Using 3M Bondo to Repair Mistakes and Patch Holes

We will show you how to use 3M Bondo to repair mistakes, patch holes, and patch holes. Because we do many DIY home improvement projects, Bondo has become one of the repair materials in our arsenal. Be sure to check out our YouTube video that also shows you how to repair mistakes and patch holes…

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Important Considerations Before Starting a DIY Home Improvement Project

Doing a DIY home improvement project can be satisfying and improve your home or property; however, reflect on these important considerations before tackling a home improvement project. If you don’t think these things through, you can waste time and money and possibly ruin your home or property. Background: Neal and I do A LOT of…

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How to Stain a Deck and Railing

Staining a deck and railing can enhance their appearance and protect them from the elements. Below is the step-by-step guide to help you through the process. Background We have a very large deck on the front and side of our house. In 2011, we purchased our lake house. In 2013, we renovated and added an…

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How to Create a Gallery Wall

farmhouse gallery wall with window with wreath, tractor seat, cow picture, gather sign, bucket of cotton

We recently updated our basement living room area and I decided it would be a nice touch to create a gallery wall over the table. In this post, I will show you the steps I took to create a gallery wall. Materials: Step 1: Gather possible items to use in a gallery wall We had…

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How to Build a Drop Down Wall Desk

drop down wall desk being used as a desk

In this blog post, we will show you each step for building a drop-down wall desk: build a tabletop, add trim, cut a hole for electrical cords, install tabletop with hinges, prime, sand, paint, and polyurethane. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This…

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How to Replace and Build a Newell Post

a final Newell Post that is white and had a banister butted into the Newell Post

In this blog post, we will show you each step to replace and build a Newell Post: removing the old post, building the new post (box), attaching to the wall, trimming, caulking, and painting. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. As is typical…

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How to Build a Half Wall with Wainscoting

Pinterest pin showing white half wall with wainscoting

In this blog post, we will show you each step in building a half-wall with wainscoting on one side: demolition, building the stud wall, installing drywall, installing battens, caulking, and painting. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This space is perfect for my…

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How to Build Shelves in a Knee Wall

final/decorated white shelves in knee wall

We built three sets of shelves in a knee wall. This blog post will describe each step: demolition, planning, building a base, cutting plywood, assembling, installing trim, caulking, and painting. Background We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This space is perfect for my craft…

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How We Built My Craft Table

Final picture of craft table in craft room

We renovated my craft room and building a craft table was the heart of this renovation project. We wanted to construct something that met all my sewing/crafting needs. My favorite part of this renovation was making my craft table. I could not be any happier with the result! Click HERE for a DETAILED YouTube video…

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Our Craft Room Renovation: You Won’t Believe the Results

Final picture of craft table in craft room

We decided it was time to renovate my craft room. My craft room is in our loft. This space is perfect for my craft and sewing projects. In addition, I use this space as my office and to practice violin. Throughout this blog post, several YouTube videos and additional blog post links are included in…

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