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Updating Kitchen Cabinets With Mirror, Glass & Stain

Here is a before and after on how I updated my two workhorse cabinets in my kitchen that house my plates and drinking glasses. The mirror is 1/4" thick and the price ranged (depending on size) between 30 to 40 dollars for each piece. The glass shelves are 1/2" thick with the front edge polished. and each one ranged 35 to 42 dollars each. I used the thicker glass so a couple of years from now you wont see the glass starting to sag under the weight of my dishes. The glassware cabinet I could have gone with thinner pieces to save money but wanted a consistent look since both cabinets are side by side.

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Updating Wingback Chairs for Under $50

How I did a very budget friendly makeover on 2 thrift store wingback chairs.... Using a garden pump sprayer, 10 boxes of RIT dye, a large pot to boil water, 1 (5) gallon bucket and plain old water from the tap.

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A Rusty Metal Bird Feeder Using Scrap Materials

I wanted to make a bird feeder using things I already had and not spend any money. Well my house usually never has leftover wood. But we usually have leftover scrap steel and I did have a metal bed frame that no one wanted.

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Kitchen Reno of a 1960's Ranch

A Black and white kitchen using the existing cabinets and not using a bank loan. that to date; has taken 7 years.

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How to Make a Burlap Birds Nest for Any Season

I used 5" wide burlap ribbon and Long strips of painters tarp (also cut into 4" wide strips) For one nest I used approx 6 to 7' in length of both the burlap and the canvas material (tarp).

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Adding Industrial / Modern Wainscoting for a High Traffic Entryway

The back door of my house gets a workout. This seems to be everyone's favorite place to come and go from. The dirt, and abuse this spot takes is epic! So I needed to make some updates that were equal to the abuse it would have to take. I added Galvanized metal tin as wainscoting to give the space a modern appeal with heavy duty traffic abilities.

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DIY Kitchen Renovation

When we first bought our 1963 ranch home in 2005 it had gold appliances that we replaced with stainless steel ones, so our budget was able to get stretched pretty far.

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Tablescape - A Celebration that it hasn't snowed!

For this table I used bright whites, purples and a dash of yellow. I also layered in two different textures using a dark purple placemat and then a white charger for a layered look.

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DIY - Updating Our Porch to 2015 (Stage 1)

Our old porch was so small that it was hard to have 2 chairs or rockers on. The wrought iron railing we had, used to go along the front and leave a 3 foot opening for a walkway. The concrete stairs were poured when the house was built, so they were in need of an update as well. They had start to sink, crumble and just look really dated.

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Updated the Entry - Rustic Style for Summer

I finally got around to adding some summer/rustic touches to my entryway. I took a salvaged door that was previously in my Dining Room and leaned it up against the wall. Then after putting the sofa table back, I started playing around with knick knacks. I added a chicken feeder, that I picked up at a junk and antique dealer, some clearance aisle pottery barn candlesticks. The wood finials on top of the candlesticks were bought 2 years ago and I believe I found them at Hobby Lobby (maybe?)

Rustic & Refined
Rustic & Refined