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Easy Desk Remodel

Supplies Desk to remodel Paint primer Paint (flat or glossy) Paint brushes and rollers Electric drill Drawer pulls with screws (optional) Spray paint (optional) Polyurethane (for paint sealing) Instructions Take drawers out of desk, and take off all hardware. Make...

Paint Stick American Flag

Supplies 9 paint sticks Red, white, and blue acrylic paint Mod podge Twine Scissors Glue gun Instructions After gathering all of your materials, lay seven paint sticks down in a row. Trim the remaining two paint sticks to the length of the paint sticks that will be...

Fan Blade Garden Art

Supplies 5 fan blade brackets for petals Recessed lighting trim 2-3 fan blade brackets for leaves Metal fan pole Pencil Electric drill Safety glasses Vice Spray paint Spray paint sealer 10-15 screws (Screws will vary in length and amount needed dependent on type of...

Hardware Summer Wreath

Supplies Four 6” elbow duct pieces E-6000 glue Twine Small eye hook Electric drill Spray paint Spray paint sealer Hardware supplies of your choosing. We used: 11 large nails; 12 small nails; 2 large washers; 2 drawer pulls; 8 conduit fasteners; 2 Allen wrenches; small...

Tile Napkin Holder

Supplies Three 4x4 tiles Spray paint (You can also use acrylic paint, Sharpies, etc.) Paint brushes Mod Podge Small piece of scrap wood, 4″ long Felt (Ideal for protecting the surface you set it on, but paper can also be used) Spray Adhesive (If you have a favorite...

Painted American Flag Window

Supplies An old window Paint Paint brushes Mod Podge (Optional) Painter’s tape (Optional) Star stencil (Optional) X-acto knife Instructions Print a star, about 1” tall on cardstock, and cut it out with an x-acto knife. If you do not wish to use a stencil, you can...

Herb Garden Drawer

Supplies Wooden drawer Primer Paint Brushes Power drill Potting soil Herbs/flowers (Optional) Plastic (trash bag/plastic drop cloth) (Optional) Drawer handle(s) (Optional) Scissors/box cutter Instructions Drill holes in bottom of drawer. Mark holes for handles and...

Shamrock Fan Blade Sign

Supplies 4 fan blades cut to your desired length Small piece of trim Paint Sandpaper Twine 2 Screws Glue Stencil Instructions Sand and paint fan blades and allow to dry. If desired, brush a little black paint on trim and let dry. Using your stencil, paint word...