Repurposing the Original Mantles (Part 2)

I finished the second mantel this past Saturday. This one I am using in Ezra’s playroom upstairs as a bookshelf.  I first added the beadboard to the mantel opening. Next, I used my miter saw and nail gun(my two favorite tools) to make simple shelves out of some scrap wood I had in the back…

Repurposing the Original Mantels (part 1)

This Saturday, on a whim, I decided to drag the original mantels outside and finally do something with them. They have been sitting in my entryway since I took them out of the front rooms. I didn’t want to reuse them in their traditional sense because they didn’t quite go with my design style, but…

Dont Throw It Away

Don’t throw things away that just need a little tlc and creativity. All three of these items were left in my house when I bought it. It’s easy to throw things out to get them out of the way, but if you take the time, they can turn into a decor piece that works in…

Dry Brushing

My doors had layers of paint on them. So I stripped them, not exactly sure of what my goals were. I liked the halfway stripped look and started to embrace the idea of not having a solid painted door. The problem was, not one door looked remotely the same. They had different color paints, stains,…

Bargain Cabinets

I stopped into the Habitat for Humanity Restore in Mooresville one Saturday on a whim to see what they had in stock. After pricing out cabinets online and getting the shocking $4000 total, I was searching for another option. To my luck, the Restore had cabinets; lots of cabinets. The cabinets below just so happened…