obstacle race training

Video—How to make an obstacle race training rig

Thinking about building an obstacle race training wall, spear throw or rig for your next race?  We were lucky and got to design one for our local YMCA. Here’s how we made it obstacle course race tough (and a few other things you might want for the one you build). AROO! Our obstacle race training [...]

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 is 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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