The Copper Elm

Every Product Used In My Camper Renovation
If you've seen any videos or photos and wondered where I found the backsplash in the kitchen, or the pillowcases on the couch, or even the coasters sitting on a table in the background...this is the place to find your answers!!
Why Stencils Are Making Wallpaper a Thing of the Past

This camper renovation has had a very clear goal since day one..luxurious, high-end design, on a teeny budget. Adding a stenciled design to the walls is just the right touch to up the glam factor without breaking the bank!

Upgrading to a Finger Print Scanning Deadbolt
The deadbolt comes equipped with a fingerprint scanner that makes this keyless entry the easiest I’ve ever seen. In addition, you can also program up to thirty different numerical entry codes. 
Creating The Perfect Rug In 10 Minutes
A quick, simple, and inexpensive DIY way to create a rug using your favorite fabric and a simple canvas drop cloth! If you need a rug for your front door, your back porch, your camper, or anywhere else that you don't want to invest a ton of money into...this is a total win.
Flawless Varnish with One Simple Hack

One of the most intimidating aspects of painting furniture for most people lies in the final step. You've taken the time to properly prep, repair, clean, and perhaps even prime. You've spent countless hours getting the most flawless coats of paint imaginable. And it's all for nothing if your varnish is cloudy, streaky, or textured.

What Color Primer Should I Use?
Wise Owl Primer comes in four color options: Clear, White, Gray, and Dark Gray. Each of these serves a different purpose and choosing the right one can have a huge impact on the ease and outcome of your painting project.
Paint Your Kitchen Cabinets Without Breaking the Bank
The national average for a kitchen reno is just over twenty-five thousand dollars. And 29% of that big price tag...gets poured into the cabinets. With an almost $7,000 average dedicated to cabinetry, that much-needed kitchen makeover can be daunting, if not unfeasible. But what if you could refinish your cabinets yourself, getting that same fresh look while saving 95% of your costs? I know, it seems impossible, but stick with me...
When To Use Primer and Why It's So Helpful
When preparing to paint a piece of furniture, priming can be an essential part of creating a high quality, long lasting finish. Whether you need superior adhesion to allow your paint to stick to a slick surface or superior stain blocking to lock in tannins and stains, Wise Owl primer can be the key to working smarter, not harder!
Prep Work = The Least Favorite, But Most Crucial Part of Painting Furniture!
Prep work is a beast that most of us hate to tackle, and plenty of folks skip altogether. But if you want your beautiful paint job to last...prep work is a non negotiable. I don’t care what any paint brand tells you, you NEED to prep. (And yes, I am fully prepared to receive major backlash for saying this, and I don’t care...I’m unwavering when it comes to prep work. Period.) Depending on the condition of your furniture, your prep work can vary quite a bit. You might get away with 20 minutes of light cleaning or it might take a whole week of work. You need to assess your surface, come up with a game plan, and jump in.
DIY Mercury Glass - Krylon vs Rust-Oleum
A head to head matchup comparing Krylon's Looking Glass to Rust-Oleum's Mirror effects to create a faux mercury glass effect. Step by step instructions walking you through the super simple process of taking a plain piece of glass and transforming it into an aged mirrored piece!
Perfect Lines With Tape And Enamel
If you've tried taping off straight lines, you know how frustrating it can be to have your paint bleed under your tape and destroy your design. I've got a simple, effective, and reliable technique to get flawless geometric designs or stripes every single time. Using the yellow Frog Tape, designed for delicate surfaces, Wise Owl One Hour Enamel, and a roller, I show how I got this crisp taped off design on the side of a dresser. Spruce up your furniture and take your painting adventures up a notch with high quality details!

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