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  1. 76. How To Create a Basement Home Office

    A built-in desk and storage shelves make this basement an organized space.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  2. 77. How To Paint Tiles In High-Moisture Areas

    To use hand-painted tiles in a high-moisture area, such as a bathroom or near a stove, paint unfinished tiles and then bake them. Here'...

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  3. 78. How To Refresh a Dining Room Table

    Don't throw out old furniture -- it has great character. Instead, DIY experts turn a dining room table into a new focal point for the r...

  4. 79. How to Expand a Trapdoor for Installing Stairs

    Begin a trapdoor construction process by framing out the trapdoor opening to make space for the stairs. These step-by-step instructions...

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $250 - $500
    Difficulty:
    Moderate
  5. 80. How To Give Furniture A Crackle Finish

    Specialized crackle mediums, in combination with acrylic paint, can create a striking finish.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  6. 81. How To Repair An Old Trunk

    Old steamer trunks, prized by many antiques enthusiasts, can be repaired and restored for use as coffee tables or storage benches.

    Time:
    Day
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  7. 82. How to Make a Chair Rung

    If a chair tenon cannot be repaired, it's easy to make a new rung. A router table with a special fence is the tool of choice for this p...

    Time:
    --
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  8. 83. How To Add Finishing Touches to a Table

    A flea market find becomes the focal point of the nearly renovated dining room with just the stroke of a paintbrush.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $1 - $50
    Difficulty:
    Easy
  9. 84. How To Create Faux Leather Using Kraft Paper

    Layers of ordinary brown kraft paper, covered by a polyurethane glaze, give a warm, rich texture reminiscent of leather.

    Time:
    Two Days
    Cost:
    $100 - $250
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  10. 85. 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
  11. 86. Tips for Organizing a Garage

    DIY experts go up the wall for storage, which saves floor space in the garage for the car. Look into hooks for hanging even large items...

  12. 87. How to Clean and Paint a Wicker Chair

    Follow these steps to make a wicker chair look like new again.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  13. 88. How to Make a Weathered Wood Bench

    Use paint and oil-based polyurethane to give an ordinary wooden bench the look of aged beach wood.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $50 - $100
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  14. 89. How to Install Basement Drywall

    These step-by-step instructions demonstrate how to install drywall as a substrate for paneling to adhere to.

    Time:
    Weekend
    Cost:
    $500 - $1,000
    Difficulty:
    Easy to Moderate
  15. 90. Workshop Flooring Options

    David Thiel — host of DIY Tools & Techniques — explores the various workshop flooring options available.

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