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A few years ago, I painted the walls in my living room a color called “Natural Bark”. I used the Colorplace brand (from Walmart) of interior semi-gloss paint and at the time, was thrilled with the results. Over time, I Read more…


How to Make a Wood Mustache Candleholder My teenage daughter is obsessed with mustaches… Actually, I’ve seen them everywhere – on t-shirts, duct tape, even shoe laces! I have to admit that they are quite quirky! I was experimenting with the Read more…


How to Make a Planter using an Old Wooden Chair This post has been updated – the original post was published on April 29, 2013 and was a sponsored post. Most of the sponsored content has been removed. Hooray! The Read more…


How to Make Small Drawer Knobs with Beads I have this small cabinet I built using 1/2″ walnut plywood. I love walnut and that rich, dark brown. It is my favorite species! Anyway, this cabinet has six drawers that need knobs. Read more…


I received an email from Ryan W. who was so kind to mention that he had completed his third project using my plans! How exciting!! I am so flattered that he found my plans interesting enough to actually build a Read more…


How to Use a Tapering Jig to Cut an Equal Angle on an Opposite Side Awhile back, I shared my method of using a tapering jig on a table saw. I’m not great with math (as a draftsman, go figure!) Read more…


About a year ago, I thought it was time to remodel the kitchen. I’m not sure what possessed me to do it while I was finishing school, working, and raising teenagers… The allure of new cabinets, countertops, and a new Read more…


How to Reverse Stencil a Chair Using Vinyl I bought one of the Silhouette Cameos last fall on a Black Friday deal. Little did I know at that time how obsessed I would become… I’m not talking a minor obsession, Read more…


Whenever I am building something from plans that call for more than one decorative notch or curve, I have a “thing” about them being exactly the same. It drives me crazy if they are not! Is it some form of Read more…


My daughter painted the sweetest picture for me in her art class. I love the bright colors and her fun approach to a vase with flowers! I decided to build another frame using pieces from the scrap pile to showcase Read more…

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