Looking to update an old dresser? Find out how to paint a wood dresser the easy way for a gorgeous, smooth finish. I love a good furniture makeover; there's something about the mix of creativity and restoration that - at the risk of sounding overly dramatic - stirs my soul. So a recent painted dresser makeover for our master bedroom was both cost effective and therapeutic. ;) Rather than show you a simple before and after, though, I wanted to give a step by step tutorial on how to paint ... Read More about How to Paint a Dresser
Learn how to build a beautiful DIY murphy bed with FLUTED doors using a highly rated murphy bed kit and some careful planning. I may be a tad embarrassed by how long it took me to complete and share this DIY murphy bed, but I am proud as can be of how it turned out! In fact, I kind of want to invite every person who comes to my home upstairs to the spare bedroom that doubles as my office (is that weird?!?) just so I can casually drop that I built that gorgeous armoire-looking piece with ... Read More about DIY Murphy Bed with Fluted Doors
Learn how to string lights in your yard with step by step guide to hanging outdoor string lights from fences, poles, and roofs. One of my most popular posts is my tutorial on how to hang outdoor string lights from our oak grove at the ranch. But our backyard at our home looks very different... and yours may, too! How do you string globe lights in a backyard without trees? Today, I'm going to show you. Considerations for Hanging Outdoor String Lights Before I show you exactly ... Read More about How to Hang Outdoor String Lights Without Trees
A complete guide on how to strip furniture with oven cleaner to get a beautiful, raw wood finish! Getting the right beautiful, raw wood furniture finish can be achieved in multiple ways... But they all start with removing the old finish first. You can strip furniture physically, by sanding, or chemically, by using furniture stripper. Today I'm going to teach you how to chemically strip wood furniture using oven cleaner. Note: as always, safety first! Please read the product directions ... Read More about How to Strip Furniture with Oven Cleaner
Painting an outdoor shed? Find out exactly how to paint a shed the easy way! Out at Little Pax Ranch, we have a little well house, which started out as a boring little tired shed in need of a paint job, but our wood shed got a bit of a makeover recently. You know I love a dramatic before and after. And even better? An easy before and after... So when less than a single day produced this kind of a shed makeover, I was thrilled. As you can see, we decided to paint our shed black. And, ... Read More about How to Paint a Shed… the easy way!