This piano has been through three generations of my family! It was purchased by my grandparents in 1970. That is my dad in the Packer pajamas above (quite the rebel). He learned to play on this piano, as did I after my dad inherited the piano from my grandparents.
This piano traveled with my grandparents from Indiana to Florida, and then with my dad from Florida to Illinois and back to Florida, and then with me and my husband from Florida to Wisconsin after we got married. Needless to say, there was quite a bit of wear on it, but it also had too many memories to just take it to the dump.
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Before you start the application, be sure to thoroughly prepare the surface. It must be clean, smooth, dry, and dust-free.
In order to create a good profile for the first coat of NautiPoxy, final sanding grit should be between 120 and 150. Don’t forget to clean the surface with a tack rag or a clean cloth dampened with a good solvent (such as acetone, lacquer thinner, MEK, or xylene.)
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Spray guns are wonderful tools for finishing a surface really quickly and evenly, but cleaning them up can be a bit of a hassle. Here’s how to do it easily and safely!
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What kind of wood filler do you need for your current woodworking project? If you’re not sure, here’s how to figure out exactly what kind you need and why it’s the best choice for you!
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Is composting right for me? What are the advantages of composting? How do I start composting at home anyway? If you have any of these common questions, you can find the answers right here
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Sure, you’ve heard about Docking Drawer outlets–but do you know how to add an in-drawer outlet into your cabinets?
Remember: Install In-Drawer Outlets Safely
Unlike popular DIY in-drawer power strips or your contractor using off the shelf electrical components, Docking Drawer in-drawer outlets are safe and reliable. Additionally, they offer interlocking safety features that cut power to the outlet in the event of an emergency to help minimize risk. In-drawer electrical strip hacks can’t do that!
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Choosing the right drawer slides for your cabinets can be a confusing issue for DIY-ers if you’re not used to all the varieties of slides and the terms used to describe them. Once you get a basic understanding of the terminology though, you’ll be able to confidently pick out the best slides for the job! Continue reading “How to Choose the Right Cabinet Drawer Slide (Video)”
Need some guidance for installing CSH rollng barn door hardware? This 7-step installation guide for round rail hardware is here to help! Whether you’re installing the hardware now or you want to know exactly how to install before you buy, this guide will cover everything you need to know. Continue reading “How to Install an Interior Rolling Barn Door (Round Rail)”
Rotted or otherwise damaged wood in your home can be a real eyesore. Whether it’s furniture, flooring, outdoor columns, paneling, or window sashes, you want to get them fixed. If you’re looking for a more cost- and time-effective solution than completely replacing the damaged pieces, consider using a wood restoration product! Continue reading “How To Repair Rotted Wood Without Replacing It”
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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