How to Stain Butcher Block Countertops - The Stillwater Story
Happy Summer, everyone! (School ends for me this week, so I’m in official summer-mode, whether or not it’s June 21st!) Mr. C and I finished up our countertop installation a little while ago, and it was the last major hurdle of our kitchen overhaul. You may recall that we hemmed and hawed over whether to go […]
How To Strip Painted Furniture
I am not one to be very high maintenance while painting furniture. I like to take the least steps as possible for the best outcome. For that reason I do not always strip furniture pieces or choose to buy furniture pieces that will need to be stripped. There are times though that I do strip furniture pieces & I happened to do one recently for our guest bedroom so I wanted to show you how to strip painted furniture while I show you the before & after of the dresser for the room. Remember this…
A Buyer's Guide to Wood Floors
There's something reassuring about walking into a room with wood floors: the warm feeling underfoot, the richness of character, even the occasional squeak that's somehow a comfort. But choosing them for your home? That can be downright unnerving, given the more than fifty species of wood, the many shapes and sizes of the boards, and the various surface treatments. We've demystified the process by pinpointing the major decisions you'll be faced with throughout the purchase and installation.
easy gel stain for those oak cabinets
I’ve used gel stain here and here and here. Love it. What is gel stain? It’s basically a thicker, pudding-like stain, that is much more...