Interior Front Door: From Stain to White Paint!

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I did it!  A few months  Six months ago I posted my entry way dilemma. That post with pictures is HERE. But here is the abbreviated version and the before photos if you don’t want to get side tracked!  Stained door adjacent to white interior door.  All of our interior doors are painted white. My son [Read more…]

Master Bedroom Retreat Mini Makeover for $50

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The Master Bedroom.  I don’t know if it’s truly a retreat- it feels more like a HR department where every member of the house comes bursting in with questions, complaints, requests and major  announcements!  And we have a large master bedroom, so there is plenty of room for a waiting room of family members.  Take [Read more…]

A girly office for me: makeover-before and after.

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I said it! I wanted a girly office! It may not be PC, but if I am juggling 3 different “revenue sources” I need a pretty space!  This has been a work in progress for over 3 years. This is where my office started 3 years ago: And, my first step was to buy this [Read more…]

Painting the Interior Doors Black: Before and After

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I started a painting project a year and a half ago! I decided to paint one door black. I played it safe and started with my garage entry door. It was an easy decision when my first impression of my home was this door: EWWWW….. Here is the after… love it! Scroll down to bottom [Read more…]

Before and After Bookshelves

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Footnote: But at the beginning of the post.  This post has been in the works for weeks until I found myself laptop-less for two weeks.  More on that headache later.   So, a few weeks ago I posted about the balls in our basement! Ping pong balls all over the carpet. The balls had invaded my [Read more…]

Living in the Living Room

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My {first} husband and I almost always agree on design ideas for the house!   The biggest exception was my recent Pottery Barn Inspired Clock discussion. But, we have similar tastes and we are both highly motivated by budget friendly ideas. This is our living room and it shares a wall that leads into our [Read more…]

Pottery Barn Inspired Room Layout

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The new year is a great time for a new look.  I am referring to my house and not myself.   This is the furniture that was in our basement until early December.  This is 1/2 the sectional with the end section in our room because it wouldn’t fit in the basement room. And then [Read more…]

Painting my Doors Black: Before and After

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I started a painting project a year and a half ago!  I decided to paint one door black.  I played it safe and started with my garage entry door.  It was an easy decision when my first impression of my home was this door: EWWWW….. Here is the after… love it! Scroll down to bottom [Read more…]

DIY BARN DOORS

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This is one of my favorite projects.  I have dreamed about this project for over a year.  And, it happens to be one of my most popular posts! So here are our french doors into our basement.This room is where we watch sports or the kids watch movies with friends. The glass panes are covered [Read more…]

Before and After Reveal Basement Lounge

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We spent most of 2011 re-evaluating our basement to make our home more marketable down the road {the long road}.  Here was our basement “tv” room. It is a great space for our family, our kids and their friends.  BEFORE   The problem with this room is  it didn’t have a closet door which is needed to be able to market [Read more…]