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    • Suggestions Please Anyone(CJS_216,zipzap37,Melrose80 Anybody??), I know this is not an actual space but I have seen people post non-rooms 
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Not really looking for ratings
And I know I have people who dislike me which means I probably won't receive any comments but I will say I am sorry that I wasn't accepting people's help because you guys' were just trying to help I'm just very passionate about my spaces and decorating
I have drawn a blank on what to put in this frame
Now I am coming to you guys for opinions on what you would do
I was thinking a cool bulletinboard but I'm not sure 
I'm considering adding pink into my bedroom and using the material you see in the last picture with black ribbon/outlining but that's just an idea I have 
Also not sure if I should paint it or leave it black
If you guys can't tell this is in my bedroom you can check it out it should be on the side
Please comment I will listen to all suggestions I won't even comment back, Other Spaces Design

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    • Blank Canvas-Living Room with Vaulted Ceilings. Help!, This is my new living room. I haven't moved yet, but I would like to know how to decorate it when I do. It is an apartment so I can't mount my tv on the wall. The vaulted ceiling shown at the door is the same heights on the other side. I have a large sofa and an chair and a half, as well as a tv stand. Any ideas on placement of the furniture and especially how to decorate the vaulted ceiling would be appreciative., Living Rooms Design

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    • accent wall in Kitchen, Accent wall just off my kitchen... Painted (Warm Caramel), New mirrors hung horizontally, lamp, vases, metal wall art, and framed art, all items I already had... So I just arranged them... And created a nice warm space off my kitchen..., Kitchens Design

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    • Budget-Friendly DIY Kitchen Makeover, The 1990s oak kitchen in my new-to-me lakehouse was dated, worn-out, and provided little storage space.  With my Handy Hubby, I removed the upper cabinetry and tile, painted the remaining lower cabinets turquoise, added crisp white paneling, open shelving and DIY pantry, built a DIY solid maple counter, plus added a shiny new sink, faucet, and hardware.  It's a temporary solution to get us through the next five years while we save for a major remodel, but we like it so much it might stick around longer!

See more of the space here (including links to all of the DIY projects and sources plus a budget breakdown): 

http://dans-le-townhouse.blogspot.ca/2014/06/the-big-kitchen-reveal.html, Kitchens Design

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    • rustic renovations, wood fence, Yards Design

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    • Umbrella stand with small table, I took an old ice bucket and turned it into a rolling umbrella stand......built a stand with  left over trex and casters...Used a piece of 1 1/2 pvc for umbrella to sit in....took my old ice bucket and drilled a whole for the pvc and a piece of plexiglass for the table top and put a whole in it.  filled the bucket with 2 bags of kids sand (100 lbs).....the umbrella can be pulled out of the  pvc and stored for the winter..., Patios & Decks Design

      Umbrella stand
      with small...

    • new front porch...before and after for under $100, I hated my front porch...Very plain...I bought cement paint and the matching veneer stone from my house...Then I painted my original flower pots in a high gloss red and went to Hobby lobby on there 50% off sale on flowers...   A TOTAL TRANSFORMATION in 2 days FOR UNDER $100, Home Exterior Design

      new front
      porch...bef...

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1-10 of 20 Lighting Videos

  1. Bath Lighting and Flooring

    Bath Lighting and Flooring (03:55)

    Learn how to select the best lighting and flooring for your bathroom.

  2. Install Recessed Lighting

    Install Recessed Lighting (05:32)

    Host Paul Ryan gives a tutorial in installing recessed lighting.

  3. Sweat Equity IQ: Lighting

    Sweat Equity IQ: Lighting (01:00)

    Consider replacing outdated light fixtures. Here's how to do it yourself.

  4. Motion-Activated Lights

    Motion-Activated Lights (02:45)

    Learn how to install motion-sensor lights to the exterior of your home.

  5. The Basics of Lighting Types

    The Basics of Lighting Types (01:00)

    Create the right mix of lighting with this basic design guide.

  6. Putting in a Dimmer Switch

    Putting in a Dimmer Switch (01:52)

    Create ambiance by installing a dimmer to any light switch.

  7. Rewiring a Lamp

    Rewiring a Lamp (01:44)

    Nathan Haun demonstrates how simple it is to rewire a table lamp.

  8. Wiring for Exterior Lighting

    Wiring for Exterior Lighting (01:00)

    Wire exterior lighting yourself following these guidelines and safety tips.

  9. Kitchen Chandelier

    Kitchen Chandelier (01:21)

    Paul Ryan and the homeowners install a kitchen chandelier.

  10. Under Cabinet Lighting

    Under Cabinet Lighting (01:52)

    Paul Ryan shows how to hard-wire lighting under kitchen cabinets.

1-10 of 15 Electrical Videos

  1. Best Electrical Wire Stripper

    Best Electrical Wire Stripper (00:55)

    Take a look at a great wire stripping tool that is a snap to use.

  2. Great Electric Circuit Tracer

    Great Electric Circuit Tracer (01:43)

    Try a cool multi-purpose tool that helps track down electrical problems.

  3. Alternating Current

    Alternating Current (02:14)

    Matt demonstrates the difference between alternating and direct current.

  4. Electrical Safety Devices

    Electrical Safety Devices (02:24)

    Matt tells how the industry is working to make electrical appliances safer.

  5. Electrical Safety

    Electrical Safety (01:06)

    Matt tells how electricity works and how to stay safe when working with it.

  6. Electrical Safety

    Electrical Safety (03:20)

    Too many tools plugged into an extension cord: dangerous or just hype?

  7. Removing an Outlet

    Removing an Outlet (01:25)

    Find out how to safely remove an unused outlet from your home.

  8. Overloaded Circuits

    Overloaded Circuits (00:48)

    Home electronics are better than ever...just don't overload your circuits!

  9. Fishing a Wire Through Walls

    Fishing a Wire Through Walls (00:00:23)

    It's tricky to do! Here's a helpful hint for feeding wires through walls.

  10. Breakers vs. Fuses

    Breakers vs. Fuses (01:06)

    Learn about the safety features of fuses and circuit breakers.