13 Spring Projects to Tackle This Weekend!

March 29, 2019

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Befores, afters, mood boards, plans, failures, wins. We’ve done a lot of projects, and they’re all here. 

We have a long-standing relationship with DIY, and love rolling our sleeves up and making it happen. 

Even when you don’t want to rip down a wall, you can make that space in your home better. Right now.

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  1. Amanda says:

    Love this post. It’s a great reminder of all of the good content you’ve given us! ????

  2. Felice says:

    In February I took down super old wallpaper in the master that was on the top 2/3 of the walls and painted the top 2/3 light grey and the bottom 1/3 a deep tone! I envision board and Barton but the line is about 1-2 feet lower that what you’ve done here due to the fact that the wall was smooth where the paper was and textured where it wasn’t… would this look odd if the boards were much lower? Love thatbwjat you did was what I envisioned!! Just need to finish the work! Thanks.

  3. Sarah says:

    The salt & vinegar chicken is a family favorite! Question about the paint storage. Is your garage heated at all? Wondering if you’ve ever had cold temps impact the quality of the paint after you’ve stored it over the winter.

  4. Jeanne says:

    So, this is going to sound SUPER weird, but I had a dream last night (or rather a stream-of-consciousness thought before drifting off to sleep) about painting our very dingy-looking 8 year old playset! And do you know whose playset I envisioned it looking like when finished?! YOURS! Weird, right?! Ours is cedar too, but faded from hours in the sun and years of hard playing. We have a green vinyl top, not a hard roof, and no bench underneath. We have a white house with black shutters and this playset sits in our side yard and is visible from the street. Will probably have to wait a bit for Spring to really happen in the Northeast, but… we want to get our short driveway paved this year and our playset sits next to it so I’m thinking all-around spruce up! Also, will be sharing the chicken recipe with my husband!

  5. Jackie says:

    Come on now, you need to be honest about what it’s actually like to grow rosemary indoors lol.

  6. Amber says:

    Ah that chicken is so good! I think that’s going on the menu for tonight

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