Blog 2017-05-21T19:30:35+00:00

How to Remove Water-Based and Acrylic Paint from Clothing

I know I’m not the only one that goes to the shop to add one more coat of paint to a project or do some quick touch ups in my good clothes while telling myself that I won’t get anything on them then totally do.  On a few items, I’ve been lucky enough to get stain and paint out of my clothes (or at least greatly diminish their appearance) while others become my new designated shop wear.  Today’s story revolves around two items that are were not designated shop wear that fell victim to the above described scenario.  I got red acrylic paint on a favorite pair of jeans and some white water-based paint on a shirt.  The red is a little harder to see because I tried (unsuccessfully) to remove it with regular stain remover. Come along with me as I show you one way to try to remove [...]

July 11th, 2018|Categories: Shop Tips|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Installing Designer Peel & Stick Tile

I live in a plain ol’ builder basic house.  While I typically find builder basic quite boring, it makes for a sort of blank canvas to get creative.  For quite some time, I’ve been trying to think of ways I could update my bathrooms without investing too much money.  This home is not my forever home so I want the most bang for my buck.  The bathrooms have been my slowest indoor renovation project because it’s taking me a while to figure out just what I want to do to them. Over the past couple years, I’ve stained all of the cabinets dark brown from the ugly golden oak and replaced the countertops with granite.  I have a few more plans in the works but that’s for another post on another day.  Today I’m sharing with an update that provides as instant a change as a can of paint – [...]

DIY 10 Minute Clamp Holder

You know what I haven’t shared in a while?  A new Shop Upgrade Series installment. One year ago, I was in the midst of my 30 Shop Upgrade (check out parts 1 and 2 here!).  I can look around my shop today and say “well, that sure didn’t last long.”  The place is an absolute disaster zone but I’ve got so many plans to make it better.  It’s just going to take some time.  Today’s upgrade comes straight from the lovely, super smart, and talented Cynthia at Lucky Buttercups and Daughters.  While waiting for glue to dry, Cynthia has been cranking out some awesome storage solutions from her shop (check it out on her Instagram page) and I’m becoming rather jealous of her clean and organized space. The upgrade of hers I’m sharing with you today is a storage solution for spring clamps. I absolutely love spring clamps and use [...]

19 Curb Appeal Projects, Tips, and Ideas

Whew!  I haven’t been as busy as I was in May in a loooong  time!  I was pushing hard to get all of my own projects done for the 7MD Curb Appeal Month and getting them shared with you.  I’ll tell you what, though, I love how my home looks from the front now.  Now I need to focus some attention on the backyard.  Maybe next year though.  Lol! In addition to my projects I shared with you over the last month, I also shared projects from other bloggers and quick little things you can do on my social media pages. (Insert shameless plug to ask you to follow me on Facebook, Instagram, and Pinterest)  In case you missed it, don’t fret!  I’m going to share them all with you now! DIY Shiplap Address Sign Creating your own address sign brings in some extra personality and design to your home [...]

Making a Custom Mailbox Post

This right here is the project that spurred the curb appeal month idea.  Last summer I was strolling through Home Depot and came across a gorgeous mailbox.  But it cost $80.  And I didn’t need a new mailbox.  The damage was done, however, and ideas started forming.  From that point forward, I could no longer stand to look at my mailbox which had been just fine for the last 8 years.  Isn’t that how it goes, though?  You don’t know you “need” to redo something until you see something prettier.  Here’s the sad looking mailbox and post we’re starting with. I’ve spent a lot of time over the past year looking at mailboxes, mailbox posts, and other unique ideas to go along with them. I ultimately decided not to go with the $80 mailbox.  Although I loved it, I just could not bring myself to buy it.  I knew I [...]

How to Build A Herringbone Storage Bench

In case you thought I was one of those people who always have a plan mapped out and get my work done ahead of time, you would be wrong.  When I hatched the hairbrained scheme to do a curb appeal month, I really only had a couple projects in mind.  And since May this year has five weeks, I was scrambling to come up with a project to make a post about this week.  For those who are interested, here’s how it went down.  I scoured Pinterest for hours looking for something to spark an idea that hadn’t already been done to death and would work for my home.  Oh, and I only had a week to work on it.  I decided a storage bench to hide all of my Amazon packages would be pretty awesome.  I started the design process and hated everything.  It just wasn’t coming together well.  [...]