Tuesday, October 18, 2011

I've gone and done it now!

Reached the point of no return, that is.

There is some water damage. Crossing my fingers that I won't have to replace the subfloor.

I'm also going to have to deal with two layers of linoleum.

The vinyl tiles I'm considering:

It's a dark bathroom with no windows. Lighter is better, I think.
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Monday, October 17, 2011

Faux Candles

These are not real.  They're made with real wax and even have a vanilla scent.
They flicker like real candles.
But they're remote controlled!
Love it.


(I bought the set of 9 candles at Costco for about $30.)
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Sunday, October 16, 2011

Cabinet Hinge Redo

The cabinet hinges in my house are all a copper-ish color. I was planning to replace them. Lots of them. 3 bathrooms and a kitchen worth.

First I went to Home Depot. Then Lowes. Then Ace.
No luck.
So I put my little sample in a baggie and started doing the rounds of the cabinet hardware specialists. Here I was told that these hinges were not in production any more. I would have to change the doors in order to fit different hinges. Not in my skillset at this point, I'm afraid.

"Why didn't you look online?", you ask?
At first I didn't because I wasn't sure I'd know which was the right thing.
After my store strike-out I did utilize the powers of Google.
I found them!
In the same coppery color I already have. Strike-out.

Hence, this solution.

Bathroom Cabinet Hinges Before
Bathroom Cabinet Hinges After
I'm a little worried about the paint wearing off where the hinge actually "hinges", but I think the colors are so close that it shouldn't be very noticable.

(I used Universal Metallic spray paint from RustOleum. Tricky new can design to figure out but I'm happy with the result.)
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Wednesday, October 12, 2011


I bought these knobs and drawer pulls for the guest bathroom makeover but thought I'd try them out on the master cabinets.
I haven't decided whether the cabinets need to be repainted or just scrubbed down. The previous homeowners painted them with an oil-based paint so repainting will probably be a real pain.



A small improvement, I think.
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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Back to DIY

I'll probably be putting my house on the market within the next couple of months. The decor needs some help. DIY help because I don't want to spend a ton of money.

The first project will be the guest bathroom. I'll post photos as I go, but here's one to give you an idea of what I'm dealing with.

Early 90's at it best!
Guest Bathroom Before
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