Home Update with New Doors

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I am so excited about this home update I’m about to show you! My house is 24 years old and was built in 1996. I think there are a few features in your home that always automatically date it and tell it’s true age…and one of those is the DOORS. I have been wanting to update these for years, and am finally getting around to it. Here are all the options that I have been weighing.

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Projects for the Bedroom Makeover Winner

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We are one week out from the DIY Dream Team flying to Georgia and making over Nicole’s master bedroom! It’s been a lot of preparation and planning, but we are ready. Think we can handle finishing it in the 3 days? I sure hope so! haha. I am excited for the projects we have planned for the space, so let me go into detail about what they are!

Before picture of her room:

Wall treatment

Nothing makes a bigger impact in a space than a wall treatment, and with a small budget. You know it’s my go to for every space, and we plan to do the same for Nicole’s bedroom. Here are a few of my favorite wall treatments I have done.

We are planning on doing something on all four walls since her room is an odd shape and we want to create balance. We also are planning on using a moody blue on the walls in the HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams paint. Here is our inspiration image.

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Source: Studio McGee

Here are the wall and paint supplies we will use:

2. Art Piece

Another way I love to make a big impact with a budget is through a large scale art piece. Here are a few of my favorites that I have made.

How to DIY Shower Curtain Large Wall Art Angela Rose Home

Here is our inspiration image for the wall art we are planning.

Source: Leclair Decor

Here are the supplies we will use for the wall art:

3. Nightstand Hack

We love the look of THIS nightstand, but it is too short for her space. Ideally, beds and the nightstands should be within 4 inches of the same height. To solve this problem, we are going to add these legs to add to the height! Problem solved!

Safavieh Mallory Brown Acacia Nightstand

4. Paint paint paint

And the best DIY tool ever…PAINT! Nicole has a tray ceiling with a ton of detail. To update that area and disguise all that trim, we are going to paint the ceiling with HGTV Home by Sherwin Williams in a flat white Pure White.

We are also going to paint the walls in the same color to freshen up the space

Additionally, we will assemble some new furniture from Lowe’s the whole space is going to all come together!

I can’t wait! Stay tuned…

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Tips for Painting Contrast Trim

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If you’ve been with me for longer than a few weeks, you know that I live in Las Vegas and have been battling with the awkward nooks and niches since moving in a few years ago. In most spaces I’ve removed them, but in my bedroom I have one nook left…and I came up with the perfect idea to work with it! I am about to show you progress on my master bedroom BUILT-IN desk nook with Lowe’s. The main element in this space is going to be some accent trim with a DIY wall, and of course a desk. Ready to see what I’ve been up to?

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Gift Guide: My Favorite Things

Here are all my favorite things that I am rounding up for you for the perfect Christmas gifts! I have home, beauty, general, and some favorite kid gifts. These are all items I personally own and love. Happy shopping!

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When to Use MDF vs Solid Wood

One of my most asked questions is, “hey, what material did you use to build the….”. So today I am breaking down all the basics of MDF (Medium-Density Fiberboard vs solid wood). I am going to go through each one, the benefits of each option, where it’s most often used, and which I’ve used in my projects. Ready to become material experts? Heck yes!

Solid Wood

About Wood: First, you can always build with solid wood. This is a good choice if it’s something you want to stain, or want the real wood look.

Solid wood can include knots and imperfections. The boards may not be perfectly straight and they can contract or warp a little overtime. It’s also more expensive.

*Fingerjoint pine is another form of wood I sometimes use that is wood pieces spliced together to form a longer piece.

*Plywood is another form and is made up of sheets of wood veneer glued together into one solid piece. It comes in different grades and can be stained, but the edges are unfinished and can easily splinter.

Fingerjoint pine for wall stripes, solid wood for floating shelves, MDF for baseboards and window trim

MDF or Medium-Density Fiberboard

MDF is made up of wood! It’s actually recycled wood so it is also beneficial for the environment. To make MDF, the manufacturers take the scraps of wood leftover from the production of wood boards and beams that might normally end up burned or in a landfill, and turn it into MDF by adding glue and heat/pressure. Here is some more information about MDF.

Benefits:

-The result is a board that is smooth throughout with no knots or imperfections to worry about.

-It’s great for painting since the boards are perfectly smooth.

-MDF is very consistent throughout, so cut edges appear smooth and you can use router to get decorative edges.

-MDF is less expensive than solid wood and plywood.

Where it’s used:

MDF is used in so many spaces in our homes. You can find it in cabinets, furniture, moulding/trim work, door parts, and store fixtures.

What projects have I used MDF?

Remember those primed and smooth shiplap boards I used in the fireplace area? I used MDF here because I wanted a smooth modern look with no knots, and they were more affordable than solid wood.

I am currently trimming out my stairs in MDF. I looked at some solid wood options, but there were imperfections and I needed my boards to be perfectly straight. Also my boards came with a slight rounded edge so I didn’t even need to buy a router.

My barn door is made of a 3/4 MDF sheet and topped with MDF boards. I wanted it perfectly smooth and didn’t want it to warp over time.

Build a Modern Barn Door

My window trim and baseboards are also MDF

*If you plan to use MDF in areas with moisture (like bathrooms or around sinks) you can source moisture-resistant MDF, but just make sure you prime and paint all edges so there is a barrier the water can’t get through.

I hope that was helpful! Now go build something! Tune into @angelarosehome for more tutorials and projects.

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