Timeless Creations, LLC http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com "Uniquely restyled furniture and chic decor" Thu, 23 Mar 2017 19:29:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/cropped-Screen-Shot-2015-08-24-at-3.48.23-PM-32x32.png Timeless Creations, LLC http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com 32 32 Matching Entryway Decor: Bench, Shelf, and Mirror http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/matching-entryway-decor-bench-shelf-mirror/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/matching-entryway-decor-bench-shelf-mirror/#comments Wed, 22 Mar 2017 12:00:19 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3220 For this week’s makeover reveal, we took on a client’s entryway decor! She had a specific vision for the pieces she wanted, and brought us this cute little piano bench she found in her shed. It was quite beaten up and had a terribly crooked leg, but it definitely had great potential. She also found a mirror at a local thrift store that had little details, perfect for highlighting. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience in locating products we use. For our full Disclosure click Here.  But the topping to this week was a shelf she wanted custom-made as decor and to hang coats! We hadn’t made this particular shelf before, but had put together shelves in the past so we knew it would be a piece of cake! The plan was to create the shelf from 1 inch pine boards and two ornate corbels. We also found some great double hooks for the middle coat holders. It was easy to construct by joining our pine boards with our Kreg Jig, and then gluing the 2 corbels on for added strength and character. Once it was put together, we primed and then painted it the same color as […]

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For this week’s makeover reveal, we took on a client’s entryway decor! She had a specific vision for the pieces she wanted, and brought us this cute little piano bench she found in her shed. It was quite beaten up and had a terribly crooked leg, but it definitely had great potential. She also found a mirror at a local thrift store that had little details, perfect for highlighting.

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But the topping to this week was a shelf she wanted custom-made as decor and to hang coats! We hadn’t made this particular shelf before, but had put together shelves in the past so we knew it would be a piece of cake!

The plan was to create the shelf from 1 inch pine boards and two ornate corbels. We also found some great double hooks for the middle coat holders.

It was easy to construct by joining our pine boards with our Kreg Jig, and then gluing the 2 corbels on for added strength and character. Once it was put together, we primed and then painted it the same color as the bench and mirror. All that was left was to screw on the hooks and a French Cleat on the back for hanging.

Vicki did wonders with the piano bench that was really beat up. She took the top off, filled deep gouges, and sanded the entire piece. She also had to cut an extra wood piece and glue it in place to hold the wobbly bent leg.

Then came the paint! Our client wanted gray for the base of the pieces. We decided to accent the bench and the mirror with black wax since they had some ornate details to them. The shelf stayed that beautiful french gray color to add some contrast.

They all came out just beautifully and we are so happy to have been given the opportunity not only to re-style a couple pieces, but to completely construct a custom shelf to fit our client’s needs for their home.

We were able to put these in Vicki’s entry so we could share some pretty pictures with you all before they went to their forever home. They actually went really well with her rugs! Too funny!


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First Nook to be set up: The Coffee Bar http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/first-nook-set-coffee-bar/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/first-nook-set-coffee-bar/#comments Wed, 15 Mar 2017 12:00:30 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3190 After moving into our first home, of course the first thing to be set up is our coffee bar! If you can believe it, this pretty little sideboard didn’t always look this fabulous. We already gave it a makeover and were previously using it as a TV stand in our small duplex. This is what it looked like before: And after the makeover, this is how we used it in our rental. It didn’t really work the best as a TV stand, but that was the only space we had room for it! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience in finding products we love. See our full disclosure here.  Don’t forget to check out how we painted this piece with our easy DIY tutorial here: Sideboard Makeover. As soon as we found this house and were seriously thinking about purchasing it, I knew the perfect place to put my little sideboard. I had always thought it would make the perfect accent as a coffee bar ever since it was finished. Since my husband and I are coffee fiends, we decided it was finally time to utilize it how I pictured! In our little ranch house we just purchased […]

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After moving into our first home, of course the first thing to be set up is our coffee bar!

If you can believe it, this pretty little sideboard didn’t always look this fabulous. We already gave it a makeover and were previously using it as a TV stand in our small duplex. This is what it looked like before:

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And after the makeover, this is how we used it in our rental. It didn’t really work the best as a TV stand, but that was the only space we had room for it!

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Don’t forget to check out how we painted this piece with our easy DIY tutorial here: Sideboard Makeover.

As soon as we found this house and were seriously thinking about purchasing it, I knew the perfect place to put my little sideboard. I had always thought it would make the perfect accent as a coffee bar ever since it was finished. Since my husband and I are coffee fiends, we decided it was finally time to utilize it how I pictured!

