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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.
Four years ago, we moved into a 20-year-old mobile home on a farm. Being a city girl, I was at a loss with what to do with this place that had sat empty for 2 years and was being reclaimed by the critters and insects that inhabited the land. The kitchen was particularly daunting as you can see. It took me 3 years and testing the waters in all the other rooms before I could even figure out where to start in the kitchen.
When we first moved in we bought new appliances and changed the white for stainless steel. The kitchen got an industrial cleaning and de-mousing and then we used it like that until the end of winter 3 years later.
In this project, I’ll be sharing my experience with creating a neat little epoxy resin table for my two-year-old daughter. The back story is she loves to follow me from room to room, and I love having her around me. Being a content creator I am always on the computer trying to get work done. As long as I'm in her sight that’s enough. I made her a desk awhile back, but that was too bulky to lug around. This is why this table came about. For our purpose, it’s a kids table for others this would make a perfect nightstand or end table. The same concept can be applied to any surface. The resin I’m using is from countertop epoxy there is certainly many brands out there this is the one I have experience with. I went with epoxy because it’s durable and easy to maintain. The more layers you have the more you can wet sand it to remove scratches. I used Countertop epoxy" Click Here "
After living in our beach cottage for four months I STILL haven’t organized our master closet. Last week, as I was walking down the isles of Target I got an idea of repurposing a curtain rod. When we moved into this home, we “downsized” about 1000 square feet from our old home. I have to say I was looking forward to losing a little of closet space so I could really work on organizing and purging. Let me show you the current state of our closet:
While our renovations were taking place this summer, I, like most normal breathing women, did not want drywall dust in every nook and cranny in my house. So when we cut out this little "window" between our kitchen wall and sunroom/eating area, I had an idea on how to keep the dust to a minimal and it surprisingly worked out pretty well! Maybe some of you already know this trick, but if you don't - hope you can use it!
We bought this home and it had "good bones" but it was sadly outdated. I wanted my kitchen to be bright and airy and welcoming. There was awful flowery wallpaper and the "wood" cabinets weren't actually real wood except for the door frames. I decided on bright white for the cabinets and those Formica counter tops had to go, so I painted everything. The cooktop was also quite old so it had to go, too. I had a very small budget and no help so I did what all good DIYers do, jumped in with both feet.
After 30 years of struggling with our miniature kitchen in our one bedroom New York Apartment, our stove and dishwasher gave up the ghost at the same time, and we had to empty out the kitchen, breakfast nook and hallway into our living room to remove the old appliances, so we could have the new ones installed. Opportunity! Let's give our Kitchen a Much Needed Face Lift.
I was searching and searching for the perfect solution for my rental kitchen. I wanted to update it without losing my deposit. Tic Tac Tiles are sticky enough to last until you decide to move or change them out. They can easily be removed by applying heat and lifting/peeling them off the wall.
NEW on Hometalk: You can now hire me to help you recreate this project! Need some guidance to make sure your cabinets come out perfectly? Book me for a one-on-one video session now.One of my very best friends wanted to give her kitchen a complete overhaul and it was nothing short of spectacular! The kitchen was in excellent shape, so there was no reason to get new cabinets. They just needed a fresh look! Also, why pay thousands of dollars on new cabinets when you can do a DIY and spend some time with your awesome friend (me, duh)!
Is your small kitchen, or another room, in your home looking kind of drab? Dress it up with a punch of color! By making over a main piece of furniture in a room with paint, you can make the space look brighter and feel more welcoming for very little money.
If you've got an ugly counter top like we did, change it up instead of replacing it. Save hundreds of dollars and do like we did....paint it to look like granite. It sure beats the lime green it used to be!