All posts tagged trim

Mirror Frame

framed mirror

Last year for Desiree’s Christmas present I made a custom built-in jewelry cabinet for our master bathroom.  It went over so well that I decided to stick with the master bath home-improvement theme for this year’s present.   Desiree had been wanting to change the color scheme in our master bathroom to something more calm and serene, and also wanted a frame for the vanity mirror.

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Batten Board

master after (right side)

Give a room or accent wall some personality with batten board wainscoting.  It breaks up bare walls, can be used in many different kinds of rooms, and is relatively inexpensive for a DIYer to install. Batten board wainscoting can be 3-feet tall, 6-feet tall, or really any height you like, and topped with a decorative cap or shelf.

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Built-In Raised Laundry Platform

raised laundry platform

We bought a front load washer and dryer 5 years ago when we built our home.  Instead of paying the $600 for washer & dryer pedestals (which are nice for raising the height of the washer and dryer as well as providing storage), I built a raised platform in our laundry room out of left-over building materials I already had.  Raising front load washers and dryers makes doing laundry more ergonomic,  with less bending over.  I recently built a raised laundry platform in another home that improved upon my origional design by adding tile, cubbies for laundry bins below and additional built-in storage shelving.

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Gridded Accent Wall

gridded accent wall 1

I noticed a really cool gridded accent wall in the home of some people I’m doing some work for.  Their home office has a high vaulted ceiling, and on the tallest wall in the room they used 3 inch wide flat trim spaced about every 2 feet horizontally and vertically to make a grid pattern, giving the accent wall depth and texture.

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Wall-Mounted Wood Art

gnarly wood art

What do you do with an enormous weird-shaped bare wall?  We have a vaulted ceiling in our family room and had a tall blank wall my wife and I would stare at, and wonder what we could do to make it look better (okay, mostly my wife).  We had to go all the way to Florida to get the inspiration we needed.

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