extending the arabesque backsplash with adhesive mat

Extending the Arabesque Backsplash With Adhesive Mat

Replacing our old large microwave with a new space-saver microwave required us to piece together our backsplash as additional wall was exposed.

transforming the exterior of our house, Now it s a blue house

Transforming the Exterior of Our House

In the five years we've owned this house, we've changed everything on the exterior except the roof! That includes siding, deck, and landscaping.

antique mirror frame turned into magnetic chalkboard, chalkboard paint, crafts, repurposing upcycling

Antique Mirror Frame Turned Into Magnetic Chalkboard

This empty frame had been gathering dust in the basement, when I got an idea of how to use it upstairs.

cantilevered pergola diy designed and built, decks, diy, how to, outdoor living, woodworking projects

Cantilevered Pergola -- DIY Designed and Built

Read about our self-designed and built cantilevered pergola built for around $400.

replacing old wooden deck with composite deck, concrete masonry, decks, outdoor living, The new deck is almost finished in this photo

Replacing Old Wooden Deck With Composite Deck

Our old wooden deck wasn't very functional as it was on two levels, with neither being very large. The paint was chipping off and water pooled on it, plus we discovered that some of the pilings didn't even touch the ground underneath it all! We did some research and decided to go with Lowe's ChoiceDek product.

arabesque blue tile backsplash using an adhesive mat, how to, kitchen backsplash, kitchen design

Arabesque Blue Tile Backsplash Using an Adhesive Mat

My husband and I tiled our kitchen backsplash recently -- our first tiling job ever! We used Mussel Bound Adhesive Tile Mat instead of thin set. With the mat, you grout within 24 hours instead of waiting 24-72 hours as you would with thin set.Originally posted in 2015. In 2017 I've added more photos and information since I've taken down the blog that I referred you to for more information in 2015.

free antique dining table and chairs get renewed, painted furniture, reupholster

Free Antique Dining Table and Chairs Get Renewed

We were given a large, antique dining table with three leaves and 8 chairs. They were in somewhat rough condition, including a damaged table leg, scratches on the table top and two chairs that were beyond repair.

sliding doors add personality to a dull hallway, doors, foyer, home decor, woodworking projects

Sliding Doors Add Personality to a Dull Hallway

The arched entryway to our living room made it difficult to add a traditional door, so my husband attached salvaged factory doors to "sliding barn door" hardware and hung them over the 5' opening.

repurposing an antique pump organ hutch into a coat rack, foyer, how to, painted furniture, repurposing upcycling, woodworking projects

Repurposing an Antique Pump Organ Hutch

My husband and I repurposed an antique pump organ hutch/top into a shelf/coat rack for our entryway. See my blog post for additional pictures and information.

Sue P.
Sue P.
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