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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...

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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...

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Cheap Fix for Small Cracks in Your Baseboard and Trim

Do you live in an old house like I do? Do you have baseboards and other trim around your house...

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Household Items: Save or Splurge?

Domestic CEO asks a panel of QDT experts about when should you save, and when should you spend, when...

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Restyled Parlor Chair With French Flair!

This was a chair brought to me by a customer who wanted a beautiful photo prop for her boudoir...

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How to Paint Window Sills and Trims

I'm in the middle of doing a room reset, changing up our formal lounge room. Our house is about 20+...

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Clean and Lube Your Tower Fan to Keep It Running

Did you know that your tower fan needs regular maintenance to keep them running? Tower fans are...

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Sediment in a hot water heater.

Recently there has been posts about draining hot water heaters and the pros as well as the cons in...

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Homemade Fruit Fly Trap

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

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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...

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DIY Ant Deterrent Spray

The ants are invading, the ants are invading! Well, they aren't now, but they did try. Every single...

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A Week of Prep Turned Into This!

Preparation can be the most important step in a painting project. I'm sharing the steps (and the...

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The Easiest Way to Fill a Hole in Your Wall

This little tip on how to quickly fill a hole in your wall is perfect for renters or people dorming....

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How to Patch Large Drywall Holes

Big holes in drywall (6”+ across) are a little tricky to tackle. They’re too big for a patch, so...

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Air Seal your attic before insulating

When one pops there head into the attic they may see something similar to the first picture & think...

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Before and After Cast Iron Bench Restoration

I picked up two cast iron bench ends and the cast iron back insert for 40 bucks. The wood was...

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Teacup Lamp Tutorial

Now before we start let me say, I'm not the first person to have made a teacup lamp and I'm sure...

lath accent wall

Lath Accent Wall

DIY a boring wall and give it a pop of color without spending a ton of money. You can easily create...

installing faux wood window blinds

Installing Faux Wood Window Blinds

We needed something to block the windows beside our front door, and for many years, we used some...

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How to Repair Old Pocket Doors

Our old house circa 1910, has a set of beautiful wooden pocket doors. The only problem was that the...

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Common Apartment Problems - How to Be Your Own Handyman

One of the main benefits of renting rather than owning is the fact that when something needs fixin’,...

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UPDATE on How to Make an Old Couch New for $10

"How to make an old couch look new again for $10" has been one of my most popular posts. I wanted to...

our bedroom floor is a mess

Our Bedroom Floor is a Mess!

Our Bedroom Floor was a rustic wood, which was beautiful...until it wasn't. Apparently it was never...

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Personalize Your Screen Door With a Custom Stencil

We recently updated the back of our home by adding a vintage screen door. We painted it Sherwin...

broken down slipper chair, painted furniture, reupholster

Broken Down Slipper Chair

This chair was slated to be thrown out . The upholstery was in terrible shape so I tore it all off...