The owners of this kitchen saved big bucks giving their old kitchen cabinets a faux finish. The new treatment gives the cabs a whole new feel to be sure, but I kinda liked the old feel better. How about you? Do you take to the darker color? And just so the rest of the kitchen […]
Update: We’ve tested two new techniques for dyeing glass jars. Check them out here! Remember the Mod Podge + food coloring technique for painting clear glass? That was cool and all, but I spotted another method using Vitrail glass paint and acetone (nail polish remover) that allows the bottles and jars to be used as actual vases, as the […]
Source: Coco Kelley Okay, so you have TONS of tutorials for Christmas stockings that you could tackle between now and Christmas, but you don’t have a mantel on which to hang them. Not to worry! Santa doesn’t really care where the stockings are hung (he has an uncanny ability to find them wherever they are). What I’ve […]
I saw Martha “antique” paper a few years ago, and although I don’t remember her technique, I do remember that it was complicated. I played around with the general idea, though, and came up with an easy way to get the same aged look. Supplies You’ll Need for Aging Paper A piece of paper you […]
Sweet, savory, thirst quenching, these 101 spooky treats are your index for the best Halloween party chow ever.
Several years ago I had the displeasure of babysitting model homes. You know the drill. ‘Welcome to (insert name of development here). This is the (insert name of the home plan here).’ After six hour days of the same spiel over and over and over, I started to lose it. I had to find ways to […]
Painting by numbers makes this DIY cactus pillow a snap.
Like it or not, most painting projects require more than one coat of paint. Whether it takes place over one or more days, we’re still faced with cleaning our brushes between coats. To make this task less taxing, turn to your freezer. As anybody who has cleaned latex paint from a paintbrush knows, the majority […]
All home improvement stores sell big indoor/outdoor rugs. They’re cheap and they’re not attractive–dare I say ugly? Well, here’s a way to make one of those utilitarian things look fabulous. What you need: One indoor/outdoor rug. Mine is an Ozite, 6′ x 8′ rug in bark. It cost 12 bucks and I had a 2 […]
Anyone who has tried to get paint to stick to a glossy surface knows what a pain in the neck it is. You can sand the surface, which adds to your frustration, mess and muscle aches, but I’d suggest using Wilson Imperial’s Wil-Bond instead. With it, you’ll be able to tone down that glossy disco […]