Good morning! As the kitchen transformation continues…and continues…
I thought I would share some DIY tips along that I have learned along the way. Some are from DIY mistakes I have made (see Cupcake Tower of Terror),
some are great tips learned from many, many years of DIY experience (I have been doing this way before DIY was a thing!) This kitchen project is taking much longer than I originally anticipated, essentially because I am working on it between my work hours and weekends away and family celebrations : )
First, the DIY tip. You know when you are painting something like a cabinet door, where there are two sides that need to be painted? And you can’t really see the underside of the piece you are painting until it dries and you flip it over? And then you discover those unseen runovers that leave a ridge of paint along the edge, which, if it’s already dry, you will then need to scrape or sand away?
In this case, I am using it to keep the edges clean and remove the drips. I paint the surface, making sure I get all the edges, then wait a minute for the paint to settle. Then I take the damp rag and run it along the underside of the edge, capturing all of the runover paint. I thought I did a perfect paint job until I saw the amount of paint on the rag!
Now, the giveaway. Since we all like free stuff, especially when it comes to DIY, I am giving away a $25 gift card to Home Depot! Enough to buy quite a few drip rags!
1. Leave a blog post comment, telling me if this DIY idea is new to you, or if you have been doing this all along. You know, the whole damp rag thing…
3. Finally, “LIKE” my Country Design Home page on Facebook here. (And, yes, you need to do all three to be eligible!) I will pick a random winner from the entries on Friday, June 20th and notify you via the emails from your blog post comments.
Have a lucky Tuesday everyone!! Susan
PS: This offer is my own and not endorsed or sponsored by Home Depot Corp. This offer is available to US residents only. Upon verification of entries, the gift card winner will be randomly chosen and the card will be mailed via the US Postal Service. Good luck!