In our little ranch house we just purchased the kitchen and dining area are all in one. (If you missed all the before pictures, check out our new house here!) There is plenty of space for a medium sized table, and right across from the table area, there was a big blank wall. That wall would be perfect for a hutch, buffet, or sideboard. So we decided to add the coffee bar there.

We centered it perfectly on the wall and hung my large wall mounted drying rack above. Then I took our vintage teacups I got from my grandma and mother-in-law, along with plain white mugs and added them to the drying rack in an ombre pattern.

I knew I wanted to have a tray to put our coffee pot on to protect the stained top of the sideboard so I picked up this little chippy tray on sale! I’m loving the look of it and you can’t do much better than half off! I am also starting a collection of Ironstone and this space was the perfect spot to show off a pitcher.

My sideboard also offers the perfect storage for all of our coffee needs. All the travel mugs are underneath, along with the grinder, french press, and milk frother. In the drawer is where we keep the filters and bags of coffee beans.

I also have quite the collection of glass jugs and bottles. I didn’t know that I had that many until I was unpacking them all and thought, “Oh, where am I going to put all of these!”. So I added some Eucalyptus to my large jug along with some flower stems to add more to the corner.

I’m so excited to have this little space and even though it is set to the side of the kitchen, my husband loves it too!

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Thanks for following along with my new home series! There will be plenty of makeovers, and DIY projects to come, so continue to follow along!


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Introducing: Our First Home http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/introducing-first-home/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/introducing-first-home/#comments Wed, 08 Mar 2017 13:00:52 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3137 As some of you may know, my husband and I just bought our first home! We were previously renting a duplex in the town where my husband worked, but we wanted to move closer to family since we are having our first baby as well. We purchased a cute little ranch house located in a very tiny town in Minnesota! It had great bones, much more space than our small 2 bedroom duplex, and mainly cosmetic updates that needed to be done. I don’t know about you all but we love to see “before and afters”! The first thing we did when we got the keys to our new place was take ‘before’ pictures, so without further ado, we would like to introduce our new home! This post contains affiliate links for your convenience in finding products we love. See our full disclosure here. As you walk in the 1970’s front door, there is just a small entryway before leading straight into the rectangular living room. I am so happy we have a front closet, and wouldn’t want to get rid of the extra storage space, so the plan for this space is to update that dated front door, and […]

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As some of you may know, my husband and I just bought our first home! We were previously renting a duplex in the town where my husband worked, but we wanted to move closer to family since we are having our first baby as well. We purchased a cute little ranch house located in a very tiny town in Minnesota! It had great bones, much more space than our small 2 bedroom duplex, and mainly cosmetic updates that needed to be done.

Our First Home

I don’t know about you all but we love to see “before and afters”! The first thing we did when we got the keys to our new place was take ‘before’ pictures, so without further ado, we would like to introduce our new home!

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Front Door Before

As you walk in the 1970’s front door, there is just a small entryway before leading straight into the rectangular living room. I am so happy we have a front closet, and wouldn’t want to get rid of the extra storage space, so the plan for this space is to update that dated front door, and make a gallery wall style decor – complete with a key holder and probably a mirror for extra light to make it feel bigger.

Our First Home

The carpet in the living room was fairly new so we decided to keep that. For this area all that is really needed is a fresh coat of paint, and some white trim! If you look closely in the pictures, there is actually two different colors of trim throughout the house. And then the windows are stained a reddish color! That totally confused us, but we plan to paint it all!

Introducing: Our First Home

Next, you walk into the kitchen through a large open casing, right into an eat-in dining room. The walls are yellow and the cabinets a dark brown color. Luckily, the tile floor was recently replaced so there is no reason to change that.

Kitchen Before

For this room, more paint is planned to brighten up the cabinets and the walls. New shelves inside the cabinets are also needed since most of them are warped from years of heavy kitchen items.

Introducing Our First Home

And something definitely needs to be done with that bulkhead above the peninsula! I like that the previous owners took down the old upper cabinets so the space is more open, but it’s just awkward left like that.

Our First Home

I would also like to get new countertop and a pretty subway tile backsplash, but that might have to wait until we have more of a budget for renovations. We put together a roundup of some kitchen renovations from some of our friends that is my inspiration for this space. See it Here: 8 Inspiring DIY Kitchens 

Around the corner from the refrigerator is the door to the garage, basement and the laundry room in the back. In the laundry room is the same brown cabinets that will need some paint as well! I love the storage they provide though and would not get rid of them.

There are three bedrooms and one bath on the first floor towards the back of the house. The bedrooms are small, but will definitely work for our first home. For the master, we plan to paint with some lighter colors to brighten the room as well as make the trim white like the rest of the house.

(It is so dark in this Master Bedroom right now!!)

