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37 Original Upcycled Garden Containers

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    • Our entry hall...simple and inviting, I tried to create a warm and inviting space.    Almost everything was bought second hand, so definitely budget friendly., Other Spaces Design

      Our entry
      hall...sim...

    • Cozy Toile laundry room, I spent very little decorating this room...the walls are a warm sage green.  I made the toile border and attached them with upholstery tacks.   Painted the cabinet and added the border at the top., Other Spaces Design

      Cozy Toile
      laundry roo...

    • Simple khaki and blue stripes...on a budget, Simple yet cozy boys room.  Walls are a light khaki color, I bought the blue strip fabric and made all the coordinating accents., Boys' Rooms Design

      Simple khaki and
      blue stripe...

    • A difficult area, This is an area on the side of my home.  Did not want to do a typical lattice with roses etc.  I think I got a little out of control. But the end results turned out to be the talk of the neighborhood ( in a pleasent way) ;), Gardens Design

      A difficult area 

    • White and Drab to Purple and Fab, Family Room was white contractor paint with white carpet. Who puts white carpet in a Family Room? Paint, new floor, new furniture, and use of some antiques around the house did the trick., Living Rooms Design

      White and Drab
      to Purple a...

    • In the market for granite!, Kitchens Design

      In the market
      for granite...

    • New Great Room - needs help, We just added space to our family room, painted the walls and carpeted but the furniture arrangement and layout needs help. We may need to get some new pieces, would love your input., Living Rooms Design

      New Great Room
      - needs hel...

    • Kitchen Needs Remodel, At first glance my kitchen looks okay . . . but it's the up-close that needs attention!  The counter tops are laminate, and peeling on the edges, I would like to remove and paint or re-stain the cabinet door fronts, and add a nice style hardware. Eventually I would like solid surface counter tops, new stainless appliances, replace tile floor with hardwood.  Any suggestions?, Kitchens Design

      Kitchen Needs
      Remodel

    • my piece of paris, Bedrooms Design

      my piece of
      paris

    • Office/Den, I had a spare room, storing some of my sons music equipment, so thought I would add it in the decor.  I have more to do and will update once I'm done!, Bedrooms Design

      Office/Den 

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How-To Videos

1-10 of 10 Projects Videos

  1. Weather-Sealing Doors

    Weather-Sealing Doors (03:23)

    Stop letting heat seep out your doors. Weather-seal them today.

  2. Removing a Popcorn Ceiling

    Removing a Popcorn Ceiling (00:05:59)

    Paul Ryan provides tips for removing a dated popcorn-textured ceiling.

  3. Wall Coverings

    Wall Coverings (01:36)

    Check out the different styles and textures in wallpapers for your home.

  4. Installing a Wall Safe

    Installing a Wall Safe (08:12)

    Get an inside look at how to install a home wall safe.

  5. Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam

    Repairing a Loose Carpet Seam (05:06)

    A carpeting expert offers some easy tips on how to secure separating seams.

  6. Fast Floor Refinishing

    Fast Floor Refinishing (06:29)

    Learn professional techniques for refinishing a hardwood floor.

  7. Installing a Deadbolt Lock

    Installing a Deadbolt Lock (03:52)

    Putting a deadbolt lock on your door is easy. Here's how to do it yourself.

  8. Toekicks, Molding and Trim

    Toekicks, Molding and Trim (03:47)

    It's easy to install your own toekicks, baseboard, and shoe molding.

  9. Install Hardwood Floor

    Install Hardwood Floor (04:25)

    Watch as pros and homeowners tackle a hardwood floor installation.

  10. New Vintage Vinyl Tile

    New Vintage Vinyl Tile (05:21)

    For a vintage look, try back-to-the-future vinyl tile.

1-10 of 15 Tips Videos

  1. Caulking Bathtubs

    Caulking Bathtubs (00:56)

    A common cause of bathtub leaks? Faulty caulking around the tub edge.

  2. Window Screen Repair

    Window Screen Repair (01:01)

    Learn how to repair small tears in window screens with a screen repair kit.

  3. Carbon Monoxide Hazards

    Carbon Monoxide Hazards (00:51)

    Learn how to safeguard your home and family from carbon monoxide dangers.

  4. Overloaded Circuits

    Overloaded Circuits (00:48)

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

  5. Baseboard Heating

    Baseboard Heating (01:07)

    Learn the advantages of baseboard heating and discover how it works.

  6. Crawlspace Care

    Crawlspace Care (00:58)

    Important points to know about maintaining and monitoring crawlspaces.

  7. Deck Maintenance

    Deck Maintenance (00:50)

    Valuable tips for maintaining your deck and keeping it looking great.

  8. Dishwasher High-Loop Hose

    Dishwasher High-Loop Hose (00:55)

    Learn the importance of having a high-loop dishwasher drainage hose.

  9. Roof Cement

    Roof Cement (00:49)

    Learn the techniques and advantages of patching a roof with cement.

  10. Weatherstripping

    Weatherstripping (00:53)

    Seal gaps around doors and windows with weatherstripping to save energy.

1-10 of 10 Tools Videos

  1. Power Lite Toilet

    Power Lite Toilet (02:09)

    A look at Kohler's Power Lite Toilet.

  2. Lighting Kit

    Lighting Kit (01:12)

    A look at Flatwire lighting and audio kits.

  3. Life Ware

    Life Ware (01:31)

    A look at Life Ware home control systems.

  4. Pronto Joint Tape

    Pronto Joint Tape (01:12)

    A look at Pronto joint tape.

  5. Permaflow P-Trap

    Permaflow P-Trap (01:31)

    A look at PF Water Works' Permaflow p-trap.

  6. Craftsman Laser Guided Wet Saw

    Craftsman Laser Guided Wet Saw (01:19)

    This laser-guided water-cooled saw cuts ceramic, granite and even marble.

  7. Dremel Multi Max

    Dremel Multi Max (01:17)

    This power multitool's attachments let you sand, scrape and chisel easily.

  8. Twist-Lok

    Twist-Lok (00:55)

    The time-saving Twist-Lok drill bit holds screws with a magnet as you work.

  9. Big Slider

    Big Slider (01:16)

    The Big Slider is a tool and a toy -- it's the new red wagon.

  10. HandyMark

    HandyMark (00:00:53)

    This drywalling tool gives professional results without wasting time.