Top Taps

August Top Taps


This weeks links and things.

DIY Beginner Basics – LEARN to DIY with Tools! This course goes over everything YOU need to start DIYing today!!
DIY Kitchen and Bath Basics – PRESALE is LIVE. Course will start Oct. 1st. Teaches you how to tile, lay floors, basic plumbing, planning and installing cabinetry and more!

BOTH courses are pre-recorded, go at your own pace video lessons! visit to learn more!

Stair Trim
Alder Wood with Sherwin Williams Ebony stain (Sherwin Williams can color match paints and STAINS! You just need to bring in a piece of wood you’d like it to match, and then the raw wood you plan to stain. The process takes a few days, but worth it to get your wood to match seamlessly).

Bench Color: SW Jasper
Wall Color: BM Classic Grey
Trim Color: SW Extra White
Hardwood: Engineered Hardwood, wouldn’t recommend it as it scratches easily.
Carpet: StainMaster PetProtect click here to read more about my carpets and click here for the closest matches.

Honey Built Home Hacks

Miter Gauge – best tool for determining what angle you need to cut your wood at
9 in 1 painters tool – pull all that excess paint out of your rollers so you can easily wash them (and save on paint). It also opens cans, removes old caulk, helps you pry your baseboards away from the walls without damage. It’s a must have in your bucket kind of tool.
Carpet Tape – the stickiest carpet tape to secure your area rugs down to your hardwood or tile. It hasn’t left a residue on my hardwood, it peels up easily when it needs to be replaced.
Folex Carpet Cleaner – but seriously. I dont think theres another spray on carpet cleaner that is as efficient as this one. When you don’t want to bust out the big guns and clean your carpets, this works amazing. I also use it to get paint out of my clothes.
Ryobi Multitool – cuts baseboards like a breeze!
Ryobi Mouse Sander – This little guy is great for getting in tight corners. The dust collection bag on it isn’t extremely efficient, so I would probably connect it directly to a shopvac to cut down on dust
Ryobi Brad Nailer– my only nail gun. but seriously. its the best nail gun. Battery powered, cordless, the nails are medium in thickness so perfect for accent walls, baseboard trim.
Dap Rapid Fuse quick dry glue can bond basically anything in a matter of seconds. This works great for trim or baseboards you can line up your seams glue them together. Then nail it all in place and the nail gun won’t pull your corners out of alignment.
Loctite Fun-Tak – use it your picture corners so your gallery wall is always perfectly straight!

This week’s shares:
Her Love We are still uncertain HOW WELL her love works, but for those of you who have taken it, you all agree that it definitely amps up that sex drive. The key is consistency, (taking it daily). I personally don’t think it takes great, so I swish it down in a few sips of warm water but I’ve heard mixing it in hot chocolate mix, milk, and creamer make it taste yummy. TBD if it really works for ME, but if you are interested you can use code HONEYBUILTHOME for 10% off.

Perk Energy- Earlier this week my friend Nate decided to drink Perk Chill in the middle of the day and it made him super sleepy. Little did he know Perk Energy and Perk Chill are two complimenting but VERY DIFFERENT drinks #whoops. I have been a Perk fan for years. It is a nice warm feeling morning beverage that isn’t coffee (it’s protein, collagen, and caffeine) to give you a pep in your step. Perk Chill helps you wind down and sleep peacefully, plus the flavors are delicious. I personally LOVE the Chai Latte flavor, followed by the Mint Hot Chocolate and Dutch Hot Chocolate. You can get trial variety pack to try the flavors before you commit, but I can promise you’ll be hooked IF YOU GET THE FROTHER. You have to get the frother. It’s a game changer. HONEYBUILTHOME gets you 10% off.

New Entryway Rug

It’s been 3 years with our existing entry way rug and while I think it’s super cute, it’s a rug Lance has been anti from the beginning. He has constantly asked me to replace it with something that fits the esthetic of our home a little better so this weekend I swapped it out for Boutique rugs new machine washable line!! I got 2 different washable rugs in 6×9.

Greenpoint – green undertones, very warm.
Tavas – blue and cool undertones.
Both have almost identical patterns. They are so much prettier in person than I could ever showcase through the screen. My discount code: HONEYBUILT60 is good site wide!

For those interested in the “old rug”
Black Tribal Rug
Arch Mirror
Black Bench
This is us sign (similar)
Above the Stairs Industrial Chandelier
Black Gallery Wall Frames


Be sure to follow along on IG Stories to see all of these awesome hacks LIVE 🙂

+ show Comments

- Hide Comments

add a comment


for every level of DIYer

Renovate with Honey Built Home
The app to organize all your projects! 

Follow along an existing Honey Built Home project template or utilize the app to track your tasks, materials, receipts, budget, and keep your design inspirations all in one place, your pocket. 

Apple Store

Google Play Store


Meet Christine Gummersall, a mother of 4, coach's wife, former Labor and Delivery nurse, and self taught DIYer who decided to take a sledge hammer to her 1950's bathroom over a decade ago and hasn't stopped tackling her honey-do list since.  Folow along as christine breaks down the pretty afters, by showing the whole how to process and empowers you to STOP waiting, and START creating a home you love, with your own two hands! 

Say HI on insta