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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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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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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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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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Painting Melamine or Laminate Cabinets without a Paint Sprayer
Learn how to paint melamine or laminate cabinets without a paint sprayer. I’ve shared a detailed tutorial with video on how to get a lasting, smooth finish.
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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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Can You Paint Over Polyurethane?
Painting over polyurethane doesn’t have to be a headache. I know it can seem like a big ordeal because polyurethane is known for being a pretty resilient finish. It’s often used on floors, furniture, and cabinets to add a durable layer of protection. I’ve seen plenty of DIYers hesitate over whether they can slap a fresh coat of paint on it without a big fuss.
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DIY FLOATING DINING ROOM SHELVES
What is it with DIY wooden open shelves that makes it so popular? Why do we want to display our dishes out in the open just to collect dust? Was it the show “fixer upper” that started the craze? Either way, I’m hooked! I knew I had to have some DIY FLOATING DINING ROOM SHELVES.
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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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Rain Chain without Gutter
I’m sort of embarrassed to admit this but a couple months ago a friend of mine asked for some advice on choosing a pretty “rain chain.” I thought to myself, “what is a rain chain?” Once she explained what it was I knew immediately what she was talking about. I’d seen the non traditional gutter downspout things mainly around the 30A and Destin area but I didn’t know they provided more than just pretty decor!
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How to Wrap a Porch Swing Chain with Sisal Rope
It all started with an old porch swing that was given to me. I knew I was going to update it with a good coat of white paint, but other than that I had no clue what to do with that ugly chain. Then I got a great idea to cover the old chain with rope! YES! I had hopes that it would give the swing a more coastal vibe. I was right! Let me show you how to wrap a chain with sisal rope.
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Best Paint for Cabinets Without Sanding and What to Look for
I don’t consider myself a painting expert, but I have painted (and repainted) countless kitchen cabinets without sanding and I’ve learned a few things along the way. There are so many different paints for cabinets and so many paint products that as a novice painter, it can still be overwhelming (been there). Either way, where do you even start if you are planning on painting cabinets?
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Sliding Barn Door Ideas for the Bathroom and Tips for Privacy
I’ll be honest, I never wanted to install a sliding bathroom door. Don’t get me wrong, I love the way they look, but they just aren’t functional as far as privacy. Installing a slider door to our bathroom entrance became a necessity when I moved our bed to the wall beside the bathroom and we didn’t have the space to open the door.
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Wood Putty vs. Wood Filler; Is there a Difference?
Up until I started repairing wood furniture, I thought that wood putty was wood filler. After all, they are both a putty like substance that fill holes in wood right? I have made the mistake of using them interchangeably and I’m here to tell you the right way to use each so you won’t make the same mistakes I have.
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Things to Know Before Using Heirloom Traditions All-In-One Paint- Honest Review
See how I transformed a dark dated bedside table with Heirloom Traditions ALL-IN-ONE paint in Cashmere. I’ve also shared my thoughts (and mistakes) about how to use this product with an easy to follow tutorial.