I remember when chalk paint started to become a “thing” many years ago, and I just wasn’t buying it. Was there really a paint that you could use on top of almost anything without sanding or using a primer? I didn’t think it was possible. Finally I decided to try it on an old table that I was not wanting to refinish and it worked! I was sold! Since then I have used chalk paint for many DIY’s and it is awesome. And now they even have SPRAY CHALK PAINT!!! So today I am giving a tutorial on where to buy it and how to use it (so easy).
As usual, I am including first a 60 second video tutorial to show the main steps of the process. Then follow along for lots of resources and details for your latest DIY with Spray Chalk Paint!
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I love plumbers pipe. It adds an industrial twist to my farmhouse style. It is strong and easy to use. The problem is it’s not super cheap, I am still trying to find someone who has invented a lighter, more inexpensive decor plumbers pipe – any tips? It still is a great DIY product and less costly than department store products.
I needed somewhere to hang my towels in the kitchen so they would stop ending up on the oven door handle. I came up with this and was positive it would be the easiest DIY ever. Boy I was wrong! Apparently I needed my mathematical brain on and totally left it somewhere else. Thankfully my teenage smarty pants came to my rescue to help me finish the job. And now I want to share with you how to do it and bypass the mistakes I made!
As always, I have made a 60 second video tutorial for you to get the down low and see if it’s a project you would like to try. For more specific details keep on reading!
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Ever since Joanna Gaines started sharing her love of shiplap, I have totally been crushin on it. I knew I needed some in my home. I put it off for years and finally last week had the time and the guts to tackle it.
I researched a lot of ways for it to be done and wanted to see if I could install it all by myself. Mr. Farmboy is always willing to help, but I just wanted to see how possible it was for one person to get it all done. And now I can say – IT IS POSSIBLE! It’s not easy and takes a lot of time when you are on your own, but it is possible. Would I recommend it? If you are all you have – heck ya. If you have help though? Use it – it’s a lot of work alone. Alright now, here we go…
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I know, I know – why would anyone write a blog post about getting wood cut at The Home Depot? Well, for years I was to nervous to ask The Home Depot to cut my wood for me, thinking they would treat me weird or something. I was so insecure about my building skills that I felt I couldn’t risk the embarrassment because I didn’t know what I was doing anyway. After hearing the Shanty Sisters talk about “ripping” plywood and how easy it was, I thought I would give it a try. Problem was I didn’t even know what “ripping” wood meant.
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