A Precursor to the Countertop Post

I’m so stinkin’ excited to finally show you our countertops. That I made. From scratch! Well, kinda. I didn’t grow or cut down the trees. Last post, I told you the changes and additions we made to our cabinetry, and showed you a peek of some beadboard. First we needed to do all the finishing …

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The End of An Era?

My baby turned six yesterday. SIX!! When I started this blog, I was affectionately referring to him as “the three-year old.” How has it been that long? That’s like 62 in blog years. Like, retiring age nearly. (Seriously. Google it. Most are dead and in the grave before their third year.) Anyway, I made him …

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Brick Wall (part 3)

I started showing you my attempt at a brick wall here and here. After my narrower tape arrived from Amazon, I was anxious to do another trial board. And then it hit me that even if I could successfully pull off faux brick, I might decide not too far down the road that it was …

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Brick Wall (part 2)

Alright, so I showed you the start of my brick wall trial board the other day. Measuring, taping off, and smearing joint compound around were the easy parts. Next, I needed to try and match the existing brick in my kitchen. Eek. Not gonna lie; I was not sure I could pull this off. Faux …

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Brick Wall

Once all three bathrooms in this house were complete, we could get to work on the kitchen. Finally! Today’s post is brought to you by classic DIY television. You know, back when they used to teach you things on HGTV and TLC and The Discovery Channel. Just kidding. None of my posts are brought to …

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I Need Balance

Remember when I showed you the guest bathroom board and batten? I had left the toilet paper holder where it originally was, but that ended up being not centered in the middle of a section of board and batten. Stuff like that annoys me. It’s the small things that really add up to make your …

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Sink, Faucets, Light, Mirror

I’m fresh out of clever titles. Whatevs. The boys’ bath started out like this… And then we changed the floor tile, added wall tile, and replaced the toilet. We painted the vanity, replaced the cabinet hardware, and removed the counter. Then we used the skim coat method to make a concrete countertop and continued the …

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Concrete Counters

So we’re working on three bathrooms at the same time over here, remember? Today’s post takes us back upstairs to the boys’ bathroom. Just to refresh your memory, so far we’ve tiled the floor and walls, painted the vanity, and updated the cabinet hardware. Then I pretty much stopped telling you about our progress… We …

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Fifteen Minute Shelf

Psst: Sometimes I totally forget that I blog. This week was one of those times. Someone will ask about something and then I’m all, “Oh. Right. The blog.” I made a shelf. In fifteen minutes! And it was free! Remember this mirror in my entryway? I wanted to put a little ledge underneath it…just a …

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Orbs

Who doesn’t love a good orb, right? Especially an orb light. We have recessed lights all around the perimeter of our living room. (For some reason I can’t get a good shot of that with my phone, but here’s a pic from when we first bought the house.) We used the room that was intended …

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