Sunday, January 22, 2023

Installing 3D Wall Panels for Kitchen Backsplash #DIYProject

I am installing Smart Profile 3D wall panels for the kitchen backsplash I purchased on Amazon. I saw them and wanted to see how they looked in person and then I purchased more once I realized that they were going to be just what I was looking for to add some character to the kitchen. They can be easily cut or trimmed with scissors or a razor blade and I applied my panels to the wall using Liquid Nails. I completed this DIY project in one day over the weekend and I love it! It feels like a whole new kitchen. These 3D wall panels can be wiped clean and have a lifted texture to them, so it's not like wallpaper. They recommend using PVC-friendly glue to apply them. Many other customers who purchased them appear to be using the panels as an accent wall, around a fireplace, or to add character to a small guest bathroom, the ideas for this product are endless, but it's only for internal use, not outdoor use. They are available in other colors as well, sold in bundles. Overall, I used 8 panels for my kitchen backsplash and one and a half tubes of Liquid Nails. 

Products I used for this product can be found on Amazon, links below:

Monday, January 16, 2023

Updating the Kitchen: Painting the Kitchen Walls #DIYProject

I am starting to update the kitchen by painting the kitchen walls. I decided to go with the same color I painted an accent wall in the living room called 'Divine Wine.' I really like the richness of the color and it elevates the room to a more classic look. If you're into gold tones, then this is a great color to use with for an elegant touch. I taped off my areas with blue tape and used Behr paint from my local hardware store. I went with more of a flat paint with no sheen. I used two coats on the walls in the kitchen. In this video, I show the main wall I painted, but I did also paint behind the refrigerator and the stove, but I didn't want to bore you with those other The color turned out great for my kitchen as well and now I am looking forward to updating the backsplash next, stay tuned!

Here are some helpful resources for renovating your kitchen or doing kitchen upgrades.

Sunday, January 8, 2023

Burpee Self-Watering Seed Starting System Tutorial for Brassicas | Cool-Weather #Gardening

Happy New Year! I used the Burpee Self-Watering Seed Starting System for my Brassicas, which are cool-weather vegetables, such as cabbage, cauliflower, broccoli, collard greens, and kale to name a few. I started these seeds in October 2022, and they are going strong in my Southern California garden here in January 2023. This seed-starting system can be used throughout the year for starting all of your seeds indoors if you're trying to get a head start on the growing season. They are so convenient. I use this system for my summer vegetables as well. As far as my Brassicas, in this video, I do provide a quick update on how they are doing. I have been fertilizing them once a week because I have learned that they really enjoy being fertilized. I do see my broccoli starting to form, which is very exciting. If you're not quite ready to put vegetables outdoors, then this is a great option for you. I will be covering my raised beds with greenhouse-grade plastic if we get any ice in the forecast but brassicas can handle cooler temps in the 40s, which we don't go any lower than that here. Spring will be here before we know it, but for now, let's enjoy winter and all it brings. I look forward to your comments and learning from you this growing season in 2023. Stay warm and safe, and be well.