• Refinished Deck
    Renovations

    What stain should I use on my deck? And more deck staining tips here!

    Staining a deck can seem like a BIG job with a lot of unanswered questions such as: What stain should I use on my deck? How do I prep my deck for stain? What type of stain is best for decks? What deck stain is most durable? And more! When we bought our house 3 years ago, the deck was badly peeling. I decided that this summer was the time to refinish it. I just finished prepping and staining my deck so I thought I’d share with you all my advice and tips on staining a deck. Thanks to Cabot for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here…

  • Renovations

    5 Tips for Painting Walls Quickly and Perfectly!

    Most of us have painted walls before and let’s face it: It can get tedious and seem never-ending! Fortunately, I have five tips for you on how to paint walls quickly and perfectly. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and owned Purdy products for a very long time! Tools & Materials Purdy Revolution 9″ Roller Frame  Purdy White Dove Roller Cover (3/8″ or 1/2″ nap) Purdy Power Lock Professional Grade Extension Pole Purdy Clearcut Cub Brush Purdy NEST 9″ Paint Tray with Liner Purdy Premium Folding Multi-Tool Sherwin-Williams Captivate Interior Latex Paint in Snowbound (satin finish) Paint Drop Cloth…

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  • How to clean a paint brush
    Cleaning,  Decor,  Renovations

    How to Clean a Paint Brush and Roller Cover

    Did you know that paint brushes can stay good for decades? Even if you use them all the time! With proper cleaning and care, high quality paint brushes can stay good for a lifetime. I’d love to share with you how to clean a paint brush and roller cover so that they last a long time for you! Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and owned Purdy products for a very long time! To introduce this cleaning tutorial, I’ll be sharing with you a recent furniture refinishing project and I’ll show how I cleaned the brush and roller cover…

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  • easy inexpensive DIY planter
    Decor,  Renovations

    Easy Inexpensive DIY Planter: With a Bold Color Stain!

    Summer is here and what better way to enjoy it than to sit outside on a lovely summer evening? I love decorating and enjoying outdoor spaces. The more planters and flowers, the better. Therefore, an easy inexpensive DIY planter is exactly my type of project! I must admit that I’m not great at keeping flowers alive but that doesn’t stop me from building planters for them. What I have for you today is a quick, easy, and inexpensive DIY planter. It has a fun bold pop of color on it too! Thanks to Cabot for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and used…

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  • Decor,  Renovations

    What’s the best paint brush for refinishing furniture?

    Not all paint brushes are the same. Some are specifically designed to work best with certain types of paint or stain. Some are designed to leave a smooth finish while others are designed for maximum coverage on rough surfaces. Therefore, people often ask me: What’s the best paint brush for refinishing furniture? Well, I’m about to tell you just that! I recently refinished my daughter’s dresser so I’ll walk you through how I refinished it and what brushes and rollers I chose to use along the way. Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and owned Purdy products for a…

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  • Easy Linen Closet Organization Project
    Cleaning,  Renovations

    Linen Closet Organization Makeover in just ONE DAY!

    Anyone else have the messiest linen closet? It’s where we keep our linens, plus all our medicine and stocked-up toilet paper. It was DISASTROUS! The good news: I tidied it up in just one day with a few simple steps. Get ready for some linen closet organization! Here’s how I did it so that you can do the same (unless you like an avalanche of towels on your head when you open your linen closet! Eeek!). Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. Time to Complete Linen Closet Organization One Day! Seriously. You can do it too. Tools &…

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  • Applying COTY Solid Stain
    Decor

    Searching for the Perfect Sage Green? Try Gentle Olive, the Minwax 2022 Color of the Year!

    My go-to colors for my home are white, sage green and blush pink. They’re soft, clean, bright and airy. They’re organic, natural and calming. Therefore, when Minwax told me that their 2022 Color of the Year was going to be Gentle Olive, I’m pretty sure I said “AHHH! That’s amazing! That’s all over my home already!” It’s a gorgeous, nature-inspired sage green. Last year I created some wall decor and a console table in my living room using this color. I also created some modern bookends using this beautiful sage green color. As part of Minwax’s Color of the Year announcement, I created a giant piece of wall art featuring…

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  • Painting Cabinets with the Perfect Brush - the Purdy Nylox Glide Paint Brush
    Renovations

    How to Paint Cabinets: What brush and roller should I use?

    Have you ever considered painting cabinets in your home? I considered it for months….okay, for YEARS…until I finally decided to go for it. Why did I wait so long? Because I wasn’t confident that I would be able to get a perfectly smooth finish on them. Fortunately, since then I’ve found the perfect brush and roller for painting cabinets. The finish is SO smooth. It looks professional! Ever since then, I’ve been painting cabinets like crazy. I recently painted a bathroom vanity at our cabin and in this tutorial I’ll walk you through exactly how I did it. You can easily do the same thing in your home! Keep reading…

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  • fluted planters and plant riser
    Decor

    Easy to Make DIY Plant Risers and Dowel Planters

    I’m not great at keeping plants alive but I love having some greenery in my home! Therefore, I’ve opted for a few plants that are easy to take care of and a lot of faux plants. I love the current dowel trend so I decided to combine my love for plants and dowels by making some plant risers and dowel planters. This is a super simple project that has a lot of room for customization depending on your style preferences. Let’s dive into how to make plant risers and dowel planters! Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but all opinions stated here are…

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  • Applying Oil to Outdoor Furniture with a White Bristle Brush
    Decor,  Renovations

    How to Apply Oil to Outdoor Furniture

    Let’s face it – sun, rain and snow can be hard on outdoor furniture! About 2 years ago I designed and built a bench with planters in it. At that time I applied Australian Timber Oil to the cedar boards. It’s been sitting outside for two years now and it’s in need of a fresh coat of oil. This is a really quick and easy fall fix-up project if you know how to apply oil to outdoor furniture – so let’s jump into the tutorial! Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product but all opinions stated here are my own.This post contains affiliate links which means…

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