• 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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  • 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…