Hers & His pallet ideas: We upcycled these old chairs into his/hers benches

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Theresa’s pallet ideas are always more awesome than I think they’re going to be. For this project, she re-imagined two extra-boring chairs into exciting hers and his benches. There are lots of design options for how to finish the edges. Theresa wanted a clean look so I matched the existing … see more

Painting brick or stone fireplace surrounds are easyish DIY projects

Painting brick or stone can seem challenging, but it’s an easy-ish DIY project if you have the right paint and tools.

If you think of painting interior brick or stone fireplace surrounds as exterior DIY projects, then you’ve cracked the code. There are times when a brick or stone fireplace is screaming in sadness for a coat of paint. And when I spotted this fireplace at a client’s new-to-them-but-stuck-in-1980s home, I knew that … see more

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

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