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The biggest trend in furniture finishes today is a vintage raw wood finish.  Not only is it gorgeously simple but it works with any type of home décor including farmhouse, industrial, coastal and modern.Unfortunately, this finish has been one of the hardest to achieve.  In this post I’ll explain ...
02/17/2021
 Home ownership comes with its own challenges and it is best to be prepared by having the right tools on hand when DIY projects do arise...and they will! I remember when we moved into our first home from an apartment.  It was so nice to actually own our home but when the dishwasher stopped workin...
10/20/2020
When it comes to buying the perfect gift for the woman that has everything, why not give her a gift that will encourage her faith?  The best Christian gifts for women are ones that inspire her and help her focus on the true source of her strength.One could argue that there is no better gift that ...
10/08/2020
The Kreg jig has made furniture building an easy skill to master even for beginner DIYers.  Not only does it provide a strong joint but it is a very easy method of wood joinery.If you would have told me that I would have built our own farmhouse table (How To Build a Farmhouse Table) and coffee ta...
08/03/2020
For our DIY farmhouse coffee table, I realized some things as I went through the process of refinishing it.  One of the things I love about furniture refinishing is that I see so much of myself in each broken piece.  I also am reminded of God's faithfulness to heal and make me whole again.  To se...
07/04/2020
There are multiple considerations when painting furniture but something often overlooked is how the color of paint can have an impact on the process.  This post will help you to paint your furniture easily according to how light or dark your paint color is.When we painted our kitchen cabinets, we...
04/01/2020
There is no easier way to transform home decor than with spray paint.  Whether you are updating furniture hardware or mason jars for centerpieces, you can completely renovate anything for the price of a can of spray paint.Spray paint is great because it gives you a smooth, brush-free finish on an...
03/14/2020
Refinishing sentimental furniture pieces can be a great way to pass down sentimental objects that still provide function and storage in your home.   I love restoring old furniture but my absolute favorites are those that belonged to family members!Recently, my uncle transported three such furnitu...
01/22/2020
There are no shortcuts in life.  The people of Israel realized this in the book of Haggai. God had told them to rebuild the temple so that He could dwell among His people.  They were anxious to rebuild their lives in Jerusalem as individuals and not so much in terms of their relationship with God...
09/12/2019
You walk through a furniture store and your eyes land on the perfect furniture piece.  You can visualize exactly how it could look refinished!  You walk a little closer to inspect it only to find out that it's laminate.  In frustration, you walk away since you aren't sure if it is actually painta...
08/22/2019
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