How to Raise a Headboard: A DIY Transformation

headboard attached to bed frame

We purchased this mahogany headboard from a thrift store for $35. It was a diamond in the rough. First, we stripped, sanded, and stained the headboard ebony. However, beds (including headboards) are taller these days. Hence, Neal built two boxes (one for each leg) to raise the headboard.

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How to Transform a Thrift Store Headboard with Ebony Stain

installation of vinyl plank flooring diy home improvement project

We purchased this mahogany headboard from a thrift store for $35. It was a diamond in the rough. We stripped, sanded, and stained the headboard ebony. We are thrilled with the results! Originally, we painted this with crackle paint (not our best project), and our daughter used it in her college apartment. Because it was…

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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 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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How to Chalk Paint a Cabinet

Chalk painted furniture DIY Home Improvement Project

This post shows you each step for how to chalk paint an antique cabinet, which includes, sanding off the chalk paint in strategic spots, chalk painting, sanding, and sealing with polyurethane. Below is the before picture. My son painted it black several years ago and used this in his bedroom.

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