My husband painted the toilet gold. For some reason he has always had a fantasy about owning a gold toilet. Why? Because he's weird. While my daughter and I were out of town in California last week he decided to give the toilet the Midas touch. I've decided to call it "Trump Toilet" Here are the instructions on how to gild your toilet and make yourself a solid gold throne fit for a king. All you need is sandpaper, waterproof primer and gold spray paint. Crown optional.
For a couple of years, we kept a pile of siding wood that we got while we removed an old shed (you can see that project in my post called "a shed in the wrong place). I knew I was going to use that siding somewhere else but didn't know where. This past Summer I finally got inspired and decided to change the look of our main bathroom. Originally it was painted in plain green. Even though I like the color green, I thought it was time to make a change. This is what I did.....
Like most homes, I have this plain builder's grade vanity mirror. I really really dislike it but taking it out and replacing it with two different mirrors seem like too much work...mostly the taking it out part. I could have frame it with moldings like most people do but that's no fun for me. So here is the before.
Do not be intimidated by powder glaze anymore!! Learn how to use powder glaze to take those furniture pieces from Drab to Fab, with this easy guide.Powder glaze is a unique painting media and technique. Powder glaze can be used on cabinets and furniture. In the world of DIY and painted furniture, professionals are always searching for ways to make pieces stand out from the rest. The key component to powder glazing is to use a paint that will not soak up the glaze. That means any latex/acrylic based paint is best used for powder glazing.Don't worry friends that doesn't mean you have to give up your beloved chalk style/milk style paints. For or THIS particular technique it's better to keep those products on the shelf. Trust me I tried chalk paint with it, it was a total bust. Powder Glaze CAN be brushed on. I actually brushed it on for my first few pieces. Now I spray it for a more even and efficient layer of glaze.First and foremost you want to make sure you prep your piece properly, this is key in the painted furniture business. You can find how I prep my pieces in this blog post Prepping Furniture for Painting.
Easy. Inexpensive. No-sew. Drop cloth curtains are beautiful, functional and perfect for your home!I researched different drop cloth options and ended up buying these from amazon. I didn’t want seams and I wanted them to be long. I only ordered two, but if you want them bunched up or more full, order two more.
After over a year of staring at my ugly 80s laminate bathroom countertop (the one in our guest half bath on the first floor), and after reading so many success stories, I finally painted my bathroom countertop! I also did a bunch of other stuff in the bathroom to get my final look (I will post these as separate tutorials). Here, I am just focusing on my process of painting the countertop. Here is a picture of the final outcome:
Hi, I'm Brittany! I am passionate about sharing time saving projects around the house for other busy families. Today I want to show you how an easy way to apply tile—even if you haven’t felt brave enough to try it out. Tiling make such an impact on a room’s décor—but for us, it always felt a little overwhelming. Since we had 6 weeks to renovate our powder room, we wanted tile--- but with less mess and less overwhelm. Goal: Complete our first tile project. You can see the room fully updated on my blog here.
I like to keep our house light and bright, so when we moved into a house that was all oak and brown paint, I could not change it fast enough! Our whole house gave off an “I was built in the 90s” vibe. Some things I have accepted that I cannot change until we undergo a big renovation, however there are other things that are fairly quick fixes, that I can do myself that, to me, make the space so much more pleasing!
Our bathtub needed to be torn out by the builder due to a gouge. The outside face plate was tiled to match the bathtub surround. Due to the location of the faucet I decided that we should have an access panel for any problem with the faucet later on. So...I found wooden mosiac tile that was dark brown to match our espresso cabinets across from the tub. They were easy to install and they are accessible to plumbing. I think they are a new design technique to spruce up the front of a bathtub. For all of you that like the white shiplap you can paint the wood white or whitewash.
Do you have a not so pretty Hollywood vanity light fixture that you think your going to have to replace? Well, let me show you a simple way to upgrade it until your ready to spend the moolah to buy a new one! This fix is under $5 and takes about an hour total of your time!
My husband and I have spent the past several years remodeling our little house in the country. The main floor of the house was in rough shape, but it had a nice layout and it was well built so we felt like it was a diamond in the rough that was worth saving. The first room that had to be redone was the upstairs bathroom. The other two bathrooms only had showers, and with three little kids, we really needed a nice, clean bathroom so we could bathe our children. I had no desire to salvage the existing tile-work or vanity, so we took them out and removed the linoleum flooring and started from scratch.See my blog for more details and product information: https://www.countryesque.com/bathroom-makeover-before-and-after/Before & After: DIY Bathroom Remodel
Our master bathroom is tiny. When we first bought our home 2 years ago, we quickly got tired of the cheap fixtures, cracked and broken tile, and little to no storage. We had to get creative with space constraints, but we had a vision and were able to completely transform the space with lots of built-in character!
I turned my counter tops into a granite look and painted my bathroom. I still have to replace the light fixture and the faucet and the floor. But over all I’m very happy with the turn out. I have about 9$ in Sherwin-Williams paint samples and a can of polyurethane. I also replaced my cabinet door hardware. I had thought about painting the hardware to save money but the new ones fit into my budget. The paint for my bathroom was some I purchased awh back so very little Money spent on this project but a whole lot of time. This took me about 3 days to repair holes, caulk and paint. It was pouring rain so took a little longer for my polyurethane to dry. Over all I’m happy.