Types of Fire Pits and Fire Pit Safety

All about fire pits sizes and fuel types, also most importantly Fire Pit Safety. How to use them and keep your family safe!

Let’s talk fire pits!  Over the last 10-15 years fire pits have become one of the most requested additions for outdoor living spaces.  Homeowners love the idea of having a space to relax and spend time with family, all the while staying nice and cozy amidst the cool fall air!  As a Lowe’s Creative Handyman, […]

The Easiest Way to Paint Furniture

Custom reverse stencil side table

Over the past few years, Jacque and I have painted a decent number of furniture pieces, ranging from dressers to bar stools, to even chandeliers.  I really enjoy giving new life to outdated pieces, but the painting phase of the transformation has always been my least favorite part of the process, mostly because of the […]

10 Tips for Winterizing Your Home


Every year at the close of summer, I seem to run out of time to prepare for the coming fall and winter months!  This year, I’ve got a jumpstart on the prep work and should be able to enjoy the changing seasons rather than worry about what’s not done.  We’ve compiled a list of 10 […]

How to Paint Like a Pro

How to paint like a pro

Here at the DIY village, we’re no strangers to paint!  As a matter of fact, in our current home, we’ve added at least a coat of paint to every single room!   Along the way, I’ve tried different rollers and cut in tools that claimed to make painting less of a hassle, most of which […]

Kobalt 40V Max Outdoor Power Equipment Review

Kobalt 40V Max Outdoor Power Equipment Review

A few months ago, I was given the opportunity to get up close and personal with the new line of Kobalt 40V Max Outdoor Power Equipment.  It’s comprised of 7 different tools that all run off of the same 40V lithium ion battery; A chainsaw, pole saw, hedge trimmer, string trimmer, blower, and two different lawn […]