Category: DIY

Oct 08

4 Tips to Get Your House Winter Ready

Severe weather elements can put a strain on the outside of your home. Getting it ready for winter can help avoid costly repairs and could indirectly keep your insurance premiums low. “There are a few simple steps that homeowners can take to prepare their homes for winter,” advises Tracy Laughlin, Vice President, Personal Lines, Ontario …

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Jun 30

Popular Faux Painting Techniques

Add some color, depth, elegance and charm to your home using one or more of these popular faux painting techniques. *Combing – Combing can give your walls a very dramatic look. First step is to paint your walls your base color and let dry completely – overnight is best. Next, mix your texture color with …

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Apr 30

Our Top 5 Spring Organizing Projects

From pantries to desks, we’ve found five beautiful ways to help organize and beautify your home and also bring out those pretty spring colors. Find simple and beautiful Tips for Creating a Stunning Cleaning Cabinet at Homemade by Carbona.  Add vibrant color to your home and organize at the same time with these 5 Wonderful Ways to Brighten Your Desk from …

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Feb 20

Outside: Top Five DIY Home Projects for February 2016

This month we found some adorable home projects! Here are our top DIY picks for February: Laundry Love: create these cute DIY bottles and get a laundry cheat sheet printable from boxwood avenue:  Learn how to make these sweet DIY faux slate coasters at Build Basic: Get instructions to make this beach-inspired round mirror framed by pieces …

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Jan 22

Getting the Greatest Impact From Your Decorating Budget

When you set out to decorate your space, it’s important to have a decorating budget to guide you. Whether you are remodeling a whole room or simply adding a window treatment to a room, there are ways that you can have your decorating dollars work really hard for you, which is a great way to …

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Jan 22

Updating Your Bathroom Quickly and Easily

The bathroom is one of the easiest rooms to make over. If you do not have the time or the money to repaint and retile, you can make a few simple changes and essentially get a whole new room. Apply a good scrubbing and a few decorating tricks and welcome to your shiny, new bathroom. …

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Jan 20

Create Bold Decorative Impact in Compact Spaces

Just because you have a small space to work with does not mean that it has to be forgettable. If handled correctly, small spaces can be bursting with style. You simply need to pay attention to scale and employ a few designer tricks as you are pulling your room together. Edit Furniture – Since you …

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Nov 08

How To Make A Cornucopia Centerpiece for Thanksgiving Day

As we enter into the month of November my thoughts turn towards Thanksgiving and everything that this wonderful holiday has to offer. It is a time for spending time with family and friends and for counting the many blessings the past year has brought to us. Like most people I like to decorate for the …

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Oct 17

5 Fun DIY Fall Decorations for the House

It’s that time of year again! As the summer draws to a close and shorts, tank tops and flip-flops are retired for the season, the cool, crisp air can only mean one thing: autumn is around the corner. Add some warmth and spice to your home by capturing the feel of the season with these …

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Jul 21

How (and Why) to Apply a Paste Wax to Your Furniture

Paste wax has been used for centuries to seal, protect and add shine to wood furniture. Paste wax dries to a hard, but very thin, protective finish which makes it the best choice for maintaining fully finished furniture. It is simple to apply and offers several benefits that modern technology can`t match. Paste wax contains …

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