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PRACTICAL TIPS FOR HOME IMPROVEMENT DIY-ERS AND CRAFT ENTHUSIASTS

Easy DIY Custom Finishes to Your Handrail or Half Wall

    We wanted to add a little design to the upstairs in our home, so to do this we thought it we would add a cap to the half wall between the stairs and the hallway.  We also are going to add it to the opening in the loft that looks down into the … Read more Easy DIY Custom Finishes to Your Handrail or Half Wall

8 Tips to Add Lighting to Your Home

8 Tips for Adding Lighting to Your Home

One of the best ways to add lighting to your home, is to install can lights.  Installing can lights can be a very inexpensive and easy way to brighten a space, if it is done properly.  Here are four things to consider before you start cutting into your sheet rock.   Consider your placement The … Read more 8 Tips to Add Lighting to Your Home

6 DIY Fire Pits that Can be Done in One Weekend

Fire pits are really popular right now.  They are such a great way to bring together family and friends.  They appeal to every demographic, young or old, single or married, large families or anyone that likes to entertain. Here are 6 DIY fire pit ideas that I found and love! Now the problem is choosing … Read more 6 DIY Fire Pits that Can be Done in One Weekend

5 Ways to Make Homemade Picture Frames

5 Ways to Make Homemade Picture Frames

  It was about 2 days before Christmas and my wife told me that we needed 4 large picture frames for the kids playroom and it was going to be part of their Christmas presents.  The problem was… We had already blown the Christmas budget and I had no time to build anything extravagant! I … Read more 5 Ways to Make Homemade Picture Frames

How to Choose the Right Wood for your DIY Project

  Choosing the Right Wood for a Project There are two main things to look for when you are searching for the right wood for your DIY or craft project.  You need to decide which kind of grain you are looking for, and if you need a hard or a soft wood.  It is important … Read more How to Choose the Right Wood for your DIY Project

How to Get the Smoothest Finish on your Painted Furniture

How to Get the Smoothest Finish on Painted Furniture

I have been painting furniture and cabinets for years.  I have also been refinishing and building furniture and of course, I want the smoothest, most professional finish on my projects.  I quickly learned that I absolutely had no choice but to use a spray gun for the smoothest finish possible.  I have used all methods … Read more How to Get the Smoothest Finish on your Painted Furniture