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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…


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…


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…


Getting the Job Done with Hyde Tools As a brand ambassador for Hyde Tools, I receive tools to use in my DIY projects and am asked to share the use of the tools on my blog and social media pages. Read more…


How To Cut a 2×4 In Half I like to use 2×2 lumber in a lot of the furniture I build. Where I live, I have a hard time finding 2x2s that are not twisted or bowed, and are in Read more…


How to Sew Bolster Pillows I was actually going to use this fabric to cover an ottoman but my plans were changed by the tree falling on the house. I thought the fabric would make great bolster pillows for the Read more…

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