Buyer Beware: What You Need to Know About Lead Paint and Antiques

Buyer Beware: What You Need to Know About Lead Paint and Antiques

I am proud to be a 3M-sponsored blogger, and as part of my responsibilities, I get the 
opportunity to evaluate 3M products. Opinions are my own. Do you love to shop at antique stores? Love a good yard sale or Craigslist find? Have you ever bought those trendy vintage chippy windows or an old piece of furniture and wonder if the chipped off paint contains lead in it? Today we are here to share and educate our readers about Lead. It’s Lead Poisoning Prevention week and we realize … [Read more...]

How to Cut Letters Using a Scroll Saw + Video

how to cut letters on the scroll saw

I am proud to be a 3M- sponsored blogger, and, as part of my responsibilities, I get the opportunity to evaluate new products from 3M DIY. Opinions are my own and additional product used in the project were selected by me. Something we have never shared on Sew Woodsy before is Jon's love for cutting letters using his scroll saw. This is a hobby of sorts and we typically give these out as gifts for friends and family who are expecting babies. We also get request from friends and family … [Read more...]

{Video} How to Refinish an End Table with 3M DIY

How to Refinish an End Table with #3MDIY

This post is a collaboration with 3M DIY. Early last year, our neighbor, Edie, came to us asking if we could help her refinish an end table. We told her yes, but then project after project (and pregnancy) got in the way. We made it a resolution to ourselves that we were going to refinish the end table for her birthday (which was last Friday)! We picked it up in the morning and brought it back to her by the end of the day. She was amazed at the drastic difference and said it was her best … [Read more...]

Painting & Patching Moulding Tips

Painting & Patching Moulding Tips

This post is a collaboration with 3M DIY. To keep up-to-date on projects, products and sampling visit 3MDIY.com. We recently added some beautiful moulding around our bathroom window. Thanks to our friends at 3MDIY.com we are going to show you how easy it is to paint moulding once its hanging up on the wall! And stay tuned because in the coming weeks you'll learn how we installed this moulding! Whether its a small job or a complicated one we always use 3M Tekk Protection to protect us (and … [Read more...]