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  • Modern Ranch Reno: Phase 1 Backyard Reveal and How to Install Pavers

    A backyard renovation can be a big undertaking. We totally transformed our backyard by laying some new pavers. I am going to show you exactly how to install pavers and how much of an impact pavers can make. We have partnered with the Home Depot for this project but all opinions are my own. Today is a really big deal! We have been working on our backyard for MONTHS. I am so excited to say that phase one of our backyard is done!!! The backyard renovation was a big DIY project. Like SO SO BIG we have transformed our backyard by Doing it ourselves and we have done some major backyard upgrades. We have made some major changes and how to install pavers was the biggest project of the backyard so far. Our Pavers and How to Install Pavers The pavers we choose for our backyard renovation were these amazing Pavestone Taverna Bluestone Pavers. These pavers are perfect. They are such a great color and I loved that they are a bit larger of a paver especially because we had…

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  • How to remove spray paint from skin – without harsh chemicals

    Today we’re going to show you how to remove spray paint from skin. Removing spray paint from skin can can be super frustrating unless you know how to get it off quickly without irritating your skin or taking forever to remove it! Check out this easy DIY tip for removing paint from skin! Supplies: Fractionated Coconut Oil Lemon Oil – I love Doterra brand – It’s one of their less expensive oils and it works amazingly well for so many things! Baking soda – optional Spray painting is undoubtedly the quickest way to transform pretty much anything! I was spray painting my basketball hoop pole (post?) when I realized I was getting overspray from the spray paint bottle all over my hands! It turned out great but then I was left with spray paint coated hands right before bedtime. Often times, just taking a shower doesn’t get rid of the paint so I thought I’d share with you guys how to remove spray paint from skin. Works like a charm for me every time! How to remove spray paint from…

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  • Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover

    This BEST tutorial on how to paint a dresser quickly and efficiently! This amazing Hot Pink Painted Campaign Dresser Makeover is so fun!                                     Today’s tutorial is how to paint a dresser. we will show you how to finish one of their raw wood pieces, the Harper Campaign Dresser. Ave Home has a line of furniture called, AVE Raw which is their line of unfinished furniture. This line was created for the DIYer (thats us!!!) or designer who wants high quality pieces with their own custom finishes. Isn’t that amazing!?!? How cool is that!?  This gorgeous campaign dresser arrived at my house ready to finish! It was complete primed and ready to paint! Supplies used for the how to paint a dresser: Ave Home Larger Harper Campaign Dresser Screwdriver Paint Sprayer – this is our FAVORITE!!! Paint – I used an interior Semi-gloss (Behr Tutti Frutti – Update: Behr Tutti Frutti is being discontinued so choose Behr Diva Glam for the closest match!) Polycrylic How to paint a…

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  • Prescott View Home Reno: How to paint a Garage Floor and Garage Makeover Reveal

    Today we’re going to show you our painted concrete floors and how to paint a garage floor!  I’ve had so many friends and neighbors stop by and compliment our painted concrete floors and want to peek inside. It’s so clean and functional and it just makes me so proud of our hard work. Today we’re sharing a tutorial on painting concrete floors in a classic, beautiful Greek key pattern. Let’s get started! DIY Painted Concrete Floors Materials: Power Washer Broom ScotchBlue Exterior Surfaces Painter’s Tape – Note: Follow all ScotchBlue™ Painter’s Tape package instructions for proper surface cleaning and prep, adhesion and removal. Carpenter’s square Carpenter’s knife Putty knife or 5-in-1 tool Concrete floor paint Lint-free paint roller Paint Roller extension pole Concrete Floor Paint Tutorial Instructions: Step 1: First, clean and prepare your floor. Make sure your door is clear of any old paint, grease, oils, dust, lint, dirt, wax etc.  Use a power washer to remove any and all debris from the cement and allow to dry for 24-48 hours before painting. Once the cement is dry, sweep the…

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  • How to paint stripes on a wall

    Striped Accent walls are just SO cute! Today we’re going to show you how to paint stripes on a wall. This striped accent wall tutorial is an easy DIY project that gives you a major impact in any space! Painting Stripes on walls is easy and fun! How to paint stripes on wall This room was already painted with Glidden Pebble Grey. Grey is a hard color to find the perfect shade but I lucked out here! I LOVE the paint color in my living room! Striped Accent Wall Project Materials Painter’s Tape Paint (I used Behr Swiss Coffee for my white and Glidden Pebble Grey for the grey paint colors) Quality paint brush – shop the BEST paint brush here tape measure level pencil How to paint stripes on a wall Step 1: Paint Base Coat When painting stripes on walls, you’re going to first paint the wall a solid color. I did the entire room grey and wanted to add white stripes on one wall as an accent wall. This is the first step to painting stripes on…

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    Prescott View Home Reno: DIY Kitchen Island

    I’m finally sharing my DIY kitchen island with you today! It’s been done for a few months but I wanted it to be perfect (which it’s not) before I shared it. LOL! If you’ve been wanting to learn how to build a Kitchen Island but not sure how or think it will be too hard, it’s not! I promise ANYONE can build this. Anyone. How to build a Kitchen Island DIY Kitchen Island Instructions First I taped off a general area of where I wanted it and got rough estimates and headed to the Home Depot. I got these three cabinet boxes and arranged them in the aisle. It was literally the perfect size! I wanted a lot of drawers and these three were so perfect, in stock and inexpensive! I got home and put them in place. Somehow I carried them each from my car on my own and felt like superwoman. I put 2×4″ screwed into the wooden subfloor and once it was level, I screwed the cabinet bases into the 2×4. Next, I used shims to make…

