If you’ve been following me for a while, then you’ll remember the days when I sold custom signs on Etsy and made a living off it while attending graduate school. I still to this day get so many questions about how I made my signs! Well, in all honesty, being a graduate student on a budget meant I couldn’t afford a stencil cutting machine. So, I had to get crafty! To help celebrate my one-year anniversary of my PhD, I partnered with my friends at Varathane to spill my secret as to how I made custom signs and stencils without a stencil cutter and how you can too!
Raise your hand if you have spent a lot of time making your home feel like your own space. I can imagine many hands in the sky after that prompt! As a renter, I have spent hours of my personal time handpicking home decoration items that have helped to make my small studio apartment feel like a comfortable and inspiring space. Including (but not limited to) the largest piece of décor in our apartment, the area rug. So when stains like this happen on our expensive rug, I want to run screaming.
Cleaning your shop can feel like the ultimate chore. Especially when all you want to do is get in there and build! Trust me, as someone with a busy schedule, I get it. So, to help get you working faster and more efficiently, I partnered with my friends at 3-IN-ONE® to share my go-to tips for getting your workshop ready in less than a full weekend!
One of my favorite parts about being a DIY blogger is that I get to be part of a community of insanely talented makers. So, cue my excitement when a bunch of my favorite creators invited me to a fun Wood Art Challenge! I already have a tutorial on my blog for Geometric Wood Art and thought it would be fun to try something with plywood this time. To help me with this project, I partnered with my amazing friends at Rust-Oleum to show you how to make this piece of wall art in one weekend! Here’s how.