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Creating Custom Home Murals

Aaron is celebrating, because it seems that we have finally transitioned out of the “paint it all white” trend! Homeowners are leaning into home decor that feels one-of-a-kind, and paint is the MVP. A colorful mural is one of the cheapest ways to change the look and feel of a room, without having to completely overhaul...

8 Sustainable Product Swaps for Quarantine and Beyond

Hey everyone! Usually we use our Thursday’s for Study Hall, but based on the subject matter of Tuesdays class, we decided to bring you a bonus episode. In the past couple weeks we’ve seen lots of panic surrounding access to grocery store items, and although groceries continue to be readily available, it’s important to think...

Quarantined at Home: Spring Maintenance Check List

As the world confronts the spread of the coronavirus, more and more places are implementing stay-at-home orders. And while we’re all sorting through much bigger worries, we’re also left with the more basic question: What should we do while we have so much time at home?  We’re big believers that your top priority should be caring for yourself and your...

Become a Grill Master!

Barbecues. Everyone loves them, but they can go wrong. So, so wrong. Today we’re going to get some tips for avoiding rookie mistakes, and taking our grilling to the next level. Our guest instructor Chris Sussman aka The BBQ Buddha, works with all kinds of live fire environments, from charcoal and gas grills to commercial...

Study Hall: Grillin’ Like a Villain!

QUESTIONS: When should you pull meat off the grill? What is one of the marinades Chris mentioned. How do you avoid your meat sticking to the grill? What are some pros of the Green Egg. ANSWERS: Take it off about 10 degrees before it hits temperature and let it continue to cook off the grill....

Study Hall: Finding Zen in Your Yard

QUESTIONS: What are two of the ground covers mentioned? What is rewilding? What’s one of the big trends for 2020? What are the steps to creating a vision for your space? ANSWERS: Delta Bluegrass No-Mow Sod and decomposed granite. Finding local, native plants that can survive with minimal maintenance. Kitchen gardening. Look at your space...

Digital Landscape Design

There are many factors to consider when designing your landscape. From plant sourcing to overall aesthetic, like many things, it’s best to have a plan! Today’s guest instructor is going to walk us through the process of exterior design, and touch on some common questions most homeowners have. Allison Rhodes Messner is the co-founder of...

Study Hall: Get Rich or DIY Tryin!

QUESTIONS: What was Jen’s first Mother’s Day gift? What’s Spruc’d? What are some easy DIY starter projects? ANSWERS: A compound miter saw. It’s like the Etsy of build plans! It creates passive income for makers. Light fixture, baseboards and tile work. HOMEWORK: Just start!

Making DIY More Than Just a Hobby

Thank you to Ornamental Moulding & Millwork for sponsoring this episode! You can learn more about their products HERE. When it comes to DIY, starting a project is half the battle. The trick is to knowing how and where to begin. That’s where today’s instructor comes in! A self-taught carpenter with a fearless DIY spirit...

Study Hall: Never Skip Brunch

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What’s Cara’s planning framework? What are two 2020 trends Cara mentioned we could tackle on our own? What are some ways to incorporate functionality in your space? ANSWERS: Think about what you’re doing in that room. How do you want the space to feel? Measure and think about functionality. Think about aesthetic....

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