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...]

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...]