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Ypsilanti Skies {Dutch Boy} Sitting Room Update

by Roeshel December 8, 2011

DIY is madness.  A little back story:  We have an empty nest this year. We planned a vacation in December because it sounded good at the time to ‘get away’ while it’s cold and snowy here and escape to somewhere warm.  However, it’s a busy time of year and panic has set in.  Since we […]

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Amy’s Olive & Oil Rubbed Bronze Front Door Makeover

by Amy of WhisperWood Cottage October 4, 2011

Oh, it’s been a busy season ’round here. I finally had it with my front door and decided to do something a little wack-a-doodle in the form of a color I don’t normally use when I paint. Inspired by the olive colored pillows I found at a discount store, I transformed our front door from […]

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Transforming a Guest Room by Roeshel

by Roeshel October 2, 2011

For the first time in four years since we bought our home, we’re getting out of town grown up guests.  We have a beautiful guest bathroom on the main floor but the adjoining room was my messy craft room/office.  I moved that junk upstairs, leaving me with an empty room void of previous owner’s carpeting […]

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Cheri’s TRIM by Dutch Boy

by Cheri August 26, 2011

After getting all of the painting done I needed to get the trim all done so it was just as pretty as the walls. Nothing stands out worse than an older paint job on your trim with newly painted walls. It looks like a blinking light–screaming–”Look at me. She just painted the walls and forgot […]

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Roeshel’s Powder Room Decorative Details featuring Rocker, Gorilla Glue and Dischangers

by Roeshel August 14, 2011

We remodeled our powder room a few years ago but there were some unfinished details that finally got taken care of this weekend. Our powder room was originally the end of an entry area to our home with a window and a small coat closet.  Somewhere down the line, a previous owner put up a […]

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Amy’s Living Room Planning featuring Canvas Corp, DecoArt & Rockler

by Amy of WhisperWood Cottage August 2, 2011

As a DIY Club sponsor, Canvas Corp sent me this great room spacing kit for the living room. Too fun! I had a college roommate who majored in interior design. I was always jealous of the designs she created with her drafting table, ruler, and colored pencils. This fun kit allowed me to play interior […]

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Amy’s Simplified Dresser Nook featuring Dutch Boy, Purdy, Cutting Edge Stencils & Rockler

by Amy of WhisperWood Cottage July 22, 2011

Last winter, I did a great stencil in the nook in our master bedroom (photo below). If you’re interested a simple project with lots of impact, you should check it out Amy’s Birch Forest Nook. Now that the summer is here, I was feeling the need for a lighter feel. Plus, I redid the inside […]

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Roeshel’s Door Update featuring Purdy

by Roeshel June 5, 2011

The paint on our French door frames was starting to peel and flake… Not good.  If the wood underneath gets wet, there will be rotting wood to deal with. So, we sanded away the peeling paint using our Dremel Mulit-Max… And applied a coat of primer and exterior paint.  With a steady hand and a […]

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Amy’s Studio Makeover featuring Dutch Boy & Purdy

by Amy of WhisperWood Cottage May 22, 2011

The studio makeover continues at WhisperWood Cottage. It started out with this creamy yellow color, but I was feeling the need for a simpler, fresher feel. SUPPLIES Dutch Boy Zero VOC Multiple Purpose Primer/Sealer Purdy XL 2″ Paint Brush paint tray roller white paint left over from previous projects 1. Since the trim was already […]

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Rockler Must-Haves For Every DIYer

by Tam April 24, 2011

Tam from Sew Dang Cute Crafts back again with you today. We have been doing some remodeling in our house.   I don’t know about you, but when you are putting up a new wall, drilling holes for electrical, hanging drywall, and sanding down the mud and tape, then remodeling = a big mess. Thankfully, […]

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Cheri’s Design Divas Vinyl

by Cheri March 22, 2011

I have been working on getting the rest of the living room, kitchen, hall, entry way and laundry room finished up. that is a lot of painting and with vaulted ceilings that is a lot of climbing up and down a ladder. Just over the panrtry, in the kitchen, I added this great vinyl from […]

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Cheri’s Say It On The Wall Vinyl

by Cheri March 22, 2011

Yes I was busy doing vinyl projects this past weekend.  This one went over my parents’ front door.  I got it from Say It On The Wall. I love working with different vinyl sponsors. Each one has a different style to meet different tastes. Say It On The Wall is offering  40% OFF any CUSTOM […]

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Amy’s Birch Forest Nook featuring Cutting Edge Stencils, Mythic Paint, & Purdy

by Amy of WhisperWood Cottage February 15, 2011

WhisperWood Cottage earned its name from the natural wooded environment surrounding it. When I saw the Birch Forest stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils, I was inspired to bring the outdoors in. SUPPLIES Birch Forest Allover Stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils Clip-on Stencil Level from Cutting Edge Stencils Dense Foam 4″ Roller with Handle from Cutting […]

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MOUSE OVER Cheri’s Kitchen Makeover Update (part 2)

by Cheri February 4, 2011

Here is a sneak peak. Come on in…   Now here comes the FUN PART- move your mouse over the photo and you can see the before and after: I have been working on painting in all my spare time (that means it is going slow). (Hallway) Thank you Purdy Paint Brush for a wonderful […]

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Roeshel’s Kitchen Cabinet Update

by Roeshel January 19, 2011

We’ve lived with our outdated kitchen for 3 years since we purchased our home and the time has come for some updating. First thing on our list was painting our cabinets. This is how we did it and we love the new updated look. We’re still deciding if we’ll distress or glaze to fit the […]

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Cassie’s Quick Shower Organizer Fix with Gorilla Tape

by Cassie January 12, 2011

I bought a shiny new shower organizer which fit over the head of our shower perfectly and held a lot…. almost 4 years ago when we moved here. So as you can imagine it was no longer “shiny and new” and needed to be tossed. I found a new one which looked perfect in its […]

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Jami’s Damask Nook Transformation with Cutting Edge Stencils

by Freckled Laundry January 11, 2011

Hi, sweets. The most neglected area of my home – a small hallway nook that leads to the basement and craft room – finally got a lovely makeover using a damask stencil from Cutting Edge Stencils. I love it! Stencils have come a long way baby, and I was excited for the opportunity to choose […]

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Amanda’s Welcoming Kitchen with Ten 23 Vinyl

by Crafts by Amanda January 8, 2011

I recently had the opportunity to poke around the website of one of our newest sponsors, Ten 23 Designs. I really liked the Welcome sign vinyl and originally was going to add them to my front door along with a vinyl address number, similar to how Cheri did here. However, after further inspection of my […]

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Cheri’s ten23 vinyl project

by Cheri January 7, 2011

This is the BEFORE version of the front door.     I grabbed a tape measure,     an old plastic (insurance, credit card–any will work-OLD or NEW) and a pencil. I measured the center of the stencil and made a small dot, then measured the center of the door.  I lined up the stencil, made […]

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Quick Paint Touch Up with Purdy by Roeshel

by Roeshel December 21, 2010

We had to patch our kitchen ceiling when we installed recess lighting.  I can’t praise Purdy enough – using a quality paint brush does make all the difference! In progress… Tape is not required.  The tapered bristles allow you to get a close straight line. I never touched the recess light. Ceiling after… Have you […]

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