Showing posts with label Remodel. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Remodel. Show all posts

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Chic Vintage Door Decor

I must tell you I AM IN LOVE WITH THIS DOOR!
I wish it was mine!

Want the story?  A few months ago my sweet friend Kesha called asking me to help her with a project!  Of course I was excited and couldn't wait to get started!  Kesha told me what she wanted to use the door for and we got busy turning an old ragged door into this CHIC VINTAGE WALL DECOR!

Kesha found this AMAZING door tucked away in her Father-In-Laws garage.  I believe it was LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT!

Can you just imagine the possibilities when you look at this beauty?

We began by sanding it down and applying two coats of a light tan paint.  For the life of me, I can't remember what it was called.

Then - DON'T BE SCARED!  We hit the door with a hammer giving it even MORE character!
Pulled out the orbital sander and sanded the heck out of it AGAIN!

Put on a nice thick coat of glaze and gently wiped it off, making sure to leave plenty of glaze in all the nooks and ridges.  (Glaze is on my top 10 favorite things in life - Just thought you would want to know!)

Kesha knew she wanted to use this to display photos (she is an amazing photographer!) but she didn't want them to be permanent.  I suggested she use plexiglass to showcase her photos.  This way, she could update her photos or change them out whenever she wanted!  After drilling four small holes (one in each corner) of the plexiglass and each section of the door, use small screws with the decorative bolt to secure to the door.

If you want to check out Kesha's Photography, click HERE!

Two of the sections are magnet boards! Apply scrapbook paper with Mod Podge to the metal and you have a beautiful coordinating magnet board!

Isn't She Beautiful!  I love this Chic Vintage Door Decor!

So question for YOU!  If this was YOUR door, what would you do with it?

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Kitchen Remodel

Well folks!  It's complete.  I know I said it should only take about TWO weeks, but who was I  kidding?  Huh, myself!  Two weeks my .... (insert whatever word you prefer here!)  This project took SIX weeks to complete.  It wouldn't have been so long had Mike not had to go back to work so quickly.  I mean seriously?  Three weeks is not enough time to spend with my honey after being gone for a WHOLE YEAR!  Well, he must make the money to support my craft happy addiction!  So without further ado... THE KITCHEN, in all it's glory!

Start to finish....just some fun pics from our journey.  I could spend a year telling you all how I did everything, but I won't!  If you have questions about a certain task just ask!  I will be happy to let you know how we did what!!

The 80's ugliness....say bye, bye!

My honey, hard at work...cutting out the bead board.

Oh, what a dusty mess!  Sanding down all the cupboards and cleaning them all out!
I really did help in this process!

Painting the inside of these things SUCK! 

Thank goodness for paint guns!  We masked off the kitchen and Mike went to town.
Two coats of primer and two coats of antique white paint!
Oh So Pretty!

The tile!  This job was MASSIVE!  We didn't just do the kitchen, but down the hallway and the entry way too.  I think at this point, Mike wanted to quit and go back to Iraq.  Tiling is hard work and THANKS to Mike C and Judd who came and helped.  We couldn't have done it without you both!
Now, after this tiling job I PROMISE I helped Mike GROUT. IT. ALL.

Glazing!  Who ever knew you had to make something so UGLY to make it look so PRETTY?  I felt like I was destroying all the hard work when I was putting this glaze on top of the pretty white cabinets.
But, it was all worth it because this is what I have now!!!

Isn't it BEAUTIFUL?  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE my new kitchen.  I am so proud that Mike and I did it all!  We worked so hard and learned so much with this project.  The biggest lesson learned? 
NEVER DO IT AGAIN!  Just kiddin! I would definately do this again if it meant I got to stare at this beautiful kitchen instead of that ugly ol' thing before!  Now, all I need it a new stove, microwave and dishwasher.  Anyone want to take care of that for me?