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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|

How to Fix Sticky Drawers with Clear Carnauba Wax

Vintage furniture finds are full of charm, but all that tradition and workmanship comes at a cost. A pre-plastic-era piece of furniture uses wood-on-wood glider systems that can easily fall prey to the perils of age. Normal wear and tear can cause those drawer glides to get off-kilter, rendering the drawer nearly useless and quite [...]

2020-05-21T13:05:20-05:00November 28th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|