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persian blue distressed milk paint general finishes

August 19, 2016
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How to Distress General Finishes Milk Paints

A standard application of milk paint looks great, but what if you want to get more creative? In this post, I’m going to cover two types of distressing you can use to achieve creative, interesting results with your General Finishes (GF) Milk paints (for more info on how to apply GF milk paints and how they differ from traditional milk paints, check out my previous post).

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basil and snow white milk paint

August 12, 2016
by Jacob
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How To Apply General Finishes Milk Paints in 4 easy steps

General Finishes milk paint is a versatile paint that is perfect for a variety of looks, such as modern, aged or distressed. It’s amazingly adaptable, and has a nostalgic satin sheen that will give you the perfect timeless look you’re after.

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CSH RTA Ready To Assemble Cabinets

August 5, 2016
by Jacob
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How to Plan Your New Kitchen Remodeling Project

If your household is like many others, your kitchen is a lot more than just a single-cook, utilitarian space. It may serve as a room where multiple cooks work together at once, where you entertain guests, or where spend a lot of time with your family. It might even be a combination of a dining space and a cooking area, making it even more of a central component of your home. Because of this, you want your kitchen to look attractive and inviting–a place where both your family and your guests will feel at home. Here are some steps to make sure you plan the kitchen that is the right fit for your needs, especially if you’re replacing the cabinets and and redesigning the kitchen layout. Continue Reading →

Bristol Birch cabinet

July 26, 2016
by Jacob
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Should You Use RTA Cabinets for Your Kitchen Renovation?

The prospect of replacing your kitchen cabinets can be daunting, but there are many good reasons to do it. You might be concerned about the sturdiness or age of your current cabinets, or maybe the layout doesn’t work for your specific needs. Whatever the reason, there’s a very good chance that buying ready-to-assemble (RTA) cabinets is a great option for your cabinet replacement project.

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door collage

July 11, 2016
by Jacob
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9 Great Rolling Barn Door Ideas for Your Home

If you’ve seen a well-designed home featuring a rolling barn door (or beautiful examples of rolling barn doors around the web), you’ve probably thought about installing one in your own home. Do you love the idea but aren’t quite sure where you’d put one? Take a look at these perfect ways to use a rolling barn door in your home!

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bighorn forge blacksmith pounding

June 28, 2016
by Jacob
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Behind the Scenes at BigHorn Forge: Our Hand-Forged Rolling Door Hardware

As far as we know, we’re the only manufacturer around that includes hand-forged handles and roller straps in rolling barn door kits. Because wanted to showcase that aspect of our unique hardware, we took a short trip down to Bighorn Forge in rural Kewaskum, Wisconsin to capture the process our barn door hardware goes through, “From the Forge to your Home.”

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mustard-penny-bed

June 24, 2016
by Jacob
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DIY Bed Frames

Maybe you want a budget-friendly bed frame, or maybe you want to add some personal style to your bedroom with a new DIY project. Maybe you haven’t even decided on a style yet, but you do know you want to be unique and creative about it! Well we’re here to help with a bunch of great ideas! Check out our Pinterest board on DIY bed frames for some amazing examples that will get your creativity going.

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interior rolling barn door

June 9, 2016
by Jacob
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Rolling Door Prices: What Are You Getting for Your Money?

If you do a quick Google shopping search for interior rolling barn door prices, you’ll notice they range from sub-$100 hardware kits, to Custom Service Hardware’s price point of $219‒$379, to the steeper prices of $500 or more. What’s the explanation for this sizeable price gap? Continue Reading →

CSH Loves DIY

May 2, 2016
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How Home Décor Bloggers Use CS Hardware Products In DIY Projects

There was a time not too long ago when home décor updates and home renovations seemed to be the result of a mysterious and costly process involving expert contractors, expensive materials, and an unending, ever-expanding timeline. Thanks to the proliferation of online educational sources and the explosive growth of media outlets such as HGTV, the notion of “experts only” for home renovation has been replaced with a do-it-yourself mentality. Every day, more and more people are learning the skills to plan, develop, and execute complex projects in their home on their own.

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