Category Archives: Express Color Wiping Stain & Finish

Kitchen Remodeling Salvage

When Leigh Ann and I remodeled our kitchen a year ago, we decided we did not need these two cherry roll top sections intended to hide some smaller kitchen appliances. After I had moved them around our garage one time too many, I had to make a decision: use them or lose them.

I picked
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Having Fun With a Whale

Leigh Ann and I love carved items, so when I spotted this unfinished blue whale in a shop in Salt Lake City, I couldn’t resist adding him to our collection — and planning on how I was going to give him some needed color.

At the time I was with the Minwax® team in our SNAP! bloggers
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Practicing For Haven

In this post, I will be demonstrating how to stencil. I started by sealing the wood with two coats of Minwax® Polycrylic Protective Finish to prevent the stain from seeping beneath the outline of my stencil.

Since my stencil is very large, I sprayed a light coat of aerosol adhesive
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House History

Every house has a history, regardless how old it is. In 1998 I built this small cottage for my family on a mountain lake in North Carolina, and was careful to document every step of the process.

I always thought I would mark its completion by chiseling the year “1998” on this hallway
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