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techniques

  • Paint Your Bedroom Black

    Black paint isn’t only limited to gothic-inspired decor or teens that need to rebel (though if you do have a rebellious decorative teen, here’s some good advice.) In fact, black walls…

  • Paint On Your Wallpaper With Rollerwall

    For living in an ancient house with plaster walls, I have an unnatural desire to wallpaper my very uneven vertical spaces. I’ve looked at different ways to make wallpaper happen, yet…

  • EZ-Twist PaintStick: No Tray Needed

    Painting can be a messy affair and drips usually occur as you are reloading your brush or roller via a can or paint tray. The EZ-Twist PaintStick is a new product…

  • Is Milk Paint Right for You?

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • Antique a Mirror: Make the New Old

    Sometimes, as you’ve read here before, the perfect addition to a room is a great mirror. If you have scoured antique and contemporary shops alike and still can’t find one in…

  • Fix an Interior Door Drag

    If the horizontal of your door is off don’t bend the rungs but rather remove the door and shave a bit off the bottom.…

  • How to Not Split Wood While Hand Nailing

    Imagine working with some beautiful pieces of cherry or mahogany, and the project underway is almost done, and in hopes of finishing early for the day, you hammer a little faster…

  • Lessons in Stripping

    Houseblogs.net has been packaging some great content from their community and they’ve recently pulled articles from 10 renovators who are going through the process of stripping paint, varnish, and wallpaper from…