• 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…

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Renovations

    Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge: Before and After Bathroom Reveal!

    I can’t believe that my Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge reveal is here! I’m so excited to share it with you. First, thank you so much for all your support and encouragement along the way! Secondly, let’s delve into this bathroom renovation! I’ll be starting with what the bathroom looked like before and walking you through how we transformed it during the 6-week Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge. Thanks so much to my generous sponsors, Jeffrey Court, FrogTape, Sinkology and Lamps Plus. I received compensation for my work but my opinions stated here are my own. Affiliate links are used, meaning that I could earn a small commission on some links if…

  • Renovations

    How to Grout and Seal Tile: Plus THE Most Gorgeous Copper Sink!

    It’s week 5 of the 6-week Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge. We have one week to go. I’m not panicking….I’m not panicking….just keep telling myself this and it will be true, right?! Ah! Please keep voting daily! Thanks so much. Vote by clicking here. Here are the highlights from this week: FrogTape is officially my best friend. The stomach flu can really set you behind on a renovation project – ah! Sinkology makes THE most gorgeous copper sinks GIANT messes come before beautiful transformations. Hang in there 🙂 In case you missed it: The Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge! If you missed my week 1-4 posts, here’s a quick overview to get…

  • Tiling a bathroom wall
    Renovations

    Tiling a Bathroom Wall in a Perfect Herringbone Pattern

    I love a beautiful herringbone tile pattern. There’s something about the clean lines and perfect angles that just make me happy. The tough part? Laying it out perfectly! For week 4 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge, we started tiling a bathroom wall in a herringbone pattern. Today I’ll be sharing with you our progress so far and I’ll make sure to tell you how to make a beautiful herringbone pattern when tiling. Head HERE now to vote for me in the challenge! First let’s talk about the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge! If you missed my week 1-3 posts, here’s a quick overview to get you up to speed. The…

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  • Finished Vertical Shiplap Wall in Bathroom with Floral Curtain
    Renovations

    How to Make a Beautiful Vertical Shiplap Half Wall

    Ah! We’re halfway through the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge. I can’t believe it! Have you been voting?? I hope so! We’re on week 3 of 6. This week I took on a vertical shiplap half wall in my bathroom. I wanted to make sure that it lasted a long time so I did something crazy and didn’t use wood for it. Wait. What?? Yup, you read that right. I didn’t use wood for a vertical shiplap half wall. Keep reading to find out what I used instead! What’s the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge? It’s an amazing 6-week challenge where Home DIYers compete against one another for a grand prize of…

  • Renovations

    How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets: Without Leaving Brush Strokes!

    It’s week 2 of the Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge and I’ve been busy diving right in! This week I’ve been painting my bathroom cabinets. I’m here to tell you that this doesn’t have to be a scary undertaking. It can be easy, look professional and you can avoid brush strokes! Below I’ve laid out a quick “How to Paint Bathroom Cabinets” tutorial. Here’s the most important piece of advice I have for you: Don’t skip any steps! I’m impatient so many times I want to skip steps like sanding and just get the job done. Don’t do it. Follow the steps to get a perfect finish on your bathroom cabinets!…

  • Starting a Bathroom Renovation
    Renovations

    How to Plan for a Bathroom Renovation in 5 Simple Steps!

    Bathroom renovations can be time-consuming and costly! I’d love to share with you how to renovate your bathroom on a budget and how to plan for a bathroom renovation. I love home DIY so I’ll definitely be including DIY tips and tricks along the way! First, Why am I Taking on a Bathroom Renovation? I was seriously shocked and thrilled when Jeffrey Court reached out to me, letting me know that I had been chosen as a designer in their upcoming Renovation Challenge! Whah?!?! ME?!? A designer?! In a renovation challenge?! Okay, bring it on! The Jeffrey Court Renovation Challenge is sponsored by Jeffrey Court, FrogTape and Sinkology. I have…