Retail Spacelift

One of my businesses is natural handcrafted soaps ( The space is small so we wanted to reduce the footprint of the main counter and update the look of the shelving.

Here is the before photo.


I drew up the designs and then we built it. It’s modern and clean.


This antique copper pot was converted into a sink with a foot pedal. And we used existing pipe with inexpensive lacquered MDF for the countertops.


The wall signage was updated. I just got black flat paint and painted over the old image and then had our logo created into dimensional letters with adhesive backing which I then simply adhered to the wall. The sign frame is floor tile that I had cut into pieces, then I applied to the wall with construction adhesive.StorePOSafter2


The walls and ceiling were previously marble faux painted with my own special technique.


Bathroom Dilemma Eliminated

Does your bathroom resemble this below?


Clearly in need of an update, I went to work to give this bathroom the modern update it was desperately seeking.

New paint, updated ceramic tile around the tub and shower, new pebble shower floor, new glass shower door, new window treatments, floor tile, art, and spa-like decor.


A pebble floor in the shower is easy to incorporate. The pebbles come in sheets and they are applied like ceramic tiles. The add a wonderful tactile feeling to the feet while showering.

To save money, the existing cabinets and mirror frame were painted in an expresso brown. Electrical was updated in the mirror wall to allow for a lighted wall-mount makeup mirror.

Now this bathroom has a feel of a space you’d want to relax in.



Home Exterior Gets Curb Appeal

This home was tired, rotted and dated. The community it sits within is wooded with a nearby lake, walking trails, with a bit of rustic camp feel. I felt that the home clearly needed to blend in more with the landscape, along with incorporating some modern updates.




Repaired rotting wood, new paint choices, new porch furniture, outdoor patio rug, and planters make this home look entirely different!


Dated Kitchen Gets a Fresh Look

One of the things many homeowners encounter is the dreaded DATED KITCHEN!!!!!! Whether you recently bought a home that has a dated kitchen or you’ve just been waiting to update your kitchen because you don’t know what to do… Here is an idea that will save on replacing the kitchen cabinets.

Here is the before photo. Everything is dated. And way too much clutter.

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BEFORE Dated Kitchen

First step, de-clutter!

Second, the plan was to keep the cabinets to save money. So I replaced the old white hardware, with silver knobs to give them an updated look.

New floor was installed. This is a tile that looks like ceramic but is less expensive.

New faux tile Kitchen flooring

New light fixture; new paint color (I faux painted the walls and below island); new granite counter tops; new blinds; new appliances; new breakfast area furniture.

As you can see you can make a dramatic difference without spending a lot of money!

BEFORE Dining Area
AFTER Dining Area