Monday, September 26, 2016

Popcorn Removal DONE! Next Texturing...

Just wanted to write a quick update on our first home project, the ceilings. All last weekend we worked on finishing the removal of the popcorn. Here's my wonderful husband who was perfect for the tall, hard to reach places due to his 6'1" height...

Monday, September 19, 2016

Popcorn, popcorn, and more popcorn

Cue the Ghostbusters theme song, because when you see the getup that my husband and I have been putting on this last week, (and will be putting on for several more weeks to come,) you will be thinking that Slimer must be close by. 


We haven't moved into our new house yet, but have been going over there every weeknight and weekend we can. Thankfully we have such wonderful neighbors and friends that have become like family to us, that have joined us every time we have gone to work on the popcorn ceilings, and who have taught us a ton of tips and tricks on how to work with popcorn ceilings, the repairs afterwards, and soon the texturing and painting.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

How to Make Simple Frames for Mirrors of almost any Size

 Before I get to why it has been so long since I have posted a project, I want to share a simple tutorial that a wonderful Home Depot employee taught me. I planned on buying a ton of materials and spending countless hours framing 3 basic mirrors a friend gave to me after taking apart a mirrored cabinet. Fortunately I happened to ask this employee where to find all of these materials and he simply asked, "Well do you have a table saw?" I said yes. Then he responded, "Then here is how you do it..." In less than a minute he explained how to more simply construct these frames, so let's see if I can do it as simply and as quickly as he did...


Tuesday, July 19, 2016

How to Easily Build a Rustic Corner TV Stand AND How to make Homemade Liming Wax for a RH Finish

Today you get a "two fer one" post, lucky you! Rather than redo an already built piece of furniture, I decided to build a brand new simple rustic TV stand using scrap 2x4s we had on hand. And thanks to building it with plain pine, I had a "blank canvas" to mimic Restoration Hardware's unique, natural finish, and try out a new homemade liming wax recipe. So without further ado, I'll let you in on a few tips, tricks and secrets on how to build your own TV stand and make your own liming wax....