between the window and the … [Read more...]

DIY Faux Fur Rug (How To Fake A Flokati)

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After a few days of rest, relaxation, eating food I shouldn't, and spending time with my family, I finally headed back to the condo this weekend to continue the work there.  Most of the work I did isn't blog-worthy -- painting walls, grouting floors, cleaning,  etc.  But I did do a fun project for the bedroom last night.  I made a faux fur rug that … [Read more...]