Finished Bi-fold Closet Doors Used As Double Doors

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With the exception of a few minor details, my bi-fold closet doors that I used as double doors are finished!  They're perfectly private (no gap between the doors), and yes, they lock.  :)  So just ignore all of the unfinished projects surrounding the door (obviously including the unpainted drywall), and take a look at how my doors turned … [Read more...]

Easy DIY Vanity Mirror With Sconces

Framed bathroo mirror with integrated sconces

Yesterday I got another project checked off of my bathroom remodel "to do" list.  I made a very easy DIY vanity mirror with sconces incorporated into the design. When I switched gears from a temporary bathroom makeover to the long term bathroom remodel, I decided that with the larger vanity, I also wanted a really large mirror since large … [Read more...]

DIY Tub Skirt (Decorative Side Panel) For A Standard Apron-Side Soaking Tub

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This weekend I got one more pretty big project marked off of my "to do" list on my bathroom remodel. I spent the last two days giving my very basic soaking tub a big makeover by adding a DIY tub skirt to the side of it to continue the wainscoting design onto the bathtub side of the room.  It really dressed up that boring, basic bathtub! Too … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

DIY Butcherblock-Style Countertop With Undermount Sink – Part 1

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I know y'all were probably expecting a finished vanity today.  I'm so sorry to disappoint!  I promise, there is a method to my madness right now, and my method required that I spend some time working on my DIY butcher block countertop for the vanity. This is one of those "one thing leads to another" and "one project is dependent upon another" … [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...]