the september highlights reel


Now that I have been blogging for 2+ years and have a bevy of DIY projects, house tweaks, and other events documented here, I thought it was time to start doing the monthly recap. Lots of other bloggers do this as a way to summarize the highlights from that month. It definitely makes it easier to go back into the archives, especially if you're new to a blog. So without further ado, the September highlights reel. The first DIY project of the month: painted sliding closet doors. The two-tone colour scheme with the right placement of tape totally makes them look like they have some mouldings and gives them so much more depth. Oh, and this was the first blog post with a video!! Still a ... CONTINUE READING

painted sliding closet doors: faux trim effect

painted trim on closet doors-feature

Do you have any of these closet doors in your house? You know, the sort of flimsy sliding kind? Well I do. And they happen to be in our master bedroom. I couldn't handle looking at these ugly things anymore, so I decided to paint the sliding closet doors with a faux trim effect. First step was to wash down the doors to remove any residue or dust. I didn't need to sand since these doors aren't wood, but if you have wooden closet doors you would want to use a medium and then fine grit sandpaper to prep the surface for paint (like theseĀ 3M Advanced Abrasives). To wash down the doors I just used some basic soap and water. If they had been glossy or had some other finish, a de-glosser ... CONTINUE READING