Beyond learning the step-by-step to hang an interior door, how did you gain the confidence to handle a drill and learn the skills to choose the proper bit? The fundamentals of do-it-yourself start with the confidence it takes tackle a project and the willingness to learn as you go. Those […]
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Now that you’ve built your own wine rack (or if you haven’t check out the “how-to” here) you’re going to need a project for all those wine corks that’ll be piling up. Here’s the perfect solution: a wine cork board! Instead of a regular old cork board for notes and […]
More news from the DIY/craft front. Current day hip crafters may have more in common with the original DIY diva, Martha Stewart, than they originally thought.
Not everyone has the space nor the resources for a full out wine cellar, but Our House came up with this easy DIY wine rack. This works as not just a great option to house your wine bottle collection, but when displayed in your living room, entry way or kitchen, […]
This shoe rack is a perfect example of inspired ingenuity. The design for this shoe rack (courtesy of DWR) is brilliant as it takes up no space and keeps shoes off the floor thereby reducing clutter and dirt. NotMartha has built it herself and it makes for a great afternoon […]
We found this DIY firepit idea that’s a simple solution for creating your own backyard chimenea. Steel washtub, bricks, and wood, and you are ready to go. Make sure your firepit is on solid level ground and that you’ve got the proper fire extinguisher, sand, or water nearby.
HGTV of Canada has listed Six Deadly Sins of DIY Projects that we should all be wary of. We would add a seventh called “Expectations” as the honeymoon of a project will quickly wear off when expectations of time, money, and finished results are not met. We aren’t suggesting you […]
Tearing out old carpet is a quick way to give your room a fresh new look and if you are fortunate enough to live in an older home you may find wood floors underneath. Here are some tutorials for doing the job yourself which will at least save in 1/2 […]
No, this isn’t a renovation gone awry but a clever DIY costume by Mindy of Fixer-Upper. It’s her reaction/mocking of a recent WSJ article The Three-Martini Renovation. There is a trend among some homeowners to bundle cocktail parties with their friends and families into remodeling gigs that can have disastrous […]
Ask The Builder Videos As the quality of online video continues to grow, many more DIY experts are getting behind the camera to share their tips, techniques, and opinions on home improvement and decorating. Along with Ask the Builder here are a few video channels that have some great content […]
These DIY inventions are mostly impractical and silly but some of them are definitely entertaining.
We are taking a short break to beautiful Baja Mexico for a bit of fishing, diving, and kayaking, with some relaxing breaks mixed in. Enjoy the latest from a few friends of ours. Sale on designer goods from Shelterrific Frank Lloyd Wright Stencils from House in Progress Arroz con pollo […]
The increasingly popular Yahoo! Answers is a great reservoir of popular home and garden questions and answers. There are more specific categories that include DIY, Decorating & Remodeling, and Maintenance and Repairs.
For some women (and men) DIY and home improvement doesn’t come naturally. But here are 5 great reasons to start doing-it-yourself.
Check out these great forums that just may hold the key to unlocking your DIY dreams. DIY Chatroom DoItYourself.com Forums Ultimate Handyman Forum House Repair Talk Yahoo! Answers – Home and Garden
The backlash to the home decoration/renovation tv shows has begun and is being led by one of the leaders in this show category, HGTV. This network will launch two Canadian shows hosted by Colin McAllister and Justin Ryan called, How Not to Decorate and Home Heist. If these shows prove […]
It’s hard to believe we’re about half-way through 2007 but in the last six months our traffic has more than doubled thanks to you. Here’s your Top Ten Favorites for the first half of 2007 (which includes some posts from 06′). 1. Drywall Repair 2. Subway Tile 3. Replace a […]
Eric Stomer could be one of the most annoying of the new breed of home improvement tv show celebs a la Ty Pennington but he does get his point across and you don’t miss a word he says. He’s the featured personality of the new AOL DIY videos that have […]