Posts in Renovation & Restoration
Asian Bugs Help Revive a Kitchen

Have you heard of the lac bug? It lives in India and parts of southeast Asia. As a larva, it crawls along branches, excreting a waxy substance. If you paint your nails, you might be wearing some lac bug excretion on your hands right now. It’s the main ingredient in shellac nail polish.

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A Kitchen Rescue Paint Job—Before and After

Anyone can hand paint a kitchen cabinet. But not everyone can do it properly. Even people who say they are professional kitchen painters. Here’s a story about how I was able to rescue a kitchen in Cork after the original painter did a terrible job.

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