Bathroom Mirror Framed with Crown Molding
We framed our builder-grade bathroom mirror using crown molding. For more details, please see http://www.whateverislovely-blog.com/2012/07/23/master-bathroom/
Our powder room is the first room you see as you come into our front entry and it was an eyesore. Dated oak cabinets, builder beige walls, old toilet and an ugly light fixture made for a poor first impression. It HAD to change, but having just gotten married, we were on a tight budget. We salvaged everything that was usable and upcycled some second hand finds (one found in our very own basement), making this a budget friendly makeover.
After searching for a new medicine cabinet and not finding any of quality or reasonable price, I decided to just give mine a facelift. I measured the mirror door and went to a craft store and bought an open back picture frame for $25. I removed the door and once properly aligned, I secured the mirror to the frame with metal mirror holders and frame screws. I had to buy the screws separately because the screws that came with the metal holders were too long. I then ran strong adhesive glue all around the edge of the mirror and let dry for around 6 hours. Once dry I reattached the door and voila, it looks like a brand new medicine cabinet. Next up, getting rid of that awful light above it.......baby steps. ;)
We were creating a laundry and dressing room combo out of a bedroom. We wanted something a little different and maybe even a bit fun in an industrial sort of way... This post focuses on the window portion of the laundry - dressing room makeover.
If you know me, you know I love creating and making things out of PVC pipe. I've made many different birds and also a few other new animals like a dog, cat and frog. They are so much fun to make and are a great item to sell at craft fairs, farmers markets, etc.But I've got another new PVC pipe project to share with you - our PVC people! The best part about these little guys is that you can customize them however you want. My favorite one is the little girl pictured here and one where I painted a Packers "G" on a shirt.
Install crown like a pro with these 8 tricks to DIY crown molding!Hey y’all! I am excited to finally share our adventures in crown molding! I know, we sure took our sweet time finishing up this DIY project, but here we are ready to share 8 tricks to DIY crown molding.
The light fixture in a room is like the icing on a cake. It is a wonderful way to add taste. And it is easy to be forgotten and overlooked if it doesn’t make a statement. Unfortunately, there is one style of light fixture in my home that is repeated in almost every room which I do not like.
I love finding ways to bring new life to old things. I had these cabinet doors in my garage for quite some time so I decided to get crafty and turn them into a chalkboard bistro sign! I love how it turned out and it is now on my front porch where I change up the words on it to fit each season.
Have y'all seen these modern/mid century plant stands? West Elm has inspired millions and I'm here to grind out an easy, fool proof tutorial that anyone can do. Did you see what I said there? Anyone can do. So gear up and make this plant stand with me.
When I think of summer, I think of entertaining on my deck or patio. I just love eating outside in the warm breeze, don't you? One thing I dislike about it though, are all of those pesky mosquitoes buzzing around ruining my lovely evening! It was time to do something about it! These citronella candles do the trick and keep the pests away, while looking pretty too! These were a blast to create, so be sure to have fun with the process.
Making soap is way too much fun. The sky is the limit when it comes to colors, mixes and scents! Why not try your hand at this ombre gem stone effect? Gems and crystals are very trendy right now and it's time to add them to your bathroom sink. Pop-in some glitter and you just made handwashing a whole lot more interesting.
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....