I'm doing a screen porch makeover at the moment and wanted to add a bit of light over the drop-leaf table. Using some grapevine balls and white lights with brown wires I put together an little porch chandy in no time!
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Love this! I think they would be a wonderful addition to Christmas decor as well. Thanks for
My canned items were getting lost in a deep, floor to ceiling cupboard. At the top of the basement stairs landing I saw that there was three inches of space where the door jamb met the
wall. I asked my husband to frame it in and put the space to use. I can see everything at a glance and was surprised to learn how many jars of some things I had lost to the back of the cupboard. I wouldn't intentionally stock 9 jars of salsa and 8 containers of mustard.
Q: My house has aluminum siding. It is really worn and faded. Can aluminum siding be painted or should I think about replacing it?
A: This is a GREAT home repair question. No need to replace it. You can paint your aluminum siding. Aluminum will last forever. Paint left on any surface will oxidize over time.You just don't see it on wood because the paint peels before it oxidizes. The cure for the siding is to power wash the oxidized paint off as much as possible.Sometimes brushing it off as well. Then simply paint two coats then you are good for another 25 years. I recommend a satin finish to restore the metallic look.
Since I can't afford a new fancy Washer & Dryer for my Laundry Room, instead I decided to give a little makeover to my old set using a stencil from Royal Design Studio.
I centered the thick plastic stencil on the front of my dryer and stuck it in place with some painter's tape. I then used a little cabinet and trim roller to apply my paint. Finish it off with a coat of clear polyurethane and the makeover is complete!
Commented on Sep 13, 2012
Painted a TV once (back when they were HUGE) but it wasn't anywhere near as creative. I may
have to take another look at my pair. Does it make doing the chore any more pleasant?
Hi Everybody! Man, what a whirlwind this has been since I posted my tire ottoman idea. I know the power of Social Media, but wow! For those who have suggested and asked, yes, I have considered and have decided that I will be marketing my ottoman. Hopefully I haven't hurt the possibility of sales by sharing all the down and dirty how-to details with everyone. But, hey, generosity can only be rewarded, right? For all you DIYers, I know you can make your own, but for those not so
inclined, I'll have tire ottomans for sale soon--and of course for much less than my inspiration ottoman! Yay for recycling! Go Earth!