Ah...terminating crown moulding - the design nuisance those of us with partial or split walls have to deal with. In most rooms crown terminates into itself because of the square/rectangular nature of the space. In rooms that have a fireplace, varying wall height or, like in my master bath, a split in the wall, you are left with 3 options: a hanging return, a corbel return or a finial return.Read More
Today is day 4 of our Easy (and Inexpensive) Cabinet Updates where I share the 4 tricks I used to make my builder grade cabinets look custom (for around $100 total).
For our last quick and easy trick, we are going to make our kitchen cabinets look like furniture. I'm sure you've seen the countless cabinets with beautiful designs at the bottom on the cabinets.Read More
For part 3 of the Easy (and Inexpensive) Cabinet Updates series we are talking about drawers. I don't know about you, but the little drawers in my kitchen are flat panel drawers. Why they chose to do this when every other drawer in the kitchen has trim is beyond me.Read More
Have you ever noticed that lots of people love to build up their cabinets (as I did in the last project) but then they just leave it there? What about the bottom of the cabinets? If you look at custom cabinets, they almost always have trim at the bottom of the cabinet.Read More
Your kitchen cabinets are the first thing most people see when they enter the room. Luckily, if you feel your builder basic cabinets look, well... basic, there are quick and easy ways to give your cabinets a custom look - without the custom price. In this four piece series, I will show you how I was able to give my basic kitchen cabinets a custom look - for less than $50/project.Read More
Happy Saturday everyone! I've been a busy little bee around the house - finishing years old projects and clean, clean, cleaning. One of the things that I finally finished was one of my biggest DIY mistakes. Ok, it wasn't huge, but it was a good one. Here is a pic of my door trim (the second project I did when I moved in):Read More
I would love to tell you that I am about to upload a finished project but I can't because, well, I'm not finished. I'm close. Very, very close. And if not for the fact that Lowe's was out of the trim I am using, I would be finished. ;-( I am, though, far enough along that I really want to show all of you my progress. I know it's been a bit since I posted, so you may not remember that I decided to turn the board and batten along my staircase into picture frame moulding. That part is DONE!Read More
Wow. The board and batten trend has taken over the DIY world! Everyday I'm floored by the number of people who have arrived at my new little blog looking for DIY board and batten projects (especially those of you who want to put board and batten along the stairs/stairway in your homes). I posted a few articles about my own DIY board and batten projects (you can check them out here, here,here and here) but I didn't do a step-by-step tutorial in any of them. I'm so new to the DIY blogging world that by the time I started working on my own DIY board and batten project there were literally thousands of tutorials floating around for the best way to do a DIY board and batten project yourself. So, to help all of you DIY gods and goddesses out there looking to DIY your way to beautiful board and batten in your dining room, entry way or anywhere else you feel moved, I have listed my favorite DIY board and batten projects from around the web.Read More
I'm excited to post that the arches in the entryway are up and finished!!!! Confession: I would not wish trimming arches on my worst enemy. It is a tedious process and one little cut and you are done.
I had the arches fabricated by a local trim guy so they would be done right. The first time I ordered them I entered the measurement in wrong (doh!) so I used those for the practice run. I measured, cut, measured, cut and measured and cut. After two days of driving myself crazy with levels and tape measures I finally got them up.Read More