Ask Me!

By Kate Riley August 22, 2012

Hey everyone!  I’ve been feeling slightly under the weather today – it must be all that running around getting ready for back to school and my new exercise routine – I’m drained!  I decided to give myself the afternoon off with a movie on the couch and some homemade thirty minute minestrone in the hopes I’ll be reenergized!

Tomorrow (Thursday) is a great day for any of you with burning DIY questions – if you’ve got one be sure to ask it over on the True Value Facebook page where I’ll be sitting at my computer answering questions as they post.

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Be back tomorrow! 

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  1. I recently tried my first DIY project, yay! I spray painted my medicine cabinet using the vaseline technique so it would look distressed. I love how it turned out but it scratches very easily. Should I put a protective coating on it? And if so, what?

    Thank you and hope you feel better soon!

    p.s. I want to do my fireplace casing next!

    • Hi Jackie, spray paint on metal can definitely scratch, the only thing you can use over it is a spray Polycrylic, that might help!

  2. You’re doing the right thing Kate – Hot soup and rest – that’ll do it. Feel better soon, eh. Couldn’t help the “eh” – I’m Canadian.

  3. Oh my gosh! I felt the exact same way
    Yesterday! I watched The Hunger Games
    on the coach and just relaxed. I think it is
    the change of seasons coming as well as
    back to school stress! We all need to
    recharge…take care!

  4. I’m sorry, I should have specified…it isn’t metal but that ugly orangey press wood. My bad!
    Should I still use the spray polycrylic on that?
    Thanks so much!

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