Another game room french doors post

I know you have just been on pins and needles waiting to see what color I painted the game room doors. When I last left off, I was debating whether to paint the french doors or stain them. Here's that post if you'd like to see the process of installing the doors and then me hemming and hawing over what color to paint them. If you guessed "paint them black" then you win a cookie. I really love the look of stained french glass panel doors, but I just couldn't commit. I felt like they would compete too much with the wood floor, and they would look out of place in our style of house. … [Read more...]

Because you know I’m all about that base, ’bout that base

The new baseboards are in and painted. And I am all about that base! Because we did such a large-scale renovation, the builder sent his team over to do all the trim work for us - baseboards, moulding, shelving, and doors. It was so nice to feel so pampered! Usually I will hang all the base and it takes me forever. I did however, have to paint it all. And trust me, that was not fun in the least. Each piece of trim had to be caulked, nail holes had to be filled, they needed a coat of primer, and then to finish it off, at least two coats of paint (some areas needed three coats). … [Read more...]

Finally! New paint in the family room.

Hey guys! I have missed you. After I posted about all our new doorknobs a few of you noticed I painted the family room. It is true! The family room is painted (but unfortunately, there are still no new light switches or plate covers, so bear with me). The last image I left you with of our family room was this: Brown walls with color blocking on them. I was trying to narrow down a paint color, but every time I thought I'd finally found the "one" I'd discover another new fabulous color while trolling pinterest; hence all the color blocks everywhere. I'm happy to report after a few … [Read more...]

I see a white door and I want it painted black.

Guess what I've been up to lately. If you said, "painting?" then you are absolutely right. Yup, another painting post. I told y'all I was going to paint this house top to bottom before I did anything else to it. It needs new everything and paint is the first step. I'm already pretty tired of painting trim and walls and ceilings (oh my!), so I might break my promise and skip to something a little more fun. I'm not sure how much more of this monotonous work I can take. I need some windows moulded or a holiday craft or something. But for today? It's all about paint. So, ya, I've been … [Read more...]

Goodbye green. Another room gets painted.

This summer has been so busy, but believe it or not, I've actually gotten a little bit of work done around this new (to me) house. I'm currently in that awkward phase where everything I do is so boring to blog about but necessary (aka painting every room). So, shall I just get on with it then and get to the before and after pictures? I think I shall. This time on the agenda is my daughter's room. Let me jog your memory with a before photo. Try not to lose your lunch. Yup. Neon green. In semi-gloss I might add. I'll admit, all the white along the baseboards and the rectangles on the … [Read more...]

Slappin’ some paint on the walls

The DIYing has finally commenced. I have purchased the paint and the boy's room is done-zoe. The rest of the house? NotSoMuch. But at least one room is looking really fly now. Okay, so I knew I wanted a greige color (gray-ish beige-ish) but which one? Picking paint is hard, y'all! First off, you have to decide what brand to use. That in itself can make one go completely cray-cray. And then the color? OMG forgetaboutit. Here's the method to my paint picking madness. Maybe some of these motions I went through will help you out when trying to chose the perfect gray-ish beige-ish. … [Read more...]

Black painted front door (and it wasn’t an epic fail!)

Thank you so much for all your kind words about my biggest DIY disaster of all time. I love sharing my DIY adventures, the good and the bad, with you guys. If my epic fails can help at least one person to not make the same mistakes that I've made, then my misadventure wasn't a waste after all. I am so grateful for all your support and comments. In just one week the post already has more than 90 comments and over 2k+ pins on pinterest. Crazy town. I'm glad my stupidity has gone viral. All press is good press though, right? Even if it's a post about me looking like an idiot. … [Read more...]