My New & Improved “Smiley Face” Yellow Painted Upright Piano

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My "new" yellow painted upright piano is finished!  And this time, it's just right.  :)  I realize not everyone will agree that this is an improvement, but for me, and for my house, and for the vision I have for this room, it couldn't be more perfect! This is exactly what I envisioned all along, although I didn't envision it sitting against … [Read more...]

Vintage Desk Makeover With An Added Hutch

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My mom and I have finished another project for my niece's bedroom -- a vintage desk makeover with an added hutch made from 1" x 8" lumber and 1/4-inch plywood. We found this desk at a local consignment store for $40, and it's made of solid wood. It was actually in great shape when we bought it, other than a few stickers that were on … [Read more...]

Refinished and Painted Upright Piano (The Post Where I Eat My Words)

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Well, it's a good thing I'm writing this post before I eat breakfast, because I'll be eating my words...sooooo many words that I'll probably be quite full by the time I'm finished with this post.   The good news is that I finished my piano.  But it doesn't look anything like what I had planned.  And to be quite honest, I'm much happier with the way … [Read more...]

Details: DIY Beaded Drawer Pulls & Ring Pulls

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It's Friday, y'all!  Woohoo!  I've had such a great, productive week this week -- finishing my buffet makeover, and also finishing my niece's built-ins (bookcases, daybed, and trundle bed) for her bedroom makeover.  I love that feeling of accomplishment at the end of a week.  Don't you? And speaking of buffet makeover, I had quite a few of you … [Read more...]

Bedroom Built-Ins Finished! (Bookcases, Daybed, and Trundle Bed)

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The biggest project in my niece's bedroom makeover is finally finished! These DIY bedroom built-ins took me nine days to build from start to finish, and if my mom hadn't helped with some of the wood filling and sanding, it probably would have taken ten days. If you missed the posts about the building of these bookcases, daybed, drawers, and trundle … [Read more...]

Buffet Makeover – Coral Buffet With Stained Top And DIY Beaded Drawer & Door Pulls

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I got my buffet makeover finished, and I LOVE how it turned out!  I've been needing some warm colors in my life and in my house (since I naturally gravitate towards greens, blues, and blue-green), and this was just the shot of warmth and energy I needed.  Here's how it turned out... And to refresh your memory, this is how it started … [Read more...]

DIY Upholstered Headboard With Welt Cord Trim

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Yesterday, my mom and I finished the headboard for my niece's bedroom makeover, and I'm very pleased with how it turned out.  I wanted something simple but pretty, in a solid fabric that wouldn't compete with the wall mural, so we made this DIY upholstered headboard with welt cord trim around the edges.  Here's how it turned out... It's … [Read more...]

Hallway Bathroom Remodel: Before & After

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The bathroom is finished! Woohoo! I'm so excited to be done!  I now have two whole rooms that are completely finished in my house.  :-D  And they just happen to be the two most challenging -- a total gut and remodel of a kitchen and a bathroom.  The rest of the rooms should feel like a walk in the park after these! I started this remodel on … [Read more...]

Yaleana’s Bedroom: It All Starts With A Large Flower Wall Mural

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A couple of weeks ago, I told y'all that my mom and I are redecorating my 10-year-old neice's bedroom.  Well, Yaleana's bedroom makeover is finally underway!  Before we can get to any of the building projects, we needed to address the drab antique white walls. A 10-year-old's bedroom can't have drab antique white walls!  So after my mom and … [Read more...]

Finished Bathroom Artwork & Dining Room Rug Indecision

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Hey there!  I've had some non-blog, non-house-related things to attend to the last two days, so progress on the bathroom remodel has stalled a bit.  But earlier this week, I did get every single last bit of the trim installed and wood filled, and then I got everything partially caulked.  So while no real progress has been made for two days now, I … [Read more...]