DIY

Easy Tile Removal

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

I’m working my way down my Home Goals of 2011 list, and removing the backsplash tile in my kitchen has been Priority Numero Uno. If you follow me on Twitter, you know I spent yesterday morning removing tile!  

A few months ago, I received a cordless Dremel MultiMax and I’ve been waiting to break it in ~ yesterday was the perfect opportunity.  I realized it didn’t come with the grout removal attachment so while it charged, I grabbed the attachment at my local home improvement store. 

I always do the happy dance when I get to break in a new tool. 

You too? 

dremel multimax grout removal

 

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Paint Closet Essentials

Friday, January 28th, 2011

Greetings!  I had a fun time with a lot of great gals this past week, but thankfully I’m on a plane flying back to California today.  I miss my family.  I miss my broken in pillow with its perfect fill that never gives me a kink in the neck.  Mostly, I miss my paint splattered sweat pants from 1995, proudly worn here.   

There’s just no place like home!  

Terri asked a great question yesterday on my Facebook page:

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Terri, I get a little nervous when my paint supplies dwindle so I keep several types of primer, paint and protectant around at all times. 

1)  I always have oil based primer on hand, especially for laminate surfaces like floating wall shelves or for covering wood like this oak mantel.  No sanding required!  Spray paint formulas are faster, but thinner in coverage.  I like brush on formulas for surfaces that will get a lot of wear and tear.  If you’re bored or curious, awhile back, I wrote up a few tips on refinishing with oil based primer and paint

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