Category: Before & After

Closet Bookshelves: The Project That Wouldn’t End

We finally FINALLY finally finally finished the built-in bookshelves in our office’s closet. We started this project before I got pregnant with Janella (first child) and finished it just a few days after Sienna’s (second child) birth. Three… Read More

A Decent Gold Spray Paint… And What I Did With It

I have this round little mirror that has been living in the garage, abandoned but not forgotten, for over four years now. A while ago, I decided to finally paint it and excitedly bought a gold spray paint…. Read More

Another IKEA Hack: DIY Learning Tower!

I’ve been fascinated with the Montessori approach to raising kids for a while now, largely thanks to this inspiring blog. I’m not going to set up a floor bed (which I do think is awesome) for my kids… Read More

How To Cover Up a Hole in a Wall (with knock-down texture)

Remember this? Ignore the pretty mirrors and the pretty lights if you can. Focus on that hole between the two lights. Dad Vita did some magic electrical work and turned our one-light bathroom into a fancy two-light one…. Read More

IKEA Semi-Hack: Painting a LACK Shelf

When the cabinets were done and installed, we immediately knew that there needed to be a shelf underneath the cabinets. There was just too much empty space on the wall. Luckily, I already had two LACK shelves on… Read More

Laundry Cabinets: Covering Up Gaps and Installing Molding

After we installed our laundry cabinets, we were left with two gaps – a huge one on the left and a sloped small gap on the top. Here’s how we covered up these gaps. We cut a piece… Read More

Refinishing Old Cabinets

The saga of the laundry cabinets is so long, I’m dividing it up into three parts. Today, we’ll talk about how I refinished the cabinets. On Wednesday, we’ll discuss how we installed the cabinets. Finally, on Friday, I’ll… Read More

Before and After: Laundry Room Cabinets

The saga of the laundry cabinets is a long one. Luckily for you, I won’t discuss it now. I will go into all the details next week. For today, I present you some instant gratification! A simple before… Read More

The Story of the Headless Teal Lamp

Remember my spray paint mania? Well, it’s still going strong. I ended the last post with this photo as a hint… I thought it was really obvious but nobody guessed it correctly! I’ve had these headless lamps for… Read More

Spray Paint Mania

Do you get spray paint mania? Right after you spray paint something and you remember how easy it is and you love the result, you go foraging around the house looking for things you can spray paint. I’m… Read More