Jack is ready to start our kid craft for Fourth of July.

Red-white-and-blue. Easy Fourth of July crafts for kids.

Crafting with our kids is one of the best ways to spend an afternoon.

ReStore chairs before and after

ReStore makeover: Old chairs can be beautiful. Oh, and they talk?

I see personality in the objects we use for projects, and I’m sharing a look into my imagination for this ReStore makeover.

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Painting patterns without mess or stress. Here’s how.

Painting patterns might look difficult, but I have a few tricks that can help. I’ve been painting patterns, and been inspired by paint patterns for as long as I can remember. And like anything, experience helps to create little tricks and shortcuts to make a paint project so much easier. First, it’s about the tools. [...]

Shur-Line Edger - MyFixitUpLife

Yes, painting is easier with a new edger tool from Shur-Line.

Painting is easier with the new edger from Shur-Line that gives you an even better paint line than the original.

Shur-Line Edger - MyFixitUpLife

Paint job on your list? Get a perfect edge without tape or cutting-in.

So if you aren’t familiar with the concept of ‘cutting-in,’ it doesn’t matter. You do know that you want your paint job to look professional, even if it’s your first time opening a can of paint.

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What I learned at the Paint Quality Institute

“In a can of paint, you really get what you pay for,” says Debbie Zimmer from the Paint Quality Institute.

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DIY painting: How to clean up—without making a mess

There isĀ almost no less sexy, less inspiring totally and complete thrill-kill than the words ‘clean up’, whether that’s part of your DIY painting, elementary school activity, or the dishes after dinner. So we made a video about it. Because there IS something less sexy than cleaning up a DIY painting mess: Cleaning up two of [...]

How to paint a room: Step 1—Get started!

In this video we share some ‘how to get started tips’ we love to paint a room. Without losing your mind. Empty is best. If you can do it, before you paint a room move all the furniture and art and everything out of the room. If not possible, moving it to the center of [...]

Touch up paint

Do you need to touch-up a painted wall? We got this.

We love paint, and we love it when it’s easy to touch up. Here’s a little tool that makes touch ups easier. Unless you live without any surprises, you’ve probably had to deal with a painted wall that needs a touch up. Whether it’s a child’s ‘experiments,’ a few wall art changes, or some other [...]

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Metallic pineapples are festive decor for the holidays

Decorating with pineapple finials to amp-up our festive decor seems like a natural choice to me. Here’s why. It may seem odd to associate pineapples with the holiday season, but it actually makes perfect sense to me. The holidays are a time of year where we are reminded to share our joy with others, and [...]

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