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Updated Old Brass Doorknobs

Okay, okay. I know, I know. I’ve been the worst blogger this summer! I promise I’m starting to get back into the swing of things! It isn’t that I haven’t been DIY-ing. In fact, I’ve been DIY-ing my butt off. But most of the things are things you guys wouldn’t be interested in. Let me just say that I’m pretty sure there is 15 miles of trim in this house. And there is only many posts you can do on painting trim.

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Moving on. I, like many of you, inherited lovely icky brassy doorknobs. Though my knobs weren’t just icky because they were brassy. They are also coated in a mixture of dog hair, paint, and some unidentified grease. Ick. Double ick. Triple ick! They needed some serious TLC. And not the TLC where you are nice and kind and give them a little wipe and an encouraging word. The kind of TLC where you scrub and scratch and grumble until you think you will rub your reflection right off. I meant business. So me and my DIY bestie {aka spray paint} got to work updating old brass doorknobs into a thing of beauty.

Updated Old Brass Doorknobs

Here are my original doors in all their beauty. Not too bad. A super knicked and scratched cream door with brassy knobs {and by “-“knobs” I don’t mean “knobs”… I mean knobs. Though I guess that doorknobs are the boobs of the door…}.  They were totally livable. But, as I said before, I’ve been painting trim. And when trim in the hallways goes from cream to white, the doors have to too. So I’ve been taking doors off hinges and praying that no one stops by and has to use the bathroom since there is a minor privacy issue now… you know… no door. And while the doors are getting painted {5 down! 11 bajillion to go!} with the same technique as I used for our front door, I am taking advantage and painting that hardware! Continue reading

 
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DIY Pinwheel Headbands

Hey all! Did you have a good 4th? We had a wonderful time with good friends grilling, eating homemade ice cream, and watching fireworks!

DIY Pinwheel Headbands

Anyways, I’m sharing my monthly creative team post over on I Heart Naptime today! You can come check out the tutorial for these absolutely adorable DIY Pinwheel Headbands.

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How-to Paint Your Front Door

How-to Paint Your Front Door

YAY! I’m finally jumping on the painted door bandwagon! As long as people have been painting their doors bright colors, I knew I wanted to join in on the fun. But we couldn’t since we lived in apartments with boring brown doors. For some reason, I don’t think they would appreciate me painting the door.  Now that we have a house I knew that painting our front door was definitely a project I wanted to tackle. This is not one of those projects where I had to hem-and-haw over over the details. I’ve had this planned for quite some time. Red front door and oil-rubbed bronze hardware.  I learned a few things while painting my door so I wanted to share a little tutorial on how-to paint your front door.

How-to Paint Your Front Door

I know we all love a good before and after, so let’s just get that out of the way up front. The front of our house seriously lacks personality and curb appeal. That was another reason I wanted to paint the door STAT. The door used to be hidden behind a storm door. We removed the storm door partially because we rarely used it and mostly because it was broken and would let bugs into the house… hence leading to the rarely using it. Plus I wanted to be able to see my gorgeous red door from the street! Increased curb appeal! 

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How-to Beef Up Your Baseboards for Cheap

How-To Beef Up Your Baseboards for Cheap

So this project was not one I planned on doing for quite some time. Was I excited for it? Yes. Was I eager to paint the creamy beige-y baseboards? Definitely. Was I dying to part with my mini baseboards? A little. But we have family coming out to visit at the end of the month so the hubby and I have been living in project mode and focusing on projects that fall onto our “what we want to get done before they come” list. Baseboards was not on my list. But it was on the hubby’s. Plus, he was excited for it! That rarely happens! So beefing up our baseboards quickly became a must and it was knocked out in just one day!

How-To Beef Up Your Baseboards for Cheap

If you are looking for the drama of taller baseboards but you don’t want to spend your time and money ripping out the old ones and replacing them with chunkier ones, then this is definitely a project you want to do! The total cost for beefing up the baseboards in our entire great room and dining room was $60. SIXTY DOLLARS! And that included tools we needed to buy. That is a tiny fraction of what it would cost to replace our baseboards!

Anywho, to the tutorial! Above you can see where we started. Our baseboards were about 2.5-inches tall and a yellowy cream. Others of you may have shorter baseboards like mine and they can be great! But when you have vaulted ceilings, they look itty-bitty. Not my cuppa tea. When we painted the great room I didn’t bother to paint the last 2-inches, knowing that we were going to have to paint them and cover them with the update.

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How-To Make a Flip Down Media Drawer

How-to Make a Flip Down Media Drawer

You all waited so patiently! I was a big tease and showed you my fancy new Dresser Turned Media Stand and then I promised I would show you how I made my fancy flip down drawer. And now I’m back to deliver on the promise! I really hope this all makes sense because I just made it up as I went along. So because of that I took 15 million pictures, hoping it would help make it all clear. So let’s get started! Here is How-To Make a Flip Down Media Drawer!

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