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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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

DIY Climbing Rose Trellis Along a Concrete Porch

Wondering how to cover an exterior concrete wall? See how Erin created an easy DIY climbing rose trellis along her porch foundation.  As you’re updating your home exterior, you’ll also want read How to Paint a Concrete Patio plus 13 Ways to Hide Outdoor Eyesores.  Ideas To Cover a Concrete Wall When you’re adding curb […] The …

Easy DIY Decorative Ladder Woodworking Plan

Build your own DIY decorative ladder for under $20! This angled orchard ladder plan is easy for beginning woodworkers and will add some vintage farmhouse style to your home decor.  You can also build a blanket ladder, countertop ladder, or hanging plant pot ladder. Plus, read more tips for decorating tall walls.    Vintage Inspired […] The …

11 Coat Closet Ideas for an Upgrade

Is your coat closet small and cluttered? Turn your messy coat closet into an organized space with the help of these 11 coat closet ideas! Next up, organize your linen closet, and enjoy these closet hacks. Plus, see all of our closet ideas in one place here. 11 Coat Closet Ideas for an Upgrade Is […] The …

DIY Reclaimed Wood Stool + Plans

Build your own reclaimed wood stool following these DIY wooden stool plans! This simple farmhouse DIY step stool is great to help reach things or to use as an ottoman or plant stand, too.  See more reclaimed wood projects here, and build a simple flip-over barstool step ladder or a DIY ladder chair, too.  Get […] The …

How to Make Cornhole Boards from a Pallet

Learn how to make cornhole boards from one pallet! Build your kids these small-size DIY cornhole boards so you can each enjoy a game at the same time! Build more outdoor fun: Yard Dominoes  –  Yardzee Dice Game  –  Regulation-Size Cornhole Boards How to Make Kid-Sized Cornhole Boards from a Pallet by Tamara from Provident […] The …

DIY Wood Bench with Box Frame and Chevron Top

Build a DIY wood bench with a chevron top and easy box frame base. The chevron bench top detail is beautiful for a dining bench or entryway bench!  Add more chevron (aka broken herringbone) style to your home with a chevron wood barn door, an easy chevron garden trellis, a chevron wood ceiling, or a […] The …