• Renovations

    How to paint Ikea furniture: The easy and durable way!

    Ikea furniture is amazing to use as a base for furniture flipping because the design of it is almost always very basic and simple; you have nothing ornate to deal with. However, you want to make sure to paint it properly so that the paint adheres well and you don’t find peeling paint a few months later. Below are the easy steps showing how to paint Ikea furniture. This post contains affiliate links which means I may earn a small commission off purchases made from my links. This is at no additional cost to you and helps me continue producing free content for you! Tools & Materials Purdy 2″ Angled Nylox Glide…

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  • Decor,  Renovations

    How to Upcycle Furniture in your Home: Black Sideboard Cabinet Makeover

    New furniture can be so expensive! Instead of buying new furniture, why not take a piece of furniture that is in your home or from a thrift store and give it a whole new look? Some might respond with “I could never do that! I have no idea how to and I’m not very creative.” Guess what? You don’t have to be creative to do it! You also can learn how to through this tutorial and a little trial and error. So let’s get started! I hope this sideboard cabinet makeover tutorial inspires you to transform a piece of furniture in your home too. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I…

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  • Renovations

    What supplies do I need for applying wood veneer on furniture?

    Wood veneer is a great way to make cheap or damaged furniture look new and high-end! Below are the supplies you’ll need to get started. The actual wood veneer! There are many choices in wood veneer: different wood species, different application requirements (peel and stick vs. applying with contact adhesive), and different sizes. The wood veneer I linked here is maple wood (it’s GORGEOUS!) and you apply it with contact adhesive. I’ve heard mixed reviews about the peel and stick wood veneer so I prefer this one instead. Contact cement: This is what you’ll use to adhere the wood veneer to the furniture. I prefer the nonflammable type because it…

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  • Decor,  Renovations

    Container Gardening Solution for Small Yards!

    Have a small yard or no yard at all? Good news- I have a container gardening solution for you! It’s so small that it can easily sit on a balcony, patio, or even in an entryway. Also, it’s super simple to construct if you have just basic woodworking skills. It’s stained with super durable exterior stain to withstand the natural elements. Thanks to Cabot for sponsoring this post. I received compensation but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve loved and used Cabot premium woodcare products for a long time. Tools & Materials Cabot Semi-Transparent Stain + Sealer in Canyon Purdy 2″ White Bristle Sprig Brush One 6″ cedar fence picket One 6′ cedar…

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    What do I need to get started flipping furniture?

    Here’s a simple list (with links!) of what you’ll need to start flipping furniture. I’ve linked the items that I prefer but of course there are other brand options you could go with. This post contains affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission off links at no extra cost to you. Quick Guide List of Furniture Flipping Tools & Materials TSP (to clean the furniture) Random Orbit Sander with sanding discs (to sand furniture to prep it for paint) Wood Filler (to fill in damage, like scratches and dents) Paint brush (this Nylox one has soft bristles to give you a smooth finish) Roller frame (this one is…

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  • Cleaning Nightstands
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    How to paint nightstands AND get a super smooth finish with Purdy products!

    I found the nastiest nightstands. They were really damaged. And of course they had super sticky messes in the drawers – yikes! I knew I could save them from the dump though and turn them into something I’d love. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to paint nightstands, turning nasty dump-bound furniture into gorgeous additions to any bedroom. 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 2″ Angled Nylox Cub Paint Brush Purdy Revolution Jumbo Mini Roller Frame Purdy White Dove 1/4″ Nap Mini Roller Cover Purdy Paint Pail Purdy Premium…

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  • Decor,  Renovations

    Bringing to life Cabot’s 2023 Trend of the Year: Create an Outdoor Gathering Space!

    Sitting out back around a fire. Gathering family together for a child’s birthday party. Enjoying dinner with friends on your patio on a gorgeous summer day. Cold drinks in hand. Good food to share. The best company. Nothing is quite like gathering outdoors! For Cabot’s 2023 Trend of the Year, they chose “Creating an outdoor gathering space.” They asked if I would help announce this trend by creating a beautiful gathering space at my home. Of course I said I’d love to! And that’s how this project came to be. I hope this project tutorial inspires you to create a cozy space outdoors for gathering with friends and family. Some…

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  • Decor,  Renovations

    Easy Woodworking Project! How to make a beautiful stained wood end table

    Are you looking for an easy woodworking project? Or perhaps an opportunity to make an end table that you can customize to the exact size and colors for your home? I’ve got just the tutorial for you! I’ll be sharing with you how to make a beautiful stained wood end table. You can easily adjust the dimensions for your space and also adjust the colors for your home. Thanks to Minwax for sponsoring this post. I received compensation from Minwax but all opinions stated here are my own. I’ve used and loved Minwax products for years! Time to Complete 2 days, with about 5 hours of work across the 2 days Tools &…

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  • Decor,  Renovations

    How to Get a Smooth Finish when Painting Furniture

    One of the most common questions I get about refinishing furniture is: How do you get a smooth finish when painting furniture? The good news is that it’s not difficult! You just need the right products and the right process to get a perfectly smooth finish on furniture. This post is going to walk you through exactly how to do it! So keep reading for all the details. 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 2″ Angled Nylox Glide Paint Brush Purdy Revolution Jumbo Mini Roller Frame Purdy White…

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    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…

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