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How To Give a File Cabinet a Makeover

Beautify a metal file cabinet with bead board and wood veneer. This one's been stained green and finished with a striated effect to fit...

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  1. 1. Pressure Washer Tips

    DIY Network provides tips on cleaning your deck and other surfaces with a pressure washer.

  2. 2. Tips on Maintaining a Water Heater

    DIY Network host Tim Hockenberry reveals tips for checking, flushing and maintaining a home's water heater.

  3. 3. How to Apply Drywall Mud

    Read through simple step-by-step instructions that show how to mix and apply both ready-mix and powdered drywall compounds.

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  4. 4. Garden Multipurpose Tool

    This 5-in-1 gardening tool is a must-have for beginner and expert gardeners. From pruning shrubs to light digging, this tool will get t...

  5. 5. How to Distress Unfinished Furniture

    DIY Network experts give tips for how to give unfinished furniture a distressed, antique look.

  6. 6. Checklight Detects Head Impact (00:00:48)

    Reebok's Checklight has sensors to capture head impact data during play.

  7. 7. How To Add Horizontal Stripes and a Hutch To A Room

    A room gets a modern European flair with black horizontal stripes on the cream walls and a hutch enhanced with bright colors.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  8. 8. Band-Saw Basics

    DIY experts show why when making carefully crafted parts for furniture or cutting the same design into several pieces of wood at once, ...

  9. 9. How To Warm Up Walls With Paint

    Transform a small, sterile family room into a room with the look of an English cottage.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1,000 - $2,500
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 10. How to Install Security Lights

    Follow these steps to install a motion-activated light for added security around your home's exterior.

    Time:
    Under Half Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  11. 11. Living in the Kitchen 'Great Room'

    As families congregate more and more in their kitchens, the traditional living room may soon be replaced by the kitchen "great room."

  12. 12. How To Make a Stenciled Wet Bar

    A buffet gets an update with lime green paint and a tightly placed Victorian stencil pattern in black, creating the illusion that it ha...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  13. 13. Patchwork Tack Board and Pins

    Forget plain bulletin boards. Check out this patchwork tack board with funky fabric and custom pins, perfect for saving all your most i...

  14. 14. Recycled-Plastic Carryall

    Recycle plastic shopping bags by knitting them into a carryall.

  15. 15. Roofing and Flashing Tips

    DIY Network shares tips for keeping a roof maintained and preventing mold in a home.

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