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Transforming My Bathroom Vanity With Gel Stain

With outdated hardware and a yellow-ish finish, all of my bathroom vanities needed a makeover.Seeing what an ordeal it was to paint my kitchen cabinets with oil paint, however, I was looking for an easy way out.Thank goodness I stumbled upon a new product called gel stain( here is the one I used). *This post contains affiliate links. That means if you click on one of those links and buy something, I may receive a small commission, but you won’t pay a dime more. After some…

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Bathroom Makeover DIY Under $800

My hallway bathroom was the first of three bathrooms we transformed. This DIY makeover was completed under $800. We tiled the floors with faux marble tile (grey grout), painted the walls in Benjamin Moore Quiet Moments, stained the vanity, replaced the toilet and vanity hardware, painted the counter-tops in white epoxy paint and framed the existing mirror. I refer to this space as "the boys' bathroom". I rarely use it, so I let the boys take over. I tried to…

Paint it Black-How to Paint Your Door Black

When I came across an image of a black door on Pinterest, a lightbulb went off in my head. You see, I had been contemplating if I should replace a dingy, white door in my kitchen. The door leads out to the garage and has a window. I was not crazy about the view of the garage through the window nor was I crazy about the bland, white paint on the door. I decided to be adventurous and paint my door black-…

Kitchen In Progress

Although the kitchen has come a long way, it is still a room in progress. I had so many great plans for the space, but a nagging little pain called a budget has somewhat slowed some of my momentum.  To appreciate it's transformation, lets view a picture of it taken the day we moved in. The warmth of the cabinets mixed with that of the walls is overkill. Got to love the ivy stenciling adorning the doorway.     Currently:…

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Transforming My Dining Room

In terms of design, the dining room has been one of the biggest challenges. I tweak and tweak, and something always seems off. As of lately,  I think I am finally getting closer to a finished product and praise the Lord for this revelation! Lets take a look at the original state of the room when we purchased the home. Beautiful wallpaper and hunter green paint below the chair railing with a stunning textured ceiling. . Im sure she was…

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Brick Fireplace Makeover

While I have plenty of DIY projects to share with you, I wanted to start with my brick fireplace makeover. One of the most popular questions I get from family and friends is how I went about transforming the brick. Here is how the fireplace looked when we first purchased our home.   While I like many types of brick, I didn't like the undertones in this variety. The outdated, brass surround certainly didn't help. I removed the  surround and…