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Jun 15

Painting 101: Painting Everything!

I thought of myself as a pretty competent painter…until I perused this article, that is. My technique is probably above average, but I guess I know very little about oil vs. latex, or when priming is really necessary and when it’s not. And what about sanding? And painting furniture (which I’ve done, and apparently completely …

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Jun 15

How To Make Budget Window Treatments 

I wasn’t quite sure where the blogger from Prodigal Pieces was going at first when I clicked the link below. After all, “window treatments” can mean several things! Let me make it clear: Rather than spend $24/ a piece for Roman Shades that didn’t adequately block the sun AND looked bulky, she kept only ONE. She decided …

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Jun 14

How to Build Swings Around a Campfire 

  Combining two great things: swings and campfire, what a great idea! This is a pretty involved diy, not really for a beginner. But if you have the know how, this is a great project. How amazing would it be to have this in your backyard? How to Build Swings Around a Campfire

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Jun 14

Inground Trampoline DIY

Building a trampoline into the ground seems to be gaining popularity among parents. I don’t know if it is for safety or asthetics, or maybe both, but it is quite common. Landscaping contractors will charge quite a bit for a project likje this. But, if you’re willing to put some effort in, you can save …

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Jun 14

Make a DIY Grilling Caddy Project Guide

If you are like me, you don’t like to make multiple trips out to the grill from the house for various grilling items. I hate getting all the way out to the grill only to realize I forgot something or simply didn’t have enough hands to carry everything I needed. Thats why this grill caddy …

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Jun 14

Awesome Rustic Cooler From Broken Refrigerator and Pallets

Even if you don’t have an old fridge you’re willing to part ways with, this project is still do-able. Just search craigslist, someone is bound to be giving a broken old refrigerator away sooner or later. It doesn’t require many tools or time, and it makes a really interesting backyard piece. Awesome Rustic Cooler From …

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Jun 14

DIY Slip ‘N Slide

  I was not one of the lucky children who had a yard that could accommodate a Slip ‘n Slide. I always watched the commercials and yearned for a grass-y yard to have water fun with friends! Not this city girl, unfortunately! It doesn’t take much! Just some plastic sheeting and soap for sliding! Your …

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Jun 13

How To Make A Murphy Bed

One day it will occur to everyone how much space we’ve been wasting on homes by building flat and low. Perhaps in the country and suburbs there isn’t much need to save space this way. But certainly urban dwellings and those spaces associated with the tiny house movement have no excuse to not employ design innovations …

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Jun 13

30 Ways to Use WD-40

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If you know what WD – 40 is, then you know well enough what it does. And who of you reading this doesn’t know what it is? However, you may have never thought of the many ways this product can come in handy. Such as…loosening a tough zipper (we’ve all been THERE) or as a …

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Jun 13

How to Make A Glow Table

The guy who made this table also works full-time at Instructables. So he must have a bunch of different DIY ideas churning all the time. I love this idea, especially if you have outdoor evening parties and want to make a fun statement. The process is far more involved than I would have imagined…just making …

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