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Hello DIY friends! How was your 4th of July? Time to show off and share your latest DIY project!

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Please keep my dad in your prayers. He’s been in the hospital the past week.

Progress at the #helloredreno series continues. Getting closer to completion!

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Time for showing off that hard DIY work and creativity! Link up below to share your latest project! Browse the links for inspiration, catching up with blog friends, making a new to you blog friend who shares your passion for DIY. 

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Are you following DIYShowOff on Instagram and Facebook? Have you seen the sneak peeks of what’s been going on with the #helloredrenoseries ? Getting closer to a big reveal!!!

Still plugging away at the studio. The replacement kitchen cabinet is finally in so time to move forward!  

Taking the afternoon off (it’s Saturday) to attend my 30 year class reunion. WOW! I can’t believe it’s been three decades! Looking forward to reconnecting with some familiar faces and making new friends!

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Hellooooo DIYShowOff friends! Happy summer! My favorite DIY season of all! Long days = lots of productivity! How about you? Time to share your creativity! 

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Are you following DIYShowOff on Instagram and Facebook? Have you seen the sneak peeks of what’s been going on with the #helloredrenoseries ? Getting closer to a big reveal!!!

One of my cabinets arrived damaged so the completion date has been pushed back. The joys of renovation. Boo. Since the countertop template can’t be done without cabinets in, the July 1st deadline I set isn’t going to happen. Hoping for the replacement cabinet 6/25 (but could take until 7/1 according to Lowe’s) and then the installation and then the countertop template and then 2-3 weeks according to the fabricator and then delivery and installation so we’re looking at a big delay. 

But, there are other projects to focus on in the meantime. Re-arranging things to accommodate the Plan B. 

See that third stair above? Another project on the list!  

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Hi DIY friends! Happy Father’s Day to all dads today! Enjoy!

Time to show off and share your creativity and latest DIY project. Or browse the links to see what’s new with our talented blog buddies. 

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#helloredreno – renovations are still underway. It feels for every one thing I check off the list, three more things are added! haha! The joys of DIY!

Clawfoot tub has been sanded (thanks, honey!). I’m deciding on ideas for painting the exterior of the tub. I LOVE the black exterior and feet I’m seeing from inspiration photos on Pinterest but also considering something creative and unique using Modern Masters metallics/patina…if I can get my hands on it. It’s not sold locally. So, it’s up in the air at this stage! Have you seen one that’s caught your eye?

Bathroom baseboards and window framing complete. And everything in there has a fresh new coat of paint.  

See that third stair above? Another project on the list! 

This week: wrapping up the Reclaim Arbor wood plank wall with a DIY diary style video. More to follow. 

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Hello, DIY friends! Do you find that you are more productive when it comes to being creative or DIY projects in the summer or do you prefer to take the season off and enjoy the warmer longer days? 

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Summer gets me in full DIY mode! Lots to do! Can’t wait to have everything done and gathered up. This week, I’m working on sharing a wood plank wall with a favorite new product called Reclaim Arbor. IT.IS.STUNNING!  

Random Thought:

Is there a such thing in all of toilet-manufacturing history, as a toilet that doesn’t at one point or another get stuck or hung up or whatever, causing a toilet to run? Because if not, I’m happy to collaborate with an engineer on inventing something to make.it.stop! I’ve encountered FOUR this week. It drives me crazy! I feel like I’ve wasted so much of my life removing the tank lid and jiggling things, reconnecting chains, pushing down plugs…doing all the things that should happen automatically, right? I thought perhaps it’s just that two in our home are due for an update or something. But then a brand new installed one at the studio was doing the same and then an older one on the main level joined the club. Then I thought “well, maybe it’s me – user error?!” But, it’s happening to other flushers too. lol 

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A fresh new week, another DIY ShowOff & Share party! How is it June already?! Time to show off your creativity by linking up below, browse the links for inspiration for your next creative endeavor and to make some new friends who share our love of all things DIY!

