How I made my countertops look new again- using contact paper!
Admittedly, I was super super hesitant to cover my countertops in contact paper. I’ve waffled for months on what to do with my countertops- should I make new countertops? Should I get install new laminate ones? Should I keep drooling over the butcher block ones I don’t have a budget for? I finally decided that I didn’t want to try and replace them myself- mostly because I haven’t really done any plumbing before and I’d have to take out the sink. Perhaps that will happen when I’m feeling more adventurous… anyhow, here’s what I learned about how to apply contact paper to countertops. For those of you who think this…
Refinishing a Tile Kitchen Backsplash With Chalk Paint Created a Whole New Look!
I’ve hated the look of my kitchen for so long- and desperately wanted to change it- but money. Ugh. The major blocker for beautiful renovations is always cash flow. Here I’m going to show you PART of my kitchen makeover, for as cheap as cheap is. I will update things as I finish them 🙂 Alrighty, so as you can see on the left up there my “before” kitchen really wasn’t coordinated much and was a bit too tuscan vineyard for my tastes. This kitchen hasn’t seen a nice update since the style on the left was installed a few decades ago. Ordinarily, a kitchen remodel is a huge investment…
Ugly stair treads? Make them beautiful for less than $100!
How many of you have ripped up the carpet on your stairs only to find unhappy dirty pine stair treads underneath? Was your first thought “We need to replace those?” Here’s a fun way to turn ordinary pine stair treads into a new gorgeous set of stairs- all for less than $100 in materials. This project took me a total of around four working days time- but I split it up and worked a few hours a day over a period of a few weeks and moved kind of slow. It’s very likely that this project can be finished faster using larger time chunks. So here’s what the stairs looked…