wood louver wainscoting, diy, foyer, paint colors, wall decor, woodworking projects

Wood Louver Wainscoting

My island's deconstruction warehouse gives away reclaimed wood louvers for free. I used them to give a wainscoting look to an accent wall in our garage entryway and used leftover paint to give the wall a deep, moody feel.

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Repurpose Egg Cartons Into Portable Paint Palettes

Here's a way to reuse the egg cartons in the aftermath of your Easter festivities this weekend.

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Kitchen Ledge Shelves

My husband and I wanted open shelves to increase the storage space in our small kitchen. Hand building ledge shelves are not only easy to do, but are incredibly affordable.

copper outlined whimsical forest mural, painting, wall decor

Copper-Outlined, Whimsical Forest Mural

"Every project is a lesson in creation...where revision is progress...illuminating visions of a mind at play." These words sum up the lesson I was reminded of while painting the second coat of my daughter's wall mural.

lace inspired door, doors, painting

Lace Inspired Door

I repaired a deep crack through my daughter's door in 2012, when we first moved into our above garage apartment, but the visible scratches and that tiresome crack were eyesores. So, I set out to paint a bold image on the door to distract from its imperfections.

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Squeeze Paint Mural

Using canvas drop cloth, squeeze bottles, and some acrylic paint, I led 80 students this summer in making a mountain mural dripping with color. The results were fantastic, and the students enjoyed their time squeeze painting with me.

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Ombre Painted, Geometric Door Design

Using leftover 1/4" plywood, and $3 worth of sample paints, I was able to add some handmade character and style to a plain hollow core door.

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Make a Tung Oil Wax Finish

I play with mixing tung oil and candelilla wax (4:1) to make a salve-like wax finish for my furniture pieces.

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Make Magnetic Measurement Organizers

To maximize my small kitchen's drawer space, I removed our measuring tools from a drawer and hung them to a 1x2 on the side of our refrigerator.

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Make Compact Utensil Organizers

In my small apartment kitchen, drawer space is tight, so using a drawer to store my flatware was not idea. Instead, I created a compact utensil organizer to house our set butter knives, various spoons, and forks.

Yvonne @ Sunnyside Up-Stairs
Yvonne @ Sunnyside Up-Stairs