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We've reached a critical juncture in our vanity transformation project, and I'm super excited about it. Though we've been discussing our adventures in tiling, the delivery of our marble a few weeks back put us in a great position for moving our vanity project along.
As we've grown weary of our tiling efforts, the unfinished vanity, sitting just a few feet away, began calling to our DIY ADD, "take a break for just a minute and pay some attention to me. I just want to be functional. Is that so wrong?" No, vanity, it's not wrong at all. As we've discussed before, we've had our bathroom hardware since purchasing it during the Restoration Hardware bath event in the spring...of 2009.... read more at Old Town Home
Posted 1 day 17 hours ago on Old Town Home
A friend of mine recently visited Ireland and toured the famed Russborough House in County Wicklow, Ireland. He graciously allowed me to use some of the photos he took of this grand estate. Said to be an excellent example of Palladian architecture, Russborough was built between 1741 and 1755. The home was designed by Richard […]... read more at housecrazy
Posted 1 day 20 hours ago on housecrazy
Removing A Balcony And Installing A Railing The second floor balcony on front of this house has been leaking into the garage ceiling below for some time. After going back and forth on whether to...
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Posted 2 days 6 hours ago on A Concord Carpenter Comments
As part of my never ending love for all things creepy, I'm continuing the Halloween love shout outs to those that share in the spooky spirit!Starting off with this genius idea, transforming trash into terrifying treasure. The trick is simple - after painting an animal statuette white, paint the eyes red for instant sinister effect. Check out Northstory for the inspiring before and after. Anyone have a collection of animal statues they want to part with?Want more Halloween inspiration? Check out some of my favorite Halloween Love features from years past or browse my own Halloween parties in the entertaining gallery.Want a sneak peek at my latest project? Follow Brooklyn Limestone on instagram, facebook and twitter for lots more... read more at Brooklyn Limestone
Posted 2 days 21 hours ago on Brooklyn Limestone
Most grout that is in your bathroom, shower, toilets, and kitchen are cement based and porous. Most builders and contractors don’t bother actually sealing your grout, which means that the grout will actually be absorbing any liquid that gets on it. The types of moisture that it will absorbing will be:
Of these, the body oils are by far the most common caused of discolouration of your grout lines.
There are a few ways that you can help to prevent staining or discolouration of your grout lines. Your first option, recommended by Mike Holmes, is to tint your grout so that it matches the tiles, and thus hides any discolouration.... read more at Renovate Australia
Posted 1 week 2 days ago on Renovate Australia
This post was 3,000 words long. They all felt overly complicated and heavy and weird. I clicked delete. Then I just typed what we’re really feeling, complete with things we’ve never said out loud and even a few things we’ve never fully admitted to ourselves before.
The truth is that we love you guys. Like for real. Even for the tough love. We know you say it because you care (or hopefully you did at some point), and we want you to know we care right back. We want to do a good job. We want to do this with joy and excitement. We want to inspire you.... read more at This Young House
Posted 1 week 4 days ago on This Young House
It has been three years since I started my mosaic project on the garage. The first time I posted on it was August 6, 2011. It is embarrassing that it has taken this long to start on the grouting of the tile. I finished one side of tile work a couple years ago and it has sat, without grout. This year several tiles started falling off so I figured it was about time I get off my butt and finish this thing. Mixing and applying the grout per the manufacturers instructions was simple enough. This is the first time I've grouted anything and it was an easy project. Easy is a relative term though. It still took time and I still needed to pay careful attention to what I was doing to make sure all of the joints were properly filled.... read more at Tiny Oak Park Bungalow
Posted 5 weeks 6 days ago on Tiny Oak Park Bungalow