Quick Fix: Fast Garden Refresh

Wednesdays are hard.  They’re right in between the beginning and the end of the week. I was feeling the Wednesday blues when I got in my car at the end of the workday.  I pictured myself driving home for quiet R&R over Pinterest while indulging in some treat I didn’t need. Instead, two things happened: […]

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The Reveal

I’m in the process of redoing my backyard, so I decided to go out on a limb (as a beginner spray painter) and refresh my patio set. The set was a hodgepodge of mismatched chairs and an old table that I’d acquired in pieces over the years. I’d recently noticed some rust on the table and some stains on the plastic chairs, and it really wasn’t adding to the appeal of the backyard. I made many mistakes in the beginning, which I shared the blog. I also shared spray painting techniques like how to apply thin coats without going crazy, how to avoid drips, and how to remove spray paint drips without sanding. I’m so thrilled with how it turned out! I can’t wait to have barbecue dinners in my backyard. Come and see the before and after pictures (and the reveal) in the link.

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What No One Tells You About Getting A New Roof

Today, we got our roof redone. It was a big step for us. We’d never tackled anything that large in home ownership before. Some of the shingles had recently flown into the pool after a windstorm.  That’s when we knew it was time for it to go. I am overwhelmingly happy with it.  I like the way […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting – Part II

In case you’ve missed it, here’s part one of my adventure.  This is part of a series about updating my backyard. I was just as excited to paint today as I was yesterday.  Since there were also more tornado warnings in my area, I knew I had to get things done before they turned into […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Spray Painting – Part I

This is the first in my series on spray painting patio furniture.  Here’s part two. After I fixed the washstand last night (see here), I woke up this morning and was ready to start painting the patio set. It was super hot and muggy by 10 am.  Some of the regions around us got tornado […]

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DIY: Refinishing Stained Wood

My antique washstand is one of my favourite pieces of furniture. Despite my love, I haven’t been kind to it. At one point, I decided that the washstand was a great spot to display my black cast iron teapot.  After the contents of said teapot spilled onto the wood one day (and I neglected to […]

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