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How to apply apply shutters when brick comes 1/4 way up window?
Cathy Wansing Cathy Wansing Answered on Jan 23, 2024

We purchased this home a couple of months ago. We basically bought it for the land and the "guts" of it. It needs A LOT of updating. One of the main things that bothe... See more

The lone stove: A much needed mini-kitchen makeover on a serious budget
Crystal Paul Crystal Paul Answered on Jan 23, 2024

I have an older home, built in 1826, with a kind of country style kitchen. This is not an eat-in kitchen and the table placed in the center is for prep work. The ca... See more

How can I redo my melamine kitchen cabinets to look more modern?
Anne-Marie Sherwood Anne-Marie Sherwood Answered on Jan 23, 2024

My cabinets have a brown wood edge and no door handles. Other than the face of the cabinets, the rest is fine. It is just the bland, uninteresting face of the cabin... See more

How can I update a flagstone floor entryway?
Pat C Pat C Answered on Jan 23, 2024

My house was built in the early 70's, and I have a 4' x 5' flagstone floor entryway. It was ok back then, but now I am really starting to dislike it a whole lot! We a... See more

Can you paint old 1950's bathroom tile?
Deb24189506 Deb24189506 Answered on Jan 23, 2024

Have the old pink 1956 bathroom tiles. Wanted to paint and know the best paint and steps to take?

Remedy for ceiling that was poorly painted with sand paint
Janet Eaton Janet Eaton Answered on Jan 23, 2024

Apparently the previous owners used sand paint to cover some ceiling damage caused by removing a closet or something . The paint is blobby in this area , it’s just... See more

How do I get dark hair color off of my kitchen cupboard?!!
Chelley Chelley Answered on Jan 23, 2024

I have medium oak colored cabinets and my daughters were coloring their hair and got some color on cabinet!! It's been on there for at least 5 yrs because i haven't f... See more

How do I fix a small hole in my formica countertop?
Bobbi Bobbi Answered on Jan 22, 2024

The pointed part of a knife made a small hole in my beige formica countertop. Can this be repaired?

How do I repair little chips in the edges of my granite countertop?
Leslie Rowe Leslie Rowe Answered on Jan 22, 2024

Any tips on how to repair chipped granite? It is Ubatuba so I imagine some material that is black or clear would be best.

How do I build a watering solution for my plants using copper tubing?
Marti Land Marti Land Answered on Jan 22, 2024

How do I build a self water for my plants with copper tubing

What can I coat a plaster of paris yard art decor to keep from errodin
Debby Padget Debby Padget Answered on Jan 22, 2024

I have a plaster of paris statue that I keep outside, but the weather is eroding it, is there something I can coat it with to protect it from rain and weather, and th... See more

How can I make laminate floors less slippery?
Sandy Hassinger Sandy Hassinger Answered on Jan 22, 2024

How to get rid of the slippery spots on my laminate flooring,with socks on you slide when walking

How can I cover up an ugly door in a rental apartment?
Olga Lelya Gee Olga Lelya Gee Answered on Jan 22, 2024

Hey Hometalkers!I live in a railroad-style apt in NYC, which technically has 2 front doors: one that we use, in the kitchen/living room, and one in the bedroom. How c... See more

How can I hide/decorate this ugly return air flow hallway box?
Phyllis Smith Phyllis Smith Answered on Jan 22, 2024

How to hide this box. It's in a main hallway. It is an eye sore. Phyllis614@hotmail.com

I am trying to get ideas on how to cover up a circuit breaker box?
Amanda Amanda Answered on Jan 22, 2024

Our breaker box is in our office and it is an eye sore. Does anyone have any ideas on how to cover it up so that our office looks nice?????

How can I cover up this ugly breaker box?
Lori Kelly Lori Kelly Answered on Jan 22, 2024

It’s high on the wall. It’s ugly. And I have to be able to access it. Please help! I’m out of ideas. My decor is primitive.

How to repair painted peeling countertops?
Patty Patty Answered on Jan 22, 2024

Can this problem be repaired or do I need to replace existing countertops with new ones?

Why do my sink faucets leak in the winter but not the summer?
White Oak Studio Designs White Oak Studio Designs Answered on Jan 22, 2024

My sink faucets drip in the winter and then stop in the summer. I know that a continuously leaking drip can waste 20 gallons of precious water a day so this drives me... See more

What do I use to seal a mosaic table to be used outside?
Janet McCarraher Janet McCarraher Answered on Jan 22, 2024

I am looking for a clear sealer that will withstand the weather.

What can you do with shoes that peel, inside and out?
Frances Basonic Frances Basonic Answered on Jan 22, 2024

Shoes don't seem to last very long now. I have a ton of shoes, some quite expensive, and they all peel and crack---inside and out!What has happened to quality?

How can I upcycle or reuse a microwave oven?
Barb Barb Answered on Jan 20, 2024

My microwave went KABLOOEY after 5 seconds running empty. I was trying to dry the water from the tray!

How do I change my laminate countertop from matte to gloss?
Cyndie S Cyndie S Answered on Jan 20, 2024

The countertop is from Lowes, it is a fake black granite look in matte finish. I want to add sheen to it so it looks more realistic.

Countertop is separating from vanity in bathroom. How do I fix this?
Gkelly134 Gkelly134 Answered on Jan 20, 2024

It looks like the glue is coming off. I attached a picture.