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DIY Horseshoe Pit

Oct 11

DIY Horseshoe Pit

I always love yard games in the summer!  They are some of my best memories growing up.  Horseshoes is a classic outdoor summer game that is fun for adults and kids. With a level area, some lumber, re-bar, sand, and a few horseshoes, you can create your own pit and start playing! (*NOTE: For some of these, you need to be handy with some woodworking tools.) A...

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How to Install a Kitchen Backsplash

Oct 11

How to Install a Kitchen Backsplash

Installing a backsplash  is an easy way to spruce up your kitchen without the hassle and cost of a complete remodel. And, of course, the best part is you can DO IT YOURSELF! Here’s how: Remove the current vent hood, making sure to turn it off and disconnect the electrical wiring before you do. Remove the adjoining cabinets of the hood using a screwdriver. Make...

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9 Easy Dining Room Updates

Oct 11

9 Easy Dining Room Updates

Time to update the dining room! Get inspired for your next weekend project with these fun ideas: Re-cover upholstered chairs. Change up the look of your dining room by trading out the old fabric on your seat cushions for something new and exciting. This project is fairly simple and you don’t need much time or many tools to do it....

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10 Great Trim and Molding Projects

Oct 11

10 Great Trim and Molding Projects

Get some fresh ideas on how to beautify your home with these relatively simple trim and molding projects: Installing crown molding is a fairly inexpensive and easy way to add elegance and charm to any room in your home. Create a more finished look to your cabinets by installing light rails on them. To add a touch of elegance to a room, antique your crown molding...

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How to Tile Countertops

Oct 11

How to Tile Countertops

Tile is not only great on floors, it’s beautiful on countertops too! Ceramic or stone, standard or custom style. If you want this look in your kitchen or bathroom and have some free time this weekend, here is a basic look at what it takes to install your own tile countertops. (For a full tutorial go to:...

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How to Remove Baseboard Without Damage

Oct 09

How to Remove Baseboard Without Damage

Need to remove your baseboards for a new paint job or re-carpeting but are afraid to damage them? Never fear! Follow this simple, safe process for removing your baseboards with ease and peace of mind. Cut off any excess caulk on the top edge and corners of the baseboards using a utility knife. Check to see what kind of joints are in the baseboards. Coped joints need...

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Garage Clutter Busters

Oct 09

Garage Clutter Busters

Garage spaces often become the area we put all the junk we don’t know what to do with that doesn’t fit in the house. Because of this tendency, clutter in the garage can quickly get out of hand! Follow these tips to get a handle on the organization of your garage: First, make sure you have plenty of shelving. This can be in the form of floating shelves jutting...

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