Painting Wood Furniture: How to Permanently Cover Knots and Stain

Painting wood furniture has its difficulties! Learn to permanently block tannin bleed-through from wood stains and knot holes with these two tried-and-tested options. Also helpful: How to Choose the Best Paint for furniture  –  How to Refinish Wood Furniture (no sanding!)  –  Must Know Tips to Prep and Refinish Furniture Painting Wood Furniture: Preventing Tannin […] The …

12 More Wooden Ladder Decor and Storage Ideas

A blanket ladder can hold more than just quilts! These DIY ladder decor and storage ideas show you how you can use a simple vintage or DIY ladder to organize any room.  Build your own blanket ladder 3 ways with our tutorials: pallet wood blanket ladder  |  easy $5 blanket ladder  |  vintage style orchard ladder. […] The …

Easy Personalized Gift Ideas for Moms, Dads, and Grads

Nothing beats a meaningful gift for Mother’s Day, Father’s Day, or graduation. These printables make for an easy personalized gift ideas for mom, dads, and grads, as well as friends and sweethearts! See more easy printable gift ideas here plus 5 ways to make your own picture frame.  Easy Personalized Gift Ideas for Mom, Dad, […] The …

Installing Trim: A Beginner’s Guide

Installing trim just got do-able for beginners! Crown molding, chair rail, window and door casing, and shadow box trim —  Jenny did it all as a complete beginner and she’s sharing what she learned so you can do it, too! More for you: Ultimate Guide to Wainscoting  –  DIY Craftsman Window Trim (with no angle […] The …

Get This Look: Modern Farmhouse Living Room

We’re back today with another ‘Get This Look’ idea, for a modern farmhouse living room from a recent Utah Valley Parade of Homes! The modern farmhouse style is quickly gaining in popularity and it’s so easy to see why! Want more of the modern farmhouse vibes, try these ideas: two-tone kitchen, modern farmhouse bunk rooms, […] The …

15 Kitchen Remodel Ideas

Take an outdated kitchen and create a functional gorgeous kitchen with these 15 kitchen remodel ideas. More kitchen inspiration to keep the ideas flowing: We have remodeled two kitchens ourselves (in our Park House and our Downing House) and shared dozens of amazing kitchen remodels with you. Clearly, we LOVE kitchens! 15 Kitchen Remodel Ideas Every kitchen remodel begins […] The …

How to Make DIY Carpet Deodorizer

There’s nothing like cleaning your home with natural products! If you have been looking to leave your carpets smelling super clean and fresh, check out this natural DIY carpet deodorizer.  For more homemade cleaning recipes, try this DIY all natural bathroom cleaner, 25 best homemade cleaner recipes, and our printable cleaning binder with favorite homemade cleaning recipes.  Natural […] The …

How to Paint Furniture – 5 Paint Options

Choose the right paint for your project! Come learn how to paint furniture in latex, chalk paint, milk paint, spray paint, and oil-based paint.  More help with furniture painting: How to Refinish Wood Furniture (Stripping off old Finishes)  –  How to Prevent Tannin Bleed-Through  –  How to Stain Wood Any Color with a Color Wash […] The …

9 Ladder Decor Ideas for Your Porch and Yard

A wooden ladder makes for easy porch decor! Try one of these ladder decor ideas for your porch or yard.  Build your own blanket ladder or angled decorative ladder, and see more indoor ladder decor ideas here.  Ladder Decor Ideas for Your Porch or Yard Patriotic Porch Ladder This gorgeous idea, by Etsy seller TreasuresbyBetsy, […] The …

How to Build a Long Hexagon Tray

Learn how to build a long hexagon tray using just 2 boards! This easy DIY wood tray is perfect for organizing items on a coffee table, ottoman, or kitchen counter.  Add a patterned inlay to the tray with this printable tray art, and read more about decorating with trays in 5 Ways and 10 Places […] The …