I shared two fun hours with 15 DIYers at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Philadelphia. see more
Color and light are like a design team. And when they work well together, it’s amazing.
And when they aren’t working well, it can be turbulent. see more
Take a moment before you pick up another gallon of ceiling white paint. Ceilings don’t have to be white. Ok, so take a moment to digest that statement. If you are a color geek like me or passionate about Pinterest and shelter magazines like Hoss magazine, this isn’t a surprise. … see more
I’m a carpenter, so I can use all the painting tips I can get. One I’ve found that makes all my painting jobs easier is using moving blankets instead of drop cloths. Moving blankets lay flatter than drop cloths and they—get this–stay where you put them! This alone is reason … see more
Painting a room is something almost all of us take on at some time in our lives. For some it’s passion; others a headache. In both cases, tools that work make it better. Like light sabers. I’m a contractor. I’m also a DIYer in the sense that I’m working on … see more
Slow and steady is how I like to paint vanity cabinets for that factory finish look. Yes, you can paint your cabinets. No, you shouldn’t expect to paint them in just one coat. You’ve probably heard experts weigh-in on both sides of the ‘paint your cabinets’ opinion fence. If you … see more
The plain Jane bedroom had no personality. And the little girl explodes with charisma.
My challenge is to make the bedroom fit the girl. see more
Mark & Theresa power washed a watermelon and did a quick makeover on a tool shed in this fun Consumer Reports video. If someone asked you to power wash a watermelon, would you? Uh, of course. Theresa donned an entire safety ensemble before she pointed the gas-powered pressure washer at … see more
While I love the original finish of the piece, I wanted to make it mine with color. And I wanted to update two other little finds: a little Buddha statue and a charming table lamp. see more
A perfect paint finish is easy if you follow a few simple steps, and practice patience, when spray painting furniture. I’m kind of a perfectionist when it comes to painting. Drips, blobs, runs, streaks, uneven color… all make me uncomfortable. Especially when it’s easy to achieve a smooth ‘I-didn’t-know-it-came-in-that-color’ reaction … see more