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DIY House Number Sign on a Bourbon Barrel Lid

Learn how to make a DIY house number sign using the lid from a bourbon barrel. Modern black house numbers on rustic wood make a stylish house address sign! Exterior updates aren’t cheap! Lighting, landscaping, exterior finishes… they can all cost a pretty penny. However, your house address doesn’t have to be pricey. Make a …

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How to Restore Bamboo Furniture (Protect + Repair Rattan)

Learn how to restore bamboo furniture that has been damaged by sun and rain. Repair rattan furniture – and protect it – for outdoor use! Do you own bamboo or rattan furniture that has seen better days? Today, I’ll show you how to restore bamboo and repair rattan… and how to keep it that way, …

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German Schmear vs. Mortar Wash vs. Limewash

What is the difference between German Smear, Mortar Wash, and Limewash? Learn the pros and cons of each technique: german schmear vs. mortar wash vs. limewash. If you’re considering refinishing your brick exterior, you might be confused by all the different options – I know I was! German Schmear vs. Mortar Wash vs. Limewash… what …

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Before & After Photos of German Schmear Exteriors

Does your home’s exterior need a makeover? These photos of German Schmear makeovers (also called German smear) will inspire you to update your brick home! Does your brick exterior need an update? These 6 home exteriors were freshened up with a timeless look. Each of these German schmear before and after photos are a great …

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Modern Cottage Home Tour: 2-Year Update

Modern Cottage Home Tour: Our cottage style home has a renovated exterior and kitchen, updated dining room, living room, bedrooms, and more! We are quickly approaching the 2-year anniversary of purchasing our cottage style home. It’s come a long way over the last 12 months, and today I’m taking you on a Modern Cottage Home Tour. Come …

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