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{framed mirror tutorial}

{framed mirror tutorial}

> Finally!  This mirror has been done for a little bit but i have just had too much going on to write this post (or any post!), but here it is… First i have to tell you that this my third mirror and my last, yeah!!!  And all 3 have been done different ways.  I just went with a different style in each room and just made it up as i went along – that’s how i do things :) For this mirror, i had a little challenge.  You can see in the 1st pic that for some reason the builder put a plug-in – in the mirror!  Why?!  I have no idea why they couldn’t move it over a foot – but instead i had this lovely mirrored, beveled, 80’s looking plug cover plate right smack in the bottom corner of my mirror. I knew that the plug in […]

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{I promised and i delivered!!!}

{I promised and i delivered!!!}

  One project down, 999,324 to go…. This was a super easy fix to a boring plain jewelry box.  I picked up this little chunk of a box for $10 @ goodwill – good bones but the color just wasn’t working for me.  All i did was paint her white – gave her a good sanding and a new place to live – i am just cool like that ;) I’ve had a couple of questions about how i distress my furniture and this is my tool of choice…..a 60 grit sand block…oh yeah… I almost never pre-sand anything – i have in the past and have learned that it really doesn’t make a difference.  Then i just paint with regular good ol’ latex paint – i prefer valspar from lowes.  This time i just did 2 coats of white paint with a brush and then sanded all the edges.  […]

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>{I promised and i delivered!!!}

>{I promised and i delivered!!!}

>   One project down, 999,324 to go…. This was a super easy fix to a boring plain jewelry box.  I picked up this little chunk of a box for $10 @ goodwill – good bones but the color just wasn’t working for me.  All i did was paint her white – gave her a good sanding and a new place to live – i am just cool like that ;) I’ve had a couple of questions about how i distress my furniture and this is my tool of choice…..a 60 grit sand block…oh yeah… I almost never pre-sand anything – i have in the past and have learned that it really doesn’t make a difference.  Then i just paint with regular good ol’ latex paint – i prefer valspar from lowes.  This time i just did 2 coats of white paint with a brush and then sanded all the […]

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{Kids bathroom w/framed builder mirror}

{Kids bathroom w/framed builder mirror}

>   1st – i looked high & low for pics of the bathroom from the beginning – before any paint and the standard builder mirror, but they were no where to be found 2nd – this room has 0 natural light – the pics were hard to get – really this room is so bright and fresh looking the pics just don’t do it justice, oh well, you will just have to take my word for it:) Ok, on to the re-do.  I painted this bathroom shortly after we moved in (3 years ago).  I used a goldish-yellow paint and stenciled a swirly pattern on the walls.  I also put up bead board and framed the builder mirror.  The bathroom was ok – but since i repainted my house about a year ago it just wasn’t working out for me anymore.  Plus a little re-do is fun – and […]

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The Laundry Room…

The Laundry Room…

>   {LAUNDRY ROOM}   Although i have a fairly good size laundry room, it didn’t have any real storage for laundry baskets and it just wasn’t wide enough to have the baskets across from the washer/dryer without all being up in my business ;) So, i decided to make a built in cabinet for UNDER the washer/dryer – ingenious, i know!  I was very proud of this project because it was one of the few that i came up with my own little brain – not one i stole  i mean borrowed!  I did this project about a year or so ago and although i didn’t have this little blog way back then, i knew one day i would be a future blogger so i took some pics along the way.  Get ready for picture overload… By the way, i build all my own stuff, i have all the […]

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Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

  I have this little space behind the couches in the family room and didn’t know what to do with it.  One day i was in my grandmas garage and found this old nightstand – it had junk on it piled to the ceiling (you think i am kidding!) and it was filled with crap.  So i snatched it up…it will be perfect with a little love :) I found out that this was actually my grandpas parents nightstand – so that makes it really old, it still had the original paint – it had never been touched.  But, the yellow just wasnt working for me.  So white she went… Do you see that empty frame above?  It did have a mirror but right after i finished it – seriously like a week later – the kids broke it!!  It had been empty for about 6 months but then i […]

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>Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

>Antique nightstand and $5 mirror makeover

>   I have this little space behind the couches in the family room and didn’t know what to do with it.  One day i was in my grandmas garage and found this old nightstand – it had junk on it piled to the ceiling (you think i am kidding!) and it was filled with crap.  So i snatched it up…it will be perfect with a little love :) I found out that this was actually my grandpas parents nightstand – so that makes it really old, it still had the original paint – it had never been touched.  But, the yellow just wasnt working for me.  So white she went… Do you see that empty frame above?  It did have a mirror but right after i finished it – seriously like a week later – the kids broke it!!  It had been empty for about 6 months but then […]

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Playroom reveal – drumroll please…..!!!

Playroom reveal – drumroll please…..!!!

  Although i still have a few little things i want to do, its 98% DONE Just to remind you, this is what i started with… Since then, i painted ALL the walls with chalkboard paint (black).  I was a little worried at first but it all turned out good because the wall color only goes up about 3/4 and then i have molding to break up the space.  Also with the white couch and the bookcase the space is definitely not dark.     The walls were super easy to paint, i did primer the space before with a dark gray primer and then it just took 2 coats of the chalk board paint – i just used a regular roller and it turned out nice and smooth – like a babies butt ;) do you remember this table? And these chairs? And this dresser? I painted the top […]

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>Playroom reveal – drumroll please…..!!!

>Playroom reveal – drumroll please…..!!!

>   Although i still have a few little things i want to do, its 98% DONE Just to remind you, this is what i started with… Since then, i painted ALL the walls with chalkboard paint (black).  I was a little worried at first but it all turned out good because the wall color only goes up about 3/4 and then i have molding to break up the space.  Also with the white couch and the bookcase the space is definitely not dark.     The walls were super easy to paint, i did primer the space before with a dark gray primer and then it just took 2 coats of the chalk board paint – i just used a regular roller and it turned out nice and smooth – like a babies butt ;) do you remember this table? And these chairs? And this dresser? I painted the […]

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