The bathroom comes next, right next to the master. It’s small, but we plan to utilize it well! The tub needs to be replaced and I would love to tile the surround, but we will have to see if that is in the budget! But to begin with, we plan to paint a beautiful light mint color, (See below) add open shelving, a DIY storage cabinet, new mirror and new light. Easy, right?!

Boy we have a lot to do! For the other two bedrooms, the smallest will make the perfect nursery for our little girl coming in June.

Then the back bedroom will become a guest bedroom, with a desk for me to work from. Fresh paint will go a long way in both rooms!

We actually have a full finished basement as well, complete with a non-conforming bedroom, and a carpeted family room. 1970’s wood paneling covers the walls for now, but we plan to update this area after the upstairs is done.

Ever since we looked at this house, ideas have been flying around my head about how to remodel it to really make it ours. I want light and airy colors on the walls paired with antique and farmhouse style decor incorporated throughout. Here is what I will be working with:

  1. Living Room, Kitchen & Hallway walls 2. Cabinet color 3. Bathroom & Laundry walls 4. Master Bedroom Accent, 3rd bedroom walls 5. Master Bedroom walls & closet

All of the below items are pieces I have, and will be incorporating into the decor for our home! I’m so excited to get started!

Large ‘Farmer’s Market’ Sign- Here OR Here / Boxwood Topiary / Bathroom Light Fixture / White Mugs / Metal Wall Rack / Woven Chargers / Olive Bucket / White Pitcher / Boxwood Wreath / Kitchen Rug / Wooden Tray / Large Glass Vase

What do you all think of the plan for our home makeover?! Let me know what you think and make sure you keep up with our home remodels and DIY projects!

 



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8 Inspiring DIY Kitchens http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/8-inspiring-diy-kitchens/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/8-inspiring-diy-kitchens/#comments Wed, 22 Feb 2017 13:00:04 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3110 I have big news to share! Are you ready?…My husband and I are officially Homeowners! We just recently closed on our first home and couldn’t be happier! It is a cute little ranch in a tiny town in Minnesota. (Yay! I’m finally home again to the great state of MN!) My husband will now be commuting to work, but we wanted to move closer to family as we are starting our own little family with a baby girl due in June. Whew! A house and a baby within months! Are we crazy?! Well we haven’t gone crazy yet, have been super busy making updates to our new place. Before we move in, we are painting about every surface imaginable. Walls, trim, cabinets…you name it, we are painting it. So, while we are busy-as-bees trying to get everything done, I decided to share with you all some of my inspirations for what I am doing with our kitchen. I have always loved a white and bright kitchen and decided to paint the existing cabinets. Below are some great tips and tutorials from some very talented ladies who have re-done their own kitchens. Enjoy the prettiness and I can’t wait to show […]

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I have big news to share! Are you ready?…My husband and I are officially Homeowners! We just recently closed on our first home and couldn’t be happier! It is a cute little ranch in a tiny town in Minnesota. (Yay! I’m finally home again to the great state of MN!) My husband will now be commuting to work, but we wanted to move closer to family as we are starting our own little family with a baby girl due in June. Whew! A house and a baby within months! Are we crazy?!

Well we haven’t gone crazy yet, have been super busy making updates to our new place. Before we move in, we are painting about every surface imaginable. Walls, trim, cabinets…you name it, we are painting it.

So, while we are busy-as-bees trying to get everything done, I decided to share with you all some of my inspirations for what I am doing with our kitchen. I have always loved a white and bright kitchen and decided to paint the existing cabinets.

Below are some great tips and tutorials from some very talented ladies who have re-done their own kitchens. Enjoy the prettiness and I can’t wait to show you what we have been up to!

80’s Kitchen Update  – The Handyman’s Daughter

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Definitely stay tuned for all of my home renovations and reveals, as well as many DIY project we will be doing! I can’t wait to share it all!

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White Distressed Dresser – A Client’s Vision Brought to Life http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/white-distressed-dresser-clients-vision-brought-life/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/white-distressed-dresser-clients-vision-brought-life/#comments Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3084 Do any of you remember the antique serpentine dresser we painted back in August? It was done in a beautiful light bluish-green color and distressed to bring out the details. The original gold handles were saved and reused. Fabric was added to the drawers and matched to the handles! Here it is as a reminder. While sharing this makeover, we had a client contact us and wanted the exact same dresser, but in white. Well we didn’t wish to paint over our beautiful dresser that was already done, so we began the process of finding an exact duplicate dresser – mirror and all! Once found (which wasn’t easy by-the-way) we had to make some extensive repairs to this particular piece. It was old, you have to expect it to need repairs. It needed some sanding, some filling, and some gluing of course. But it also needed an entire drawer bottom replaced, and the metal drawer stoppers removed. Whew, Vicki worked tirelessly on those repairs! Sorry, friends, for the lack of ‘before’ pictures, we were very busy working on this during and after the holiday season and we just focused on getting it finished! But just look how lovely the piece […]

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Do any of you remember the antique serpentine dresser we painted back in August? It was done in a beautiful light bluish-green color and distressed to bring out the details. The original gold handles were saved and reused. Fabric was added to the drawers and matched to the handles! Here it is as a reminder.

