Just a quick word to let you know about a very exciting upcoming post. We were approached recently by HGTV to complete a project based on our Palette-able Patio Cocktail Table. To complement the look of the cocktail table on the patio we added a hanging bar.
The use of discarded palettes made that project incredibly inexpensive to make. Although the hardware added to the cost, the hanging bar still came in under $100. Not bad for a super stylish piece of outdoor furniture.
The full instructions and lots of pictures will be posted soon at HGTV. I will be sure to alert you the second it is there. In the meantime, start gathering palettes. Click continue reading for a sneak peek photo...
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Spring brings on many new home improvement projects. Folks all over will be throwing open the windows and putting a fresh coat on a room, a table, or maybe even a dresser. But after you've chosen the right stain or paint, how do you choose the right tools for the job... and does it even matter? You bet it does. Check out this post we wrote for The Daily Basics. Everything you need to know about paintbrushes is right here.
P.S. When you get a second look around at some of the other wonderful articles at The Daily Basics. You'll be amazed at how much good stuff is there.
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Fall is all around (even here in Dallas). As the weather cools and sunset occurs earlier, the grackles seem to gather together even more than the rest of the year. I must admit that (unlike many I know) I am fascinated by them. I have been honked at many times for not moving at a green light because I am mesmerized by the hundreds of grackles delicately perched on the wires at the intersection.
The grackles are the inspiration for our Art You Can Do project today. This technique is a form of reverse painting and couldn’t be easier. The results are modern and fun. We have included the grackle templates that we used so you can make one just like ours or draw your own.
savour... social gathering
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I love the notion of sitting on the patio with a tall glass of sangria in the summer. Creating an outdoor space that you love to visit makes all the difference. Today we tackle a table that just about anybody and make. Best of all, it’s almost free. It will require a bit of work and you may want to enlist some help, but the overall result is perfect for a carefree patio.
This isn’t the first time we’ve used palettes for building materials around here. You may remember the patio farm table we built or this fun butterfly art for inside. Using palettes provides plenty of material, keeps them out of landfills, and saves you loads of money. Keep in mind, none of these things are meant to be heirloom pieces, but they are practical and, if treated well, will last for years to come.
savour... cheap chic
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