a nursery makeover: part 1

before 1

I think I have mentioned before that some of our best pals, Shannon and Andy, are expecting a baby (any day now!). Well, instead of the usual baby shower gift, I thought that it would be fun to help them out with their nursery design. Obviously, this is somewhat selfish as this "gift" is super fun for me (hello, a whole room to help decorate!). Here is how the room started out. It originally had a desk in it (which moved down into the basement), and was sort of a catch-all for office supplies and other knick knacks. The colour on the walls was a boring beige with a slightly yellow undertone to it (it was the colour that was there when Shannon and Andy bought the house a few years ... 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