From Knotty Alder to Light Grey Kitchen Cabinets

Migrating from knotty alder to grey kitchen cabinets is a budget-friendly way to give an outdated kitchen a modern look. Whether you do it yourself or hire it out, it is a job that requires a bit of research, motivation, and attention to detail. It took me three years to pull the trigger on this 90’s -very- knotty kitchen. But now that it’s done, I am thrilled with the results and glad I took the time to think it through. 

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Master Bath Update: Sleek Black Vanity Makeover

If you are looking to update your bathroom with a unique touch, consider a painted black vanity. The sleek look adds a neutral, yet modern feel to any bathroom. The vanity in my master bath is large, and I was skeptical about painting it, but once finished, the black color was the perfect choice to update this 90’s bathroom on a small budget.

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My $2 Secret to Painting Walls Fast

If you’ve been on the hunt for the best paint roller for walls I encourage you to read this post until the end. Seriously, don’t turn away at the sight of the little roller below because friends, good things DO come in small packages, and I never thought the solution to my painting problem would be so simple.

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DIY Stick-On Mirror Frame

If you are ready to update your dated bathroom but don’t have the money for a full renovation, an easy to make, stick on mirror frame can add the character you’re looking for, without breaking the bank.  Paint it all one color for a sleek look, or distress it for a rustic farmhouse style. In this tutorial I will be showing you two easy ways to create a stick-on frame with minimal effort and no fancy power tools.

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Old Fashioned Student Desk with a Modern Twist

This old fashioned student desk  gives a modern twist to the old student desk. Its compact, one-piece design adds functionality and style to any space. Constructed out of 2″x 2″ lumber and plywood, it is sturdy, yet light weight. Perfect for small spaces! This piece was initially built for a middle school’s theatre set of Thoroughly Modern Millie. We built 16 of them! 

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Bevel vs Miter: What is the Difference?

Whether you are looking to build a simple picture frame or cutting crown molding, understanding the differences between bevel vs miter cuts will take your woodworking to the next level. This tutorial is written for beginner woodworkers looking to understand the difference between these two common cuts, making it possible to read woodworking plans and create beautiful projects. 

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Wainscoting Panels: Getting the look without breaking the bank

If you love the look of wainscoting panels but can’t afford the cost, this post is for you. Using budget-friendly materials can create a look you’ll love until you’re ready for the real thing. This faux wainscoting wall gave this laundry room a much needed facelift. If you like it, read on for step by step instructions on how to create a similar look in your home.

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How to Make an Upholstered Bench

An upholstered bench adds beauty, character, and function to any space. Place it anywhere you need extra seating, or a quick place to tie your shoes, for instant charm. This DIY version is easy and budget friendly. Choose a fabric that matches your décor, personality, and style to make it unique and beautiful.

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