Vibrant and Whimsical Wall Art Inspired by Dorothy Draper

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As a designer who loves to try new things, I was inspired to interpret classic manor rose print by Dorothy Draper into this series of wall art.   If you’ve been inspire by Dorothy Draper for one of your DIY projects, we would love to see! Send us a note, talk with us … see more

How we created a DIY tiki torch from a pair of snow skis

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Our local Habitat for Humanity ReStore has led us to making this unique DIY tiki torch from snow skis. When Mark and I were asked, by our friends at Krylon, to make a DIY tiki torch, I knew the first place we had to look was at our local Habitat … see more

Video: How to paint a room | Paint a straight line with a paint brush

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I hope this video about how to paint a room by ‘cutting in’ with a paint brush saves you time and makes your project easier and better. As a carpenter, I learned how to paint a room by trial and error. I spilled, spattered, and lost control of a lot … see more

How to make a tiki torch? Grab a pair of old skis and read this.

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In just an afternoon, here’s how to make a tiki torch with a pair of skis. Mark and I were challenged by our friends at Krylon to make a tiki torch from something out-of-the-ordinary. Using unusual materials in new ways is my favorite way to DIY, so I felt like … see more