Cape Ace Hardware strives to be more than just your local hardware store. We work hard to make sure you have the tools and equipment you need both online and offline. That is why we created Tips and Tricks for you to have more resources at your fingertips. Here you will find trends, DIY home hacks, seasonal tips and more!

Chalk Paint Projects to Try

Chalk Paint Projects to Try

It’s time to get those creative juices flowing and put your paint brushes to good use. This time, we’re talking about DIY chalk paint projects. Chalk paint is a thick, matte paint that’s used to make furniture appear aged or distressed. If you’re always thrifting vintage pieces or you can’t seem to get enough rustic farmhouse décor, then chalk paint is right up your alley. It’s not to be confused with chalkboard paint, which is for those fun feature walls you can draw on. Instead, let’s dive into some unique and creative ways to use chalk paint around the home.

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7 Things to Do with Dad this Summer

7 Things to Do with Dad this Summer

Now that school’s out for summer, lots of fun family adventures are ahead. Annapolis is teeming with activities, including fun things to do with Dad! And, let’s not forget all the great cities outside of Annapolis, too. With so many places to go and stuff to do, you’ll have every weekend booked from here on out. Make it a summer the whole family will remember with our list of things to do with Dad. Which will you try first?

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Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

Ways to Honor the Fallen on Memorial Day

How does your family honor the fallen on Memorial Day? It’s important to join together and remember the brave men and women who gave their lives for us. Of course, there are lots of creative ways to commemorate the holiday, including fun activities and craft projects to teach the kids about the significance of the day. Here are some of our favorite Memorial Day activities to celebrate and honor the fallen.

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What to Look for in a Grill

What to Look for in a Grill

Memorial Day is coming up, and that means grilling season is officially here. We can already smell the burgers, hot dogs, and shish kabobs now. If you don’t already have a grill (or your old one is on the fritz) it’s the perfect time to pick one up. Cape Ace carries a large selection from top brands, like Big Green Egg and Weber. Before you shop around, use this handy guide to help narrow down your grill choices.

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Yard Prep Tips for Spring 

Yard Prep Tips for Spring 

It’s that time of year again. The threat of snow no longer looms. The temperatures are beginning to rise. And, the robins are leaving their winter shelters in search of places to nest. As the outside world springs back to life, it’s important to start preparing your lawn and garden. Here are some handy spring yard prep tips to help.

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5 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

5 DIY St. Patrick’s Day Decorations

Feeling lucky yet? You don’t have to be Irish to join in on the holiday fun. Just grab something green and gear up for St. Patrick’s Day on March 17th with a few fun DIY crafts. Below, we’ve compiled a list of creative St. Patrick’s Day decorations that you and the kids can make to spruce up your home.

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Transform Your Cabinets with New Hardware

Transform Your Cabinets with New Hardware

Ready to give your cabinets a new look? Upgrades don’t have to be difficult or expensive. In fact, sometimes the smallest changes can have the biggest impact. Instead of a complete remodel, just swap out the cabinet hardware to make your kitchen or bath feel like new. All you need is some DIY inspiration and a few tools to transform your cabinets. And, Cape Ace Hardware can help with both. Here’s a list of our favorite do-it-yourself cabinet hardware projects.

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5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

5 Easy Dinner Recipes to Try

Simple dinner recipes are a busy mom’s best friend. When you’re strapped for time, you want meals that are easy to prepare, yet still delicious. On nights like these, less is always more. But did you know there are actually many great recipes you can make on the grill? In fact, they’re often the easiest and the tastiest. So skip the stove tonight and discover a few easy family-friendly recipes. 

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Door Décor Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Door Décor Ideas for Valentine’s Day

It seems like you’ve only just finished tidying up after the end-of-year holidays, yet February is already drawing near. Valentine’s Day offers another opportunity to invest in some seasonal decorations. Door décor can help create a welcoming presence inside and outside of your home. And, you’ll help remind everyone in the neighborhood that love is in the air. Here are some tips and tricks to get you started on your Valentine’s Day door décor.

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7 Cleaning Tips for After the Holidays

7 Cleaning Tips for After the Holidays

This time of year, there are lots of guests coming and going. Once the last person leaves, it’s time to breathe a sigh of relief. You’ve successfully made it through another holiday season. Unfortunately, now it’s time to clean up and settle back into a routine. Follow these seven cleaning tips for after the holidays.

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