While sharing this makeover, we had a client contact us and wanted the exact same dresser, but in white. Well we didn’t wish to paint over our beautiful dresser that was already done, so we began the process of finding an exact duplicate dresser – mirror and all!

Once found (which wasn’t easy by-the-way) we had to make some extensive repairs to this particular piece. It was old, you have to expect it to need repairs. It needed some sanding, some filling, and some gluing of course. But it also needed an entire drawer bottom replaced, and the metal drawer stoppers removed. Whew, Vicki worked tirelessly on those repairs!

Sorry, friends, for the lack of ‘before’ pictures, we were very busy working on this during and after the holiday season and we just focused on getting it finished!

But just look how lovely the piece turned out! We ended up making inserts for the drawers with fabric and again used the original hardware; which just added to the antique vibe of the piece.

It had a full mirror to it, just like the one at top, but unfortunately when we remembered to take some pictures, the mirror was all ready for the client to come and we didn’t want to unwrap and attach it. But we couldn’t pass up sharing this pretty makeover anyway!

This one was also give the same distressed technique to really accentuate the details and give it some character.


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How To Update old Hardware http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/update-old-hardware/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/update-old-hardware/#comments Wed, 08 Feb 2017 13:00:10 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3062 Well our fellow followers, we hope you aren’t getting sick of hearing about Vicki’s bathroom makeover yet. Because we want to share another simple DIY –  how to update old hardware! If you haven’t been following along, we did a fun challenge with some other bloggers last month. The gist was to makeover a room for only $100! It was quite a challenge,  but was so fun! It really got our creative juices flowing and we had to figure out how to be frugal and reuse items we already had. If you missed our challenge you can see the posts below from beginning to end: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4  So we wanted to share with you how we updated the hardware for the cabinets in Vicki’s bathroom.We briefly touched on this update in our challenge but wanted to give a more in depth tutorial. It was very easy to do, and didn’t take long at all. We used the exact same method below to paint the bathroom mirrors and towel hooks that were already in the room, but needed some freshening up too. Step 1: Remove all hardware from cabinets. We removed all […]

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Well our fellow followers, we hope you aren’t getting sick of hearing about Vicki’s bathroom makeover yet. Because we want to share another simple DIY –  how to update old hardware! If you haven’t been following along, we did a fun challenge with some other bloggers last month. The gist was to makeover a room for only $100! It was quite a challenge,  but was so fun! It really got our creative juices flowing and we had to figure out how to be frugal and reuse items we already had. If you missed our challenge you can see the posts below from beginning to end:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4

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 So we wanted to share with you how we updated the hardware for the cabinets in Vicki’s bathroom.We briefly touched on this update in our challenge but wanted to give a more in depth tutorial. It was very easy to do, and didn’t take long at all. We used the exact same method below to paint the bathroom mirrors and towel hooks that were already in the room, but needed some freshening up too.

DIY painted hardware

Step 1:

Remove all hardware from cabinets. We removed all knobs and put the corresponding screw back into it.

Step 2:

Wipe all hardware down with degreasing dish soap and water. This will remove any dirt and grime.

Step 3:

This step is optional-wrap screws with painters tape. We decided to do this step so it wasn’t so sticky going in and out of the cabinet and into the knob. We also wanted to use the screw as an anchor for the next step.

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Step 4:

Set up your spray shelter. There is overspray when using spray paint, so make sure to set up some plastic or cardboard so you don’t spray anything you don’t want painted. Also make sure to have adequate ventilation. Spray paint is smelly! We used the screws as an anchor and shoved them into a styrofoam square we had laying around. This held the hardware up straight so we would be able to get all surface areas.

DIY Painted Hardware

Step 5:

Spray prime the hardware. And mirrors and towel hooks in our case, it was very efficient to do everything all together. This is the primer we used, we made sure to get a primer that goes over metal.

DIY painted hardware

Step 6:

Once the primer is dry, you can then spray paint your color onto the hardware. This is the color spray paint we used.

Tip: Make sure to lightly spray your hardware. You don’t want to stay in one place for too long or put too much paint on. Use multiple coats if the first isn’t covering well. This will lessen your chances of getting drips. 

