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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…

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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My Light and Airy Living Room Transformation

To appreciate the current state of my living room, let's take a look at how it began. Pretty depressing huh? Between the popcorn ceilings, dingy paint and dark trim there were definitely no happy vibes here. I actually remember doing the final walk-thru of the home before we offically closed on it. This room smelt weird and lady bugs had infested the place. I got a sick feeling in my stomach. What the hell was I thinking when I put…

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My First Interior Design Post

Hello world! This is my first blog posting for designingvibes.com Please bare with me as I develop and upload helpful content.My goal for this site is to inspire and inform. I intend on uploading home improvement diy posts including source lists for all products involved in my designs as well as step by step guides to our home transformations. With time, I will also include furniture transormation diys. Check out my current home tour with transformation photos here . With…