Let’s Build a Wall Part 3: A Nice Frame to Hang on.

This post is brought to you by the letter B, for Boyfriend. John wrote the steps in this section; Steps for a Great Set of Doors 1.     First step is to figure out what size you want your doors to be, height, length and width. 2.     Draw a blueprint of the door.  Even though it is simple,Continue reading “Let’s Build a Wall Part 3: A Nice Frame to Hang on.”

Let’s Build a Wall Part 2: Another Brick in the Wall

So I was a little overjoyed when I found out that Lowe’s sold brick Masonite textured sheets at 25 bucks a pop. The only problem with these is that they look a little like this: And I wanted my brick to look a little more like this: So I spent much of my Saturday distressingContinue reading “Let’s Build a Wall Part 2: Another Brick in the Wall”

Let’s Build a Wall: A Living Room Reveal

So as promised I worked on a rather large project this weekend.  When I was touring my apartment, there was a pair of French doors that were in the opening between the living room and the den. I liked the possibilities we had with those. Well, when I moved in last November the doors wereContinue reading “Let’s Build a Wall: A Living Room Reveal”

Inspired by the Best Bloggers: Vertical Blinds Headboard!

This is my headboard. I’m in love!!! I wish I could take credit for this stellar idea, but alas I was inspired by this post over at MAD IN CRAFTS: I definitely suggest using her post as the tutorial as we took some serious liberties. Here is the link to the post: http://www.madincrafts.com/2013/03/diy-woven-headboard-from-upcycled.html We replicated theContinue reading “Inspired by the Best Bloggers: Vertical Blinds Headboard!”

What I wish I knew about IKEA

So a few months ago I went to IKEA for the first time and Boy was it… OVERWHELMING.   I mean really there should be a guidebook about going to IKEA.   I live about 2 hours away from the nearest IKEA so our trips are few and far between. So I decided to compileContinue reading “What I wish I knew about IKEA”

My First Real Project Post: VHS coffee table.

  Hello blog friends, I’m going to give you a tutorial on one of my favorite projects to date. I wanted to refinish the top of our coffee table.  It was disgust-o grossout.  We eat most of our dinners there along with nail painting, and  project finishing . So needless to say the table topContinue reading “My First Real Project Post: VHS coffee table.”

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