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30 04, 2019

Spring Outdoor Furniture Care Guide

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

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 [...]

11 02, 2019

DIY Rustic Pallet Heart Project for Valentine’s Day

2019-02-11T09:29:17-06:00February 11th, 2019|Tips & Techniques|

Flowers are nice and chocolates are sweet (pun intended), but few things are as sentimental and appreciated as a handmade gift. This Valentine’s Day, surprise someone you love with a DIY present that’s as good for the spirit as it is sustainable. Our project this month is all about love. A beautiful, rustic heart mounted [...]

28 11, 2018

How to Fix Sticky Drawers with Clear Carnauba Wax

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

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 [...]

6 11, 2018

Step by Step Guide to Primitive Furniture and Home Decor

2018-11-20T13:29:53-06:00November 6th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Real Milk Paint’s Guide to Primitive Furniture & Home Décor Upcycling has become a big trend and popular hobby, especially for furniture lovers. People are combing garage sales hoping to stumble across something exciting, and primitive furniture could be just the score you’ve been looking for — especially if you know what to do with [...]

2 10, 2018

Milk Paint as a Natural Fertilizer

2019-04-18T15:15:21-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

One of the biggest hurdles for would-be DIYers is the mess factor. Paint tends to get everywhere. No matter how well you drape, tape and otherwise prepare your surroundings, you’re often left with splatters and drips that leave a toxic residue that mars your home and, if you’re working outside, can easily destroy your lawn. [...]

28 09, 2018

Color of the Month: Black Iron

2018-09-19T10:06:42-05:00September 28th, 2018|Tips & Techniques|

Think milk paint always has that on-trend rustic look? Not so fast. While milk paint is a fantastic choice for projects that call for an intentionally distressed finish, there are other ways to use this famously versatile product, including this month’s foray into mid-century modern chic. Updating a Vintage Find We love stumbling across “good [...]