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5 Ways to Fix Out-of-Whack Dresser Drawers

5 Ways to Fix Out-of-Whack Dresser Drawers

I knew the drawers on this vintage buffet were a little out-of-whack when I bought it, but I was...

DIY Cape Cod-Style Starfish Shutters

DIY Cape Cod-Style Starfish Shutters

The boring vinyl siding on our 1928 beach cottage had been leaving me feeling blah for years. This...

Hardwood Floors From Plywood??? YES!!!

Hardwood Floors From Plywood??? YES!!!

We had nasty carpet that was old and stained in a room we wanted to re do as a guest room. We wanted...

HOW to Add a Window Into a Door and WHY You Should Do It!

HOW to Add a Window Into a Door and WHY You Should Do It!

It's a dreary walk up the narrow stairs staring at a plain metal door.I brushed a copper red tone...

The Sexy to My Dining Room: Our New Wood Floors

The Sexy to My Dining Room: Our New Wood Floors

We have wanted wood floors our entire homeowner life. On days where couldn't stand the idea of...

Split Foyer Staircase Gets a Makeover

Split Foyer Staircase Gets a Makeover

I have a classic 80's home setup. Many homes in my area have it; the split foyer staircase. Having...

Easy Cheap Fix/look for Old Air Duct Vent

Easy Cheap Fix/look for Old Air Duct Vent

We have a air vent in the floor right by the door going to the garage. It is 19 yrs old And looking...

How to Repair Water Damaged Furniture

How to Repair Water Damaged Furniture

My SIL dropped off this poor coffee table at my garage last week that had been sitting in her shed...

How to Temporary Repair Your Vertical Blinds With a Flat Head Screwdri

How to Temporary Repair Your Vertical Blinds With a Flat Head...

My Vertical Blinds are always breaking. So one day I found a way to temporary fix them by using a...

Repair Termite Hole in Hardwood Floor

Repair Termite Hole in Hardwood Floor

Termites may be important for the ecosystem, but no homeowner would ever be happy finding these...

Backyard Makeover

Backyard Makeover

We moved into our house in March of 2015 and we could not WAIT to start this transformation!

Make your washer clean itself!

Make your washer clean itself!

It sounds funny that you have clean a machine designed for cleaning, but the washer does need some...

Super Fast 2 Ingredient Car De-Icing Spray

Super Fast 2 Ingredient Car De-Icing Spray

I'm not sure about you, but there isn't much worse than going out to my car to leave, and finding my...

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

Bubble Wrap Window Insulation Hack

If you're like me and come from a small town with old houses, you can remember insulating your...

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

How to Install a Ceiling Fan

This past summer we were introduced to a new type of ceiling fan by Stile. We thought it would be a...

Blog Worthy Results Without a Blog, My Version of the Paper Bag Floor

Blog Worthy Results Without a Blog, My Version of the Paper Bag Floor

Ten years ago we bought a "folk" Victorian home. Over it's lifetime, the porch has had a few...

Broken Patio Chair Rescue!!

Broken Patio Chair Rescue!!

After a long winter, the snow finally melted enough to assess the condition of the heavy wrought...

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

Here’s a really useful eco-friendly trick to get of fruit flies. I hate fruit flies. Actually, I...

Cat Proof Chair Cover Up - Chair Repair With Vinegar Glue

Cat Proof Chair Cover Up - Chair Repair With Vinegar Glue

You know you can use vinegar for all kinds of house hold projects but did you know that you can also...

Turn Upholstered Dining Chair Seats Into Wood!

Turn Upholstered Dining Chair Seats Into Wood!

Look at these nasty seat covers before, to give you an idea of how old they were, horse hair was...

How to Brick a Wall in One Day!

How to Brick a Wall in One Day!

One of the most important rooms on our 2016 'fix-it' list is our basement family room/rec room....

The Dog Chewed the Wooden Furniture Leg - Despair and Repair!

The Dog Chewed the Wooden Furniture Leg - Despair and Repair!

I'm sure I'm not the only homeowner who has had their adorable (sometimes NOT so adorable) furry...

How To Finish Kitchen Shelving

How To Finish Kitchen Shelving

Don't cut corners like I did when you install open shelves in your kitchen. Finish them using this...

How to Clean the Washing Machine Without Harsh Chemicals

How to Clean the Washing Machine Without Harsh Chemicals

It’s quick and easy to clean your washing machine using natural products.
For this cleaning job we
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How to Trim the Screw Posts on a Drawer Knob.

How to Trim the Screw Posts on a Drawer Knob.

I lived 55 years before I found out the easiest, best way to shorten the screw posts when I am...