Our storage shed needed some serious work! Part of the floor was rotten, some of the siding needed to be replaced, and it needed to be painted . . . So we decided to give it a much-needed makeover!
A Little Demo Work . . .
We had to remove the door, window, and some of the siding.
Our storage shed looks so sad in the picture below. ?
Continue reading “Our Storage Shed Makeover”
We have installed A LOT of quarter round (shoe molding) over the years.
We renovated our house . . . and installed quarter round.
We renovated Mom’s house, including installation of vinyl plank flooring . . . and installed quarter round.
We recently added vinyl plank flooring in our basement and will be installing . . . you guessed it . . . quarter round!
Typically, you install quarter round to finish your flooring. It hides the rough edges of your flooring and sort of frames the floor, giving it a clean finished look. Continue reading “How to Install Quarter Round Moulding (shoe moulding)”
We have been updating our basement over the last few weeks.
Our basement consists of two bedrooms, two full bathrooms, a long hallway, a half bath, and a living room area. The living room area and half bath are part of the original house (old concrete floor with many paint stains) and the two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and hallway are what we added on in 2013.
Because of the square footage and having to remove toilets and vanities, this was a lot of work for us middle-age folks, but it was so worth it! It took us 6 full days. Continue reading “How to Install Vinyl Plank Flooring”
I have painted hundreds of doors in my lifetime . . . starting with painting chicken house doors when I was a child over 45 years ago — Yikes!
You gotta love the sunglasses and scarf. ? My Dad paid my sister and me $1 ? for every door ? we painted. There were so many doors, we thought we were rich! ? Continue reading “How to Paint a Door”
It took us a few months but we have finally finished our basement makeover project. We are thrilled with the result! Let us know what you think by commenting at the end of this post.
Continue reading “Our Basement Reveal”
I have a love-hate relationship with painting. I hate that the house is in disarray (moving everything out of the room into other rooms) and I don’t exactly love to paint . . . but I LOVE the result! I am never disappointed with how clean and crisp the room looks when we are finished.
Continue reading “How to Paint a Room”
- crown moulding
- measuring tape
- miter saw (we have a DeWalt miter saw)
- miter saw crown stops
- stud finder
- trim nail gun
- finishing nails for nail gun
Neal and I have installed a lot of crowning moulding over the years. We have made many mistakes and wasted a lot of crown molding trying to get the “cuts” right. However, we have perfected (well maybe not perfect, but better ?) our technique and want to pass on what we have learned to you.
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- Canned lights (and stencil)
- Electrical lights
- Measuring tape
- Certified electrician (safety is essential)
Continue reading “How to Install LED Canned Lights”
Read How to Install a Grid Ceiling prior to reading this post.
Prior to installing the wood planks, the exposed HVAC and electrical wires were exposed. Several years ago, we painted this black. However, we wanted to give this room a more finished look. We are so pleased with the result. Below is a BEFORE picture.
Continue reading “How to Install a Wood Plank Ceiling (Woodhaven by Armstrong)”
- string and string level
- grid system
- measuring tape
- chalk box
- wire cutters
- tin snips
Below is a picture before we installed the grid ceiling system.
Mark the parameter of the room (ceiling height):
Determine the height of your ceiling and use a laser level to establish the line around the entire room. At least eight feet is preferable; however, because of some ductwork, we had to make our ceiling 7’ 9”. Use a chalk box to mark the wall at the correct height around the room. Continue reading “How to Install a Drop Ceiling Grid System”