Our dining room table — perhaps like yours? — does more than just provide us with a place to eat. It’s where our sons have done their homework, where Leigh Ann works on craft projects, where I read the paper, and where we actually eat sometimes, too. But after ten years, the finish was in need of some attention. If you would like to see what I did to rescue it, you can read more right here.
Blotchiness can occur on just about any wood, as my wife Leigh Ann discovered a few years ago when she stained this unfinished maple curio cabinet for her office. If you would like to see how you can avoid a case of the blotchiness on any of your staining projects, just follow along with me.
Our home is a 1972 split-level house with an oak staircase and landing. Regardless whether you enter through the upper front door or the lower level door, you have to walk across this landing. And with two rescued dogs – Jasper and Daisy – coming and going as well, it wasn’t long before the finish on our oak landing was looking pretty worn. If you would like to follow along as I revive this worn out finish, you can read more about it here.
Ever wonder what goes on behind the scenes for one of those popular do-it-yourself segments we all enjoy watching? I recently was asked to appear alongside Diana Pierce, co-anchor of KARE-11 in Minneapolis, where I shared some tips for turning garage sale discards into something unique and useful for your home. If you’d like a glimpse behind the curtain, just take a peek here.