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How to Use Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint on Furniture

I will admit that I was a little skeptic of chalk paint when it first came out because it seemed too good true. Chalk paint caught my attention because it didn’t require any sanding. I recently acquired a 1982ish lacquered dresser and chest that I thought would be perfect to use chalk paint on. This dresser was hideous, so I figured I couldn’t possibly make … Continue reading How to Use Rust-Oleum Chalk Paint on Furniture

How to Add a Rustic Accent Wall

$25 – $100 There are a trillion accent walls that you can do today, and if you’re Joanna Gaines there’s only one – ship lap. What I’m going to go over though is one of this easiest, quickest, and cleanest that you can possibly do. I must warn you that it’s somewhat addicting because of how easy it is. Next thing you know is there’s … Continue reading How to Add a Rustic Accent Wall

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How to Make a DIY Frame for a Bathroom Mirror

Builder grade bathroom mirrors aren’t the most attractive or decorative item, but it can be MUCH more appealing with a simple DIY mirror frame. Framing a bathroom mirror is a quick, easy, and affordable way to dramatically update your bathroom without replacing anything. A DIY mirror frame can be customized for any size builder grade bathroom mirror. I’m going to show you how to frame … Continue reading How to Make a DIY Frame for a Bathroom Mirror

The Best Hacks to Paint a Room Without Tape!

My new home was a hideous shade of yellow in almost every room, so I had to figure out the best painting hacks to paint a room without tape. I’m not crazy about painter’s tape because it takes a while to line up tape and I do better painting a room without tape. Since I painted my entire house from top to bottom, I learned … Continue reading The Best Hacks to Paint a Room Without Tape!

How to Remove Carpet and Odors on the Subfloor

When I moved into my first home, I knew that I was going to quickly learn how to rip up carpet and remove odors on the subfloor because it smelled terrible. I thought ripping up the carpet would also get rid of the urine smell – wrong! For this job you should need goggles, a razor, and a mask. At virtually no cost, this is … Continue reading How to Remove Carpet and Odors on the Subfloor

How to Refinish Orange Staircase Railings with Stain

My staircase railing was previously an outdated orange wood tone, as it seems most builders-grade homes are today. The orange staircase railing looked terrible regardless of the surrounding paint or flooring. Why was this orange staircase ever a thing!? I didn’t want to spend the money to replace the entire structure, so I looked into a cheaper alternative to update my staircase railing. Quickly Update … Continue reading How to Refinish Orange Staircase Railings with Stain

How to Save Money by Doing It Yourself!

You rarely see the cost savings of DIY projects on finance blogs, but there is a big cost savings in doing it yourself to save money and increase the value of your home. This includes everything from renovating your house, painting, and building your own furniture. It is absolutely incredible how much you can save over a short time by doing the most basic DIY … Continue reading How to Save Money by Doing It Yourself!

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The Best Paint Products for Any DIY Project

I am sharing the best paint products that I have used for various DIY projects in my home. Read on to learn why I recommend Wooster paint brushes, Behr chalk paint, and more! I’m a paint fanatic! I literally painted my house top to bottom, stained and painted several pieces of furniture. I love that a quick coat of paint or stain can totally transform … Continue reading The Best Paint Products for Any DIY Project

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The Best Way to Paint a Bathroom Vanity

If you don’t want to spend a ton of time and money to renovate your your bathroom, a painted vanity and mirror frame can make a big difference! I have painted every room in my home, painted my kitchen cabinets, several pieces of furniture, and more. So, I decided to paint my bathroom vanity for a quick update instead of removing it. I explain how … Continue reading The Best Way to Paint a Bathroom Vanity

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How to Easily Make a DIY Coffee Table

Isn’t it crazy that some coffee tables can run close to a thousand dollars? I decided to start building my own furniture because I didn’t have a large budget, but I wanted quality furniture. This farmhouse coffee table will run you around just $40. This DIY coffee table can handle spills, dings, and doubles as a bomb shelter. The best part of building your own … Continue reading How to Easily Make a DIY Coffee Table

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How to Paint Cabinets Using Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation

Rust-Oleum is a well known, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong with their transformation cabinet kit to paint smooth laminate cabinets and help me avoid painting mistakes. I have always loved the look of white cabinets, but I didn’t have the budget to replace the existing outdated laminate cabinets in my kitchen. So, I started researching the best options for beginners to paint laminate … Continue reading How to Paint Cabinets Using Rust-Oleum Cabinet Transformation

How to Make a DIY Picture Frame Jewelry Organizer

This is a super simple idea to display, organize, and hold your jewelry so that it’s not only easy to find but literally looks like a work of art. I came across this idea because my wife wanted a jewelry organizer to easily select what she wanted to wear. After she recommended a piece of cardboard with hooks hanging from it, I came up with … Continue reading How to Make a DIY Picture Frame Jewelry Organizer

The Best Tool for DIY Wood Furniture Projects

When I first got into DIY projects, I thought building furniture was well beyond my skill set. I then came across a tool that allowed me to save literally thousands by making my own quality furniture. If you’ve never heard of the Kreg Jig, it changed everything when it came to building furniture. Nothing was off the table (pun intended). I built a rustic style … Continue reading The Best Tool for DIY Wood Furniture Projects

Easy Fireplace Makeover with Airstone

Airstone can instantly update a fireplace, bar, accent wall, and much more! In only a few hours you can give your fireplace a makeover with birch bluff airstone from Lowe’s. This Airstone birch bluff from Lowes dramatically changes the appearance of your home and can potentially increase the value. Please note that I am only speaking about updating a flat marble or flat stone fireplace. … Continue reading Easy Fireplace Makeover with Airstone

How to Make Wood Paneling Look Like Drywall

Updating paneling can be expensive, but instead of removing it you could make wood paneling look like drywall with this easy DIY wood paneling project. Instead of spending money to add drywall to hideous wood paneling, you can paint over it or use our tips and tricks. So, what can you possibly do with that old wood paneling wall? If you want your wood paneling … Continue reading How to Make Wood Paneling Look Like Drywall