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Hi there! Welcome to my blog. I'm glad you're here! My name is Alyssa and my passion for DIY and crafting started when I got my first job at a small hardware store. I’ve learned a lot about different techniques, products and design. I started this blog as a way to inspire and share the things that I’ve learned with others!

Exterior Paint Colors that Add Curb Appeal to Any Home

Well-chosen exterior paint color schemes can add significant curb appeal to any home. Coordinated paint colors highlight the home’s details while also showing your sense of style and personality. With that being said, choosing colors that coordinate can be a difficult task and is not a decision that should be taken lightly. Hiring a painter …

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Refinishing Wood Furniture: A Beginner’s Guide

I really enjoy refinishing wood furniture and I’ve learned a lot through trial and error. I’ve put together this step-by-step guide to help DIY’ers and beginner’s with their wood refinishing projects. First things first… does your wood furniture really need to be refinished?  Things to consider: Is the construction high quality? Is it solid wood …

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keeping a healthy home

Is Your Home At Risk? Biggest Threats to Keeping a Healthy Home

A home provides safety, shelter and security. Because we spend more than 50 percent of our lives indoors, it’s important to make sure you have a healthy home. Good mental and physical health depends on homes that are well maintained and free of hazards. Understanding, identifying and eliminating the dangers that may be in your …

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2019 Pottery Barn Spring Color Palette

The colors below are a part of the Spring 2019 Pottery Barn color palette collection. Sherwin Williams teamed up with Pottery Barn to coordinate colors with the Pottery Barn, Pottery Barn Kids, PBteen andWest Elm collections. The Pottery Barn brands and West Elm will feature room vignettes that pair furniture and décor with Sherwin-Williams colors.  These palettes …

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Food Safe wood stain

A Complete Guide to Food Safe Wood Stain and Sealers

During my time as a paint department manager, I had many customers ask me what type of food safe wood stain and sealer would best for things like butcher blocks, cutting boards, salad bowls, wooden utensils etc. According to George Snyder, a Product Manager with Woodcraft, “all finishes made after 1972 are food-safe when cured …

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