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  • Restore Wood In Minutes With A Single Product

    You’re probably familiar with the old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it!” If you’re talking about materials, especially wood, there’s no reason to discard pieces just because they’ve seen…

  • Tips On Setting Your Security Code

    In today’s digital world, creating passwords, identifying questions, and security codes are required in nearly every aspect of your daily life. From voicemail to ATMs to security systems, one of the…

  • 5 Bargains To Look For at a Liquidation Sale

    For book lovers, yesterday’s news of Borders’ bankruptcy filing was a sad day. Along with the filing, the bookseller announced it would close 30 percent of its stores, with those locations…

  • DIY Wallpaper Removal Tips

    At some point in your DIY career, it’s likely you’re going to have to tackle one of the most arduous of tasks–wallpaper removal. Depending on how the wallpaper was originally adhered…

  • Try Contact Paper For An Insta-Fix

    When we were moving into our house, we very quickly realized that the lack of closet space was greatly slowing down our unpacking. There was one great closet in the smallest…

  • Best Home Improvement Apps

    We’ve been sharing our favorite home improvement apps for a few years so we decided to compile them into a helpful guide that is categorized according to your home improvement needs.…

  • How To Remove Wax From a Surfboard

    Yes, it’s the middle of winter and if you live in Southern California you can still wear shorts and a t-shirt. You can also surf while wearing a wetsuit and remain…

  • What To Ask When Refurbishing Vintage Furniture

    You hear about it all the time — people finding great vintage or antique pieces of furniture on Craigslist or from their great-great-aunt’s basement or even on the curb, throwing in…

  • Think Spring When Looking For Bargains

    In the market for new stuff? There’s usually an ideal time to buy larger items like cars, electronics and appliances. During the first part of the year, be on the lookout…

  • What To Ask When Buying Flooring

    After attending last week’s SURFACES flooring show in Las Vegas, we’ve got floors on the brain! One of the surprising facts we learned while at the show is despite flooring’s cost…

  • Deconstruction vs. Demolition

    So you’re ready to start that big renovation project — a new kitchen, an updated bathroom, or maybe even an entire house! Before you install the new, you’ve got to take…

  • Trim And Decorate Your Walls Without Paint

    Paint is an incredibly versatile medium, but you can also change the look (and functionality) of a wall without it. Common household items can do double-duty, so if you’re looking to…

  • How To Maximize A Small Bathroom

    Whether it’s a closet-like powder room or a pint-sized full bath, dealing with a small bathroom can be a headache when it comes to design and functionality. If you’ve been suffering…

  • Transform Wood Furniture With Teak Oil

    During the colder months, it’s hard to envision lazy summer days spent outside, lounging on outdoor furniture with a book (or your latest DIY to-do list.) We’ll help chase away the…

  • House Painters in Seattle

    In a climate like Western Washington people are often wondering how to find house painters who can deal with wet wood and surfaces. Seattle is one of the wettest areas in…

  • How To Whitewash Brick

    Brick, like wood trim and other architectural details, is one of those materials that draws strongly opposed crowds when it comes to painting … or preserving. If your brick isn’t in…