Within 3-minutes of having my DIY desk organizer on my desk—admittedly an archeological dig of notebooks, 24,000 receipts, bills to pay and cords all over the place—I had already used this soldered copper pipe and plywood project in ways I hadn’t thought of while designing it. Want one for yourself? … see more
I had an idea to make a witch table for Halloween this year, and this is how I created it using Krylon® Brand.
A round table is a perfect base for making an upside-down witch hat. And it’s easier, and takes less time, than you might think. see more
I love this raised garden bed. It’s awesome all by itself. Adding a stain and sealer makes it extra awesome. But, stain is still liquid with its inherent challenges. I found that using a brush, roller and tray—together—made the work easier and fun. Yes, I said fun. Note: We partnered … see more
If you have a backyard playset that needs some TLC, read this blog. I think I encountered every deck-stripping, finish-applying, pressure-washing challenge bringing this baby back up to snuff. Pick up a tip, or check out how to build your own. There’s something for everyone. Note: We partnered with Thompson’s … see more
Tool review in two-sentences: I found the Briggs & Stratton pressure washer, Model 20569, effective and really well-designed for a tool that is notoriously hard to design well. It is easy to use with some stand-out features. Now here’s some nitty and some gritty if you want it(ty). Let’s start … see more
After-school snack time is even better with a custom snack bar upgraded with fresh paint. I’m a lucky mom because I usually get an answer to the question we all ask: “How was your day?” And I know that when I can sit down for a snack after school, I’ll … see more
Check out the MyFixitUpLife video on the Home Depot website. We show you how to make over a room with Arauco’s primed pine nickel gap ship lap boards. I’d love to post the video directly, but it is inside the product link. Click here, video is the third thumbnail on … see more
Build a wood pergola: Check. Maintain a wood pergola: NOT check. Come with me on my journey as I make almost every mistake possible bringing this un-cared for pergola back from the depths of dinge. However, this story has a happy ending. I learned a lot and want to share … see more
Creating that perfect backyard grilling experience just takes a little bit of easy prep work. I’m sharing a few essentials with Hoss magazine that will help get you ready before firing up your grill for that next party.
Shopping for a chandelier can be overwhelming until you can unlock some of the mystery. Whether your style is coastal casual or art deco or industrial funk, there is a chandelier for you. With finishes ranging from wood and wrought iron to upcycled bottles and fishing lures to crystal and … see more