Painted mirrors

Step 7:

Let everything dry completely before even attempting to touch, or put back into your cabinets.When the spray paint is completely dry, you then want to seal the hardware so there is less chance of chips or dings. This is the sealer we used.

Then all that is left once all your layers is dry is to put the hardware back onto your cabinets! So easy right?!

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We did the same look on the old silver mirrors and towel hooks as well. And what a difference those dark mirrors now make. Just stunning!

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Paint is really a wonderful thing, just look at the impact the new color gave Vicki’s bathroom!

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DIY Quote Sign http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/diy-quote-sign/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/diy-quote-sign/#comments Wed, 01 Feb 2017 13:00:44 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=3029 An easy DIY Quote Sign anyone can make! Hey Everyone! This last month was a busy one for us. We joined a challenge with some other bloggers to makeover a room using only $100 as our budget! If you missed the makeover go the entire series here: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 Because the budget was so low for a total room makeover, we really had to get creative with everything we did. We shopped Vicki’s house for decor and found a stash of extra wood we decided to make a pretty DIY sign using a favorite quote of Vicki’s. Now that the bathroom is finished we can show you how we created this sign so you can make your own! Or if you would rather just have us make one for you, you can always contact us on Facebook or email at timelesscreationsmn@gmail.com. For your convenience in locating products we have used, this article contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking, we will earn a small commission at no additional cost to you. See our full disclosure here.  To begin we found our board in the garage, and cut it […]

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An easy DIY Quote Sign anyone can make!

Hey Everyone! This last month was a busy one for us. We joined a challenge with some other bloggers to makeover a room using only $100 as our budget! If you missed the makeover go the entire series here:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4

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Because the budget was so low for a total room makeover, we really had to get creative with everything we did. We shopped Vicki’s house for decor and found a stash of extra wood we decided to make a pretty DIY sign using a favorite quote of Vicki’s.

Now that the bathroom is finished we can show you how we created this sign so you can make your own! Or if you would rather just have us make one for you, you can always contact us on Facebook or email at timelesscreationsmn@gmail.com.

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To begin we found our board in the garage, and cut it into fourths. The board we found was a small 1 x 4 and was only about 5 feet long. It was leftover from something else, but you can use whatever kind of board you have, or want. Normally we use pine, because the softness of the board is great when doing your letters.

After cutting the board down, we glued the pieces together using this glue, and clamps. Follow the directions on the back of the glue for dry time. Keep it clamped the entire time. Make sure to wipe off any glue that seeps through the seams with a damp paper towel or the stain won’t take in those spots.

Once the boards are completely dry, stain comes next! We like to use pre-stain before the actual stain to even out the boards.

Apply it right before the stain and after about 5 minutes of soaking in, wipe any excess and you can begin the stain. This is the color stain we used. We have found it’s easiest to use this applicator for stain so you don’t have to worry about clean up –  you can just throw it away! (P.S. Stain is smelly! Make sure to have plenty of air ventilation.)

Let the stain dry overnight. Once dry, we decided to add a little something special to this sign. Because we were going to place it on Vicki’s DIY stained shelf; we decided it needed something more than just the stain, or they would blend too much together. So Vicki had the brilliant idea to dry-brush a white paint over the top of the board.

No worries, dry brushing is extremely easy! All you do is dip the tips of your brush in the paint, wipe off any excess into the can, then take a paper plate and wipe even more off. With what is left, you can then brush it on. (For more on ‘Dry Brushing’ go here.)

When the paint is dry is when you can then start your lettering. I just printed off the letters from the computer and pieced the pages together.

Since this board had a dark stain and a lot going on with the dry brushing, I decided to pencil the back of the lettering so it would show up better.

Next, line up your quote where you want it on the board. Then you just take a ball-point pen and trace over the edges of your letters. This gives you the perfect lettering with your favorite fonts!

TIP: I like to tape the edges of my lettering pages to the board so they don’t move on me while tracing. 

Lifting up the pages after you trace everything will show you the marks from the lead of the pencil and will be super easy to paint!

Take your paint (we use this paint) and a small paintbrush (we use this set). Next trace and fill all those letters for your quote!

And your done! It’s seriously that easy. No cutting machine or stencils needed. This way you can customize your very own DIY quote sign any way you want to!

And here is the plaque in all its pretty glory in Vicki’s restyled bathroom.

