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Painting Pine Cone Christmas Trees

Creating pine cone Christmas trees is a fun, easy way to celebrate the holiday season with your family. This kid-friendly craft requires minimal prep time, and if you live in an area with coniferous trees, you may not need to spend much money on supplies. From start to finish, here are some practical tips to [...]

2019-12-13T14:47:13-06:00December 13th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

Faux Painting: A Beginner’s Guide

Faux painting may seem like a modern decorating trend, but it actually dates back to the ancient Egyptian days, when stucco and plaster finishes first became popular. These faux finishes were used to change the appearance of tombs and cave walls. Nowadays, homeowners often favor other types of faux finishes, such as color washing, crackling [...]

2019-11-27T12:59:35-06:00November 9th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

Real Milk Paint, Hemp Oil: The Easy Trick to Making Your Pallet Wall Look Better Than Ever

DIY pallet projects dominate social media due to their simplicity, but creating an attractive pallet wall requires more than tools, nails and wood. Some crafters paint their pallet wood so it matches or accents their decor, but others prefer to enhance the wood's natural hue with oil. Hemp oil is a solid choice for projects [...]

2019-10-15T16:43:27-05:00October 15th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

Real Milk Paint, Concrete Countertops: How to Seal, Protect and Maintain Them

Many homeowners choose concrete countertops for their durability, but the truth is that no material is indestructible. An untreated working surface will crack over time, especially if you don't seal them. They can also develop stains, scratches, dings and dents. While a sealing product may not prevent all of these issues, it can help minimize [...]

2019-11-08T14:22:59-06:00October 8th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

How to Pickle Wood With Milk Paint

If someone suggests an afternoon of pickling, those unfamiliar with DIY terminology might reasonably assume they should gather up a bushel of cucumbers and some vinegar and get to work. While that sounds tasty, in the crafting and woodworking worlds, pickling is something entirely different. What Is Pickling? Pickling is very close to whitewashing and [...]

2019-07-01T08:42:26-05:00June 26th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

Easy-to-Make DIY Chalkboard

Chalkboard crafts are seemingly everywhere these days, and there’s a good reason why: They’re fun! Adding an interactive element to your home is a great way to entertain the kids, but it’s also functional. Whether you’re looking to repurpose an old cutting board into a practice slate for your little one who’s just learning her [...]

2019-06-26T14:37:29-05:00June 21st, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

The Best Child-Safe Paints and Oils for Wooden Toys

Kids are known for exploring their world using their mouths rather than their hands, and parents often find themselves concerned about safety. It’s easy to identify any loose parts or obvious choking hazards, but knowing whether paints and dyes are safe is another matter entirely. One of the biggest benefits of Real Milk Paint is [...]

2019-05-07T09:41:22-05:00May 6th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

Spring Outdoor Furniture Care Guide

The air is warmer, you haven’t put on your winter coat in weeks and the birds are chirping up a storm — spring must be just around the corner. The shifting weather means it’s time to get excited about patio season. Is your furniture ready to face the elements? Proper spring maintenance plays an essential [...]

2019-04-30T09:18:14-05:00April 30th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|