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DIY Nautical TV Tray Makeover

Do you remember these TV trays?  Maybe you still have them tucked away in the corner and only use them once in a blue moon. Here’s a fun idea…Turn them into a nautical side table.

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How to Make Your Own Chalk Type Paint

Stop paying for overpriced chalk paint and MAKE YOUR OWN

Today I’m going to let the cat out of the bag and share with you my chalk type paint recipe. I’m going to show you how to make your own chalk for a little as $5.

Make your own Chalk Paint | Cheryl Phan

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Thrift Store Lamp Makeover Ideas

Why buy new lamp when you can make your own one-of-a-kind design. Lamps can cost an arm and a leg (you know what I mean). Lamp shades alone are $20 plus and finials can cost even more than the lamp. So why not make your own? It’s super-fast and only takes a few supplies and a little creativity. Check out these thrift store finds I transformed for under $20 …

Thrift Store Lamp Makeover | Cheryl Phan

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When to use Oil … Latex …. or Chalk Paint?

 

When to use Latex Paint - Paint Guide by Cheryl Phan

Knowing what type paint to use can be a bit confusing and a little overwhelming. I get this question a lot. The TRUTH is, there’s a simple rule to follow.

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Painted Bed Tray

Bed trays are a bedroom must have. Whether you like working from the comfort of your bed or you’re lucky enough to have someone serve you breakfast in bed, a tray is a must have in your bedroom décor.

It’s multi-functional as well. I can use it to place my laptop on, lift it up to hold a book and I can sit in bed and eat my meal. Plus, it looks pretty sitting on the bed.

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Best Paint Brushes I’ve Ever Used

Best Paint Brushes Cheryl Phan

The secret to achieving a smooth finish is using the right paint brush. If you skimp on your tools it will show up in your end results. Saving a couple of dollars on your paint brush will cost you in the long run. I’ve been guilty of this myself.

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Decorating with Upholstery Tacks & Nailhead Trim

Upholstery tacks are not just for furniture. The best part of being a DIYer is getting creative. There are so many things you can do with nailhead trim and upholstery tacks. I’m going to show you 5 ideas you can use to decorate your walls, ceilings and even a door with decorative tacks.

Decorating with Upholstery Tacks Cheryl Phan

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How to tell if Paint is Latex or Oil-based

Before you start any paint job, you should first determine if it was painted with latex or oil paint. Here’s a really good example of why this is soooo important …

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