Category: Tips

Here are some random tips that we’ve come across as we’ve embarked on many of our projects. Take our mistakes and turn them into wins – take these project tips into consideration when doing any project!

DIY Dishwasher Detergent

Upon browsing the web, I came across this really simple idea for do it yourself dishwasher detergent.  Nowadays, dishwashing fluid can be extremely pricey, so we might actually give this a go in the...

TIP: How To Clean Wood Floors

The quick and dirty (but soon to be clean) advice of cleaning wood floors?  Use a vinegar and water mixture!  It’s easy, it is simple and it is very cheap and inexpensive.  People are...

Add Your Tip or FAQ to Modestly Handmade!

Add Your Tip or FAQ to Modestly Handmade!

Do you have a tip or FAQ that you’d like to see on our site?  Do you have a question that you’ve been asked a lot and simply do not know the answer to?...

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...

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...

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...

TIP: Wear a Mask When Sanding

TIP: Wear a Mask When Sanding

It’s a simple tip, but when you sand – wear a mask!  You can get a mask that will deflect debris and sawdust from getting into your lungs from Lowe’s or Home Depot for...

TIP: Get a Kreg Jig to Build Furniture

TIP: Get a Kreg Jig to Build Furniture

Building furniture?  You need a Kreg Jig.  It is seriously a wood working game changer.  With a Kreg Jig, you can easily build joints in minutes – without messy glue (if you want to...