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Bathroom Makeover Reveal: $100 Room Challenge http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/bathroom-makeover-reveal-100-room-challenge/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/bathroom-makeover-reveal-100-room-challenge/#comments Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:00:47 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=2979 It’s bathroom makeover reveal day! We are so excited to be sharing the end result of our month long challenge with you all today! If you’re new here, the month of January was spent making over one room, with only a $100 budget! Thanks to our friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for hosting this fun challenge! If you missed the past 3 weeks, make sure to check them out here: Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 If you remember from our first post on the $100 Room Challenge, we had decided to makeover Vicki’s guest bathroom. Lets take a look back at what we had to work with. At that time, the updates that we wanted to complete were as follows: Paint the walls an aqua color. Re-do the existing mirrors. Add Chunky wood shelving to the wall above the stool. Restyle the towel hooks in both the shower room and by the vanity. Update the hardware on the vanity and other cabinets. Update the décor. In week 2, we told you about the paint color we had chosen for the walls – a pretty minty/aqua color that Vicki had leftover from painting her laundry room! […]

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It’s bathroom makeover reveal day!

We are so excited to be sharing the end result of our month long challenge with you all today! If you’re new here, the month of January was spent making over one room, with only a $100 budget! Thanks to our friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender and Laundry for hosting this fun challenge! If you missed the past 3 weeks, make sure to check them out here:

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3

If you remember from our first post on the $100 Room Challenge, we had decided to makeover Vicki’s guest bathroom. Lets take a look back at what we had to work with.

$100 Room Challenge: Vicki's Bathroom Makeover

At that time, the updates that we wanted to complete were as follows:

  • Paint the walls an aqua color.
  • Re-do the existing mirrors.
  • Add Chunky wood shelving to the wall above the stool.
  • Restyle the towel hooks in both the shower room and by the vanity.
  • Update the hardware on the vanity and other cabinets.
  • Update the décor.

In week 2, we told you about the paint color we had chosen for the walls – a pretty minty/aqua color that Vicki had leftover from painting her laundry room! We also showed you how we prepped and painted the mirrors over the vanity, used the existing hooks for new towel bars, as well as reusing the knobs from the vanity and cabinets.

In week 3, we illustrated our DIY bathroom shelf from a board we found while cleaning out a shed on the farm. This board was previously used as a waterbed side rail several years ago! We also gave you a sneak peak at the towel hooks and hardware that we had redone.

Now here we are! Finally to week 4 and the final reveal! As we previously mentioned, we were going to use a pewter finish on the knobs, hooks and mirrors. But as you now know, we changed our minds! Because we went with the chunky wood look for our DIY shelf with Oil Rubbed Bronze brackets, and thus bringing in those brown tones, we decided to tie in that same look with the towel hooks, knobs and mirrors. Are we ever glad we did! We love the contrast between the light oak cabinets and the darker knobs.

In addition, carrying the oil-rubbed bronze color to the mirrors, and the wood theme and same oil-rubbed bronze color to the towel hooks really tied everything together. (This is the paint we used for the hooks, knobs and mirrors).

We added a little bit of décor to the top of the vanity. The only new item, was the white iron pedestal (we purchased it here). We placed some of the items that were previously in the bathroom, as well as a couple items from other areas of the house on the pedestal.

In the beginning we also talked about using two chunky wood shelves above the stool, but again, we changed our minds! We decided to go with only one chunky wood shelf even though we had enough of the board to make another shelf or two. Vicki really wanted to utilize a plaque with one of her favorite quotes somewhere in this bathroom. There really wasn’t space on any other wall to hang a plaque, so we decided to install only one shelf and place the plaque on the same wall as the shelf. {Watch for our DIY plaque in a later post!} As you can see, we also decorated that shelf with one of our favorite décor items – preserved boxwood topiaries. The green from the topiaries, in addition to the wood, brought a little bit of the nature from outdoors to the space. Another one of Vicki’s favorites!

One final spot in the bathroom that we updated a bit, was the bench in the shower room. Vicki had purchased the wire basket and filled with badly needed new towels several months ago. We decided to keep that basket and the towels in place, but added a little décor on the wall. This is a rusty iron piece that Vicki had picked up at a flea market last summer, but just hadn’t hung it up anywhere.

Old iron pieces at flea markets and such really catch Vicki’s eye and she usually buys them and THEN tries to decide where she wants to put them!  We know the space needs a little something below that iron piece though. Perhaps a pretty print or plaque? We will surely be watching for the perfect piece for that spot!

Did your eye catch the rug on the floor? If you will recall, we had picked out two rugs, but couldn’t decide on which one to use. After the paint and all the newly restyled hooks, knobs, and décor were put into place, we put both rugs down so we could decide which one we liked. Hands down it was the lighter one. This rug ties in all the colors of the bathroom. It has all the beige, white and aqua tones. All the colors Vicki had previously bought in her new towels several months ago! How lucky is that?!

