Tag Archive: building materials

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Weekend DIY Project: Turn An Old Cabinet Into A Kitty Loo

Right off the bat, I have to confess that I'm not much of a cat person. This blog is actually for my brother-in-law Johnnie (and, of course, for our wonderful readers) who recently asked if I could help him solve a common small

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Make A Splash With Repurposed Backsplashes

It seems today, "keeping up with the Jones" is not quite what use to mean. With the turn in the economy, many savvy Americans (and households around the world) have turned to reducing costs without

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Painted Graphic Feature Walls Are Just Fab

Yes, wall decals have been popping up all over American homes and offices, furniture, and even electronic devices. This unfortunately, has flattened their excitement for me personally (sorry for the pun). Still, their purpose was to add

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Weekend DIY Project: Make A Lamp Out of Anything

This past Christmas, I was gifted an amazing mermaid vase I found at atwestend.com. It is so beautiful, but I can't quite bring myself to fill it with water and watch as the flower stems crud up the inside of her. My solution? Turn her into a lamp!

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3 Ways to Repurpose An Antique Sewing Machine Base

If you happen to be a "Big Easy" local, or are just visiting, you may want to check out our pick of the day: an antique Singer treadle sewing machine base, listed for just $50 by the Preservation Salvage Store. At first glance, it doesn't look like much.

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Burlap Coffee Bean Sacks Remade Into Robust Decor

I was recently asked to dig around the web for some great DIY projects using burlap coffee bean sacks. For those of you who have access to or just love the character and rustic charm of these bags,

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Weekend DIY Project: How to Quick-Fix a Seemingly Unrepairable Window Ledge Using Bondo

There are times when home improvement requires a person who possesses finesse, fine craftsmanship, and expertise. Then, there are the projects that just need a "Get 'er done!" attitude and only asks that someone with enough

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From Nightstand to Four-Poster Raised Garden Bed

Berries: sweet, tangy, tart and textured. These starlets of the fresh produce aisle are expensive for a reason-they are finicky little divas! Notoriously picky and prickly, berries don’t like getting their

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Casters Roll & Rock

Instead of trying to reinvent the wheel, just use it. That's what many designers and DIYers alike are certainly doing these days with casters. This trending accessory is being attached to everything from tables, chairs,

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5 Reinvented Uses for Old TVs

Ah, the days of the clunky, boxy television sets, often made of simulated wood grain, and so darn heavy, no one dared rearrange their furniture (I suppose that's just how the "point everything at the