January 14, 2018

• PROJECTS • How to Frame Out Builder Grade Mirrors Inexpensively


This post was originally posted on my old blog 'www.maplestoneblog.com'. -----> About a year and a half ago DH and I framed out the builder grade mirrors in 2 of our 3 bathrooms. Framing out these mirrors is one of the cheapest and easiest upgrades you can do. The cost is only as expensive as the trim that you purchase (or already have).

Before heading out to your favorite home improvement store or digging through your stash at home; make sure to measure the perimeter of your mirror(s).

Bathroom #2, which has been repainted

Master Bathroom

Supplies:
2 - 1x2.5x8 simple molding
3 - 1x4x8 baseboards
tube liquid nail, we used one tube for both bathrooms
painters tape
miter saw
pencil
tape measure
caulk

Make sure to paint the backs of the boards before hand. It was raining the day I painted them, so I laid down plastic and used my dining table!

The 2 boards on the right is the molding for the second bathroom.
1. Clean mirrors thoroughly before starting.

2. Measure mirror again REMEMBER: MEASURE TWICE CUT ONCE, start making your cuts (we started with the sides then moved to the top and bottom). Make sure to do a rough fit before gluing boards to mirror.

3. Run liquid nail along the back of boards, if you put too much on make sure to wipe of immediately. Place boards on mirror, adding pressure to adhere, once all boards are in place, add painters tape to keep boards from moving while drying.



*IMPORTANT - DO NOT USE SHOWER OR TUB FOR AT LEAST 24 HOURS*

I let ours dry for 48 hours before I removed the tape.

In our Master bathroom we decided to divide to apply the boards down the middle.


Once dry, apply caulk, let dry (I waited 24 hours) then paint.

Here are the finished mirrors:





I love the way they look, especially the master bath mirror.

Thank you kindly for visiting,
Tina

January 7, 2018

• RECIPES • Easy Meatball Sandwich


Do you like sandwiches/subs? My family does and I've never been been a huge fan of meatball subs, but I will eat them. They're easy to prepare, filling and great leftovers. I've had this recipe written in my recipe book for awhile and I'm not sure where I got it from. But wherever it came from I'm glad I wrote it down!

All the ingredients are pre-made, (including the meatballs) or homemade, it's up to you.


EASY MEATBALL SUBS

prep time: cook time: total time:

ingredients:

  • sub rolls
  • 1 36oz to 66oz favorite spaghetti sauce (amount depends how many sandwiches are being made)
  • 1pkg Provolone cheese, about 24 slices
  • Meatballs - 3 to 4 depending on the size meatballs per sub

instructions:

How to cook EASY MEATBALL SUBS

  1. 1. In your crock pot place meatballs and pour in sauce until meatballs are covered. Cook on high for 4 hours, then turn down to low and let simmer until ready to serve. To prevent meatballs from scorching stir often.
  2. 2. In a (9x13) pan place sub rolls, scoop 3 to 4 meatballs in each roll, slather on more sauce, top with cheese and place under broiler until cheese is melted (be careful not to burn them)
  3. Once cheese is melted, serve
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Thank you for stopping by.
Hugs,
Tina