You’re never too old to learn a new trick, right? When it comes to DIY, even the smallest DIY tips can save lots of headaches, time, and money! When I put the word out on Facebook, some of the best DIY bloggers in the biz gave me their favorite tip to help you out!
Painting, sanding, distressing etc
From The Space Between Blog—how to clean oil paint out of paintbrushes.
Home Made by Carmona gives you the secrets to cutting in without using painter’s tape.
Remodelaholic will show you how to get a great washed paint look with this color washing paint technique.
Pneumatic Addict will show you how to spray paint MDF and get great coverage instead of blotchiness.
How do you get a really smooth paint job on a table top? Reinvented knows the simple secret—follow directions.
Paint, update your brass doorknobs. Today’s Creative Blog has figured out the best way to change up your door knobs with spray paint.
Use an emery board to sand small places.
How To distress paint comparison using 3 different techniques from Refresh Living.
How to spray paint by Dogs Don’t Eat Pizza
Easily add gold details to a dresser from Dahl House Interiors.
How to repair bad veneer before painting by A to Z Custom Creations.
Wet sanding for an extra smooth surface on furniture projects is the only way to go says Cher from Studio C.
If you’re solar lights aren’t working, Kathe with an E has some suggestions.
Homeroad will show you her tip for changing out a drawer knob to a handle.
How to select and replace hardware on your furniture project, Petticoat Junktion fills you in on all the little details.
Easiest way ever to hang a picture from The Scrap Shoppe—you’ll want to remember this one.
11 Magnolia Lane will show you how to hang Silver Platters.
Slipcover shortcuts from Brooklyn Berry Designs.
When aging a galvanized metal piece – don’t overdo your layers say Snazzy Little Things.
More aging and antiquing of metal buckets, Homeroad tested several options.
Hemp oil easily revives old wood by Frenchie.
Ten Furniture Refinishing Essentials from Prodigal Pieces.
Missing a handle? Make your own replacement hardware. Artsy Chicks Rule will show you how.
Here’s another way to replace lost trim on furniture pieces by making your own with a mold from Midwest Cottage and Finds
Design Dreams by Anne knows that adding casters to furniture gives a vintage look.
How to remove years of paint from old hardware including vintage register covers via Serendipity Refined.
White Lace Cottage—how to install knobs, and bonus tip on how to keep your door (wood) from splintering when you drill.
My Love 2 Create has this great tip: To make things easier when attaching coat hooks I use a longer bit, this eliminates the problem of my drill bumping the hook while I try to screw it in.
How to remove baseboards from Sew Woodsy—tips and tidbits to help you with this diy project.
Tip from MRL: Do not tap your nails out of the baseboard, pull your nails through the back of your baseboard. Doing this will many times eliminate those tiny holes—no need for patching.
From My Repurposed Life—if you’re using really long screws, adding soap will allow easier drilling.
I sure hope you learned something from this post. I have some very smart DIY friends! If you have a tip to add, I’d be happy to edit this post-there’s lots of room for growth. Email me your tip and the link to your blog post, and I’ll take care of the rest.
Hi, there! I’m Gail, the author and mastermind behind My Repurposed Life. I’m obsessed with finding potential in unexpected places and believe that with a little hard work and imagination, any old thing can be made useful again—myself included! I hope you’ll enjoy the journey and pick up a few tools along the way… literally!
Geez Louise, these are SUCH great tips. I pinned it for later and looked at some of them individually, and wow those tips are awesome. Thanks for sharing this Gail.
Kimm at Reinvented
This is such a FANTASTIC post, Gail! Thanks for including me. I'm pinning and posting so that I can refer back to all of this awesome information!
Love all of these tips! Thanks for including our base boards in the round-up!
Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
What a fantastic collection of information! Thank you for putting it all together, Gail, and including my 10 Furniture Refinishing Essentials. :o)
Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe
These are awesome!! Definitely pinning as I'm sure I will need many of these in the future. 🙂
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule
What a fabulous round up!!! So many valuable tips! Thanks so much for including mine Gail! 🙂
Chris from Midwest Cottage and Finds
Thank you Gail for including me on this post....I'm honored to be in such great company!!
So so awesome, of course pinned! Thanks for including my tip Gail!
Kathy@ Petticoat Junktion
Hey Gail, thanks for the feature! You have a great round-up here. I've already checked several of the links. Pinning and bookmarking so I can read more later. Thanks again!
This is a GOLD MINE of information!
Pinning to reference the ones I will forget, but the emery board one is now in my brain for the future.
Cher @ Designs by Studio C
Thank you, Gail, for adding my wet sanding tip to such a great list! I really appreciate it!