Here is a kitchen we just finished making countertops for, the backsplash are not finished but we should have them finished soon and will be installing them later so i will post better pictures when they go in.
Commented on Aug 08, 2012
Beautiful! What about the cost compared to granite?
I have hated my parquet floor since we moved into this home, and finally decided to take matters into my own hands. I started by sanding the entire surface. Then I painted the entire
floor with 2 coats of white paint, sanding in between coats. Be sure to let the paint dry between coats. Next, I painted the entire floor with a cream colored paint and let it dry. Finally, I handpainted the squares...each square is 4 of the little parquet squares together. After all of the paint dried, I sanded the entire floor for a worn, cottagy look. Find the entire tutorial at http://www.mom4real.com/2012/07/painted-wood...
INSTRUCTIONS: You can see from the picture what kind of pots I used. The large basin on the bottom is plastic. You can also use a very large terra cotta saucer, but it doesn't hold much water and you have to keep refilling. I know because I tried it.
You can use any size pots you want. I like the strawberry pot because the water comes out of the holes.
The pump sits on the bottom of the big basin. You put a large size pot upside down in the big bowl to
cover the pump as you see it in the picture, then stack other pots as you like. Then you just run clear hose (Lowes) from the pump (also Lowes) up to the top saucer. You have to do a little cutting and drilling on the first pot that the pump is under. Cut out a little space on the edge of that pot so the electrical cord can run through and so that the pot can sit flat and also drill a few holes in the upper rim of that pot so water can flow inside to the pump. Since the pots already have holes in the bottom, you will only have to drill through the center of the saucers to run the hose up.
You have to use a masonry bit. They are a little expensive, but well worth it. You should get a bit large enough to drill a hole the same size as the holes in the pots. Then get a hose wide enough, but one that will easily slide through to the top. I got everything I needed at Lowes.
Put colored stones or rounded river stones (Lowes again) in the top and middle saucers for decoration. The stones will control how your water comes out of the top. Good luck. Have fun.
This small bathroom that my two kids shared, was in desperate needed of atention!
But it had to be a makeover, I was not planning on changing major things! Bathtub,
vanity, faucet, and counter had to stay. The main change had to be cosmetic! Since it was a pretty good functioning bath!
I began by updating the vanity with some left over paint from other projects plus some shelves! Next the bathtub got a special treatment with a cover! Paint, a shallow shelf behind the door, and accesories helped giving this bath a new look! I did all the proyects myself and you can do it too!
To see more about it check here: http://www.remodelandolacasa.com/2012/05/bat...