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This past week was filled with cutting/installing/caulking/filling/painting baseboards and door trim for the #helloredreno series. A claw foot tub was also re-glazed (not DIY since that’s a little above my DIY comfort zone and I wanted it done correctly). Cabinets and countertop has been ordered. A keyless entry and video door bell installed. Oh! There’s a working toilet and sink/vanity are in working order too! Ahhh! I can’t wait to show you but time is filled with renovation projects, time for blogging has been scarce! Will catch up soon! 

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Hi, DIYShowOff friends! Hope your weekend is productive and you’re keeping cool! Time to show off your creativity and hard work. Link up your latest creative DIY, browse the links for inspiration and have an amazing weekend! This weekend is when I always celebrate summer!

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Lots going on with the #helloredreno series! Updates coming soon. I’m taking photos as I go but it’s full steam ahead with an ambitious July 1st deadline on the complete efficiency apartment renovation so pardon my absence along the way. Days are packed full! But lots of DIY content, before/after room reveals coming soon! Thanks for your patience! 

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Welcome DIY friends! It’s that time! Time to show off and share your hard work, creativity and DIY projects!  Link up below and/or browse the links for inspiration for your next DIY project. 

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The work continues on the #helloredreno project diary. #13 is all about a beautiful floral wallpaper mural inspired by Vase of Flowers by de Heem. It is stunning! Pop over and let me know what you think:

Mural Wallpaper

I’m still working on the rest of the wall, ordering kitchen cabinets Monday, lining up a professional to reglaze the vintage clawfoot tub, looking at furniture, shopping for paint, pricing appliances, meeting with a granite fabricator…the list is extensive! Any advice? It’s full steam ahead with an ambitious deadline of July 1st. It’s not set in stone. Give or take. But hoping for the best! So stay tuned for LOTS of DIY, interior design, decorating and updates!

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Woo hooo! Work on the #helloredreno series continues and is back with motivation to get the renovations completed by {hopefully} July 1st, 2019! That might be a tad ambitious but that’s the plan! This past week I installed a beautiful – stunning! – floral wallpaper mural! And you guys, I love the look of wallpaper. There are so many fun patterns/colors/designs – I could (and have) looked for days! But after lots of not-so-fun wallpaper removal in my past, I swore I’d never ever install wallpaper again. Well, the lasted all of a decade or two. I just couldn’t resist this. It’s just a small space, right? 

I LOVE that I have creative freedom in this little slice of apartment oasis space to be bold and dramatic! Be still my heart. So many beautiful details and an inspired vision. The plan is for an airbnb rental but oh man, I want to live here. Think guests would mind? lol

Let’s take a little trip down memory lane, shall we?

• how it looked when I took ownership…

• good-bye blue carpet…

• hello gorgeous hardwood floors…

• before (and still a work in progress)…

• current photo…

(notice any other decorative changes?)

What’s new?

So, this isn’t a sponsored post. Just a review of what I purchased and a little overview on my installation experience. I ordered the wallpaper mural from MuralsWallpaper and the entire experience from start to finish was so easy that it’s something anyone can DIY! (Do you use “DIY” as a verb too?) 

This specific design is called Vase of Flowers by de Heem. This Vase of Flowers by de Heem Wallpaper Mural from 1645 is a beautiful design that will completely reinvent your interior with minimal effort, a wonderfully striking piece of classic art that will be sure to impress. This wallpaper will be particularly eye catching as dining room wallpaper, but the stylish floral design will work well in most rooms. It was love at first sight for me. 

The best part? It’s a custom! This mural was made to be the exact size of the wall space where I wanted to place it (with a little extra thank goodness, because old house = not square!). They send a mock up with quote for my approval BEFORE I paid for it. And because I wanted more of the colors on the left hand side, I responded with a request to ‘mirror image’ the design. No problem! The entire process was friendly, quick and easy. 

Ordering in three steps:

1) Select your image. Choose from the extensive collection of mural designs and photo wallpapers.

2) Specify your dimensions. Measure up your wall full height and width.

3) Produced and shipped within 3-5 days. For a custom order, it arrived quickly! Yay! 

It comes in one continuous roll (with awesome packaging to ensure no damage) with printed instructions to use a straight edge and box-cutter/X-acto knife to split it up into pieces. My design size was divided up into 4 vertical pieces. 