Here is the recap of the final tally for our guest bathroom makeover:

Rug                             $30.01

Pedestal                     $13.18

Shelf Brackets           $16.02

Small topiary             $13.02

Bath Mat                    $13.04

Wall Paint (1 Qt)       $10.53

Mirrors                             0

Hooks                                0

Boards                               0

Knobs                                0

Plaque                               0___

TOTAL                         $95.80

 

Since we reused and restyled as many items as we could, as well as utilized leftover paint (except for needing an additional quart), and boards we “found” or already had in our scrap pile, we were able to keep our costs down. We love reusing, restyling and DIY! This challenge really got our creative juices flowing.

A couple of items we will continue to change in this bathroom: The light fixtures over the vanity will receive a “new” look with the same oil rubbed bronze paint that we used on the mirrors, knobs and hooks. In addition, the toilet paper holder will receive the same treatment. And as we mentioned, Vicki will be looking for the “something” to add to the wall over the bench.

We sure hope you have enjoyed seeing this final reveal as much as we enjoyed re-doing the room!

Don’t forget to run over and see how everybody else’s rooms turned out with the links below!

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DIY Bathroom Shelf & Towel Hooks: $100 Room Challenge http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/diy-bathroom-shelf-towel-hooks-100-room-challenge/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/diy-bathroom-shelf-towel-hooks-100-room-challenge/#comments Wed, 18 Jan 2017 13:00:37 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=2872 Hi again, and welcome to Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by our friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Make sure to take a peek at Week 1 and Week 2 of our remodel challenge where we introduced our space and showed you what we have been working on this month to restyle the room. For this week, we are going to share with you how to make a DIY bathroom shelf and some towel hooks. We are so excited to let you know that we hardly had to purchase any new items for these two projects, just one item! They were made from pieces we already had and are reusing. This challenge is really letting us get creative! Back in week 1, we decided that we needed to add a bit of visual interest to the blank wall above the toilet. Vicki’s vision was to add a chunky shelf or two with brackets for some decor pieces to sit atop. Originally we were going to purchase lumber and construct shelves, but Vicki remembered a salvaged piece we found while cleaning the shed last summer that would work perfect! So we grabbed the board and cut out the […]

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Hi again, and welcome to Week 3 of the $100 Room Challenge hosted by our friend Erin of Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Make sure to take a peek at Week 1 and Week 2 of our remodel challenge where we introduced our space and showed you what we have been working on this month to restyle the room.

$100 Room Challenge: Vicki's Bathroom Makeover

For this week, we are going to share with you how to make a DIY bathroom shelf and some towel hooks. We are so excited to let you know that we hardly had to purchase any new items for these two projects, just one item! They were made from pieces we already had and are reusing. This challenge is really letting us get creative!

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Back in week 1, we decided that we needed to add a bit of visual interest to the blank wall above the toilet. Vicki’s vision was to add a chunky shelf or two with brackets for some decor pieces to sit atop. Originally we were going to purchase lumber and construct shelves, but Vicki remembered a salvaged piece we found while cleaning the shed last summer that would work perfect! So we grabbed the board and cut out the size we wanted for a shelf.

(Ok, this “pretty” board is actually a side rail from an old water bed that has been sitting in the rafters of the shed for about 15 years! Can you tell how old it is? Haha!)

After cutting we sanded it down using our electric sander. It had beveled edges and some rustic spots to it that would be perfect for the look Vicki wanted.

Once sanding was complete we laid the board out for some pre-stain, and stain. We applied 2 coats of this color stain. (P.S. Don’t forget to ventilate if your staining inside. We used our garage to stain since it is too cold outside here in Minnesota, but we still had to crack the doors for awhile!)

Once the stain was on and dried we sealed the wood with this sealer to keep any moisture from the bathroom out of the wood. Then all that was needed was the brackets! We ordered these pretty, oil-rubbed bronze brackets online and added them to the bottom of the board.

We measured where we wanted them first, then pre-drilled some holes, and screwed the brackets into the shelf.

Costs for this project:

Total Cost: $16.02

We didn’t want to share too much and spoil next week’s reveal, but here is the finished shelf complete with brackets, ready to go on the wall!

While we were doing this shelf project, we knew we were going to need boards for all of the towel hooks as well. So we found some small boards in our stash and cut those to size for a towel holder by the shower and for hand towels by the sink.

We rounded the edges of these boards so they weren’t so stark and pointy. Then we used the exact same pre-stain, and stain we used for the shelf. It was very easy to do everything all together for both the shelf and the towel hooks.

While planning for this makeover we decided to take all the hardware off, the mirrors down, and take apart the towel hooks so we can update them with a little spray paint. We first primed them all with metal primer, and then spray painted them using this spray paint.

