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After seeing alot of other people doing this online, we decided to try our hand at it. We had planned on using 3/8" plywood but after looking at what was offered at the time at the local Home Depot, we chose 3/4 inch 7ply plywood. We got the sheets home and ran it through the table saw to 6 inch wide planks. We sanded the planks to give a beveled edge to them, then cleaned off the dust for staining.After we had several of the boards dry after staining, we took them into the bedroom to put down. We used "Liquid Nails" on the back of each board and tacked each one down with 18 guage 1.5" nails. After all the boards were nailed down, we used a pole and pad to apply the polyurathane. We let it dry for 12 hours before applying the second coat. We then let that "cure" for 4 days before moving furniture on it.We really like how it turned out and are planning on doing the rest of the rooms like this.
This pallet wood pumpkin project was so easy to do from start to finish. It started with the last pallet wood I had disassembled last year. Then I scavenged from the kids craft paint stash. Some dry brushing the paint on and swiping it off and it was done in time for the little trick or treatsters.
These 5 easy homemade gift ideas are more heart-felt: Mod Podge fabric onto a cheap $1.99 thrift store bucket to make a gift basket......Mix sugar and coconut oil to make a face scrub.....even use sanding block from Home Depot as a DIY exfoliator for your dry feet......Make a DIY "Family Love Jar" to pass love notes between your family every day (and not just on Valentine's Day). Find more details to make these 5 easy homemade DIY gift ideas for all the awesome people you love!
Are you looking for the perfect gift idea for the upcoming holidays? Or what about a way to teach you children how important it is to keep track of important family dates? Or maybe just looking for an attractive way to display those important dates? Well then this is the project for you!
I love to upcycle old stuff into new stuff and I am always looking for new techniques and tools to recycle unwanted things. So imagine how excited I was to find out that you can fuse small pieces of glass in your microwave! It's not like I really need an excuse to drink more wine but seriously wine, beer and liquor bottles do come in some pretty colors . :-)Anyway this little gadget is called the Fuseworks microwave kiln and it makes it possible to melt and fuse glass right in your kitchen! Most of my projects have been small jewelry pieces but today I have finished a much larger project.
If you live in a semi-arrid or desert region perhaps you have dreamed of a sharp looking yard with some succulent plants. This yard should inspire you with some ideas of your own! For around $100 you too can have a lovely yard, though it be small and located in a desert! The cost will depend on the cost of the retaining wall stones combined with your own tools and labor. In our area the wall stones can be bought at home improvement stores for about $1 each.
First impression is everything to me and after almost 2 years of relocating from New York and moving into our first home in the state of Florida, looking at my garden mess day in and day out...it was time to change everyone’s first impression (about my front yard) for good!!
Giving these old TV Tray Tables a fresh new look with a simple makeover means they won’t be hidden away now. I’ve had these trays for years and they do come in handy at times, but they were in need of a new look. A couple of coats of paint and stencils took them from looking old and dated to fresh and new.
I have 3 boys and they all have a bad habit of swinging chairs on to 2 legs. Often it ends up with one of them swinging back too far and landing on the floor. Occasionally the strain is just too much for the chair and a leg snaps. Instead of throwing away the latest kitchen chair casualty. I decided to upcycle it into some unique kitchen storage just like I did with my awesome bathroom storage unit (see it here).
PLAIN JANE LAZY SUSAN FINALLY TAKES CENTER STAGE (Well, technically center table ;)
My hot glue gun is probably my most used craft tool. It's always my go to when I need to secure something fast and for long. However, i've never looked at it to be my main medium. I decided to try my hand at hot glue placemats. This is by far my easiest DIY ever!
A new front door is often times not within budget your you'll be saving for a little while to purchase one. Instead, try giving your front door a brand new pop of color by painting it. It will instantly change the look of the entrance of your home and make you feel like you have a brand new door. Here's a guide on how you can paint your front door this weekend.