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How to Stain Wood Stairs Treads without Sanding
Learn how to stain wood stairs in just a few easy steps. Staining wood stair treads is a simple DIY project and doesn’t have to be hard work, let me show you!
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How to Build a Simple Concrete Paver Fire Pit in about One Hour
I love easy home projects especially when they don’t require spending money. This DIY fire pit was completed in about an hour and we used left over material that we had on hand. Score! Let me show you how to build your own concrete paver fire pit.
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Two Easy Picture Hanging Tips Everyone Should know
Some of you might think this post is really silly. I almost didn’t write it because I figured most of you already knew about these picture hanging tips and tricks. Then I remembered that it wasn’t until a few months ago that I figured out this easy trick. Hanging multiple pictures straight can be daunting. For those of you that don’t know, let me show you a few tips and tricks on how to hang pictures correctly on the first try.
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How to apply wood stain over wood stain with a Bench Makeover
Want to learn how to apply stain over stain on a piece of furniture? I’ve shared how to do this with a bench makeover.
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Awesome Ideas for What to Do with Old Lamp Shades
In my husband’s childhood home he had light switches that were tied directly to certain outlets in each room. Do you know what they were for? Lamps. You can also count on the fact that any trend that isn’t as popular anymore will be thrown to the trash….or better yet the thrift store. That’s right, you can bet your bottom dollar that you will be able to find at least 10 old lampshades (and at least one old lamp base) in ANY thrift store these days.
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Lime Washed Coffee Table Makeover with Liming Wax
Learn how to use limed wax to create a beautiful lime washed finish. I’ve shared this with a coffee table makeover.
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Best Paint Colors for Low Light Rooms
Looking to brighten up a dark room? Check out the best paint colors for low light rooms with a few tips about color, sheen and lighting.
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Transforming a Room with Corner Curtains and a Corner Curtain Rod Hack
Let me show you how to create your own corner curtains with corner curtain rods and a corner curtain rod hack too!
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Awesome Ideas for What to Do with Old Lamp Shades
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Seal Whitewash Furniture and Wood
Do you need to seal whitewash furniture and wood? Let me break down why you do need to and how to seal it.
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Easy Mason Jar Home Decor
Isn’t it funny that we’ve started decorating with something that used to be used to store food? Who would have thought that a simple glass storage mug could create a decorating craze! So now that I’ve caught this “decorating craze” I want to share with you a few ways I’ve created some easy mason jar decor.
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My Experience with the Do's and Don'ts of Painting Laminate Surfaces
There are a LOT of tutorials on how to paint laminate cabinets and laminate furniture. Does primer really matter? Do you need to sand? Well friends, I’m here to share my experiences with the RIGHT and the WRONG way to paint laminate cabinets, laminate furniture and even IKEA furniture (which is mostly a laminate surface). Take it from someone who has had success AND failure with this. I’m going to share the Do’s and the don’ts of painting laminate surfaces.
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DIY Faux Stone Hanging Planters with Spackling Compound
Learn how to give a new plastic pot an aged faux concrete texture with this DIY faux stone planter hack! I’ve shared how to use spackling compound to create a faux concrete planter effect on a plastic hanging planter.
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Is there a White Wash Stain for Wood?
Is there a white wash stain for wood? I’ll discuss this with product examples and ways to make your own white washed product.
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Colorful Furniture Makeover with Adhesive Vinyl Chalkboard Paper
Y’all ready for a colorful dresser makeover with contact paper? You know I’m not much for bright colors, but when it comes to my kids playroom, well why not! I keep most of my kids small toys in an old dresser that I painted many years ago. The paint was in desperate need of a touch up, so I decided to give this old dresser a fun makeover with a few bright colors and some chalkboard adhesive vinyl.