We wanted to spruce this space up, but we did NOT have the 00-2000 budget to rip it out and start over. I originally read about the use of this product on the fantastic blog, Petite Modern Life.Karisa writes a full tutorial on using this product, so I would encourage you to read her post if you're interested in using this kit. The instructions on the packaging are also pretty helpful and clear. I would consider doing this on a Friday morning before you're headed out of town for a weekend…a weekend in spring when you can leave your windows open when you're gone. Do not pass GO before you get yourself a GOOD project respirator mask to use while tackling this project.
We were planning on covering the tile backsplash with the beadboard paneling and adding a little trim to complete the ends. We cut the outlet holes out of the paneling with a great idea I’ve seen many of you smart DIYers out there do. Linking to The NY Melrose Family “Whimsy Wednesday” The Shabby Creek Cottage “Transformation Thursday” Hookin Up with Ho H Miss Mustard Seed “Furniture Feature Friday” Tatertots & Jello “Weekend Wrap Up Party” Addicted 2 Decorating “Addicts (not so) Anonymous Link Party I heart naptime “Sundae Scoop Link Party” Randee’s Organized Chaos “Sleepy but Sassy Linky Party” Under the Table and Dreaming “Sunday Showcase Party” Classy Clutter “Spotlight Saturday” Skip to My Lou “Made By You Monday” Not Just a Housewife “Show Me What Ya Got” Pretty Handy Girl “The DIY Talent Parade Link Party” Between Naps on the Porch “Metamorphosis Monday” Beneath My Heart “Best DIY Projects of April Linky Party Hi! I hope you'll stay awhile and read through all my crazy projects, crafts, and family excursions. Please join me as I bring my kids and the Love of My Life (LOML) along as we carry out all the ideas that are bouncing around in my head.
In two places, we were going to bring out the beadboard past the tile and onto the wall to the end of the countertop like this: We nailed a piece of 1/2″ plywood to the wall. I painted the outlet with lipstick, put the paneling in place and pressed. I hope you enjoyed pictures of a part of my kitchen redo. I'm a stay-at-home mom to six great kids and I absolutely love my job! Hope you enjoy your stay and I hope you come back and visit again soon.
Here is the official before picture, after a few hours of work.
The first step to painting a tub/shower is cleaning it.
(Actually, the first four steps are cleaning.) This was new territory for me, I am terrible at cleaning our showers. If I don’t make something a top priority around here it doesn’t get done, and scrubbing showers is never a top priority. Literally so squeaky clean that I could have used the refection to do my make-up.
By Katharine Kaye Mc Millan, Patricia Hart Mc Millan Just because you have old tile doesn’t mean you have to replace it.
If you know how to update old tile you can transform even a powder puff pink bathroom into a modern contemporary spa.
A shower is sometimes the ONLY place we can get a few precious, solitary, quiet moments.
But it isn’t on par with painting your bedroom walls—it requires much greater attention to detail, considerable down time while the paint cures, and ample ventilation.