Paint sticks come free when you purchase a gallon or a 5-gallon bucket of paint at any home improvement store. If you can’t grab some for free you can always purchase 1/2″ x 2 strips of pine in the lumbar section, as well, which is comparable to the 5-gallon stir sticks you get at the paint counter. If you want them in large quantity you can purchase them for about $.45 each from here. I have done quite a few fun projects with these little strips of wood. Click through the slideshow to see all the projects.
Guys, I know. Flooring can be pricey. And the options for flooring? Endless. You haven’t really learned to appreciate the word “overwhelmed” until you’ve visited a flooring store. The good news is that a change of flooring can make a world of difference in a space. And I’m not here to give you any bad news–the additional good news is that even though updating your floors with new materials can be expensive, there are ways to makeover the floors you already own. Today, I’m sharing five examples of how homeowners used paint to give their floors a new look.
Those lonely drawers without a dresser that you spot at curbside trash piles and garage sales? Don’t pass them by! Drawers are actually super easy to repurpose and there’s a lot that you can do with all or part of a drawer. Drawer fronts typically have some type of beveled or raised edge, which adds way more character to a project than a regular board. And drawer boxes are exactly that–a ready made box! Check out some of the neat ways you can transform old drawers with these 5 Ways to Repurpose a Drawer.
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The color combination of aqua blue and poppy red is a year-round pleaser. But look how festive it looks as Christmas decor in this Better Homes & Gardens feature. A country kitchen with bright aqua walls is the perfect backdrop for classic red and white. Along with the fun colors, this room is full of decor that could be handmade. Paper, fabric, and paint combine forces to create a space that is welcoming and homey. Talk about merry and bright!
Just in case you’ve been putting off delivering treats to neighbors, friends, or co-workers, I’ve got your back! I already shared one fun idea for presenting treats here, but today I’m sharing a few more. These ideas are easy and inexpensive (some are almost free!) AND they look amazing. Whip up an easy batch of cookies or grab a store bought treat, put them in some pretty, DIY packaging, and you are ready to roll! Here are my suggestions for 5 EASY Ways to Package Holiday Treats.