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by Trudi
Thu Nov 27, 2014 8:38 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Planters
Replies: 3
Views: 11148

Re: Planters

Love this! I found an old wheelbarrow too, but my husband took it back. :D
by Trudi
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:21 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Bead Board..who knew!
Replies: 8
Views: 15705

Re: Bead Board..who knew!

Very nice!
by Trudi
Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:10 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: PaperIllusion
Replies: 3
Views: 10761

Re: PaperIllusion

I've never used it, but have seen some impressive pictures of paper illusions used on countertops. A friend of mine has used it on a small wall, and it looks good. What you have done sounds good also.
by Trudi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:41 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Painting walls
Replies: 4
Views: 9591

Re: Painting walls

Do you remember if you primed before painting? After cleaning the walls, I use a bonding primer and let that dry at least overnight. It should "bond" with the vinyl, or at this point, what's already on your walls. Then the paint should adhere to the primer.
by Trudi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:25 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Wall/batten refinishing question
Replies: 7
Views: 16619

Re: Wall/batten refinishing question

Bet it's too late now, but yes, I always prime before applying the joint compound. I knew a man who was so disappointed because he said the jc literally came off the walls. I never found out for sure, but I always suspected that it was because he didn't prime first. It scared me into priming. :)
by Trudi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:14 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Totally new bathroom
Replies: 3
Views: 11764

Re: Totally new bathroom

Very nice!!
by Trudi
Mon Jul 16, 2012 9:03 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Skirting on the Cheap
Replies: 7
Views: 15206

Re: Skirting on the Cheap

Great find and your hard work is paying off!
by Trudi
Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:26 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: New Paint For Cabinets
Replies: 2
Views: 3067

New Paint For Cabinets

This is new to me and I thought some of you would like to know about it. I saw it on another forum and someone used it on an end table, (though it's really for cabinets) and it looks like a factory finish.

http://cabinetrescue.com/_wsn/page5.html
by Trudi
Sat Feb 19, 2011 7:42 am
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Laminate Countertops Falling Apart
Replies: 16
Views: 10654

Re: Laminate Countertops Falling Apart

See? Those HGTV designers have nothing on our Greg! :) (Wish I'd thought of it)
by Trudi
Fri Feb 18, 2011 7:48 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Joint Compound (Faux) Stones
Replies: 17
Views: 8496

Re: Joint Compound (Faux) Stones

Quinnbeia, I'm so sorry you lost your pics! How frustrating to do all that hard work and not have the pics that captured the renovation. Can you take new pics of the finished results? It won't show the steps, but it's better than nothing. Don't feel bad, these things happen unfortunately.
by Trudi
Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: Mobile Home Repair
Topic: Black water pipe to tank leak
Replies: 4
Views: 4170

Re: Black water pipe to tank leak

You might try the Mobile Home Repair forum to get an answer to your problem. :)
by Trudi
Fri Feb 04, 2011 5:33 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Joint Compound (Faux) Stones
Replies: 17
Views: 8496

Re: Joint Compound (Faux) Stones

Thanks Quinnbeia. I look forward to seeing your pics of your kitchen and bedroom. I'm hoping to start on my bedroom before too long.[/b]
by Trudi
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:08 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Laminate Countertops Falling Apart
Replies: 16
Views: 10654

Re: Laminate Countertops Falling Apart

Hmm, seems like I've seen someone on TV apply heat with an iron to activate the glue or something. I'm not sure how to go about it without damaging the laminate. Maybe someone here has seen that.???
by Trudi
Wed Jan 19, 2011 1:21 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Mobile Home Exterior Doors
Replies: 8
Views: 4711

Re: Mobile Home Exterior Doors

Thanks for confirming that it's a possibility. I'm excited at the idea; of course getting hubby excited may be another matter. ;) There's a faux for everything else, so I figure, why not a door?
by Trudi
Tue Jan 18, 2011 6:55 pm
Forum: Decorating, Landscaping and Gardening
Topic: Mobile Home Exterior Doors
Replies: 8
Views: 4711

Mobile Home Exterior Doors

Has anyone ever seen a way to put something on a typical door to disquise the fact that it's a, well..... typical door? :) I'm having this far out idea about attaching a sheet of wood, cut to fit, trimming it out somehow, and painting it. 1: It will cover that little rectangle shaped glass, and 2: ...