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  • DIY - Turn an old door into a Mosaic tile table

    DIY - Turn an old door into a Mosaic tile table   This project rates as a 5 on the DIYer scale. Yet it will rate a 10 with your guest. Mosaic tables are great for outdoors (patios , porch and yards), they even look great in a rustic decorated room.   Here is how to make your own: ...
  • DIY - Convert a closet

      Convert a closet Most families fight the constant battle between floor space and closet space. By converting a closet into desk space with a few book shelves or even closed in storage, you free up a lot of floor space. The best part is when not working at the desk, you can close the door...
  • DIY - Whitewashing

      DIY - Whitewashing   Last week Ash wrote in asking about whitewashing her kitchen cabinets. Thank you Ash for writing in.   There are a few methods for whitewashing. I am going to cover the easiest.   What is whitewashing? Whitewashing is when you apply a coat of pai...
  • DIY – Affordable Kitchen Makeovers (Changing a countertop)

      DIY – Affordable Kitchen Makeovers (Changing a countertop)     Different types of countertops require different types of installation. For our purpose we're going to work with formica counter tops.   A lot of people like to stay away from formica counter tops, &n...
  • DIY – Affordable Kitchen Makeovers (Cabinet refinishing)

    DIY – Affordable Kitchen Makeovers (Cabinet refinishing)     A brand new kitchen may not be in everyone's budget, not to worry Affordable Kitchen Makeovers are within most homeowners reach.   This week I am going to focus on the cabinets. I will cover the other portions o...
  • DIY - Replacing a window pane

      DIY - Replacing a window pane.   There are more older windows and doors out there then most people realize.   Every now and then one of the windows break and need to be replaced. Replacing a window may be much easier than you think and can be done for just under $20.00 (pl...
  • DIY- Rustic Farmhouse Table

    Rustic Farmhouse Tables   A reader wrote in asking about building a Rustic Farmhouse Table. I thought this was a great topic.   Where to start?   As with any table you will need to start with the legs and supports. If you have an old wood table with a sturdy frame, you can a...
  • DIY – Accent wall from Reclaimed wood

      DIY – Accent wall from Reclaimed wood by Artie Wallace     More and more I am finding that both customers and people online are getting back to nature with their home designs.  What better way to do this then with a wood accent wall? Best of all on a scale of 1 t...
  • DIY - Give your bathroom a new look for less

    DIY - Give your bathroom a new look for less by Artie Wallace   Whether you're renting or a home owner looking to give your bathroom a makeover, there is no reason to break the bank while doing so.   Bathrooms are the second most important rooms in the house when thinking about upgr...
  • DIY Keeping Your Drains Clean

    DIY Keeping Your Drains Clean by Artie Wallace Would you like to save money on expensive drain cleaning services?In this article, I will take you on a journey through a drain pipe and help you to prevent expensive clogs. Why do drain pipes clog? Most drain clogs are caused by 1 of ...
  • DIY Power Washing

      by Artie Wallace   With spring right around the corner, it's time to start thinking about cleaning up the outside of the house. Power washing is a great place to start.   What are the advantages of power washing?   - Power washing your siding can extend the life of your ...