Using an Old Door to Make Wall Hooks

I love using something old and rustic (especially if it is wood) and I have an obsession with hooks. So, this project of using an old door to make wall hooks was right up my alley!

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How to Build a Brick Paver Patio

Our son-in-law Keith started building a brick paver patio and asked for a little advice from Neal. We were delighted to help Keith and Emmy a few days with their patio. Keith worked really hard on this project and the results are worth it! Continue reading “How to Build a Brick Paver Patio”

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How to Make a Burlap Picture

For those of you who know me, you know I have an obsession with burlap. I think it is because of its texture and it goes with everything! It also reminds me of when I grew up on a farm in Maryland.

I also like the idea of repurposing things so this project met multiple objectives for me. I get to use burlap, reuse something I already have (old picture frame), and I get to MAKE SOMETHING! βœ‚οΈ Life is GOOD! Continue reading “How to Make a Burlap Picture”

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How to Paint a Door

I have painted hundreds of doors in my lifetime . . . starting with painting chicken house doors when I was a child over 45 years ago — Yikes! Suzanne as Child

You gotta love the sunglasses and scarf. πŸ˜‰Β  My Dad paid my sister and me $1 πŸ’΅ for every doorΒ  πŸšͺ we painted. There were so many doors, we thought we were rich! πŸ’° Continue reading “How to Paint a Door”

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How to Chalk Paint a Table

Below are the Before and After pictures.

A few years ago, my mother and I traded a piece of furniture. She wanted a bigger piece I no longer needed and I just loved this little antique table.Β  I really like its unique shape and functionality (having a place for books). Below are more before pictures. Continue reading “How to Chalk Paint a Table”

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How to Install Crown Moulding

Materials Needed:

    • crown moulding
    • measuring tape
    • miter saw (we have a DeWalt miter saw)
    • miter saw crown stops
    • stud finder
    • trim nail gun
    • finishing nails for nail gun
    • caulk

Neal and I have installed a lot of crowning moulding over the years. We have made many mistakes and wasted a lot of crown molding trying to get the β€œcuts” right. However, we have perfected (well maybe not perfect, but better πŸ˜‰) our technique and want to pass on what we have learned to you.

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How to Install a Drop Ceiling Grid System

Materials Needed:

    • string and string level
    • grid system
    • wire
    • measuring tape
    • chalk box
    • drill
    • screws
    • wire cutters
    • tin snips
    • ladders

Below is a picture before we installed the grid ceiling system.

Mark the parameter of the room (ceiling height):

Determine the height of your ceiling and use a laser level to establish the line around the entire room. At least eight feet is preferable; however, because of some ductwork, we had to make our ceiling 7’ 9”. Use a chalk box to mark the wall at the correct height around the room. Continue reading “How to Install a Drop Ceiling Grid System”

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