The Copper Elm

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!

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.

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...
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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