Friday, November 4, 2016

DIY Overload

I know, I know, I have been a total flake on the blog this week. I mentioned I've been super busy getting some things around the house checked off my list. It has been a DIY overload here at my household. And I know Mike will be so glad when we are done. The last couple of days have consisted of lots of sanding. Today I got to sand and paint. I still have lots of painting to do. But hopefully this weekend Mike and I can check the majority of things off my list. I had a moment to finally get showered and make this short and sweet post. Today i'm sharing some of the projects that are under way. It started raining on me just as I was getting the last of the sanding done, but I got it done. Yay!
Most of this stuff are some of my goodies from Roundtop a few weeks ago. This once was an old screen door. For a rather large door because it's huge. I sanded it down and put a couple coats of Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Pure White. It's currently drying, awaiting to be hung on the massive wall space above the couch. I have some interesting plans for this screen door, just you wait and see.

This old door will take place of my current laundry door. I'm having my sweet friend make a vinyl decal that simply says Laundry to put on the glass.I can't wait to replace the current door because the hallway is so dark now. With this door having glass, the natural light from the window in the laundry room will light up the hallway nicely. I got this all sanded today and its waiting to get painted. I will also paint this in the ASCP in Pure White. I'm on the look out for an old black knob. I want to make it look as original as possible, but new. I was so excited when we got home from Roundtop to find out that it will fit! We haven't actually gotten to that point yet, so hopefully it's still going to be the same size for the door frame. 

I scored this twin size head and foot board from the neighborhood classifieds page. That's not what the page is called, but it's the same purpose. People post stuff they are selling. I love the idea of taking any twin size head/foot board and turning them into benches. The head board will be a bench for an entry nook I have, and the foot board will be a bench for my front porch. I'm excited to finally get my entry way nook filled. I found the exact bench cushion I want at Pier 1, and that's on my list tomorrow to go by and get. I didn't do much but wipe it down and spray paint it. The color I used is called French Cream (which is fitting for my "modern french farmhouse" theme I have going on in the house) and  it's in matte finish. If you know me I love anything matte or flat. These, of course, are the before photos.

Annnd there's more. I'm going to give my front door a little face lift. I've wanted to paint it in Wrought Iron by Benjamin Moore since we moved in. We ordered a new door handle and I got the paint earlier this week. This project we will be tackling first thing in the morning, in hopes that it will be done for guest tomorrow evening. So wish us luck. I can't wait to reveal my new porch.

One last little sneak peak. I didn't get a good before photo yet, but do have a photo of the kitchen cabinets to show you. The red cherry stained kitchen cabinets are going bye, bye next week. We decided to hire some professional painters to come and paint all the kitchen cabinets. When we looked at the house before we bought it, the cabinet color was one thing that had to go for me. Especially after we put in the new floors. They totally clash with them and just isn't the look I want. I did a test color for the lower cabinets and decided on Sherwin Williams 'Contented' and, i'm a little nervous because I haven't seen this color on the cabinet yet but, the upper cabinets will be painted in Sherwin William's 'Dover White'. I ordered the new hardware too, so hopefully they look good and will work. 

So, now you see why I have been MIA on the blog. These projects are all happening at once. I have been so exhausted when I crawl into bed at night this week. I can't wait until it's all complete and I can share with you the end results. Hope your having a fantastic Friday. Any fun plans this weekend? You know what I'll be doing!


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