• Decor,  Renovations

    5 Amazing Staining Tips! Including how to prevent blotchy stain, how to choose the right stain opacity, and more!

    I love staining wood. (I love painting wood too but something about the wood grain showing through stain makes me so happy!) Staining wood isn’t difficult but it’s important to follow the instructions and also have a few staining tips in your back pocket to help prevent some common mistakes. Therefore, I wanted to share with you 5 Amazing Staining Tips! I recently built a mini nightstand for my 3-year-old daughter. It sits next to her toddler bed and I must admit: Something about mini things is just so cute! I love it! Next I’ll walk you through how I made this nightstand while sharing 5 amazing staining tips along…

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Decor

    How to Paint a Perfect Circle Feature Wall – Plus Lots More Painting Tips!

    Painting might initially seem pretty simple but once you get going on it, you might realize that the paint isn’t covering well, you are getting paint all over the trim or your fun geometric designs don’t have crisp, clean edges. Don’t worry, I’m here with all sorts of painting tips for you! I’ll be sharing with you everything from how to choose the right paint brush to how to clean and store your brushes so they last for years. Also, I’ll be walking you through how to paint a perfect circle feature wall (because color blocking always add a ton of fun and dimension to a room!). Thanks to Purdy for sponsoring…

  • Decor

    How to Make a Modern DIY Wall Shelf

    I’m always looking for new wall decor. It seems like there are endless blank walls to decorate or to just redecorate for fun, right?? Making my own wall decor allows me to fully customize it to the space, making it the ideal measurements and color. This time I decided to take on a modern DIY wall shelf. It’s a fun, quick project that will add a modern customized look to your home. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. This post contains affiliate links which means I may get a small commission off any purchases made…

  • Decor

    How to Make Modern Wall Art with Wood Dowels

    Looking for beautiful modern wall art but don’t want to pay a fortune? I have a perfect idea for you! For about $30, I made a series of three pieces of modern wall art. I used square wood dowels and two different colors of wood stain to create contrast and a modern look. You could keep this modern wall art with wood dowels for your own home or give it as a perfect gift for a friend! It’s simple. It’s inexpensive. It’s modern and beautiful. Let’s talk about how to make it! Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation and free product from Minwax but all opinions stated here…