We used a Rustoleum Cabinet Transformation Kit to change our kitchen cabinets from light to dark. The kit was fairly easy to use and would use it again. There's just a lot of waiting in
between coats to dry. We has used it previously in our master bathroom to try it out first and loved the results. We chose the Chocolate color and used the glaze. We chose to use a paint brush since the instructions recommends using a brush if you are using the glaze. I think the paint lines give the glaze something to hold onto.
I plan on replacing my kitchen floor with tile that looks like hardwood. At that time I plan on replacing the kitchen floor I would like to replace my hallway which the kitchen is off of. The problem is the hallway stops just short of my dining room which is hardwood. I don't want to match floor colors nor do I have the money to replace the dining room floor.
Do you think having two different color floors that close together is a wrong way to go?
Commented on Jul 09, 2012
When we replaced the carpet in our master BR, we wanted a dark color but the hallway/loft area
was red oak hardwood. We thought it would be too much of a contrast but we don't even notice the transition anymore. We used a mahogany color Pergo flooring.
As you can see, I am improving the house with gardens...however, the front under deck, which is the walk out basement needs something done to it!! I dont like lattice work, that is not an
option. I though of some kind of "barn doors" that slide on a metal track to hide under deck, but still be functional. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Commented on Jun 21, 2012
Yeah...you need to draw attention away from that driveway and under deck area. I think barn
doors would look great considering there are few other options besides lattice. IF you keep it a weathered wood look, it would add some interest without being too much 'in your face.' Also, a pergola type addition over the deck would look great. You could hang some planters from the front joist. It would draw attention away from the too-small upper floor windows.
We had this cellar and shed built into our hillside in the back yard. Big plans for shade garden on one side, and full sun on the other. What to plant? I'm overwhelmed.
Commented on May 27, 2012
Yes, I agree a rock garden (mine is great but we have mostly succulents and drought tolerant
plants since we live out west) would look great and low maintenance, a tiered perennial garden would be good, too and add some color. Hostas for the shady side mixed w/shade tolerant flowering shrubs like hydrangea or daphne