Tutorials & Tips Link Party {169}

tutorials & tips buttonWelcome everyone! I’m honored you stopped by to party. If you’re new to this party, I’m so glad you stopped by. Welcome! The Tutorials & Tips Party welcomes all of your original tutorials, craft projects, room reveals, recipes, furniture makeovers, as well as your decorating, cleaning, & organizing tips. If it makes our lives beautiful, easier, cleaner, or yummier, we want to see it! I look forward to seeing your creations.

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  • Please link up your original work. Round-ups are fantastic–I’m a fan of them! However, this party is about your tutorials and your tips.
  • I do a feature post each week. By linking up, you give me permission to use one of your photos with a link back and strong direction to visit your site for the tutorial or tip. I also may use your photo in a collage for social media.
  • Please link back to me in each post that you link up.
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  1. […] 4.  My ‘Lil Stubby That’s not what they’re called, that’s just what I call mine It is the Premium XL Tight Spots 2″ short handle.  I get them at my SW store but I think they are at the big boxes too.  I first heard about them from Sherry at YHL (of course) who swears by them and I see why.  They are so comfortable to hold and the bristles stay nice and smooth and don’t separate.  Again, beware of cheaper knockoff versions though, I got a cheapy from Home Depot and it is crapola, flimsy handle and its bristles poke out all the time and get paint everywhere.  This little dude is perfect for getting into tight spaces and is just much more comfortable to hold.  I use these guys all.the.time.every.where.  All of our bedroom wainscoting was painted with one 5.  Canvas drop cloth So this is probably a no-brainer for everyone and is pretty silly to put on a feature but switching from a plastic sheeting to a real canvas drop cloth has saved my sanity while painting.  I, once again, would grab the cheapy $1 plastic drop sheeting to use.  It seemed good at first, but after the first stepped-in drop of paint I would go psycho fighting the stupid plastic stuck all over my feet the rest of the day, usually ending up being stuck to the painted wall as well somehow.  Makes me freak out just thinking of that stuff.  I finally got the “fancy” canvas drop cloth and am calm once again.  It’s not like they are way more expensive or anything, maybe $10?  But they keep their shape, slide around with you, don’t stick to you, and are reusable.  I use mine under everything.  It’s kind of like a cookbook, the more crap that’s on it means how good it is. Anyway, those are the little things that I have found super useful for painting our textured walls.  There is still the fair share of missed spots, touching-up, wiping off, and general “oops” moments so not to say other things aren’t better, or that these aren’t great all the time, it’s just what works for me. Hopefully at least one of them will help you too, that’s what all this OCD rambling is for anyway Have a good weekend!! Linking up with:  Pinterest Link Party, Week’s End, Work It Wednesday, Motivational Monday, The Makers, The DIYers, Tutorials and Tips […]

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