Category: How To

Painted Furniture

Brush stroke free finish

I have never been a huge fan of self painted furniture until recently!  The reason I was never a fan of painting furniture myself was because I do not like seeing brush strokes in furniture, it’s too shabby chic for…

How To: Oxidize Wood

OXIDIZE WOOD

I recently built a plumbers pipe bench and decided I wanted a grayish stain, something that looked weathered.  A friend told me to try a vinegar and steel wool mixture to make my own stain.  After doing some research I…

How To: Plumbers Pipe Bench

plumbers pipe bench

A while ago I saw a plumbers pipe table and fell in love with it.  Originally I was going to make a plumbers pipe coffee table but then decided I wanted a bench instead to go with the new board…

DIY Air Return Vent

air return vents DIY

I recently added board and batten to one wall in my kitchen however this wall has the air return vent on it, the style of the old air return vent left much to be desired, it did not match with…

How To: Board and Batten

board and batten

I installed board and batten in my first floor bathroom a few years ago and in my kitchen a week ago.  While both rooms have board and batten they are designed slightly different.  I decided to add this how to…