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April 2012


Product Review – Deck Restore by Synta

– Posted in: Home Improvement

The deck on my house, built out of treated lumber, has been looking a little worse for wear lately. My boyfriend and I saw Deck Restore by Synta in our local home improvement store. We were very curious so we stopped and watched the video displayed at the store. (The video can be viewed at [...]

Easy Pillow Covers Using a Dropcloth

– Posted in: Crafts, Pillows, Projects, Sew

Canvas drop cloths seem to be the most economical way to get the look shown in so many of the high-end catalogs. I bought a 9' x 12' dropcloth for $20! That's quite a bit of fabric that can be painted, embroidered, sewn, whatever, etc. In today's project, I will share how to use a dropcloth to [...]

Build a Framed Mirror

– Posted in: Frames, Plans, Projects

I had an old mirror that fell off the wall and broke in half. Does that still count as seven years of bad luck? (My thinking is no, since it broke in two pieces and didn't shatter!) Anyway, rather than let it go to waste, I thought I'd cut the pieces down and build a [...]