Tips and Tricks

Custom chalkboard paint color how-to.

It’s as easy as mixing one part non-sanded grout with two parts latex paint! I then add enough water to thin the mixture back to paint consistency. That’s it! You can make any custom color you want for a fraction of the price of store bought chalkboard paint! Check out my latest chalkboard project.


Here’s a great way to keep small nails in place! No more searching for nails on the floor.


Here is a fool proof way to keep it in place!

DIY Reclaimed Wood

Have you wanted to build something out of reclaimed wood, but cannot find any? Here is a trick that will give you a reclaimed look! I have used this many times. Most recently on benches and a desk I built.

Make a lampshade out of a $1 store wicker garbage can. It is a great way to add texture and warmth to a room.


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