Good Stuff From Shades of Blue Interiors
In my first *design-related* post of 2022, I’m sharing a teacher lounge makeover I recently completed at my son’s high school. This was a project completed with district maintenance funds for walls/electrical, PTA funds for furniture and decor, and design/DIY labor donated by myself. I will be sharing before/after pics, design plans, budget, and all […] The post Teacher Lounge Makeover appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
Last spring I finally got around to building my own DIY range hood to give an updated look to our kitchen, which has been a work-in-progress since we moved in 8 years ago. This post will walk you through the steps I did so you too can create your own custom DIY range hood for […] The post DIY Kitchen Range Hood appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
I have always shared a bit more than just home interiors here on my blog, so today I want to share a project I have been working on ‘behind the scenes’ for the past 9 months: DEI Newsletters. The DEI Newsletters are essentially a monthly newsletter or collection of resources revolving around a specific monthly […] The post DEI Newsletters: My Labor of Love for the Past 9 Months appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
The long-awaited day has come! Today I’m finally sharing the reveal of our small bathroom makeover! Since my first post sharing the design plans back in January, the process getting to the finish line was long, dirty, and sometimes painful. We had some set-backs to our timeline, unexpected obstacles and expenses, but I’m happy to […] The post Small Bathroom Makeover Reveal appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
With our bathroom makeover finished and the reveal post coming soon, I wanted to share a recap of all the bathroom progress we made in the 6 months it took us to do the remodel. “I know that a 6 month timeline is not typical for a DIY blogger, and honestly I had imagined it […] The post Small Bathroom Progress appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
Today I’m sharing a home tour of our ranch home. I haven’t shared a complete tour before (only partial tours), but this will give you a great way to see everything, how it all connects, and all the work we have put into it over the past 7 years. This is a great place to […] The post Our Ranch House Complete Home Tour appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
My design plans for the last ‘untouched’ bathroom in our home include classic elements with a traditional modern vibe. We are doing all the work ourselves and not replacing a few things to keep the budget under $3k. Today I’m sharing how I’m planning the bathroom makeover including our timeline. For 7 years we have […] The post Planning a Bathroom Makeover for Less Than $3k appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
A little tour around my rustic traditional living room decorated for Christmas in festive green, red and gold on a backdrop of dusty blues, white, and natural wood tones. Unlike in past years where I shared a home tour with several rooms in my home decorated for Christmas, this year I couldn’t do it all. […] The post Christmas Living Room 2020 appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
Learn to make this DIY Olive wreath from fresh olive branches and a few metal bells. This wreath can be used for many seasons and occasions but looks so fresh and natural for simple Christmas decor. A few years ago I made a pretty, fresh olive wreath on a whim to add to my Christmas […] The post DIY Olive Wreath appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
Today I’m sharing what to look for in a vintage dresser. As a former furniture refinisher who was buying vintage pieces, making them over and selling them in vintage fairs and on Etsy for years, I have developed a solid knowledge of how to identify a quality piece of furniture. Today I’m going to share […] The post What to Look For In a Vintage Dresser appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
If you ever owned a vintage dresser that had wobbly or difficult drawers due to a damaged or loose drawer slide, then you will enjoy today’s post! One of the biggest challenges with vintage dressers are the drawers. With lots of use they wear out and while I have shared in the past how to […] The post How to Repair a Wood Drawer Slide on a Vintage Dresser appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
For a depression-era piece of furniture, the veneer is a common part to be damaged due to moisture, water or wear. When this happens, the veneer bubbles, warps or can easily chip as the glue that normally keeps the veneer in place is softened. Today I’m sharing what is needed for repairing bubbled or chipped […] The post Repairing Bubbled or Chipped Veneer Before Painting a Dresser appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.
As we head into this winter and flu season, our family has been trying hard to stay healthy and keep our home as clean as possible. One way we have been fighting germs in our home is with Bona’s new Antibacterial Surface Cleaner. When used as directed it kills 99.9% of household germs! This post […] The post Fighting Germs in our Home with Bona appeared first on Shades of Blue Interiors.