Wednesday

Subway Shower Tile

My fingers are pretty excited as I pound out this post.

Why?  Because the pace has picked up on the bathroom remodel, thanks to the arrival of the shower tile and flooring tile from South Cypress.

{To refresh your memory; this is a redo of a Jack & Jill bath, {here} & {here} which was really a Jill & Jill bath, and is now becoming a Jack & Jack bath while disposing of all the pink and updating the 20 year old fixtures. 

South Cypress Shower Subway Tile, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Friday

Cat Photos Turned Wall Art

A certain five year old princess has moved into her new bedroom and it's full of things that hold memories.

Her bedroom set was given to her by her maternal grandmother, furniture that had stood in her own daughters room.

Above the princesses bed is a positive message sign painted for her and signed on the back by her paternal grandmother with the hope that as she grows up she will take those words to heart.

And then there is the life of the party that lives in her new home..... the orange tiger kitten she named Whiskers.

Framed Cat Art, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Wednesday

Dollhouse Duck Shelf Week 3

I'm putting numbers on these dollhouse titles so I can keep track of what week I am at in the vintage radio-to-dollhouse conversion, so here I am at week 3.

For the past couple weeks I have been making mini furniture and wall art, and some of it is so darn cute I can't stand it!

I'll probably save many of the furniture redo's for the room reveals as I participate in the Dollhouse Therapy Challenge, but from time to time as I move through the weeks I'll show you a few of the makeovers on the Goodwill junk I picked up.

Like this little duck sided display shelf.......

Dollhouse Goodwill Furniture, Bliss-Ranch.com
Dollhouse Duck Shelf Before


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Monday

Zuppa Toscana Soup

So you know those time lapse videos of food that are everywhere online?

It can be a video of a speedy dessert, an appetizer, full 8 course meal, doesn't matter - the time lapse videos not only make it look fast and easy, but of course it always looks delish.

And I'm a sucker for them.

I've lost count how many of those videos I have prepared after seeing them on Facebook, no doubt posted by someone purposely tempting me.

I'll just say Hummingbird cake right here and now.

Of course I must also mention my disclaimer now before I go any further, which I write on.every.food.post....... I'm not a food blogger, (recite it with me) I'm a food eater.

Zuppa Toscana Soup from 12 Tomatoes, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Friday

Barn Wood Entry Way Shelves

We're busy around here waiting for cement to cure.

That's the equivalent of watching paint dry, only it takes longer.

So while we wait for the cement to cure and the new bathroom flooring to arrive, I decided it was a good time to actually paint a wall and have Brawn make some shelves that he's been meaning to make for the last 20 years.

barnwood shelves, Bliss-Ranch.com

I can't say for sure its shelves he's been meaning to make for 20 years, but I know he's been meaning to make something for an awkward entry way corner.


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Wednesday

Walnut And Painted Oak Washstand

This is one of those posts that might enrage the folks who never ever paint wood and don't like that look.

To them I say.... that's why paint stripper was invented.

I also say quityerbellyaching.


entry way painted vintage wash stand, Bliss-Ranch.com

My house has plenty of wood....... of all grains, all species of trees, all colors of stains, natural or otherwise, so if I want to paint one of the gazillion pieces of real wood I have around here by golly I'm gonna do it.


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Monday

Dollhouse Mini's, Week 2

Last week I introduced you to the vintage radio that I am turning into a dollhouse for a certain five year old, and from now on I'll be looking differently at every little thing.

And when I say little, I mean little.

I'll be eyeing up bits and pieces of this and that, anything that can be turned into a miniature "something" for the dollhouse.

Dollhouse Miniature Finds, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Friday

Crochet Bunny With A Wardrobe

Hippity hoppity Easter's on it's way, and I've got a little somebunny to share with you.

Last December #2 daughter decided she wanted to make a crocheted bunny for a certain five year old.

I don't sew.  I don't crochet, and I don't knit.

#2 daughter however picked up some needles one day a couple years ago and just started doing it.  No pattern, no instruction, no nothing.

Hand Made Crochet Bunny with Clothes, Bliss-Ranch.com


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Wednesday

Thrift Store Decor Lettered Sock Bin

March has arrived and with it brings this months Thrift Store Decor, where 10 bloggers breath new life into a castoff item from the thrift store.
Thrift Store Decor Team, Bliss-Ranch.com

My project was fun and pretty fast, unless you count the hours it took me to sort through socks so I could implement my new sock mating system.

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Monday

Poured Concrete Bathroom Vanity Top

One down, one to go.

I'm not going to bore you with all the details of tedious DIY, so I won't be giving you complete step by step instructions on how to pour concrete bathroom vanity tops.

I wouldn't want you to build and pour your own tops based solely on what I say anyhow, what if I forgot to include some important instruction and your project turned out like crap?

I'll just give you the basics and what *we* do that gives us the results we want.  There is plenty of expert advice on the web, you don't need mine, mostly because I'm not really into writing a 'how to' cement book and the fact that I believe experts often tend to over complicate things.

Concrete bathroom Counter Top, Bliss-Ranch.com

Even with a condensed version, there is still lots of steps to include.

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Friday

A Vintage Radio Dollhouse Begins

Soon after a certain five year old was born, I started to think about the dollhouse I would craft for her in a few years.

Vintage Radio Project Dollhouse, Bliss-Ranch.com
Before - front of the dollhouse

And it didn't look anything like this dirty dusty vintage radio.


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Wednesday

Pink Play Kitchen Featured At Bob Vila


When I was just a young pup - so long ago now I don't even remember when that was - Brawn and I would tune in to channel 13 and watch This Old House.

That was long before DISH, Direct TV, cable, the internet, and the plethora of home improvement shows.


Norm and Bob showed folks the tips and tricks to do DIY the right way.  Their show was how I learned what dovetailing drawers was, and how tedious renovating an old house could be.

Upcycled Pink Play Kitchen From Nightstand, Bliss-Ranch.com
Painted Pinstripe Wall

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