I originally was looking for a removable peel and stick type wallpaper and shopped EVERYWHERE so when I finally decided on this, I completely forgot and overlooked that I was looking for a self-sticking adhesive backing. But, this actually was a lot easier than I thought! 

What I did: 

I picked up a wallpaper paste and brush from the hardware store along with some other recommended tools: a seam roller and wallpaper smoother tool. Other tools: level and utility knife.  

The installation probably took around 1- 1.5 hours. I unrolled the wallpaper on the floor, used a piece of cardboard underneath to protect the floor and using a straight edge, I cut along each dotted line to divide the roll up into 4 pieces. It has a nice durable thickness and the pieces were labeled.

Next, I brushed the wallpaper paste onto the wall, picked up my piece and starting from the top left, smoothed the wallpaper down the wall over the wet paste. I used the smoother to remove air bubbles and to smooth the wallpaper into place. I had a wet rag on hand for cleaning up excess glue. So much easier than I anticipated. Hurray! The key is making sure that first piece is nice and level! 

There is no overlapping. Each piece butts up against the other, lining up the design. There is a little extra wallpaper to trim away on the top and bottom.  I used the seam roller on seams, wiped away any excess wallpaper paste. Top and bottom of the wallpaper was trimmed using a straight edge and X-acto knife where wallpaper meets trim.

The last piece was a little trickier because it was wider and a lot of the right hand side had to be cut off. Again, I just used a straight edge and trimmed away the excess. 

Ta-da! The result: 

STUNNING! I am SO in love! It’s exactly what I wanted. Maybe even better!

Photoshoot:

And makes for a beautiful photography backdrop, doesn’t it? lol I told you it was love at first sight! Seeing it ON my wall makes me so happy! The vision for this space is happening! 

This specific print is so interesting too. Each time you have a relaxing seat and gaze at it’s loveliness, there’s something new to discover. An ant or butterfly, a spider. The photos don’t do it justice. 

I can’t wait for the entire room reveal! Stay tuned!

Share your thoughts! 

What do you think? Wallpaper fan? Not your thing? Not your style? Know what I mean when I say I sure loathe the removal? Willing to change your mind and take a risk when you fall in love with a print/pattern and it’s just want you and in mind for making a dramatic statement? I felt like this print was less trendy, the design is traditional. I absolutely love that it’s an art print mirror image. I can’t wait to design the rest of the room! 

Next up:

More details on the fireplace and finishing the feature wall!

More about #helloredreno

The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There’s a gorgeous Butler, PA Bed & Breakfast across the street called Suite Retreat (how cute is that?!) and an antique shop nearby. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, stay tuned!

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! Watch for #helloredreno!

The #helloredreno project diary: Project Diary Entry #1 – Hello Red Reno! Project Diary Entry #2 – Efficiency Apartment Project Diary Entry #3 Color Passive Paint Project Diary Entry #4 – Full Bathroom Demo Day Project Diary Entry #5 – Sealing A Wood Plank / Shiplap Wall Project Diary Entry #6: Bathroom Flooring Project Diary Entry #7: Sealing Brick Project Diary #8: Hardwood Floors
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Happy Mother’s Day to all DIYShowOff human and fur-baby moms and nurturers! 

I’ve been working on the studio and I can’t wait to show you the progress. I love that I can be bold and dramatic with the space. SO.MUCH.FUN! Eek! Can’t wait! Stay tuned!

Add some spring touches to your decor with a Spring 2019 subscription box from DecoCrated! That’s exactly what I did when I recently finished up my spring cleaning. I even did an unboxing video. Check it out:

DecoCrated Spring

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3. By joining the party, you give permission for your project to be featured and ‘shown off’ via blog highlight, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, G+. (Note: When pinning favorites, I prefer that you have a Pin button on your image or a Pinterest sharing button on your post.

4. If you’re here to share your DIY and link up or just browse the links for DIY inspiration, please consider visiting one of the links above to or leaving a comment to let me know what you think about my DIY too! Feedback makes my day! Thank you so much for your support!

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