O.K. how easy is this?! You get a completely new look, just by changing up the color. The towel hooks just need to be added to the wood pieces we cut and stained.

And a small peek of the “new” hardware on the bathroom cupboards.

Costs for this project:

  • Spray Primer & Spray Paint – $0 (We had the primer and spray paint already on hand)
  • Wood pieces – $0 (already had)
  • Stain & Pre-stain – $0 (already had, same as above)
  • Clear Finish Sealer – $0 (already had)

Total cost = FREE!

Now Vicki’s bathroom just needs to be put back together and decorated! We can’t wait to get all finished up and reveal the room to you all! Make sure to check back next week to see the full room makeover! But in the meantime-don’t forget to have a peek at what all of our friends were up to this week with their rooms! Links are below.


The Final Reveal is now live! See it here – Week 4

DIY bathroom shelf & towel hooks

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$100 Room Challenge: Bathroom Makeover Update http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/100-room-challenge-bathroom-makeover-update/ http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/100-room-challenge-bathroom-makeover-update/#comments Wed, 11 Jan 2017 13:00:32 +0000 http://www.timelesscreationsmn.com/?p=2843 Guest Bathroom Makeover Update Hi there! Kristen here to give you an update on how our challenge is going for Vicki’s guest bathroom makeover on a $100 budget. If you missed last week’s post on the “before” of the bathroom and what our plan is, see that post here. Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4 Otherwise, here is the space we are working with: We began our project by gathering all of our supplies; 1.) so we could see what we already had on hand to work with 2.) we only wanted to go out once to buy extra items, instead of multiple! We decided that new paint would need to be bought for sure, lumber for our DIY shelves, and a rug. While prepping the room for paint, Vicki realized that her existing hooks unscrewed from the backplates. This would allow us to reuse them for our new towel hooks we want to pair with wood. So we added spray painting the old hooks and existing knobs on the cabinets to the list of items we need to do. Luckily we already have oil-rubbed bronze spray paint in our stash at home and didn’t […]

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Guest Bathroom Makeover Update

Hi there! Kristen here to give you an update on how our challenge is going for Vicki’s guest bathroom makeover on a $100 budget. If you missed last week’s post on the “before” of the bathroom and what our plan is, see that post here.

Week 1 / Week 2 / Week 3 / Week 4

Otherwise, here is the space we are working with:

$100 Room Challenge: Vicki's Bathroom Makeover

We began our project by gathering all of our supplies; 1.) so we could see what we already had on hand to work with 2.) we only wanted to go out once to buy extra items, instead of multiple! We decided that new paint would need to be bought for sure, lumber for our DIY shelves, and a rug.

While prepping the room for paint, Vicki realized that her existing hooks unscrewed from the backplates. This would allow us to reuse them for our new towel hooks we want to pair with wood. So we added spray painting the old hooks and existing knobs on the cabinets to the list of items we need to do. Luckily we already have oil-rubbed bronze spray paint in our stash at home and didn’t need to purchase that.

$100 Room Challenge-Bathroom Makeover Update

The mirrors came down off the wall, got a swift clean up, as well as taping up the mirror itself so it is also ready for paint. All the hardware including hooks, knobs, mirrors and light fixtures are going to get a new look.


Once the room was cleaned and prepped, Vicki was able to start the painting. Unfortunately for her she is stuck with all of the painting work by herself for this project since I am pregnant! (Sorry mom!)

Original Dusky Aqua

 

 

  Lighter Mint Color

We picked up a new color that was a medium dusky aqua color. However, when Vicki began painting it in the shower room she realized it was going to be too dark. Not good. Well this isn’t the first time we have changed our mind! Vicki just stopped where she was and we came up with a plan B. So we went to the garage and found extra paint leftover from Vicki’s laundry room that we already loved! It was quite a few shades lighter than what we originally picked out and is going to work perfect!

$100 Room Challenge-Bathroom Makeover Update

$100 Room Challenge-Bathroom Makeover Update

Here is what we have left to finish:

  • Finish Painting (2nd coat)
  • Spray paint knobs, mirrors, light fixtures and hooks
  • Make shelves
  • Construct towel hooks
  • Paint plaques
  • Decorate

$100 Room Challenge-Bathroom Makeover Update

Ok that’s kind of a lot…No worries! It will get done!

Now we want your opinion. While shopping the other day, we found a couple rugs that we really like for this space. Which one do you think we should go with? We love the color that the all blue one would bring to the lower half of the bathroom, but the other is super pretty too!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All Blue Rug                                                                        Woven Rug

 

Let us know what you think! And don’t forget to check out how all of our other challengers are doing with their spaces below. We will be back next week with one of our DIY projects we are working on for this bathroom makeover.

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