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  • DIY Shiplap Wall Tutorial

    Shiplap walls are a hot trend right now! We’re going to show you how to make your own shiplap wall in your own home!  How to make a shiplap wall To shiplap a wall, you need a few basic tools and basic woodworking knowledge. This is a very beginner “woodworking” project but you need to be comfortable using a saw to make your cuts. We have done several shiplap walls and have fine tuned our method for building a shiplap wall. Supplies to make a shiplap wall 1/2″ MDF – We have Home Depot cut down a 4×8′ sheet of MDF into 8″ strips. TIP: If you order and pay for the sheet of MDF online, some Home Depot stores will cut your strips for you before you go and pick it up. This makes your project SO much easier! Miter Saw or Circular Saw Jigsaw (optional) *for cutting around outlets or light switches Nailer (this one is our favorite and we HIGHLY recommend it!) You can use a hammer and nails if you don’t have or don’t want to…

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  • DIY Faux Brick Wall

    Our first idea was to create a faux brick wall and as that idea marinated a bit, we thought what’s better than a brick wall? Answer: a brick wall with an world map painted on it. Obviously! Hi friends! We’re pretty proud of this project that we recently completed as a collaboration with Glidden Paint! You know we’re paint fanatics so we were especially excited about this one. Our first idea was to create a faux brick wall and as that idea marinated a bit, we thought what’s better than a brick wall? Answer: a brick wall with an world map painted on it. Obviously! Project Materials: 4×8′ Panels from Home Depot – My wall was 8×10′ so we used two and a half sheets. 2 full sheets and the 3rd sheet was cut in half vertically and it fit perfectly. YES! Drywall Screws Spackle Putty Knife Projector or some mad drawing skills White Chalk Marker Paint Brushes (One large, one small artistic brush) Glidden Paint – We used Glidden Paint DUO Paint + Primer Interior in Eggshell How To DIY Faux…

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  • Park Home Reno: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard

    Easy DIY Project: Home Gym Organizer using a pegboard This post is sponsored by Krylon® Brand. All ideas and opinions are my own, as always. Hey friends! I’m excited to share my gym organizer with you today! I LOVE organizing and exercising so this gym organizer was so fun to make! It took about 3 hours total (including drying time for the paint) to make this gym organizer. Supplies: 3 – 8′ x 1″ x 2″ boards 1 – 4×8′ pegboard 3 cans of Krylon ColorMaster® Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue 2 cans of Krylon General Purpose Metallic in Silver Metallic Assorted pegboard accessories several 1-1.5″ wood screws – I used 1.5″ wood screws that I had on hand. Instructions: In a well ventilated area, spray paint the pegboard with Krylon ColorMaster Paint + Primer – 25% More in Satin Oxford Blue.  Make sure to read the label for safety and application instructions.  I did 3 coats, allowing each coat to dry thoroughly in between coats. This took about 2.5 cans of spray paint. While…

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  • How To Paint A Front Door

    We have a super fun project to share with you guys today. One that applies to basically everyone, no matter your style, taste or even skill level! Today we’re sharing how to paint a front door (or repaint). We are painting the exterior of Savannah’s front entry door of her house today. She’s in a rental so we knew we would just be able to do cosmetic updates to the outside.  The plan was to paint the front door, some other paint updates (the step under the door, repaint the foundation, facia and door casing), add shutters, a window box and some plants and flowers. If you’re in a rental, be sure to check with your landlord first before painting a door! The front door was replaced a few months ago. It came primed but not painted and she waited and waited until she decided on the perfect color to paint it.  She finally decided she wanted a deep, rich navy so we got to work! How to paint a door Supplies To Paint Front Door: All-purpose cleaner Cleaning cloth ScotchBlue PLATINUM…

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  • HOW TO: paint laminate furniture – the easy way!

    Painting laminate furniture can seem intimidating to even the most experienced DIYer. We will show you how to paint laminate with our easy-to-follow tutorial! Painting furniture is obviously one of my favorite things to do! I love the thrill of the hunt for a great piece, agonizing over what color to paint it, whipping out my spray gun, and picking or painting the perfect hardware. That being said, some furniture is a pain in the you know what to paint. Painting laminate furniture is one of those pain points. Thankfully, we’ve created this easy-to-follow tutorial for painting laminate furniture! If it’s a great piece and suits your needs (and your budget!) it’s worth the little extra work to make it awesome. You with me? Today I’m gonna teach you how to paint laminate furniture, the easy way! Before This book case (Does this even classify as a book case?) is  a perfect example of just that! I found a piece I reeeeeally needed for storage and I had the perfect spot for it in my craft room and hello, it was…

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  • Modern Ranch Reno: New Front Door and Hardware

    My front door was in need of a major makeover. At my last house I had a Schlage key pad lock and I loved it. When I say love it I mean LOVE IT! I could never ever go back to a keyed entry front door lock.  There is something very convenient about having a keyless entry. It’s so nice for friends and family that may need to get into my house. It is so nice when I have to carry in loads from the car and my 5 year old can unlock the front door for me. Then to top it all off this hardware that I used on my front is connected to an app on my phone and it sends me a message every time that my door is locked and unlocked. It gives me such a peace of mind. The second I moved into my new house I knew that it was one of the first things that I wanted to add to the new house. I wanted/needed a new front door to go along with…

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