Hints for Holiday Preparation

Chelsea and Danny with sisters Missy and Chick

The Today’s Homeowner crew helped sisters Missy and Chick get their home and outdoor space ready for holiday entertaining. And, along the way they shared some of their handy and unique decorating ideas with us.

Here’s a list of the projects we tackled:

  • Built and stained a new leaf for the dining room table
  • Installed a ceiling fan on the patio
  • Painted a rug pattern on the concrete
  • Cleaned up the support piers with masonry repair mix
  • Built a planter to disguise the gas regulator for their barbecue grill
  • Set up the outdoor lights and decorations

Check out the Holiday Hints episode article for more info on these projects.


  1. Hi!

    I saw the recipe for the furniture polish. I just tried it on my wood railing and it not only shines well but removed the odd dirt stains that we barely noticed in the dim lighting! (lol)
    Is the recipe approximately this? I estimated from what I saw in the video:
    1/4 to 1/3 cup white vinegar
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    A few squirts of lemon

    Thanks for any response! I love this show and all the helpful advice! 🙂 🙂


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