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About Holly Broenneke

Associate Director of Marketing & Advertising at Moscow & Pullman Building Supply

Easy Shim Wreath For Fall

Let’s create a super simple and easy fall wreath from minimal materials! We enjoy the clean, modern aesthetic of this wreath and will provide easy instructions on how you can create your own below!

Shims are thin strips of material used to fill gaps or space between objects. This functional material also can be used to make some fun and easy fall projects. Shims are already cut to size, affordable, and easy to work with. You can find them in the lumber yard at Moscow & Pullman Building Supply. Another option would be to cut to size 1.5” x 8” strips of wood to make your own from survey stakes, posts, or any scrap wood you having laying around!

Materials:

  • (2) 8” Shim Packages (14-16 ct)
  • Hot Glue & Glue Gun
  • Oil-Based Stain of Your Choice
  • 2” Natural Bristle Paint Brush
  • Ribbon or Floral Accents
  • 12″ Wood Wreath Base

 

Instructions:

  1. Prep your space for staining. Newspapers or plastic work great as a dropcloth. Make sure to select a well ventilated room or outdoors for staining.
  2. Stir stain and apply with a natural bristle brush to approximately 20-24 shims. Make sure to coat the sides and ends. Staining the back is optional. Let dry for at least one hour before handling.
  3. Use a hot glue gun to attach shims to the 12” wreath base. Apply your first one parallel to the frame. Subsequently apply each shim about 1” apart from each other on the base until you make your way around the entire circular frame (see video for shim placement).
  4. Adorn wreath with floral accents or ribbon of your choice.

We want to see your photos, but don’t forget to tag us at: @mbspbs & hashtag: #mpbsproject

Looking for more DIY projects, tips, and inspiration? Check out all our blogs.

 

 

Thanks for reading,

Holly Broenneke

Associate Director of Marketing & Advertising

By |October 5th, 2020|Blog, DIY Enthusiasts|

DIY Fire Pit Kit

Transform your backyard into a space the whole family will enjoy. With this DIY Fire Pit Kit, installation is as easy as 1-2-3!

STEP 1: Find a level area that is at least 3′ away from potential hazardous debris like foliage, tree branches, buildings, etc. Make sure the location you choose for your firepit is the permanent location as you will not be able to move it once assembled.

STEP 2: Start by placing the round firepit insert on the ground, you’ll place the first course of bricks around, continue placing the next course in a staggered pattern.
Depending on the height of your firepit, you will want to apply the adhesive to at least the top two courses to ensure stability.

STEP 3: Once all courses are installed, top the firepit with the round firepit insert. Lastly, for safety measures, you will want to fill the firepit with gravel up until the interior bricks are no longer visible. All materials are supplied, except the gravel is sold separately. Gravel is available in bags or bulk goods, of your choice.

Bring your outdoor vision to life with hardscapes from Belgard. Pavers, wall blocks and more available at Moscow & Pullman Building Supply. Call for details on stock and availability.

Bulk landscaping material also available. Check out our selection here.

By |May 8th, 2020|DIY Enthusiasts|

Fresh Cut Christmas Trees & Wreaths – December 4, 2019

Not only are fresh cut trees beautiful, they are practical and environmentally friendly too. Check out this great list of reasons to go green this season!

Christmas trees are renewable. They are grown on farms just like any other crop. Growers often plant one to three new seedlings for every tree that is harvested.  Real trees benefit the environment – they support wildlife by providing shelter for years.   While trees are being grown for your home one day, they are absorbing carbon dioxide and other gasses producing fresh oxygen.  Choosing a live tree for your home is a great […]

By |December 4th, 2019|In Bloom on the Palouse|

Cabinet Chat: Bellmont Frameless Cabinets; Modern Style with Smooth Function – December 12, 2018

Our clientele has grown over the last four years, their needs for kitchen and bath designs are continuously changing. The 2019 trends are clean simple styling, innovative storage solutions and dimensional finishes,which caters to the busier lifestyles that we are all experiencing. Innovative storage solutions deliver better drawer organization, enhanced access for hard to reach areas, and increased functionality. A dimensional finish offers clean lines, movement and texture much like how the the luster of metals combine with organic elements to create an intriguing design. We went out scouting for a new cabinet manufacture that offered smart, innovative designs […]

By |December 12th, 2018|Cabinet Chat - Design Blog|

Cabinet Chat: Granite vs. Quartz Countertops – October 12, 2018

What is the difference between granite and quartz countertops?

Lets go over each material to help you make the right choice for your kitchen or bathroom countertops.

Granite is a natural stone that is cut from the earth like slices of bread. It is an igneous rock made up of primarily quartz and a mixtures of additional trace material. These minerals and their variation in abundance give granite numerous colors and textures. The colors are grouped into 10 basic categories: beige, black, blue, brown, burgundy, gray green, red, yellow, and white. The dramatic veins, streaks, and mineral deposits offered by […]

By |October 12th, 2018|Cabinet Chat - Design Blog|