Modern drop ceiling ideas for basement makeovers. Things will be looking up in no time with these DIY solutions.
How to Paint Garage Doors with a step-by-step tutorial that is affordable and boost the curb appeal of your home!
A step by step tutorial to paint your outdoor concrete walls like foundations, stucco, and mortar.
Learn how to paint kitchen cabinets like a professional! It’s a big job so make it easier with these tips about using a quality paint sprayer.
I’ve been wanting some really big fancy planters for some time now but have you seen the prices on large planters?! Outrageous! That’s ok, because I have a new DIY addiction – concrete planters! So cheap, so chic, so many options.
I can’t think of anything more disheartening than a bad paint job. All the prep and work you put into a piece of furniture, accessory, or cabinets to watch them chip and fail is the worst. And, unfortunately, I have seen it many times with friends and clients. The truth is that over the many years of painting furniture and refinishing, not all products are created equal.
So, today, I thought I would take some time to share a short-ish guide to my favorite paints for furniture! I have used so many different kinds and, honestly, paints are NOT all the same. Don’t worry, it isn’t scary, and in no time you will be a slightly-addicted-furniture-refinishing fool, like me!
Time for a new blue boys bedroom makeover…see the after!
While we are working feverishly fast on getting the new floors installed in the kitchen (update hopefully next week!), I took on a small side project that had been bugging me forever and ever. You may remember this dresser that we scored as a freebie when it was leftover from an estate sale. Clearly no […]
We are so close to finishing up this bathroom renovation, that I almost can’t stand it! The awesome power of paint in a makeover never ceases to amaze and, frankly, I love that it is a budget saver. I have painted several furniture pieces but this is our first painted bathroom vanity and I will share some tips along with the new and improved version of this cabinet.
I want to talk with you about a furniture finish that I discovered a few years ago and I have been dying to try it ever since. It’s called Cerusing Finish (or sometimes Limed Finish), and basically it’s a process of rubbing a contrasting color into the pores of wood to highlight the patterns of the wood grain. See the gorgeous before and after project!
Installing wainscoting in the bathroom was one of the best decisions I ever made. It added a classic style and elegance you can’t get any other way. It isn’t as daunting a project as I first thought it would be.
One of the most asked about projects on the blog is “How durable or long lasting are your white cabinets?” Today, I am giving a full update and even I am surprised about the answer.
You ever notice how one project just seems to lead to another on the ‘ol list? When we had our solid hardwood floors installed, I was shocked at the price to replace the balusters, railings, and steps. But 2 $25 quarts of paint and some elbow grease made a huge difference.
On of the most common worries that I see from clients, friends, and readers is about the durability. How do I protect my painted furniture? Can I scrub it? Will it show fingerprints or smudges? These are all very valid questions and today I am answering these burning questions!
Sometimes there is a project that even the most experienced DIYer regrets. Today, I am sharing my personal DIY nightmare in the hopes that others can learn from it and never have the experience that I did.
We are sprinting down the finish line in the garage makeover! The last time I updated you, we had a major project in mudding and painting the garage walls. Now, we are moving on to updating the garage floors!
The garage makeover is in full swing and the walls are done! While it certainly isn’t the most glamorous topic, the prepwork for painting or any DIY project is often the most important step. Today I am sharing some tips for using spackle or joint compound on drywall.
Spring is calling a little early with a cute reversible wood sign and a giveaway! I am teaming up with DecoArt and some very talented DIY bloggers to get paint and creativity flowing!
Have you ever been in the store and thought to yourself, “OMG, That is EXACTLY what I have been looking for!…except it’s the wrong dang color!!” Sometimes it is fixable, sometimes not. Today, I have a simple tutorial on getting a white washed look by layering paint.
Crisp baseboards and molding make a wall paint shine. Repairing and caulking baseboards doesn’t have to be scary with these pro tips!
The uber masculine office is progressing nicely and, this week, we spray painted the refrigerator similar to a fancy gun safe. Check out our cheeky project!