Maintaining & Matching Your Hardwood Floors

One of my favorite shows to watch is HGTV’s Fixer Upper.


Do you ever watch it? Chip and Joanna Gaines do some AMAZING things with homes that are in awful condition – miraculous, honestly! And they’re so fun to watch!


I just love them! And I love Joanna’s blog, too! (CLICK HERE TO VISIT THERE FOR YOURSELF!) 

They always have a clear vision of what they want the house to look like in the end, and many times it involves renovating major pieces of it. Like re-finishing the hardwood floors. When I see them do such things, I glance around at our wood floors and wonder if I could do what THEY do? Hmmm…

So when Tate from Plain & Simple sent me some instructions for doing just that…well, I had to share! This is the PERFECT tutorial if you have wood floor project you want to tackle!

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10 DIY Tips for Restoring Your Home – A Guest Post!

Well, welcome to another Monday!

I have a question: did you watch any TV this weekend? I watched a bit. And normally, when I’m watching TV over the weekend, it’s all things HGTV. LOVE. IT.

There are so many shows on that channel that show you how to do amazing things around your home, but I feel pretty inadequate, nonetheless. So when Dorise Vanderburg contacted me to see if i was interested in publishing a post full of tips for restoring your home, I was all about it! Let’s see what she’s got for us!

Having a well-maintained house is everyone’s dream, but it’s a very difficult task as it requires skills and a lot of money to perform restoration. Having your home restored by a professional restorer can cost you much higher than your expectations. You can try to restore your home yourself, but as it demands safety it’s recommended to do some research to do it right with full perfection and precautions. 

Here are 10 DIY tips for restoring your home:

1. You can start restoration from your walls in. If your walls are not so old and do not need to be rebuilt, you can repair your walls yourself by filling up cracks. For this, all you need is a little skill and the right material.

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2. Painting your walls by yourself is a good idea, as it gives you a chance to show some creativity. It’s better to use good quality paint and rollers for obtaining fine finish. To paint like a professional, first paint cuts in the lines of the walls and then move on to the rest of walls.

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