Steph and Vicki, our friends at the Mother Daughter Projects blog, have done it again – making big changes quickly and inexpensively to Steph’s house, this time with our magnetic garage hardware.
Steph wanted to add some curb appeal to her home but didn’t want to spend a lot of time and money on the project. The recent run of warm, sunny weather in February spurred her to tackle her garage home improvement project.
We provided them with two styles of our Creative Hardware accents. Each set includes 2 door handles and 4 hinges equipped with ultra-strong neodymium magnets. No drilling is necessary and they simply snap into place. The handles and hinges are made of durable injection-molded plastic that resists flaking, rusting or staining. They release with 10 pounds of pressure, making them perfect for households with kids and pets.
“The application of the new magnetic garage hardware was as simple as putting a magnet on the refrigerator,” Steph says.
The duo also removed some dated insets from her garage windows, and washed the door with an outdoor cleaner to give it a refreshed look.
What a difference just a few simple changes make, all in the span of an afternoon! Be sure to read about the project here and let us know what you think.
Do you have leftover materials from a home improvement project you’ve completed? If so, consider the ways you can re-purpose leftover tiles creatively.
Scottie, of Saved By Scottie, was inspired to turn trash into treasure with some leftover backsplash tiles in a tile trivet project.
She asked us for materials for an upcoming appearance at the Philly Home Show, and she chose our 3×6 Aspect tiles in metal and glass for a trivet project for home show attendees. She also partnered with Pure Bond plywood, and they supplied plywood for the trivet backing. Each workshop attendee was allowed to create their own trivet to bring home.
Read her blog post here, and check out our Aspect brand site to see all the different colors and materials offered for your next backsplash project.
You can also check out Scottie demonstrating her Aspect tile trivet project at the home show here.
Of course, you may have extra tiles from another project. Even flooring tiles can be creatively re-used. This Apartment Therapy blog post describes 13 different ideas to pursue.
“When we moved into this house almost two years ago, the one thing I really didn’t like (at all) was the kitchen. It’s not set up logically, the cabinet style does not at all go with the house, and it’s very small,” she writes of her ‘before.’
She goes on to describe how easy the project was and concludes, “Would I do this again? In a heartbeat! I still don’t love the kitchen, but it’s SO much better than it was.”
Amy of the Barefooted Designer used our Fasade backsplash tiles in Hammered in Galvanized Steel. These vinyl panels are easily applied with double-sided tape or construction adhesive, whichever you prefer. She then took it a step further by painting them with a metallic paint she likes.
“One of my favorite things is that even though these tiles look convincingly like metal, you can easily pop a nail through it and hang your art or favorite find onto it. Just try doing that on your tile backsplash,” she writes in her post.
We’re impressed with the projects our customers undertake and their finished products. It really is amazing how much an impact a new backsplash can make in just a short amount of time and with only a little elbow grease. They are beautiful!