German Schmear: A Risk Worth Taking

Who remembers the infamous Fixer Upper episode where Chip introduced Joanna, and the world, to the German Schmear technique? In case you were living under a rock and for some reason missed that episode, they were renovating a house for a younger couple who loved the old world charm associated with older character homes. Chip […]

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How to DIY Your Spring Wreath!

Do you ever have those days where you need to be creative or you just might burst?! I know I do! This past weekend was one of those days. The sun was shining, our garden was stocked with fresh flowers, and I was bit by the bug! I’d recently seen several people posting on how […]

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Fusion Paint and Why it’s Better than Chalk and Milk Paint

Upcycling furniture has become all the rage lately. There are so many techniques and methods it’s hard to decide which to go with. If you’ve read my earlier post DIY: Cupboard Upcycled into a Bench, you know that I’ve worked with milk paint previously. This paint has two flaws; it must continuously be mixed, and […]

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DIY: Cupboard Upcycled into a Bench

In this post I’m going to show you how I upcycled an old kitchen cupboard and into a bench-seat. Prep Work: I started by cleaning the cupboard with hot water and Dawn dish soap. It’s important to get any grime and grease off the wood so that the paint will adhere better. I also removed […]

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Before & After – a 70s Kitchen Makeover on a Budget

It was time! Finally! Time for me to branch out from doing my own home projects and take a stab at helping someone else achieve their dream space. I knew right away what project I had to complete – my mother in-law’s kitchen! This kitchen was the original with the house (mid 70’s). Saying it was […]

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How to Paint Your Island

In “Our Kitchen Reno – Part II”, I will walk you through the remainder of our drastic kitchen transformation. Part of this included painting our island. We decided we would try painting the island ourselves. This was going to be a statement piece in our soon to be white and gray kitchen, which gave us the […]

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How to Update a Half-Bath for under $200!

Not all renovation projects should break the bank or involve a ton of work. Some need only a couple of inexpensive changes, such as paint and new fixtures or decor. Our downstairs half bath was one of these projects. It desperately needed updating, but considering the multitude of other projects we wanted to accomplish in this house, […]

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