These are just a few of our favorite projects that we’ve shared here at Plaster & Disaster. But don’t be fooled that we’re too perfect — be sure to scroll to the bottom for some of the things that have NOT gone so well. We do have “disaster” in our title, after all!
As part of a hilarious competition, we received this plastic cactus in the mail and had to transform it into something we’d actually want in our homes! We had a blast scraping off the sawdust and glue and turning it into this glossy white side table.
We celebrated our one-year blogging anniversary and commemorated our very first post — in which we each made over identical lamps in very different ways — by taking on a pair of cabinets that we salvaged from a local school. Check out our two takes on the same cabinet.
Sage’s hallway makeover reveal, which wraps up several major projects including fabric covered stair risers and transforming a pantry into open shelving. For the cost of paint and 2.5 yards of fabric, the before-to-after is pretty impressive ifwedontsaysoourselves.
Sage’s guest bedroom makeover took an attic bedroom from dark and cramped to light and colorful. The map mural on the bed next to the wall is one of our favorite parts of the project.
Naomi’s home renovation, taking down walls and replacing broken old windows to turn the dark and dingy 50s ranch into a bright, open, and colorful home. It’s hardly recognizable now!
When we pillaged a school (legally), Sage took home a sad looking library cart. She transformed it with paint and constructed custom “wedge” shelves to create a flat surface for plants and other items.
Sage updated a basic wall mirror with a substantial wood frame painted with bright stripes. This DIY upgrade totally transformed the piece from a downer to the star of the room.
Naomi used renters wallpaper in a tile pattern to brighten up her kitchen while waiting to do a bigger renovation. This easy “no commitment” project made a huge difference!
Sage found a boxy orange-toned dresser on Craigslist, and turned it into a mid-century-style piece by building a new base with tapered legs, stripping, and restaining it. There were plenty of setbacks along the way, but that just makes success all the sweeter!
We got ready for Fall 2016 (yes, a year in advance) with some seasonal craft projects. If you don’t like snark and sarcasm, this post is not for you. (And if you like snark and sarcasm, be sure to check out our winter holiday home tours and our bloggeriest crafts of early 2016 post.)
Naomi made over a dirty old metal cabinet with paint and vinyl decals — a bold geometric pattern without the headache of painters’ tape!
We have disaster right in our name for a reason. Sometimes things don’t go as planned, and we want to keep things real with you guys and share all the gory juicy details. It’s all part of the DIY process. Check out some of our “favorite” disasters below!
The saga of preventative maintenance gone awry, when Sage attempted a DIY replacement of one of the bolts holding her toilet to the floor.
The details on everything that went wrong when Naomi decided to paint all of her interior doors and hardware — shared here so YOU don’t have to make the same mistakes.
We reveal what’s really happening behind the camera lens as we produce our amazing and pin-worthy photos. Hint: it’s not pretty.
Thanks for checking out some of our favorite projects and posts! If you’re still not satisfied (I know, we’re pretty awesome) you can check out Sage’s Home Tour, Naomi’s Home Tour, read more about us, or just browse through posts on the homepage.