Author: Matt

Some Cool DIY Dining Room (And More) Table Ideas

Some Cool DIY Dining Room (And More) Table Ideas

Here are a few cool DIY dining room table ideas and some links to go along with them.  Hopefully someday we’ll do our own, but until now, we can all just window shop on...

Garage Organization Kits

Garage Organization Kits

There are a ton of garage organization kits out there – some DIY, some you can just buy.  What’s the best?  Well, it depends on your garage and what you are looking to do...

FAQ: How Long Does It Take Paint To Dry On Wood?

FAQ: How Long Does It Take Paint To Dry On Wood?

It’s a common question that we get a lot – how long does it usually take for paint to dry?  The answer is that it depends on the type of paint, the surface you...

Tip: Mulch in the Spring!

Spring is the perfect time to declutter your landscaping and make your place look neat and clean. Mulch is a very inexpensive way to bring the landscaping to life. It also makes mowing the...

DIY Rustic Night Stand

Preview on a DIY night stand thanks once again to Kreg Jig! We got the hardware from Lowes and painted it a Kona Brown with a red oak undertone.  We used poplar wood, making...

Bathroom Sign Ideas

The bathroom can be the toughest room in the house to decorate.  Aside from paint, a great way to spice up the bathroom is with some custom handmade signs, which are actually pretty easy...

TIP: Use Rustoleum to make outdoor door hardware new!

TIP: Use Rustoleum to make outdoor door hardware new!

This was one of the most simple things I’ve done!  We hated our brass hardware on our front door.  We wanted to simply paint it black – and did!  Just take it apart, lay...

FAQ: How Long Does Wood Stain Take to Dry?

FAQ: How Long Does Wood Stain Take to Dry?

Long story short:  it varies.  Depending on how much stain you put on, it can be anywhere between 2 and 24 hours.  We stained our counter height kitchen table before putting a coat of...

TIP: Use latex gloves and a rag to apply stain or polyurethane

TIP: Use latex gloves and a rag to apply stain or polyurethane

Applying stain or polyurethane can be a messy job.  After scrubbing my hands for hours, I found that using latex gloves (the same ones doctors or nurses use) and a rag to apply stain...

FAQ: What is the clear coat that goes on furniture and woodworking?

FAQ: What is the clear coat that goes on furniture and woodworking?

You’re probably talking about Polyurethane.  It’s what we use to put a clear coat over most of our furniture.  This coat will allow you to wipe down the piece of furniture with a wet washcloth, and use...