Five Ways to Use Amy Howard One Step Paint

Now that the end of summer is in sight, we’re starting to think about DIY projects (that will be much more tolerable in cooler temps). If you’ve been in our store and browsed our paint section, hopefully you’ve seen the Amy Howard One Step Paint on its cute display near the front. This paint is…

Dot’s DIY: Easy Easter Centerpiece

Easter is just a hop, skip and a jump away (see what we did there), and we’ve come up with a cute project that would look adorable as a centerpiece or table decor for your Easter meal or party. Supplies: – Ball Mason Jars – Paint (we like the look of Amy Howard at Home…

Home Storage Hacks to Help Organize Your Space

A place for everything, and everything in it’s place. That’s easier said than done, right? But it’s true! Taking the time to carefully plan your space and designate a place for every item can make a huge difference when it comes to organizing your home. Luckily, there are a few handy products that can help…

Five Unconventional Valentine’s Gift Ideas

  Valentines Day is approaching, and visions of flowers, chocolates and strawberries are being paraded in front of our consumer eyes. Why not try something outside the box this Valentine’s Day? Your local neighborhood hardware store has a few ideas that can help you change it up this year! 1. Go Big with Big Green…

10 New Year’s Resolutions for Homeowners

The new year is almost upon us. What better time to take stock of repair needs and get started on a few little things that can help your home operate at its best all year long. 1. Restore flow to shower & bath fixtures Put showerhead in a mix of half vinegar/ half water to…

Make Your Table As Special As Your Meal

Make your table as special as your meal this Thanksgiving with a DIY centerpiece or place settings. Leftover pumpkins, gourds and other Halloween decor (that isn’t rotting, of course) can be spray painted and repurposed for a Thanksgiving centerpiece that your guests will remember. Sticks, pine cones, leaves and acorns bring nature in and add…

4 Must-Dos for Fire Safety Month

Ahhhh. Fall is in the air. Soon, we’ll be wearing scarves, whipping up big batches of chili, and starting cozy fires in our fireplaces—and that’s why it makes sense that October is Fire Safety Month. This is a great time of year to go over fire safety basics with your family and make sure you’re…

Change it up this Fall with Benjamin Moore Paints

It’s almost fall, ya’ll. And while the weather isn’t cooperating just yet, soon shades of auburn and ochre will be everywhere- from leaves on the trees to merchandise on store shelves. If you’re looking to meet the changing seasons with some changes of your own inside your home, like us, then look no further for…

Organizing Your Entryway for Back-to-School

Back-to-school season is here, and soon backpacks, lunchboxes and books will be hustled in the back door, along with boots, jackets and scarves (well, we can only hope in East Texas). Starting off the school year with a freshly organized entryway, foyer, mudroom, or even a dedicated space in your garage will make you feel…

How to Keep Your Cool Indoors This Summer

Another Texas summer is approaching, and we know what that means: the temperature is rising, and we’ve got some sunny, humid days ahead of us. While this might make for perfect lake (or water park) weather, the summer heat can wreak havoc on our utility bills. Here are a few simple home improvements that can…