Today I’m sharing a link to an informative article on the ultimate DIY: how to roast your own coffee beans at home. (It’s easier than you may think!) This experiment was conducted by my own husband, Michael Purdy, so I can testify as to the results: great coffee. Head over to his site to get the full scoop.
Things have been busy here, so I haven’t had time for some of my bigger projects lately, but I did get to work on a small makeover on a little bin I use to store veggies in. I used a $3 paint sample to give it a different look.
Over the weekend I tried something I’d been wanting to do for a while. I transfered an image using Citra Solv orange cleaner onto wood. A super easy process yielded interesting results.
Here’s a small project I worked on over the weekend…painted sticks.
What do you do when you experiment with painting something and it’s just… not working? Paint over it, of course! Or, in this case, stencil over it.
Here’s a very simple project I made over the weekend. I tried making a basket liner, out of necessity.
This is a project I did last fall. I found a large bulletin board in a thrift store for $15 and decided it was the right size to turn into a magnetic chalkboard for my kitchen. I wanted a chalkboard because I like how they look, but the idea of being able to hang my son’s drawings and paintings on it was even better, so we’d have a central location for everything right in the kitchen. I really like things that do double duty like that.