Monday, February 25, 2019

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A creatively transformed hutch from Habitat For Humanity ReStore, repainted by Tiff in chippy white with red accents, showcasing a distressed finish and a blend of old and new charm. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

Hey Besties! 🌿 Remember that charming hutch I snagged from the ReStore? Well, it's been a journey, but it's finally (almost) done! πŸ› ️✨

So, here's the scoop: it's about 99% complete. I still dream of adding some snazzy wallpaper inside and giving the hardware a fresh coat of spray paint. But honestly, after months of painting and pondering, I'm hitting pause for a breath!

This cabinet was initially meant to grace our living space, but life, as it often does, had other plans. We're on a mission to declutter and simplify our decor, and the cabinet just felt a bit too grand for our cozy corners. For now, it's found a temporary home in our basement.

But hey, I couldn't resist sharing the transformation with you! 🌟 This project was like a painting saga. The cabinet started life stained in a deep red hue, and covering that up was no small feat.

A creatively transformed hutch from Habitat For Humanity ReStore, repainted by Tiff in chippy white with red accents, showcasing a distressed finish and a blend of old and new charm. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

First, I tried North Star by Sherwin Williams, whipped into homemade chalk paint. Spoiler alert: the red laughed in the face of my first attempt. Next, I grabbed White Grab-N-Go from Walmart, which was more primer-like but added another layer of defiance against the stubborn red.

The final hero? Baltic Gray by Dutch Boy. You might recall I used Dutch Boy on my kitchen cabinets and loved it. This time was no different – it was the perfect charm to finally mask the red's persistence.

After layers upon layers, I went for a distressed look, sanding down the edges. I kept the original red wood peeking around the glass doors, tying the old with the new.

A creatively transformed hutch from Habitat For Humanity ReStore, repainted by Tiff in chippy white with red accents, showcasing a distressed finish and a blend of old and new charm. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

Oh, and those hinges! I thought, "Let's just get new ones," and painted over the old. But they were as unique as a four-leaf clover. So we refurbished and reused them – a real test of patience and elbow grease.

Phew, what a ride! I'm glad this chapter is closed. It's been a mix of excitement, frustration, and a whole lot of learning. I think I'll stick to smaller canvases for a little while. But hey, the journey of transformation? It's always worth it! πŸ’–πŸ”¨

A creatively transformed hutch from Habitat For Humanity ReStore, repainted by Tiff in chippy white with red accents, showcasing a distressed finish and a blend of old and new charm. | on the creek blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

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Monday, February 18, 2019

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Fireplace beam mantle makeover!
A makeover of the beam above our fireplace!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019

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DIY chalkboard from an old picture frame!
I’m sharing the details on how I took an old picture frame & turned it into a chalkboard!

Thursday, February 07, 2019

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6 wall styling ideas for shelving or a gallery wall!

Some ideas on how to style walls with shelves & frames!

Tuesday, February 05, 2019

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How to remove a mirror glued to the wall | On The Creek Blog // www.onthecreekblog.com

How to remove a mirror that is glued to the wall.

Removing a mirror glued to the wall can seem like a daunting project, but it’s actually super easy to do!  Read more to find out how we removed the mirror in the bathroom of our renovation!

One of the bathrooms in the Kay House Renovation had a mirror that was glued to the wall.  The thing was, the mirror itself wasn't in bad shape.

The problem was that the mirror had a weird little design on top.  It was definitely straight out of the 1980's!  In an effort to bring the house up to date, I knew the mirror had to go!

But, of course, taking the mirror off the wall wouldn't be an easy thing to accomplish.  The thing was glued to the wall!   Honestly, though, I think that’s the only way you can put on those type of mirrors.  Like, Liquid Nails forever & stick it up there.

So how were we going to remove it?

 

 

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