The rest of the cabinets are installed

February 25, 2009

Cabinets!

February 19, 2009

I have cabinets! This is so exciting, they are beautiful!

It has taken 10 days…

February 17, 2009
and 2 tries, but I have an archway!

The first attempt – way too flat.

Mid-reconstruction

It’s pretty!

Hardware

February 12, 2009

I bought knobs and pulls on ebay today. I hope they are as pretty in person!

Light!

February 12, 2009

I got a wicked deal on this light, a smaller one for over the sink and a medium size one for the nook.

Living Room

February 4, 2009

I finally hung my favorite painting. And Barbie made me some pillows for the couch!

Guest room – It’s a real bed!

February 4, 2009

I finally got a bedframe and built a headboard for the guest room. It’s starting to look like a real bedroom!

Jewelry Wall

February 4, 2009

I built this to store jewelry in the dead space in the center of my closet. So far, it is keeping everything organized. And I realized I have lost several pairs of earrings in the last few years. I wonder where they went?

Instructions Earring frame
1. Removed the glass and mat from a picture frame.
2. Drilled holes through the board that forms the back of the picture frame and poked matching holes in cardboard padding.
3. Covered cardboard with wrapping paper and taped it down.
4. Used small hooks to poke holes in wrapping paper

Instruction – Necklace box
I used 2 utensil holders from the kitchen section at Target.

I painted the utensil boxes with white lacquer spray paint (2 coats).

I drilled holes in the corners for the support screws and then holes for the knobs. I used the old knobs from my kitchen cabinets.

Then I added the same wallpaper as the earring frame and some fancy paper to cover the back of each section.

I hung the frame, the boxes and an old shelf from my house in Royal Oak and everything is organized now!

Question: Backsplash

February 4, 2009

Which backsplash tile do you like better? Ice (top) or Vapor (bottom)?

(my tile sounds like the cast of Top Gun)

Soapstone

January 28, 2009

Here is a slab of the soapstone for my countertops. This is what it looks like without oil, I will post a picture of the small sample they gave me after I oil it.