How To Stain Wood Like a Pro

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A few weeks ago at the SNAP! Conference, I was able to take a wood staining class from Bruce, the spokesman for Minwax stain. That guy knows his stuff, and I learned a lot about how to stain wood! I’ve been trying to write up this post for two weeks now, but I’ve had no […]

DIY Tutorial–How To Install Beadboard Wallpaper in a Cabinet

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With this step by step tutorial, anyone can learn how to install beadboard wallpaper with professional results! We have a cabinet ledge in our family room, which is right next to our kitchen. I removed the doors and painted them with my kitchen cabinets, but the actual cabinet just sat there with its orange oak […]

DIY Faux Granite Countertops {Giani Granite Paint}

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Back in January I was contacted by Giani asking if I’d like to try out their granite countertop paint. They sell kits that allow you to paint formica countertops to look like granite. Awesome right? There was only one problem. We replaced our kitchen counter with solid surfacing just a couple of years ago. So […]

DIY Project-Paint an Oak Mantel

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This post was supposed to be an actual step by step tutorial on how to paint an oak mantel. But all my hard work went down the drain when my SD card died, so now you just get a couple photos. All my “before” shots bit the bullet. But I did happen to find an […]

How To Install Molding Like a Pro

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Thanks so much for your nice comments about my hallway wainscoting! I am always thrilled to get feedback from my readers. 🙂 I will be sharing some tips for installing molding that my brother in law taught us. If you’ve never done it before, don’t be scared. You can do this!! For this tutorial, I […]

DIY Hallway Wainscoting Reveal

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I finally finished painting the trim in our hallway, and I am so excited to show you the results! Aside from painting, this was the first major DIY project that my hubbie and I have tackled inside the house. I got my inspiration from Emily at Decor Chick. She did fake wainscoting on one of […]

Hanging Wood Trim in My Living Room

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I put off painting my living room for years because it is attached to our two story entry way. I did not want to have to paint the entry, because it involves the use of scaffolding. I wasn’t sure how to make the transition from one room to the next when they shared a wall. […]

DIY Furniture Refinishing-Spray Paint Style

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I have refinished furniture with paint, and I have refinished furniture using stain. I decided I wanted to try refinishing a piece of furniture with spray paint to see how it turned out. It all started with a little table that I got last year for $15 at the thrift store. It kinda scratched up, […]