Tag Archive: DIY

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Makeover Your Furniture With Custom Slipcovers

remember this couch our family had as a kid: worn, torn, stained, and oh, so comfortable. Unfortunately, it was one of those pieces of furniture that caused great embarrassment to me when friends came over; it just looked, um...gross. How I wished my mom could have whipped up a custom slip cover to hide the grossness, yet preserve it's worn in shoe-like comfiness.

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How to Find Electrical Power in the Dark

Today's quick-tip is for homeowners who love their vintage homes and are willing to live with the occasional switches "tripping out".

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Cool Gadget For Spray Paint Projects

Along with spring cleaning comes the "freshening up" of furniture like chairs, tables, and dressers. Painting is a fast and easy way to get the job done, and spray painting can speed your transformation even still. With a steady hand you can create a professional look in just minutes.

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Changing out Cabinet Pulls & Knobs in 3 Easy Steps

What's the easiest way to give your cabinet doors and drawers an instant face lift? Change out their knobs and pulls. It's amazing how you can update those kitchen and drawers (even bedroom dressers) by simply replacing the hardware.

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Videos: Cool, Interesting, Innovative Furniture & Lighting Designs

We at DiggersList have great respect for the abilities of builders, designers, and DIYers to create "usable art". These videos recently came across our desks and we felt compelled to share them to both inspire and entertain you. We welcome you to send in a video of your unique and innovative creations that could be featured on an upcoming blog. For now, watch and be amazed!

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DIY Decluttering: 15 Minutes to F.A.S.T.E.R. Garage Spring Cleaning

Spring has sprung and so has the coils in the mattress you've got stuffed in the rafters of your garage. Your stuff and things have taken over the storage area of your home and no longer functions as usable space. Again...fear not...in just 15 minutes, well, after an initial "power three hour" clear-out session this weekend, you'll be on your way to a garage where even your car (or two) will fit.

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Warning for Gardening DIYers: Cocoa Shell Mulch Could Be Hazardous to Your Pets

An alarming email came across my desk yesterday warning dog and cat owners of the hazards of using cocoa shell mulch in their gardens and planters. In my last blog titled "DIY Project: Transform Your Patio Cover from Boring to Va-Va-Bamboo" I included a link to the HGTV show "Red, Hot, and Green" which contains an episode where designer Nicole Facciuto suggests using cocoa shell mulch as a green alternative.

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Transform Your Patio Cover from Boring to Va-Va-Bamboo

With spring arriving and the weather inviting us to spend more time outside, creating a fresh, new look to our outdoor space is a great way to enjoy this area of our homes as well as indulge in the beauty of this time of year.

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Video: The Definite Don'ts of How to Use Ladders on the Job

We've all heard the superstition "walking under a ladder is bad luck", but, what's probably worse is what contractors and DIYers are doing on top of ladders. Again, we at DiggersList continue to urge our users to use care and common sense on the job.