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A total transformation took place in this kitchen. Notice the before picture. The family has lived in this home for 20 years and the room felt heavy to them. The wanted an update with more room, storage, and counter space. The brick was removed and new custom cabinets and stainless steel appliances put in it's place. Imagine creating lunches to banquets in this beautiful kitchen.
When we started the kitchen remodel, my husband really wanted to do all new cabinets. I talked him out of it because the ones we have are functional, solid wood and really just needed refreshing (not to mention cabinets are very expensive!). So he conceded but said he really hated the hinges. The hinges?! So here was my solution to those eyesore hinges.
In our basement, we have a built in cabinet/counter area that used to be part of a kitchenette that we ripped out during our basement renovation. We decided to keep this built in, because I thought it would be perfect for a snack/beverage area to use when entertaining. The only problem is that it was painted the ugliest shades of brown and tan that you could find, the cabinet doors were old and had some wear, and the hardware was outdated. But I was going to change this!
Painting kitchen cabinets is a big job, but it can transform the look of your kitchen at a fraction of the cost of new cabinets. It may sound daunting, but breaking it down into bite-size steps can take away the fear factor.Here is the basic order of operation: clean, sand, prime (optional), paint and seal. Now, that’s not so bad, is it? When planning to paint your kitchen cabinets, there are a few considerations. Are your cabinets in sturdy shape (or should they be replaced)? If salvageable, what color/look are you going for? Do you need to prime first? Will you change the hardware (and if so, will you need new holes)? Are any repairs necessary? What products do you need to achieve best results?The oak cabinets in my kitchen had seen better days but they were solidly constructed, so I recently freshened them up with some paint and glaze. Here is how I achieved my “ugly oak to graceful gray” upgrade for under $200.
Thanksgiving will be here before we know it! The days continue their relentless march into coat weather! It's been a fast and strange year, but, let's face it - the day will come whether we are ready or not, so, time to get ready. I enjoy decorating for Halloween, and many of the projects (like pumpkins and fall leaves) can be carried over to Thanksgiving with a few tweaks. So for this project, I decided to make a project that could look great for both.
Who doesn't love an easy cleaning shortcut?We're always on the hunt for amazing cleaning tips and hacks, and we've learned that the Hometalk community is the best spot to find new ideas!Got a cleaning hack you love? Share your favorite tip with us in the comments so we can all get a cleaner home (quicker) this weekend!
A lot of old furniture is damaged in some way, whether it's your own furniture or a piece that you have found for cheap. So let's go through how to repair those chewed up marks, holes, chipping veneer, hardware holes, large scratches, missing corners, or trim. The process is the same no matter what you're trying to repair. But this method is only for painting, as it won't take stain, and it definitely won't blend in with the rest of the wood on your project. But once you paint it, no one will see the difference.
The wall over my couch was just begging for some art. But I'm constantly changing up the frames and art in my home, so I didn't want to hang a large gallery wall and have holes to fill when I wanted a new look.So I decided to build a DIY picture ledge custom to my couch area.
As far as wreaths go, we’ve had quite a few awesome tutorials on Grillo Designs from some very talented crafters. This burlap pumpkin wreath is no exception! Keep reading for Laura’s step by step how to, you are going to love this one! This one was created by Laura from Ohanalee - and its perfect for fall!Materials needed:1- 14″ straw wreath form, alternatively foam wreath could also be used!4- rolls of 5.5 inch by 15 ft orange Burlap ribbon (you can buy burlap by the yard but I find cutting the squares from the ribbon rolls much easier)3- Boxes of Floral Greening PinsRotary cutter and cutting boardScissorsHot glue gun with glue sticksSewing pinsOPTIONAL: Fall Embellishments to decorate1- roll of mossy green chicken wire ribbon1- roll of wired green burlap ribbonNatural Jute burlap leaves and artificial fall leavesjute wrapped floral wireFall Berry floral wireHOW TO MAKE:1. Unroll your burlap ribbon and fold corner over to measure out a square. You will be cutting several 5.5″X 5.5″ squares from these rolls of burlap.
This shutter comes to me from my good friend and neighbor Anita who is sadly moving. She had a couple shutters and 2 old cabinet doors displayed on her walls for years but her new house is lacking in wall space. She thought maybe I could put them to good use. Gladly.But now I find out that the shutters were taken off her family home years ago…they have sentimental value and they have a cool aged patina. I can’t keep her family heirloom but I could repurpose it and give it to her oldest son who just happens to be getting married. And just in case they don’t like heirlooms or shabby chic, I’m giving cash too :).
In this tutorial, I show you how to build a Reclaimed Dining Table with epoxy resin and pecky sinker cypress wood. Learn many resin tips and woodworking techniques that make this a DIY project for everyone.Christmas was only a few months away & the adults in our family pick names to exchange gifts. My mother in law needed a new table, so I made sure to pick her name for this year. She mentioned in the past how much she loves Louisiana Cypress wood, so I planned to make her a special cypress table with unique wood that is 100s of years old.I searched for cypress table ideas for about a day. The unique look of pecky cypress quickly grabbed my attention. This wood is fairly common in my part of the country (South Louisiana) & I thought it would be a great choice of wood for this epoxy resin dining table. The wood is not only beautiful and unique, but it also has a lot of historical/geographical significance. My Mother-in-law would appreciate the historical value.I called a friend of mine who knows the best places to purchase reclaimed wood in the New Orleans area and he referred me to a company that has been owned by the same family since the early 1800s.I visited the lumber company the following day and noticed they not only had sinker cypress, but they also had pecky sinker cypress.