Category Archives: Power of Paint

Repairing Blemishes on Wood Shelves (5)

Easy Trick to Repair Blemishes on Stained Wood

Repairing Blemishes on Wood Shelves

My experience working with wood is minimal at best. I know just enough to be dangerous. When Scott and I made these rustic kitchen shelves & brackets we were quite proud of ourselves.

Until the time came to stain them.

When a product, aka wood glue, promotes itself as “stainable” you take for granted that it is.

Evidently my interpretation of stainable isn’t the same as their interpretation of stainable.

I then remembered how I fixed a similar problem several years ago. It was both cheap and oh, so easy and the perfect solution.  Continue reading

Orange Pantry Door

Gray & Orange Color Scheme with a Pantry Door Surprise

Valances for Kitchen Windows

This lovely home is situated on a small neighborhood lake with beautiful views and plenty of natural light streaming in along the back side of the house.

One of the main goals, as we designed the window treatments, was to enhanced the view without blocking it.

You may recognize the fabric and valance shown here. I previously shared this window treatment plus a tutorial and the valance above the kitchen sink but this is your first glimpse of the big picture.

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Twin Beds

Progress In My Quest For A Guest Bedroom

Twin Beds

I’ve never had a guest bedroom. Well…technically I suppose I did when I first got married and way back when I only had one child but it’s been a LONG time.

Kaleigh moved out a year ago, and me being so on-the-ball about getting things done around here, we’re now working on turning the spare bedroom into a cute guest bedroom.

I toyed with the idea of moving my work room up here. Or turning it into a hangout space for the two kiddos still at home. But honestly this room still functions best for us as a bedroom so a bedroom it will stay.

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Bedroom Makeover

My Bedroom Makeovers and Why They’re Nothing Like a DIY Show

Bedroom MakeoverHGTV teases you with the idea that you can makeover a room in a day or 2. Some even take 3 or 4 days. I don’t buy it. Not truly.

In my world, makeovers take weeks. In the case of my own personal house? Months.

And if you count the fact that I came to hate this shade of green shortly after we built our house…YEARS!!!

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How to Paint a Harlequin Diamond Wall (4)

How to Paint a Harlequin Diamond Wall

Red Harlequin DiamondsWhen Emily was building her new home she began gathering inspiration pics and ideas she hoped to incorporate into her new home.

One of those inspiration pics was the above photo that she saved to her phone after stumbling across it on Pinterest. Later she showed the photo to her friend Shannon mentioning she’d like to have something similar painted in her kitchen.
It just so happened that Shannon knew me, knew about Beyond the Screen Door and the rest…as they say…is history!

If you follow along on Instagram or Facebook you may recognize this project! 

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Custom Handpainted Artwork (5)

5 Creative Projects and an Office Update

Custom Handpainted Artwork (5)

Occasionally, when working with a client I get the opportunity to step away from fabric, pick up a paint brush and create artwork. You may remember this piece, one of the first pieces I shared here on the blog.

Most recently, while working on an office update, I was able to create two contemporary pieces for the IPHC Discipleship Ministries Department where my daughter Kaleigh works.

Contemporary Office Space

Working with an existing red leather sofa as inspiration, I chose a color scheme of gray, red and black including elements of dark wood and metal. A warm contemporary feel with a touch of industrial.

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Rustic Poster Art (4)

How to Create Rustic Poster Art – Easy & Inexpensive

Rustic Poster Art (4)

Very…v.e.r.y…slowly we’re getting my youngest daughter’s bedroom pulled back together. Early on in this process she decided to purge her room of everything she no longer wanted. This left things quite bare with only one vintage mirror making the cut to hang on her walls. We painted her room & bathroom Stonington Gray but then things slowed down to a snails pace.

Our first art project for her newly painted room is this vintage inspired poster print which we turned into Rustic Poster Art for pennies!

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Princess Bed Crown

How to Paint a Custom Bed Crown

How to Paint a Princess Bed Crown (4)

Painting this bed crown was a treat! I love it when my job takes me a outside the norm. I work with fabric 90% of the time so it’s great when a custom paint project comes along.

Helping Michelle and Lily with this room allowed me to paint medallions and tiebacks as well as this adorable bed crown.

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