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DIY

  • Make Your Own Milk Paint

    Milk paint, also known as casein paint, has a long and fascinating history. In fact, the first known examples of milk paint – cave paintings – actually date back some 20,000…

  • The Handyguys Podcasts

    We’ve been a bit behind on the world of podcasts but we’ve found one that we will definitely subscribe to called Handyguys. The Handyguys are actually Brian and Paul who since…

  • Overcome DIY Procrastination

    It’s inevitable. When home improvement projects are involved, there’s bound to be touches of procrastination–even when you’re a frequent DIYer. When the to-do list grows it can be stressful, but at…

  • 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects

    If you visit our website you are most likely a person inclined to tackle home improvement projects on your own. But this list of 5 Don’t Do-It-Yourself Projects is a helpful…

  • Home Improvement Vacation

    It may be tempting to getaway this weekend and hit the beach or relax in the mountains but many homeowners are taking advantage of the 3-day holiday weekend by staying at…

  • Plywood Kitchen Countertops

    One of the least-expensive kitchen countertop options is wood. You don’t have to go the way of pricey foreign wood grains that claim to be eco-friendly. You can outfit your kitchen…

  • Keep Your Appliances Running a Long Time

    In a follow up to finding an appliance repairman, here are some suggestions from OldHouseWeb.com for maximizing the effective life of your appliances as well as how best to work with…

  • Do-It-Yourself without Debt

    This homeowner and his family have renovated their 1913 tudor house (which they bought for $65,000 twelve years ago) with pure sweat equity and have managed to completely transform a home…

  • Learning the Language of DIY

    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…

  • Build It Yourself: Wine Cork Board

    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…

  • Under the Glue Gun

    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.…

  • Build It Yourself: Wine Rack

    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…

  • Build It Yourself: Shoe Rack

    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…

  • Seven Deadly Sins of DIY

    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…

  • Remove and Recycle Old Carpet

    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…

  • Homeowners Against Drunk DIY’ers (HADD)

    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…

  • More Home Improvement and DIY Videos

    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…

  • Crazy DIY Inventions

    These DIY inventions are mostly impractical and silly but some of them are definitely entertaining.…

  • Break to Baja

    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…

  • Home and Garden Answers from Yahoo!

    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…