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Hometalk DIY Tutorials

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Have you all heard of the website/Facebook page Hometalk?  I discovered it about a month or two ago and it is amazing!  It's basically like Pinterest but with all tutorials, videos, and pretty much everything DIY you can imagine.  They have categories like "build", "decorate", "celebrate", "paint", "clean", etc. so you can find exactly what you're looking for.  You can save things as "I want to try this" and you can also post questions for people to answer!Here are some of the neat things that I stumbled across:Beat Up Cabinet Turned Into A Wine Bar This is so cute!  You'll never look...

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Turning Any Paint Into Chalk Paint!

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Turning Any Paint Into Chalk Paint!

While at the Pinners Conference in Texas in September I discovered a product called BB Frosch chalk powder.  I love using chalk paint for painting because it's thicker and therefore has better coverage and doesn't bleed under stencils as much.  I know chalk paint is very popular with furniture painters as well.  The only drawback is that it's pretty expensive and sometimes the colors can be limited.  So when I saw BB Frosch looked like a cheaper alternative to purchasing pre-mixed chalk paint.It's pretty simple...just mix in the chalk powder with water according to the proportions on the container then add...

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Turning Any Paint Into Chalk Paint!

Posted by Brittani Willnauer on

Turning Any Paint Into Chalk Paint!

While at the Pinners Conference in Texas in September I discovered a product called BB Frosch chalk powder.  I love using chalk paint for painting because it's thicker and therefore has better coverage and doesn't bleed under stencils as much.  I know chalk paint is very popular with furniture painters as well.  The only drawback is that it's pretty expensive and sometimes the colors can be limited.  So when I saw BB Frosch looked like a cheaper alternative to purchasing pre-mixed chalk paint.It's pretty simple...just mix in the chalk powder with water according to the proportions on the container then add...

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7 Things No One Tells You When Starting A Business - by Jon Acuff

Posted by Brittani Willnauer on

My mom forwarded me this e-mail/article from Jon Acuff the other day and I thought it totally fit in with the blog post I did a few weeks ago.  I have a lot of crazy ideas when it comes to expanding my business so I should probably keep some of these in mind.Here it is...with my commentary mixed in :) Running your business delivers the most fun you’ll ever have, but also the most fear. It will be one of the most challenging but rewarding things you’ll ever do. And you will learn things like this that no one tells...

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Do What You Love

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Do What You Love

  We've all heard the saying, "Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life."  I've never really understood it maybe because I've never had a job that I really LOVED going to every single day.  Don't get me wrong, there were days and years that I loved teaching and there were absolutely moments that I loved (I have them written down in a notebook!), but it was difficult to not let the negatives outweigh the positives, especially in the last few years.  Lots of mommy guilt for not being home much and when I was home,...

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