Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Bath Cabinets - Refacing

Here is a past project where the client wanted to turn her boring white, builder-grade, cabinets into something special.
I mixed a special color of paint and added special touches to add some detail. Here are some pics as it was coming along.

 It turned out beautiful!

Workbench Project

I wanted to share a project I did several years ago. My wife wanted an industrial looking media center and I came up with this:

 It is a great addition to our game room.

I can build you something similar. Give me a call to schedule a quote.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Foggy Headlights? We have a solution!

Well it's been a long time since we updated the site.
We've been busy fixing up fences, transforming rooms, refacing cabinets, and so much more.
We are excited to offer a new service to our clients here in McKinney-headlight restoration.
Have you noticed that your headlights aren't as clear as they used to be?
Are they looking foggy or scratched up?
Are you having problems passing the State Inspection because of your lights?
If so, we have the answer for you!
We will clean and restore your headlights so you can see again!
And right now we are offering a 50% off discount. Only $30 for two lights.
Hurry this offer ends soon.
Call today to book your appointment.
*client must travel to McKinney to have this done.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Installing Sliding Doors

I recently worked on a project where the homeowner wanted two windows removed from this wall. He wanted sliding glass doors, a light and the siding to match around the doors to make it look like the builder put it in. Here is the result:

Exterior with light and siding
Interior views

I can do a project like this for you as well. Call me today!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


I will be posting a tutorial on how to texture your walls!!

Giving new life into old furniture

Do you have some old, tired looking furniture laying around?
Would you like to re-decorate but are on a budget?
Well with just a little spray paint and imagination you can take your old furniture and give it new life.

In this post I will show you how to redo an old wooden chair and modernize it!

This is an old chair we had that needed some repurposing.

Since it had been previously varnished and we didn't want to go through the trouble of sanding it, we just used some spray paint primer on it.

We gave it a few coats and let it dry. If some rough edges or air bubbles are present you can sand those lightly down.

Next we took some Ivory Spray paint in a matte finish and sprayed the entire chair.
We did tape off an area that had a type of wicker material. We wanted to give it a slight gold metallic touch. We simply sprayed some hammered gold color spray paint unto a piece of wood and dry brushed it.

When using spray paint it is better to do it in small sections using a light hand at first then giving it seperate coats until all done. If you use too much paint at once you'll end up with drips and streaks.

Next we tightened the springs under the seat to give it more stability.

This was done with some metal plates bought at Home Depot and tied strongly with a string.

This particular chair's seat pops up and out. We then recovered the seat with a pretty fabric.
And voila! New Chair!

**This project was first featured on

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Tips and Money Saving Ideas

I have created this blog to help you around the house, with your car and basically anything you need help with. A little bit about me:
I apprenticed with my grandfather since the age of 5! My grandfather was a master carpenter and I grew up around his woodshop, building things out of wood blocks my grandfather had laying around, I quickly learned to love woodworking.
At the same time, I was working with my father who was a plumber at the time. Yes, I said working! I used to go with him after school everyday and help him with his plumbing jobs.
As I grew up, I began to appreciate all the things I had learned from childhood: plumbing, woodworking, light electrical jobs and light construction jobs. All this experience has molded me into an all around handyman!
I can install tile, wood floors, fix a leaky faucet, install a new dishwasher, fix a washer or dryer, install a new patio roof, build a ramp, build a new closet for you or anything that comes to your mind as a project!
I have excellent references that are past and current satisfied customers!
Contact me today with your project and see what I can do to turn your project into a reality.
Sergio Martinez
214 385 1354