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My grandparents’ built this bench YEARS ago along with two others that I have. ( Check out the cedar-lined beauty I keep at the end of my bed.) This one has taken the biggest beating over the years and has needed to be fixed and refinished for awhile now. Every month the group I’m a part of (the Farmhouse Hens Decorate) has a theme. This month’s theme turned out to be for benches so I knew exactly the piece I would be using!Those bite marks are actually from my dog Diesel lolFunny, he was a 120 pound mastiff and could have easily opened the lid with his nose anytime he wanted. (I kept his food and treats in there.) If he had just helped himself to a treat I never would have known but no he just chewed on it lol
Happy End of Summer!The kids are about to go back to school (here in the PNW, they still start after Labor Day) and summer is winding down. That said, we barely used our back porch this summer, mostly because it was always a mess. That bums me out because I love having the outdoor space and in the past, we've eaten quite a few dinners out there when it's dry. I finally decided to whip it in to shape last week as I struggled to make it look nice before my parents came for a visit. Here's what I created (and below, I'll share the journey):
Our 25+ year old kitchen had a whole lot of stained wood going on, along with some very busy granite. None of it was my style; however, I didn't want the expense and the hassle of doing a big kitchen renovation project. After deliberating for a year, we finally decided painting our kitchen cabinets would give us the most bang for our buck. (Painting kitchen cabinets & DIY wood countertop shelf tutorials are located on the blog).
Phase 1 of our DIY farmhouse kitchen remodel is complete!
We moved in to our house in May 2015, only a few months ago, and started right away on remodeling our kitchen cabinets - DIY style, of course! It took waaaay longer than we expected- even though we had help from my amazing MIL- but the cabinets are painted!
When we moved into our home in 1992 we had no cabinets in our laundry room. We needed some type of storage, and what was current at the time, but probably on their way out, were these fantastic laminate and oak cabinets. You could wipe them down easily, they could be bought off the shelf at the nearby home improvement store, they could be hung easily and the oak at the bottom of the cabinet would match perfectly with our builder grade cabinets right around the corner in the kitchen. OK, now I just seem to be making excuses why we bought the same ugly cabinets that have overstayed their welcome.
Fall is in the air, and we are excited to tell you about this Frankenstein-inspired DIY project. Dixie Belle Paint lovers have been turning waste objects into stylish and functional furniture this season! Are you on a tight budget with the holidays right around the corner? Up-cycling, and making old new can be fun, inexpensive, and easy peasy with Dixie Belle Paint!
After unsuccessfully searching the world for a velvet headboard in the PERFECT shade of peacock, my husband and I decided to try making our own. What followed was an insane amount of blood, sweat, tears and tufting, but the final result was worth all the nervous breakdowns.
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!
We spotted an industrial metal and wood side table at our local Starbucks that we thought we could DIY. After we found the perfect table at a thrift store, we used a faux rusty/crusty technique to transform it. We loosely followed a tutorial from Rogue Engineer. (See our full blog post for a link to the tutorial for more information.)
I'm sure you all have some trays around your home that could use a little attention.
I had an old set of three old and ugly trays that cried for attention :) So I decided to transform them into French made beauties with a little bit of chalk paint and some MDF boards as inserts. You can easily remove the MDF boards / signs / inserts and also use them as decorative pieces all around your home.
I used waterslide decal paper to transfer the beautiful French graphics and I loved the final result....
Wanna know what a bunch of drill holes can do for an ugly old dresser?Yeah, didn't think so. Though give me a chance to explain - I think you're going to be pleasantly surprised!Anyone can do this at home and the results are truly special.I've summarised this tutorial slightly for Home Talk. You can find the full how-to here on my blog.